June 24, 2019

Honorable Angela Arkin and Honorable Gerald Rafferty to Retire from Eighteenth Judicial District Court

On Tuesday, September 15, 2015, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Hon. Angela Arkin will retire from the Eighteenth Judicial District Court, effective January 1, 2016, and Hon. Gerald Rafferty will retire from the same court, effective Jan. 23, 2016. The application period is now open for both vacancies.

Hon. Angela Arkin was appointed to the Eighteenth Judicial District Court in 2002, where she oversees a domestic relations docket. Prior to her appointment, she was a district court magistrate in Arapahoe County with a domestic relations and juvenile docket. She is a frequent lecturer and author for CLE in Colorado, speaking on topics related to family law, DNA evidence, and jurisdiction, and she writes for the Practitioner’s Guide to Colorado Domestic Relations Law. She received her law degree from Emory Law School and is licensed in Colorado, Georgia, and the District of Columbia.

Hon. Gerald Rafferty was appointed to the Eighteenth Judicial District Court in 1999. Prior to his appointment, he was a Deputy District Attorney in the Denver DA’s office from 1995-1999 and was a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office from 1989-1995 and 1978-1988. He was Of Counsel at a law firm from 1988-1989. Judge Rafferty served as a pilot in the U.S. Air Force from 1967-1972 and was an FBI special agent from 1973-1977. He earned his law degree, with honors, from John Marshall Law School in 1978.

Applications are now being accepted for the judicial vacancies. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website and also from the ex officio chair of the Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice Allison Eid. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on October 14, 2015, and anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on October 7, 2015.

For more information about the vacancies and application process, click here.

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