DENVER – Mayor Michael B. Hancock has received the following three nominees for Denver County Court Judge from the Judicial Nomination Commission:
- Adam Espinosa
- Beth Faragher
- Kerri Lombardi
The Mayor will interview the nominees and announce his selection of two judges on or before May 12, 2014. The appointments will fill the vacancies created by the retirement of Judge Raymond Satter.
The Judicial Nomination Commission (“JNC”) is established by Charter. It is composed of three attorneys and four non-attorneys, appointed by the Mayor, serving a term of four years. The Presiding Judge of the Denver County Court John Marcucci serves in an ex-officio advisory capacity. When a judicial vacancy is created, the JNC announces the vacancy and the timeline in which to apply for nomination.
During the confidential process in which the JNC considers the candidates, the Commissioners apply rigorous and consistent standards for integrity, legal knowledge and ability, experience, temperament and diligence. The JNC carefully reviews the applications and selects candidates to interview. After the interviews and much deliberation, the JNC elects nominees for judicial vacancies for the Mayor’s consideration. Once the JNC has transmitted the names, the Mayor has 15 days in which to appoint the new County Court Judges. Per charter, as the fifteenth day of this period falls on a Saturday (May 10), the Mayor will have until the following Monday to make his appointment.
For further information, starting Monday, April 28, please contact:
Director of Boards and Commissions
For immediate assistant, please contact:
Presiding Judge John Marcucci
Denver County Court