The Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission invites qualified attorneys to apply for a vacancy on the Colorado Court of Appeals that will be created by the resignation of the Honorable Robert M. Russel on November 3, 2012. The Commission will meet on September 24-25 to interview and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the Court of Appeals.
Judge Russel was appointed to the bench on January 30, 2004.
Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be qualified electors of the State of Colorado and must be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. Applications must be received by Tuesday, August 28, 2012. The appointed judge will serve an initial provisional term of two years and then until the second Tuesday in January following the next general election. If retained in the general election, judges serve eight-year terms.