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A spot opened up on the Colorado Court of Appeals bench with the announcement of Judge James Casebolt’s retirement effective July 1.
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission will meet May 11-12 at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, located at 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver, to interview applicants and select nominees for appointment by the governor.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the State of Colorado and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The annual salary for a court of appeals judge is currently $151,463. The initial term of office of a Court of Appeals judge is a provisional term of two years. Thereafter, the incumbent judge, if retained by the voters, has a term of eight years.
Application forms are available from the office of the ex-officio chair of the Nominating Commission, Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice, 2 E. 14thAve., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the District Administrator of any of the 22 judicial districts. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at: https://www.courts.state.co. us/Careers/Judge.cfm.
An electronic copy of the completed application in PDF format, along with the original, signed application, must be received by the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015. See the instructions below for more details. Late applications will not be considered. Any person 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. Monday, April 20, 2015.
Applications will be kept confidential, except that the nominating commission shall disclose the names, work addresses, and work telephone numbers of those nominees submitted to the Governor.
The members of the nominating commission for the Supreme Court Nominating Commission are: Kathleen Lord and Mosiah Montoya, 1st Congressional District; Ann Hendrickson and Shannon Stevenson, 2nd Congressional District; Kim Childs and Robert Scott, 3rd Congressional District; Scott Johnson and Tracee Bentley, 4th Congressional District; Richard Celeste and Eric Hall, 5th Congressional District; James Carpenter and Michael Burg, 6th Congressional District; Charles Tingle and Olivia Mendoza, 7th Congressional District; and Connie McArthur, at-large.