20th Judicial District Court Vacancy Announced

The 20th Judicial District is calling for nominees to fill a vacancy created by the retirement of Chief Judge Maria Berkenkotter. The nominating commission will meet Sept. 15 at the Boulder County Combined Court to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 20th Judicial District, which covers Boulder County.

Eligible applicants must be a qualified elector of the 20th Judicial District at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary for this position is $159,320. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if approved by the voters, has a term of six years.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice Monica Márquez, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Amy Waddle, 1777 Sixth St., Boulder, CO 80306. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.com.

The original, signed application and an identical copy stored as a PDF must be filed with the ex officio chair no later than 4 p.m. Aug. 24.