DENVER — Thursday, July 12, 2012 — Gov. John Hickenlooper announced the appointment of Jean Woodford to serve as a county court judge in the 1st Judicial District (Jefferson County). Woodford will fill a judgeship created pursuant to HB12-1073, “Number of Judges in Judicial Districts,” sponsored by Rep. J. Paul Brown and Sen. Ellen Roberts.
Woodford currently works for the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as the First Assistant Attorney General, a position she has held since 2004. Woodford is responsible for the Financial Fraud Unit, which investigates and prosecutes securities fraud, insurance fraud and auto theft. Previously, she worked as Acting District Attorney for the 7th Judicial District and as Assistant District Attorney.
Woodford earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado and J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School.
Woodford’s judicial appointment is effective immediately.