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  • 9 Sep 2019 10:28 AM | Anonymous

    Gov. Polis appoints El Paso County Court Judge in Fourth Judicial District

    Gov. Jared Polis announced the appointment of Monica Jo Gomez as an El Paso County Court Judge in the Fourth Judicial District, occasioned by the appointment of the Honorable Jessica Curtis to the Fourth Judicial District Court.

    Gomez is currently a Douglas County Court Judge, a position she has held since 2007. Her docket is comprised of criminal, civil, and small claims cases. Previously, she was a worker’s compensation lawyer for the Law Office of Steven U. Mullens (2006-2007); part-time El Paso County Drug Court Magistrate (2005-2007); professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (2004-2006); Assistant Attorney General in the employment division of the Colorado Attorney General’s Office (2003-2004); Deputy State Public Defender in Douglas County (2001- 2003); associate attorney with Susan Fuller & Associates (2001); Deputy State Public Defender in Arapahoe County (1998-1999); Deputy State Public Defender in El Paso County (1993-1998); and law clerk for Judge Gilbert Martinez (1992-1993). Gomez earned her B.A. from the University of Northern Colorado in 1984 and her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law in 1992.

    Gomez’s appointment is effective immediately. 


  • 18 Jul 2019 9:55 AM | Anonymous

    The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Aug. 13, 2019, at the ElPaso County Judicial Building to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of county judge for El Paso County. The vacancy will be created by the appointment to the District Court bench of the Hon. Jessica Curtis. The vacancy became effective July 16, 2019.

    To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of El Paso County at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado. The current annual salary for this position is $165,795. The initial term of office of a county judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent county judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of four years.

    The completed application must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions below no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 5, 2019. 

    Applications also are on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm 


  • 16 Jul 2019 9:47 AM | Anonymous

    Gov. Jared Polis announced the appointment of Jessica L. Curtis as a District Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District to fill a position created by Senate Bill 19-043.

    Jessica L. Curtis currently serves as a county court judge for El Paso County, a position she has held since 2017. Her docket consists primarily of criminal cases, including misdemeanors and traffic offenses, as well as DUI Court and county civil cases. Previously, she was a magistrate for the Fourth Judicial District (2011-2017); a partner at Hoffecker & Curtis, L.L.P. (2010-2011); an attorney in the Office of the Guardian Ad Litem (2005-2010); and a deputy state public defender in Colorado Springs (2003-2005). Curtis earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2000, and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law in 2003.

  • 1 Jul 2019 10:27 AM | Anonymous

    Governor to appoint new district court judge

    The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a district court judgeship created by the passage of SB 19-043, effective July 1, 2019. Nominees Jessica Curtis of Colorado Springs, William Moller of Woodland Park, and Steven Paul of Colorado Springs were selected by the commission on June 28, 2019 at the El Paso County Courthouse.

    Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from July 1, 2019, within which to appoint one of the nominees as district court judge for the Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller counties).

    Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at

    gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us

    Editor’s Note: Contact information for the three nominees

    • Jessica Curtis, 270 S. Tejon St., Div. C, Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-452-5202
    • William Moller, 18401 E. Hwy 24, Ste. 122, Woodland Park, CO 80863, 719-687-2328
    • Steven Paul, 10333 E. Dry Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Englewood, CO 80112, 720-875-9772

    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 Jun 2019 10:29 AM | Anonymous

    The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet June 28, 2019, at the El Paso County Courthouse (270 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO 80901), to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller counties). The new district court judgeship was created pursuant to SB 19-043 and is effective July 1, 2019. To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Fourth 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 $168,202. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if retained 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 Monica M. Márquez, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Scott Sosebee, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80901). Applications are also available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm The completed application must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions below no later than 4 p.m. on June 7, 2019. Late applications will not be considered. Any person news Colorado Judicial Department Nathan B. Coats, Chief Justice Christopher T. Ryan, State Court Administrator 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. May 31, 2019. The members of the nominating commission for the Fourth Judicial District are: Larry Gaddis, Beth Lieberman, Juan Moreno, Mary Linden, Jennifer George and Joshua Brooks, all of Colorado Springs; and Daniel Nicholson and Philip Mella of Woodland Park. Editor’s Note: Contact information for the nominating commission members:  Jennifer George, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, Colorado Springs, CO 80918  Larry Gaddis, 15 W. Cimarron St., Ste. 300, Colorado Springs, CO 80903  Joshua Brooks, 21950 Sweet Road, Peyton, CO 80831  Mary Linden, 111 S. Tejon St., Suite 202., Colorado Springs, CO 80903-2246  Philip Mella, 2018 Valley View Dr., Woodland Park, CO 80863  Juan Moreno, 250 Vandenburg St., Peterson AFB, CO 80914  Daniel Nicholson, 226 Illini Dr., Woodland Park, CO 80863

  • 5 Mar 2019 7:10 PM | Anonymous

    The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission (El Paso and Teller Counties) has nominated three candidates to fill one district court judgeshipThe vacancy has been created due to the retirement of the Hon. Barbara Hughes, effective February 15, 2019.

