Public Notice Concerning the Reappointment of Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak

12/08/2023 12:31 PM | Deleted user

The term of office of United States Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, expires on September 30, 2024. 

The United States District Court is required by law to establish a panel of citizens to consider the reappointment of a magistrate judge to a new eight-year term.  

The duties of a magistrate judge in this court include the following: (1) conduct preliminary proceedings in criminal cases; (2) trial and disposition of misdemeanor cases; (3) conduct various pretrial matters and evidentiary proceedings on delegation from a district judge; and (4) trial and disposition of civil cases upon consent of the litigants. Pursuant to D.C.COLO.LCivR 40.1(c), all full-time magistrate judges are included in the assignment of civil cases by random draw. Parties in cases assigned directly to a magistrate judge are required to indicate, through the filing of a consent form by a date certain, whether they accept or decline consent to magistrate judge jurisdiction. The basic authority of a United States magistrate judge is specified in 28 U.S.C. ยง 636. 

Written comments from members of the bar and the public are invited as to whether the incumbent magistrate judge should be recommended by the panel for reappointment by the court. 

All comments should be submitted electronically by email, or as a PDF attachment to an email, to the Office of the Clerk of Court:

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on January 5, 2024. 

The members of the Merit Selection Panel will be: 

  • Katayoun A. Donnelly, Esq. (Panel Chair) 
  • Juanita Chacon Hetal Doshi, Esq. 
  • Anna Holland Edwards, Esq. 
  • Ian D. Kalmanowitz, Esq. 
  • Laura A. Menninger, Esq 
  • The Honorable Jon J. Olafson 
  • E. Lee Reichert, Esq. 
  • Dr. Dwinita Mosby Tyle


If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact our office.

Human Resources Division

US District Court, District of Colorado

(303) 335-2494

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P.O. Box 429, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-0429

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