Second Judicial District announces District Court vacancy
Commission sets date to select nominees
The Second Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet via videoconference on May 12, 2021, to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Second Judicial District (Denver County). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Hon. Kenneth M. Laff. The vacancy will occur on July 3, 2021.
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Second 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 $173,248. The initial term of office of a district judge is a provisional term of two years; thereafter, the incumbent district judge, if retained 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 Maria E. Berkenkotter, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the court executive, Jennifer Jantz, 1437 Bannock St., Room 256, Denver, CO 80202. Applications also are available at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm
The completed application must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions no later than 4 p.m. April 30, 2021. Late applications will not be considered. 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. April 23, 2021.
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