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JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR COLORADO STATE COURT JUDGESHIP
NOTE: For the required number of copies to file, please refer to the INSTRUCTION SHEET that
corresponds to the specific vacancy for which you are applying.
(designate vacancy for which application is being made)
The information you provide in questions 1 – 35 is public information and will be released
I.
upon request if the applicant’s name is forwarded to the Governor for consideration of
appointment.
A. PERSONAL INFORMATION
1. Full Name:
2. Birth year:
3. Are you a United States citizen?
4. Attorney Registration Number:
5. Work Address:
6. Telephone (w):
7. List your place of residence for the past five years.
Dates
City
State
County
B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
8. List the names and locations of schools attended, beginning with high school.
Name
Location
Dates Attended
Degree
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JUDICIAL NOMINATING COMMISSION
APPLICATION FOR COLORADO STATE COURT JUDGESHIP
NOTE: For the required number of copies to file, please refer to the INSTRUCTION SHEET that
corresponds to the specific vacancy for which you are applying.
(designate vacancy for which application is being made)
The information you provide in questions 1 – 35 is public information and will be released
I.
upon request if the applicant’s name is forwarded to the Governor for consideration of
appointment.
A. PERSONAL INFORMATION
1. Full Name:
2. Birth year:
3. Are you a United States citizen?
4. Attorney Registration Number:
5. Work Address:
6. Telephone (w):
7. List your place of residence for the past five years.
Dates
City
State
County
B. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
8. List the names and locations of schools attended, beginning with high school.
Name
Location
Dates Attended
Degree
Revised 4/2009
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9. List scholarships, awards, honors, and citations you received during college and law school.
C. PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE
10. List all courts in which you have been admitted to practice, with dates of admission. Give the same
information for administrative bodies which require special admission to practice.
Bar Admission
Date
11. Indicate your present employment (list professional partners or associates, if any, and include dates).
If you currently practice law, describe the nature of your present law practice, listing the major types
of law you practice and the percentage each constitutes of your total practice.
12. If you have a subspecialty in any major types of law listed in number 11, what is your subspecialty?
13. List other areas of law in which you have practiced.
14. Have you practiced in the appellate courts of Colorado within the past five years? If so, please state
the number and the types of matters handled.
15. Have you practiced in the trial courts of Colorado within the past five years? If so, please state what
percentage of your total practice your trial practice constituted and the types of matters handled.
16. List five litigated cases in which you participated as a judge or lawyer in the past five years, the
names of the judges presiding, and the names of counsel. Please list current telephone (including area
code) for each person identified.
1. Case Name/Number:
Presiding Judge:
Phone:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for opposing counsel:
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List name(s) and telephone number(s) for co-counsel:
Briefly describe the case and your involvement:
2. Case Name/Number:
Presiding Judge:
Phone:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for opposing counsel:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for co-counsel:
Briefly describe the case and your involvement:
3. Case Name/Number:
Presiding Judge:
Phone:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for opposing counsel:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for co-counsel:
Briefly describe the case and your involvement:
4. Case Name/Number:
Presiding Judge:
Phone:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for opposing counsel:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for co-counsel:
Briefly describe the case and your involvement:
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5. Case Name/Number:
Presiding Judge:
Phone:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for opposing counsel:
List name(s) and telephone number(s) for co-counsel:
Briefly describe the case and your involvement:
17. Summarize your experience in adversary proceedings before administrative boards or commissions.
18. List any law related lectures, speeches, or other presentations you have given and any such books or
articles you have authored.
19. List your prior professional or business employment since completion of your formal education
(include dates).
20. If you have not been employed continuously since completion of your formal education, describe
generally what you were doing (include dates).
D. PROFESSIONAL AND PUBLIC SERVICE
21. List activities in professional associations, including offices held, committees, awards, honors, and
citations (include dates).
22. List your activities in civic and charitable organizations, including offices held, awards, honors, and
citations (include dates).
23. List all public offices to which you were appointed or elected (include dates served). Have you had
any military or other public service? If so, please give details.
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24. Have you, in the past, been a member of a Nominating Commission? If so, please give details,
including the judicial district and the dates of the term.
E. REQUIREMENT TO COMPLY WITH JUDICIAL CODE OF CONDUCT
If appointed to the bench, you will be required to comply with the canons contained in the Colorado
Code of Judicial Conduct.
25. Are you familiar with the Commission on Judicial Discipline and its function?
26. Do you understand a judge is required to file reports of compensation for quasi-judicial and extra-
judicial activities in conformance with the Code of Judicial Conduct?
27. Do you understand that a judge must comply with the Public Official Disclosure Law (Section 24-6-
202, C.R.S.)?
28. If you are now active in partisan politics, would you cease such activity if you are appointed to
judicial office?
29. Are you now an officer or director of any business organization or otherwise engaged in the
management of any business enterprise? If so, please give details.
30. Colorado judges are expected to use computer technology for a wide variety of functions including
word processing, legal research, case management, e-filing and e-mail. Do you personally use a
computer for any of the purposes listed above or for similar purposes? If yes, describe the functions
you perform and state how frequently you perform each function. If no, state whether you will
participate in training to develop and maintain your personal skills in using computer technology.
31. Have you ever been cited for contempt of Court? If so, please give detail
F. MISCELLANEOUS
32. Describe how you spend your leisure time (including special interests, hobbies, reading preferences,
vacation activities).
33. List the names of no more than five individuals from whom you are requesting a letter of reference.
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