June 25, 2019

Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs to Retire

Justice HobbsThe Colorado State Judicial Branch announced last week that Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory Hobbs will retire, effective August 31, 2015.

Justice Hobbs was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court on May 1, 1996, by Governor Roy Romer. Prior to his appointment, Justice Hobbs was the senior partner at Hobbs, Trout & Raley, P.C., where he practiced in the areas of water law, environmental law, and land use; a partner at Davis Graham & Stubbs; an assistant attorney general in the natural resources section for the State of Colorado; and an enforcement attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Justice Hobbs received his undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Harvard University and his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Justice Hobbs is a frequent speaker and author, and has written three water-themed books for CBA-CLE: The Public’s Water ResourceLiving the Four Corners, and Into the Grand.

Applications are now being accepted for the forthcoming vacancy on the Colorado Supreme Court. Qualified applicants must be electors in the State of Colorado and must have been licensed to practice law in Colorado for five years. Application forms are available from the Colorado State Judicial Branch website and also from the ex officio chair of the Supreme Court Nominating Commission, Chief Justice Nancy Rice. Applications must be received no later than 4 p.m. on May 6, 2015. Anyone wishing to nominate another person must do so no later than 4 p.m. on April 29, 2015.

More information about the judicial vacancy is available here.

Justice Gregory Hobbs Named a Colorado Author’s League Award Finalist

Justice HobbsGregory Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court justice and author extraordinaire, was nominated for a 2013 Colorado Author’s League award for his book Into the Grand, a beautiful collection of poetry, prose, essays, and photography. We are proud of Justice Hobbs and congratulate him on his nomination.

Always humble, Justice Hobbs noted that he is honored to have been nominated, saying “It’s great to be listed! I’m pleased at the way the book looks. It’s satisfying to be one of CLE’s authors.” Justice Hobbs continued that he loves this beautiful state we live in and wishes that attorneys, who are usually very creative and artistic people, would share their gifts with the wider community more often.

Justice Hobbs is known for his work on the Colorado Supreme Court, but he is also a prolific poet and author. He has published three books through CBA-CLE: Into the GrandPublic’s Water Resource, and Living the Four CornersHe is active in Colorado’s water law community, and was a proud participant in last year’s Water 2012 book club programs.

For more information about Justice Hobbs’ books, click the links below or stop by the CLE offices.

CLE Book: Into the Grand

Justice Hobbs’ collection of poetry, prose, essays, and artwork is now available. Click here to order online or call (303) 860-0608.

To order all three of Justice Hobbs’ books as a discounted bundle — Into the GrandPublic’s Water Resource, and Living the Four Cornersclick here or call (303) 860-0608.

Justice Hobbs’ Living the Four Corners Shortlisted for Honor from Colorado Authors’ League Award

Cover art donated John Fielder

The Colorado Authors’ League (CAL), Colorado’s premier organization for professional writers, announced finalists for its 2011 Colorado Authors’ League Awards, and among those finalists is Living the Four Corners: Colorado, Centennial State at the Headwaters, by Justice Greg Hobbs, which is published by our team here at CLE in Colorado.

“We are honored to have worked with Justice Hobbs on a literary journey that takes the reader through his professional interests and his personal passion,” said Dawn McKnight, Director of Publications and Assistant Executive Director for CLE in Colorado.

Justice Hobbs said his fascination with the landscape of the Southwest dates back to his time at the Philmont Scout Ranch as a 17-year-old.

“Culture of the Four Corners to me is the culture of the Americas,” said Hobbs. “This book takes a look at the landscape and the culture and the spirituality and the legal arrangements that made the Four Corners part of United States. I hope it reflects, in a very positive way, our legal profession and its commitment to community.”

Hobbs expressed his gratitude to CLE in Colorado for its willingness to take on the project, and specifically to the book’s editor, Darlene Johnson, and desktop publisher, Deb Marnocha.

Johnson, who has worked on two books with Justice Hobbs, said, “The first book, The Public’s Water Resource, was a collection of his legal writings, essays, and poems on water law and was quite popular with the water community. Living the Four Corners is also a collection of Justice Hobbs’s writings, but this time the journey is much more personal, with a broader appeal.”

He is also thankful for the many opportunities Colorado lawyers have to publish creative nonfiction, pointing specifically to The Docket and The Colorado Lawyer, and for Kathryn Winograd of Arapahoe Community College, whom he credits with helping him develop as a writer.

Living the Four Corners is a finalist in the category “Book-length General Nonfiction.” Winners will be announced and honored at CAL’s annual banquet on May 10, 2011.