LAW WEEK COLORADO
After the legislature created a new judgeship with House Bill 1034, signed by Gov. John Hickenlooper on March 20, the Twelfth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet at the Alamosa Combined Court on May 18 to interview and select nominees for gubernatorial appointment to the new position, effective July 1.
Eligible applicants must be a qualified elector of the Twelfth Judicial District and admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary is $145,219, and the initial term of office is a provisional two years. After that, an incumbent serves 6-year terms if retained by the voters. The 12th Judicial District includes Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Mineral, Rio Grande and Saguache counties.
Applications are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice William Hood III, at 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the district administrator, Christina Gallegos, at the Alamosa Combined Court at 702 Fourth Street in Alamosa. Applications are also available on the court’s home page.
The original, signed application along with an electronic PDF version must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. on May 4, 2015. Late applications will not be considered. Nominations can be made by letter to any member of the nominating commission, with a copy to the ex officio chair, no later than 4 p.m. on April 27.
The members of the nominating commission for the Twelfth Judicial District are Gordon Bosa of Manassa, Ryan Dunn of Del Norte, Carla Gomez of Center, Kimberly Lookis of San Luis, Paul Motz of Alamosa; Amy Uhrich of Monte Vista and Zeke Ward of Creede.