JUDICIAL DUE DILIGENCE & ENDORSEMENT POLICIES
The CWBA actively engages in the decisions to appoint Colorado judges. We are the only bar association in the state that conducts due diligence and provides the Governor with a confidential memorandum of each of the short-listed candidates for all vacancies in district courts, Court of Appeals, and Colorado Supreme Court.
Read more about our decision and current considerations in a blog post written by President Emma Garrison.Our endorsement hold is for Colorado district court, Court of Appeals, and Supreme Court vacancies and does not include federal appointments. We will continue to accept endorsement requests from any nominee for a federal judicial appointment.
Any questions or other requests for federal endorsement should be submitted in writing via email to the current CWBA President (Emma Garrison) and the current Judicial Committee Co-Chairs (Andrea Bronson, Rebecca Cohn, and Rachel Burkhart). Requests for endorsement should be sent within 72 hours of when the relevant shortlist is announced unless the nominees have been advised by the CWBA of a specific date by which to submit endorsement requests. The CWBA will only consider endorsing a nominee if that nominee has asked for the CWBA's endorsement.