The Eighteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet on Friday, June 29, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center (7325 S. Potomac Street in Centennial, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties). The vacancy will be created by the appointment of the Honorable Carlos A. Samour, Jr. to the Colorado Supreme Court. The vacancy will occur on July 1.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the 18th 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 $163,303. 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 Richard Gabriel, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Shaun Clark, 7325 S. Potomac Street, Centennial, 80122. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm
The original, signed application and an identical copy stored as a PDF must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. on Monday, June 18. Late applications will not be considered. Any person wishing to suggest a candidate to fill the vacancy may do so by letter to be submitted to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, no later than 4 p.m. Monday, June 11.
The members of the nominating commission for the 18th Judicial District are: Timiann Aguilar, Castle Pines; Candace Figa, and Adelita DeHerrera, Aurora; Stanton Dodge, Castle Rock; Delford Philips, Denver; Christopher Richardson, Elizabeth; and Michael Yowell, Hugo.
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