June 20, 2019

New Judgeship Created in the 18th Judicial District

Applications for a new Eighteenth Judicial District judgeship are sought by the Judicial District’s Nomination Committee, State Judicial announced this month. The new judgeship was authorized by the passage of House Bill 07-1054 (pdf) in 2007, which funded several new positions on district and county court benches in Colorado.

The Eighteenth District Judicial Nominating Committee will convene on Monday, September 13, to review applications and recommend nominees to fill the vacancy. Following the interviews, the Commission will recommend finalists for Gov. Bill Ritter to consider for appointment, and the governor will announce his appointee within 15 days.

All attorneys licensed to practice in Colorado for at least five years and who are registered electors in the Eighteenth Judicial District are eligible to apply for the judgeship. Detailed information about the District and the application are available online.

Application packages (consisting of one original application plus seven copies) must be received by the office of Commission ex officio chair, Justice Alex J. Martinez, 101 W. Colfax Ave., Eighth Floor, no later than Thursday, September 2 at 5:00 p.m.

The Eighteenth Judicial District serves the nearly 850,000 residents of Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln counties, making it the most populous judicial district in Colorado. Matters heard at the district court level include felony criminal cases, civil cases, domestic relations cases, juvenile matters, appeals from municipal and county courts, and probate and mental health cases.

District court judges receive a provisional, two-year appointment by the governor, after which they are retained by voter approval every six years. The new judge’s appointment begins January 1, 2011, at an annual salary of $128,598.

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