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Application period opens for Judicial Nominating Commission positions

23 Sep 2021 11:27 AM | Anonymous

Application period opens for Judicial Nominating Commission positions

Thirty-two vacancies to occur on 20 nominating commissions

DENVER – Applications are now being accepted for upcoming vacancies on 33 Judicial Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado.

As of Dec. 31, 2021, there will be 32 vacancies as detailed below. Judicial nominating commissioners are volunteers and serve six-year terms interviewing applicants for judicial vacancies and nominating candidates to the governor.

  • First Judicial District (Gilpin and Jefferson Counties) – one attorney vacancy.
  • Second Judicial District (Denver County) – one attorney vacancy, one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Third Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas Counties) – one attorney vacancy, one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller Counties) – two non-attorney vacancies.
  • Fifth Judicial District (Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake, and Summit Counties) – one attorney vacancy, two non-attorney vacancies, one must reside in Clear Creek County. 
  • Seventh Judicial District (Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel Counties) – three non-attorney vacancies, one must reside in Delta County, one must reside in San Miguel County. 
  • Eighth Judicial District (Jackson and Larimer Counties) – one attorney vacancy.
  • Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Pitkin, and Rio Blanco Counties) – one attorney vacancy.
  • Tenth Judicial District (Pueblo County) – one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Eleventh Judicial District (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont, and Park Counties) – one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Twelfth Judicial District (Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande, and Saguache Counties) – one non-attorney vacancy, must reside in Saguache.
  • Fifteenth Judicial District (Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa, and Prowers Counties) – two attorney vacancies.
  • Sixteenth Judicial District (Bent, Crowley, and Otero Counties) – one attorney vacancy, one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Seventeenth Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield Counties) – one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Eighteenth Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert, and Lincoln Counties) – one attorney vacancy.
  • Nineteenth Judicial District (Weld County) – two non-attorney vacancies.
  • Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder County) – two non-attorney vacancies.
  • Twenty-First Judicial District (Mesa County) – one attorney vacancy, one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Twenty-Second Judicial District (Dolores and Montezuma Counties) – one non-attorney vacancy.
  • Supreme Court (Statewide) – One non-attorney vacancy for the 5th Congressional District.

More information on nominating commissions may be found on the Judicial Branch Web site at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Nominating.cfm .

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with initial application review and consideration beginning on Oct. 5, 2021. Applications may be made only online at the State of Colorado Boards and Commissions Application page at  https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application . Applicants should include a current resume or biography where indicated on the application.

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