18th Judicial District announces District Court vacancy

Commission sets date to select nominees

The Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Aug. 25, 2022, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center (7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112) to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Eighteenth Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Honorable Fredrick T. Martinez. The vacancy will occur on Jan. 10, 2023.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Eighteenth Judicial District at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary for this position is $183,816. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of six years.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Monica M. M rquez, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Shaun Clark, 7325 S. Potomac St., Centennial, CO 80112. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm