A Jefferson County judge was alone among 104 justices and judges up for performance review to be recommended for removal from the bench in evaluations released Tuesday.
The 1st Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance said Judge Judy Archuleta not be retained because of poor people skills, rudeness, problems interacting with victims and other characteristics. She was the only judge up for retention that didn't earn a "retain" rating from state and local performance commissions.
The commissions release such lists each election season, when judges from the county level up to the Colorado Supreme Court come up for review based on feedback from attorneys and others involved in the court system. Voters have the opportunity to vote not to retain judges.
All state judges serve a two- year probationary period before standing for retention. Judges then must be retained every four years for county court, six years for district court, eight years for appellate court and 10 years for Supreme Court.
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