The Colorado State Judicial Branch announced Tuesday that Hon. Jack W. Berryhill of the First Judicial District will retire, effective July 1, 2014. Judge Berryhill was appointed to the bench in 2000, and he presides over a civil and family law docket. Prior to his appointment to the First Judicial District Court, Judge Berryhill was an attorney in private practice for 25 years, concentrating in civil and business litigation and family law. He received his J.D. from the University of Colorado, his M.A. from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, and his B.A. from Colorado College.
Applications are being accepted for the forthcoming judicial vacancy. Eligible applicants must have been licensed to practice law in Colorado for five years and must be qualified electors of the First Judicial District. Application forms are available from the ex officio chair of the First Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Allison Eid, or from the State Judicial website. Completed applications must be turned in no later than 4 p.m. on April 21, 2014. Anyone wishing to nominate another person for the vacancy must do so no later than 4 p.m. on April 14, 2014.
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