14th Judicial District announces District Court vacancy
Hon. Shelley A. Hill announces her retirement, which will occur on Jan. 12, 2021
A little more than a month after the Hon. Sandra Gardner announced her retirement from the Moffat County Court, the 14th Judicial District is now dealing with a second opening, as the Hon. Shelley A. Hill announced her retirement Wednesday, effective Jan. 12, 2021.
The 14th Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet via video conference on Aug. 28 to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the 14th Judicial District (Grand, Moffat and Routt counties).
To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the 14th Judicial District at the time of investiture and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years, according to a press release from the district. 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 approved by the voters, has a term of six years.
Applications are available on the court’s home page 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. Aug. 13. 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. Aug. 6. Under the rules of the 14th Judicial District Nominating Commission, names of the applicants shall be made public once the application period is closed.
The members of the nominating commission for the 14th Judicial District are: James Osborne of Craig; Harper Louden, Matthew Tjosvold, Randall Salky, Ryan Dougherty, and Lulu Gould, all of Steamboat Springs; and Sandra Doudna of Grand Lake.
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