Supreme Court announces Presiding Disciplinary Judge vacancy

01/24/2022 2:18 PM | Britt Kwan (Administrator)
  • The Supreme Court Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee has opened the application period for candidates for the position of Presiding Disciplinary Judge. The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Hon. William R. Lucero. The vacancy will occur on May 31, 2022.

    To be eligible, applicants must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The annual salary for this position is $178,452. The application form may be found at

    Completed applications must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions below no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 22, 2022. Late applications will not be considered.

    The Attorney Regulation Advisory Committee has formed a subcommittee to interview candidates and select nominees for appointment by the Supreme Court to the position of Presiding Disciplinary Judge. Applicants will be notified of interview dates and times upon selection by the subcommittee. Finalists will be interviewed by the Supreme Court, which intends to appoint a new presiding disciplinary judge by April 15, 2022.

    The members of the subcommittee are: Alec Rothrock, Dick Reeve, Steve Jacobson, Nancy L. Cohen, Sarah Myers, Melinda Harper, Lisa Pearce and Carolyn Love. Any questions about the application process should be directed to committee Chair David Stark at


    This information is provided as an e-mail service of the Colorado State Judicial Department, Office of State Court Administrator, 1300 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203. To discontinue this service or update your e-mail address, please respond to this message with your name, contact information and any comments.






  1. The application form for a Colorado state court judgeship can be found on the Judicial Branch website at  Please be complete and thorough in answering the questions; and, if an answer to any question requires more space than provided, attach a separate sheet of paper for each question.  Do not change the margins or font size on the application.
  2. Your application materials should be prepared in the following manner: The application should be saved as a PDF file (preferably in text searchable format.  The electronic application does not need to contain a signature.  If your application materials include multiple documents (i.e., cover letter, personal statement, reference letters) these documents should be combined into one single PDF document with the reference letters attached last.
    You must submit the names of not fewer than three nor more than five individuals from whom you are requesting a letter of reference. Such letters of reference shall be strictly confidential. It is preferred that reference letters are included with your application submission. If they are submitted directly by the author, they should be submitted by email as described below in paragraph three.  It is your responsibility to ensure that all letters of reference are submitted by the filing deadline listed in paragraph four. 
  3. Your application materials compiled as outlined above should be sent via email with your name and Presiding Disciplinary Judge in the subject line with your materials attached as outlined above no later than 4 p.m. on February 22, 2022 to the following email address:
    You should receive an automatic response to your email submission.  If you do not, please email Nikky Conn at the address below to confirm receipt.
  4. Your application must be received no later than: 4 p.m. on February 22, 2022
  5. Email Nikky Conn in the Colorado Supreme Court Clerk’s office with questions: 

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