Updates to Colorado Courts, Brownstein Attorney Named NAIOP Colorado President

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The Judiciary 

The Colorado Judicial Department, on Jan. 24, announced a vacancy for the office of district judge for the 18th Judicial District serving Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties, created by the Jan. 19 resignation of Judge John Scipione. The 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Arapahoe County Justice Center Feb. 17 to interview and select nominees for appointment. To be eligible, the applicant has to be a qualified elector of the 18th Judicial District at the time of investiture and be admitted to practice law in Colorado for five years. Applications must be sent no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 7. 

The 22nd Judicial District Nominating Commission nominated three candidates for a Dolores County Court judgeship vacancy created by Judge Anthony Baca’s Dec. 27 appointment to the district court. The nominees, Anne Deyell-Lawrence of Cahone; and Ian MacLaren and Matthew Margeson, both of Dolores, were nominated Jan. 23. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Jan. 24 to appoint one of the nominees. 

The 5th Judicial District Nominating Commission selected two candidates Jan. 24 for the 5th Judicial District court judgeship covering Clear Creek, Eagle, Lake and Summit counties, created by the Jan.14 retirement of Judge Mark Thompson. The nominees are Courtney Holm of Edwards and Jonathan Shamis of Leadville. Under the Colorado Constitution, the governor has 15 days from Jan. 24 to appoint one of the nominees. 

Seven people applied for the La Plata County Court judgeship, the Colorado Judicial Department announced Jan. 25. The 6th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the La Plata County Courthouse Feb. 1 to consider the seven candidates: Susan Bandy, Jason Eley and Arthur Jacobs, each of Durango; Anthony Edwards of Silverton; Matt Margeson of Cortez; Zachary Rogers of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; and Reid Stewart of Hesperus. The application period is closed and public comment on the applicant’s qualifications has begun. 


Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck shareholder Caitlin Quander, a member of the firm’s real estate department, was elected to serve as president of the board of directors of NAIOP Colorado. NAIOP, the Commercial Real Estate Development Association, is an organization for developers, owners and related professionals and aims to provide opportunities for members to increase their knowledge and network. Quander has worked with the organization for 11 years and will serve as the president for one year.

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