    The three nominees are:
     
    Brien D. Cecil

    Mr. Cecil is a Senior Deputy District Attorney in the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office in Colorado Springs, a position he has held since 2013. His practice is comprised of criminal law, and he currently leads the Special Victims Unit in his office. He was a Deputy District Attorney with the Fourth Judicial District Attorney's Office from 2000 to 2013. Mr. Cecil earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida in 1993 and his J.D. degree from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1999.  

     Marcus S. Henson

    Magistrate Henson serves as an El Paso County Court Magistrate, a position he has held since 2017. His docket is comprised primarily of civil matters, including domestic and juvenile cases, and he also presides over a criminal bond forfeiture docket. Previously, he served as a Deputy State Public Defender in the Colorado Springs Regional Office (2002-2010), and as a Supervising Deputy State Public Defender (2010-2017). Magistrate Henson earned his B.A. degree from the University of Georgia in 1995 and his J.D. degree from Mercer University School of Law in 2002. 

    William H. Moller

    Mr. Moller is private practitioner at the Moller Law Group, LLC in Woodland Park, a position he has held since 2007. His practice consists of domestic relations, estate planning, elder law, probate and guardianships, civil litigation, and business matters. Previously, he served in the United States Army from 1985-2005. Mr. Moller earned his B.S. degree from Florida State University in 1984, his M.A. degree from Purdue University in 1997, and his J.D. degree from

    Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from March 4, 2019, within which to appoint one of the nominees as district court judge for the Fourth Judicial District (El Paso and Teller counties).

                    Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at

    gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us

    Editor’s Note: Contact information for the three nominees

    • Brien Cecil, 105 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-520-6062
    • Marcus Henson, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-452-5524
    • William Moller, 18401 E. Hwy. 24, Ste. 122, Woodland Park, CO 80863, 719-687-2328


  • 1 Feb 2019 10:44 AM | Anonymous

    The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Hon. Barbara Hughes, effective Feb. 15, 2019. The current annual salary for this position is $168,202. 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.

    Deadline to Apply: no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 15, 2019

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  • 20 Dec 2018 9:14 AM | Anonymous


    Governor to appoint new county court judge

    The Fourth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for an El Paso County court judgeship created by the voters’ decision not to retain the Hon. Christopher E. Acker, effective Jan. 8, 2019. Nominees Samorreyan Burney, Samuel Evig and Steven Paul, all of Colorado Springs were selected in a meeting on Dec. 18, 2018, at the El Paso County Judicial Building.

    Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Dec. 18, 2018, within which to appoint one of the nominees as county court judge for El Paso County.

    Comments regarding any of the nominees may be sent via e-mail to the governor at gov_judicialappointments@state.co.us

    Editor’s Note: Contact information for the three nominees

    • Samorreyan Burney, 105 E. Vermijo Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903, 719-331-2528
    • Samuel Evig, 6660 Delmonico Dr., Ste. D#180, Colorado Springs, CO 80919, 719-290-4202
    • Steven Paul, 10333 E. Dry Creek Rd., Ste. 300, Englewood, CO 80112, 720-875-9140


  • 11 Oct 2018 12:27 PM | Anonymous

    Employment Opportunity

    The City of Woodland Park is accepting applications for a part-time Municipal Court Judge.  The part-time Municipal Court Judge will be expected to fill in for the presiding Municipal Court Judge when the presiding judge is absent, disqualified or otherwise unable to act in any matter or case.  Prior municipal court experience is highly desirable.

    Qualified applicants must possess a license to practice law in the State of Colorado and be a qualified elector of the State of Colorado. A valid driver’s license and a background check will be required.  Salary will be determined based on the qualifications of the person appointed by city council.  This is a non-benefited position.

    Application review to begin November 26, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.  Applications for Employment are available on the City’s website www.city-woodlandpark.org and at City Hall, 220 West South Avenue, (719) 687-9246, 8am to 5pm.  Please submit a letter of interest, resume and City Application for Employment to Personnel, City of Woodland Park, P.O. Box 9007, Woodland Park, CO  80866.  EEO/AAE

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