Judicial & Legislative News
SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE
MAY 5, 2020
Updated Order Regarding COVID-19 and Operation of Colorado State Courts
Chief Judge Order 2020.11 COVID Court Operations to 4/10
Chief Judge Order 2020.12 Amended Work Release Furloughs
COVID-19 is a rpaidly evolving situation. Information and procedures are changing rapidly. While we are in close communiction with court administrators and will update our members and the public as we learn of changes, we encourage you to check the 4th Judicial District's website for the most up-to-date information:
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In accordance with Chief Justice Order Regarding COVID-19 and Operation of State Courts, the 4th Judicial District will be operating on an emergency basis and only offering essential services ordered by the Chief Justice or Chief Judge.
As a result of public health preparations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, most services at both the El Paso County and Teller County courthouses are closed for regular business. Please refer to the accompanying list for instructions on how to contact the court.
Colorado Supreme Court Order Regarding COVID-19 and Operation of Colorado State Courts
The operations order runs through April 3, 2020, and will be evaluated at that time
4th JD Accepting Applications for Court Appointed Counsel
For the full description, download the announcement here. Applicants can apply using this form and send their applications to:
Court Executive – 4th Judicial District
Governor to appoint new Court of Appeals judges
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission has nominated nine candidates for three vacancies on the Colorado Court of Appeals. The vacancies were created by the retirements of the Hon. Robert D. Hawthorne, effective Feb. 13, 2020; the Hon. Daniel M. Taubman, effective Feb. 25, 2020; and the Hon. John R. Webb, effective Feb. 29, 2020.
The nominees were selected during a Nov. 20, 2019, meeting in Denver. They are Christina Gomez, Sueanna Johnson, Marcelo Kopcow, Marsha Piccone, Susan Prose, Timothy Schutz, Sarah Wallace, Marie Williams and David Yun.
Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Nov. 21, 2019, within which to appoint three of the nominees as judges on the Colorado Court of Appeals.
Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at email@example.com
Editor’s Note: Contact information for the nominees:
The phone numbers at Teller County Combined Court are changing effective Tuesday, October 1st. The new numbers are as follows:
Main courts number - 719-689-7360
Fax – 719-689-7361
Jury – 719-689-7366
Division 11 – 719-689-6925
Division T – 719-689-6914
The 4th Judicial District is seeking Truancy Applicants for Court Appointed Counsel. If anyone is interested, please have them submit an application to Rachel Drechsler at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, October 31, 2019.
The application can be found here.
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