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 www.courts.state.co.us/exec/media/vacancy.htm.