Nominating commission sets date to select nominees for Colorado Court of Appeals judge

By Jon Sarché

Special to The SUN

The Supreme Court Nominating Commission invites qualified attorneys to apply for a Colorado Court of Appeals judgeship created by the appointment of the Hon. Richard L. Gabriel to the Colorado Supreme Court, effective Sept. 1. The commission will meet Sept. 1-2 to interview applicants and select nominees for appointment by the governor.

To be eligible for appointment to fill a vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the State of Colorado and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The annual salary for a court of appeals judge is currently $166,176. The initial term of office of a Court of Appeals judge is a provisional term of two years. Thereafter, the incumbent judge, if retained by the voters, has a term of eight years.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex-officio chair of the nominating commission, Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the district administrator of any of the 22 judicial districts. Applications are also available on the court’s home page at

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