July 22, 2019

Hon. Addison Adams to Retire from Arapahoe County Court

Adams (Formatted)On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced that Judge Addison Adams of the Arapahoe County Court will retire, effective January 10, 2017. Judge Adams was appointed to the Arapahoe County Court in February 2009. He oversees a docket of traffic violations, including DUIs, hit and run, reckless driving, and driving under restraint. Prior to his appointment to the Arapahoe County Court, he was an Arapahoe County magistrate. He also has worked as a Deputy Public Defender in Adams, Denver, and Arapahoe counties; was an Assistant Attorney General in the Regulatory Law Agency; served as the Director of Metro State University’s Law Office in the Student Legal Office; and was an attorney in private practice. Judge Adams received his undergraduate degree from Hampton University in Virginia, a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Colorado, a law degree from the University of Denver, and a Master of Social Work from the University of Denver.

Applications are now being accepted for the vacancy on the Arapahoe County Court. Eligible applicants must be qualified electors of Arapahoe County and must have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available on the State Judicial website and from the ex officio chair of the Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission, Justice William Hood, III. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on August 4, 2016. Anyone wishing to nominate another must do so no later than 4 p.m. on July 28, 2016.

For more information about the vacancy, click here.

Hon. Nancy Moritz Sworn In as Judge on 10th Circuit Court of Appeals

On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Chief Judge Mary Beck Briscoe of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals announced the appointment of Hon. Nancy L. Moritz to the bench. President Obama nominated Judge Moritz in August 2013. She was confirmed by the Senate on May 5, 2014, and was administered the oath of office on July 30 by Judge Eric Melgren of the District of Kansas. Judge Moritz’s temporary chambers will be in Lawrence, Kansas.

Judge Moritz has a distinguished career on the bench. She was on the Kansas Court of Appeals from 2004 through 2010, and was appointed to the Kansas Supreme Court in 2011. Prior to working on Kansas’ appellate courts, she was an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the District of Kansas, and was an attorney in private practice prior to that. She attended Washburn University and Washburn University Law School in Topeka, Kansas.