BY: Kyle Brenton
The past year brought great change to the lineup of judges on Colorado’s three appellate courts. Two new 10th Circuit judges (one based in Denver), two new Colorado Supreme Court Justices (and a new Chief Justice) and one new judge on the Colorado Court of Appeals (with several more retirements around the corner in the coming year) mean that even experienced appellate advocates will likely see some new faces looking back at them from the bench in their oral arguments this year.
JUDGES EID AND CARSON JOIN THE 10TH CIRCUIT
Exciting news for the Colorado legal community led to a changing of the guard at the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Colorado Supreme Court in 2017. On April 27, 2017, long-time Denver-based Circuit Judge Neil Gorsuch was elevated to the position of associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
With Gorsuch decamped to Washington, D.C., the president called on a jurist familiar to the Colorado legal community to fi ll his seat: Justice Allison Eid of the Colorado Supreme Court. On Nov. 3, Justice Eid became Circuit Judge Eid as the Senate confirmed her nomination.