Leadville News – August 24

Two Judge Vacancies on District Court

The Fifth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet October 12 at the Eagle County Justice Center (885 Chambers Ave., Eagle, CO 81631) to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Fifth Judicial District (Eagle, Clear Creek, Lake and Summit counties). The vacancies will be created by the retirements of the Honorable Frederick Gannett, effective Jan. 1, 2019; and the Honorable Wayne Patton, effective Feb. 1, 2019.


District Court Judge and Leadville resident the Honorable Wayne Patton will retire effective Feb. 1, 2019.

To be eligible, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Fifth 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 $168,202. 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.

Application forms are available from the office of the ex officio chair of the nominating commission, Justice William W, Hood, III, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Michael Pisciotta, 885 Chambers Ave., Eagle, CO 81631. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm

The application must be e-mailed to the address listed in the instructions below no later than 4 p.m. September 17, 2018. 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. September 10, 2018.


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