December 13, 2018

Finalists Selected for Colorado Court of Appeals Vacancy

On Tuesday, November 13, 2018, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced the Supreme Court Nominating Commission’s selection of three finalists to fill a vacancy on the Colorado Court of Appeals. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Chief Judge Alan Loeb, effective December 28, 2018.

The three nominees are Michael Beaver, Kendra Beckwith, and Matthew Grove. Michael Beaver is a partner at Holland & Hart, where his practice focuses on ski and recreation law, employment and employee benefits law, and insurance litigation. Kendra Beckwith is a partner in the Messner Reeves LLP litigation group, where she focuses on appellate and complex litigation. Matthew Grove is a Deputy Attorney General for the State of Colorado.

Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from November 14 in which to appoint one of the three nominees to the Colorado Court of Appeals. Comments regarding the nominees may be emailed to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us. For more information about the nominees, click here.

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