October 18, 2018

Colorado Supreme Court Justice Alex J. Martinez to Resign after Accepting New Position

The Colorado Supreme Court Nominating Commission will meet on October 3, 2011, to review applications, and again on October 11 and 12  to interview candidates and select nominees for appointment by Governor Hickenlooper to the Colorado Supreme Court.  The vacancy will be created by the resignation of Justice Alex J. Martinez on October 31.

Justice Martinez was named as Denver’s Manger of Safety on Wednesday, a role he will assume in November.

Eligible applicants for appointment to fill the vacancy must be a qualified electors of the State of Colorado and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years.  Applications must be received by Monday, September 19.  The appointed Supreme Court justice will serve an initial provisional term of two years before facing a retention election. Retained justices serve ten-year terms.

Further information about the resignation of Justice Martinez and applying for the vacancy is available from the Colorado Judicial Branch.

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