Judgeship Vacancy Opens In 18th Judicial District

by Hannah Garcia


With the retirement of Judge J. Mark Hannen, a district judgeship opens up in the 18th Judicial District, effective July 1.

The 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet on May 20 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center to interview and select nominees for vacancy.  Applicants must be a qualified elector of the Eighteenth Judicial District, which includes Arapahoe, Douglas Elbert and Lincoln counties, and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years.

The current annual salary for this position is $145,219, and the initial term of office is a provisional two years. Incumbent judges served six-year terms, if retained by voters.

Applications are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Brian Boatright, at 2 E. 14th Ave. in Denver and the office of the district administrator, Laurie McKager, at 7325 S. Potomac St. in Centennial. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

The original, signed application and an identical PDF copy must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. on May 6. 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 29. The members of the nominating commission for the 18th Judicial District are Fay Matsukage and Christine Niemann of Parker, Richard Suder of Elbert, Suzan Boyd and Candace Figa of Aurora, Jerry Monks of Limon and Stanton Dodge of Greenwood Village.