Judge Vacancy in 2nd District

by Rebecca Voorhees

The 2nd Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Oct. 16 at the Denver City and County Building to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for Denver County.

The vacancy will be created by the retirement of Judge Sheila Rappaport on Dec 31.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the 2nd 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 $163,303. 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 Allison H. Eid, 2 E. 14th Ave., in Denver; and the office of the district administrator, Kristin Wood, 1437 Bannock St., Room 256, in Denver. Applications also are available on the court’s home page.

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. Sept. 11. 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. Sept. 5.

The members of the nominating commission for the 2nd Judicial District are: Tandy Dilworth, Christina Habas, Louise Hurlbut, Melody Mirbaba, Allen Nelsen, John Rodman and Sean Bradley.