Judge Douglas Tallman Retiring

Prowers County Courthouse

Prowers County Courthouse

15th Judicial District announces District Court Vacancy

Commission sets date to select nominees.

The Fifteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission will meet Sept. 14, 2015, at the Prowers County Courthouse in Lamar to interview and select nominees for appointment by the governor to the office of district judge for the Fifteenth Judicial District (Baca, Cheyenne, Kiowa and Prowers counties). The vacancy will be created by the retirement of the Hon. P. Douglas Tallman. The vacancy will occur on Oct. 2, 2015.

To be eligible for appointment to fill the vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Fifteenth Judicial District and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. The current annual salary for this position is $159,320. 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 Monica M. Márquez, 2 E. 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203; and the office of the district administrator, Barbara McDaniel, Prowers County Courthouse, 301 S. Main St., Suite 300, Lamar, CO 81052. Applications also are available on the court’s home page at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Careers/Judge.cfm.

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