LAW WEEK COLORADO
The 18th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet in mid-November to select replacements for two departing district judges, Angela Arkin and Gerald Rafferty, who are retiring Jan. 1 and Jan. 23, respectively.
With a current annual salary of $159,320, the initial term of office of for a district judge in the 18th District is a provisional two years. If the judges are retained by voters, they will serve six-year terms.
The deadline for applications ends at 4 p.m. on Oct. 14, after which the commission will meet Nov. 10, and possibly Nov. 9 depending on the volume of applicants, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in Centennial to interview and select three nominees for appointment by Gov. John Hickenlooper.
To be eligible, applicant must be a qualified elector of the district and have been admitted to practice law in Colorado for at least five years. The 18th Judicial District includes Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties.
Applications are available online or from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Allison Eid, at the Carr Judicial Center in Denver; the office of the district administrator, Laurie McKager, at the Arapahoe County Justice Center; and the office of the clerk of court at the Douglas County Courthouse in Castle Rock. Suggestions for candidates 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 Oct. 7, according to the commission.
Members of the 18th Judicial District Nominating Commision are Suzan Boyd and Candace Figa of Aurora, Stanton Dodge of Castle Rock, Fay Matsukage and Christine Niemann of Parker, Jerry Monks of Limon and Richard Suder of Elbert.