The Seventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance voted 9-0 (one member absent) to recommend that Judge Sandra K. Miller be retained in the November election.
Judge Miller was appointed to the Delta County bench in March of 2001.
She has practiced law on the Western Slope since 1991. Judge Miller graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Law in 1987. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Miller practiced law in both the public and private sector, practicing as an appellate court briefing attorney, private practitioner, and chief deputy district attorney for the Seventh Judicial District. Her judicial workload includes civil, criminal (misdemeanor and felony) and traffic offenses in the Delta County Court. In addition Judge Miller is acting district judge for Delta County Drug Court.
Judge Miller is strong in the areas of work ethic, being passionate about her work and her community. She diligently prepares for each case before her. She also demonstrates a strong aptitude for managing a very heavy docket and caseload, while remaining focused on treating all persons who come before her in a fair manner. Judge Miller is the past president of Colorado County Judges Association and has held other officer positions in the association. She is active in the National Judicial College, has taught classes for that college, and attends professional conferences.
Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 93 percent recommended to retain, 4 percent not to retain, and 3 percent were undecided or didn't have enough information to make a recommendation. Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 95 percent recommended to retain and 4 percent not to retain. Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 81 percent recommended to retain, 11 percent not to retain, and 8 percent were undecided or didn't have enough information to make a recommendation. Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 88 percent recommended to retain and 12 percent not to retain. (These percentages may not total 100 percent due to rounding.)
No district judges are up for retention in the Seventh Judicial District.
Commissions on Judicial Performance were created in 1988 by the Colorado General Assembly to provide fair, responsible and constructive evaluations of trial and appellate judges and justices. The evaluations enable voters to make informed decisions in judicial retention elections, and also provide judges with information that can be used to improve their professional skills.
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