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Application period opens for Judicial Nominating Commission positions

Thursday, October 13, 2016

DENVER – Applications are now being accepted for upcoming vacancies on 10 Judicial District Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado and the Supreme Court Nominating Commission.

As of Dec. 31, 2016, there will be 14 vacancies as detailed below. Judicial nominating commissioners are volunteers and serve six-year terms, interviewing applicants for judicial vacancies and nominating candidates to the governor.

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission, which nominates candidates for the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals, will have one vacancy. Applicants must be an attorney and reside in the Seventh Congressional District.

The 1st Judicial District (Gilpin and Jefferson counties) will have one vacancy for a non-attorney.

The 2nd Judicial District (Denver County) will have one vacancy for a non-attorney.

The 3rd Judicial District (Huerfano and Las Animas counties) will have two non-attorney vacancies. No more than one appointee may be registered as Democrat.

The 7th Judicial District (Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties) will have one vacancy for a non-attorney who resides in Delta County.

The 10th Judicial District (Pueblo County) will have two attorney vacancies. No more than one appointee may be registered as Republican.

The 11th Judicial District (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Park counties) will have one non-attorney vacancy.

The 14th Judicial District (Grand, Moffat and Routt counties) will have one attorney vacancy who resides in Moffat County.  We are unable to appoint a registered Democrat to this commission at this time.

The 18th Judicial District (Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln counties) will have three vacancies, one for an attorney and two for non-attorneys. One appointee must reside in Elbert County and one in Lincoln County. Of the three appointees, no more than two may be registered as Republican and no more than two may be registered as Democrat.

The 22nd Judicial District (Dolores and Montezuma counties) will have one non-attorney vacancy.

More information on nominating commissions may be found on the Judicial Branch Web site at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Nominating.cfm.

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 7, 2016. Applications may be made only online at the State of Colorado Boards and Commissions Application page at https://www.tfaforms.com/290254. Applicants should include a current resume or biography where indicated on the application.

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