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Application period opens for Judicial Nominating Commission positions

Thursday, August 29, 2019

DENVER – Applications are now being accepted for upcoming vacancies on 17 Judicial Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado.

As of Dec. 31, 2019, there will be 40 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 First Judicial District (Jefferson & Gilpin Counties): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy.

The Fourth Judicial District (El Paso & Teller Counties): 1 attorney vacancy.

The Sixth Judicial District (La Plata, Archuleta, & San Juan Counties): 3 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 2 non-attorney vacancies. 

The Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Rio Blanco, & Pitkin Counties): 4 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 3 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Rio Blanco County.  

The Tenth Judicial District (Pueblo County): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy. 

The Twelfth Judicial District (Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, & Costilla Counties): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy. One commissioner must reside in Alamosa County and one commissioner must reside in Saguache County.  

The Thirteenth Judicial District (Morgan, Logan, Sedgwick, Phillips, Yuma, Washington, & Kit Carson Counties): 3 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 2 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Morgan County, one commissioner must reside in Washington County, and one commissioner must reside in Kit Carson County.  

The Fourteenth Judicial District (Moffat, Routt, & Grand Counties): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy. One commissioner must reside in Grand County.  

The Fifteenth Judicial District (Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, & Baca Counties): 3 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Cheyenne County and one commissioner must reside in Baca County. 

The Sixteenth Judicial District (Crowley, Otero, & Bent Counties): 3 non-attorney vacancies. One commissioner must reside in Bent County.  

The Seventeenth Judicial District (Adams County & City and County of Broomfield): 2 vacancies; 1 attorney vacancy, 1 non-attorney vacancy. One commissioner must reside in the City and County of Broomfield.  

The Eighteenth Judicial District (Lincoln, Elbert, Douglas, & Arapahoe Counties): 1 attorney vacancy. 

The Nineteenth Judicial District (Weld County): 1 attorney vacancy. 

The Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder County): 2 non-attorney vacancies. 

The Twenty-First Judicial District (Mesa County): 3 vacancies; 2 attorney vacancies, 1 non-attorney vacancy. 

The Twenty-Second Judicial District (Montezuma & Dolores Counties): 1 non-attorney vacancy. 

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission: 5 vacancies; 2 attorney vacancies (1st Congressional District & 6th Congressional District), 3 non-attorney vacancies (3rd Congressional District, 6th Congressional District, & At-Large).

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 on a rolling basis, with initial application review and consideration beginning on Oct. 11, 2019. Applications may be made only online at the State of Colorado Boards and Commissions Application page at https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application. Applicants should include a current resume or biography where indicated on the application.

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