Part-time Magistrate Positions Open in Denver, New Judicial Commission Appointments

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The 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission announced on March 25 an upcoming district judge vacancy covering Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties. The opening will be created by the July 2 retirement of Judge David Stevens. Interested and qualified applicants must apply by April 22 for consideration. 

On March 25, Gov. Jared Polis announced a series of state board and commission appointments, including to judicial nominating commissions across the state and to the Sixth Judicial District Performance Commission. The appointments are: 

  • Eric Naber from Bayfield was appointed as a non-attorney member of the Sixth Judicial District Judicial Performance Commission for a term expiring Nov. 30, 2025. 
  • Cy Michaels from Trinidad was appointed to the Third Judicial District Nominating Commission as a non-attorney and unaffiliated voter from Las Animas County with a term expiring Dec. 31, 2027. 
  • Jordan Wiswell from Fort Collins was appointed to the Eighth Judicial District Nominating Commission as a non-attorney and a Democrat from Larimer County with a term expiring Dec. 31, 2027. The appointment came after Kimberly Baker Medina resigned from the commission. 
  • Susan Crites from Larimer was appointed to the 15th Judicial District Nominating Commission as a non-attorney and a Democrat from Prowers County with a term expiring on Dec. 31, 2028. 

Denver County Court announced on March 30 that it is accepting applications to fill part-time magistrate vacancies. The positions are mostly on-call and have a docket that includes traffic court, civil protection order court, small claims court, state criminal court and arraignment court. Qualified attorneys are encouraged to apply

On March 31, the 17th Judicial District Nominating Commission announced three nominees for an upcoming vacancy on the Adams County Court. The opening is created by the April 29 retirement of Judge Brian Bowen. The three finalists are Marques Ivey from Aurora, Lara Jimenez from Brighton and Joshua Nowak from Thornton. Polis must appoint the position by April 15. 

Kudos

On April 1, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP announced that associate Jessica Dangoia-Crandall joined the Young Professionals Board of the Colorado Technology Association.

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