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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints new county court judge for Conejos County

DENVER — Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Susan Broyles to serve as the county court judge in the 12th Judicial District in Conejos County. Broyles will fill a vacancy that occurred as a result of the resignation of the Hon. Mary Garcia.


Broyles currently assists pro bono clients with contracts, torts, business formation and dissolution, traffic and misdemeanor offenses, collections and insurance. For 10 years, she took a sabbatical from the legal profession to teach reading and writing to disadvantaged children in an inner-city school. Prior to that, she was a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Department of Corrections. Broyles has worked in private practice, focusing on product liability/negligence, business formation and dissolution, contracts and discrimination cases. Prior to law school, Broyles was a non-attorney county court judge in Conejos County.


Broyles earned a bachelor’s degree from Adams State College and a J.D. from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver.


The appointment is effective immediately.




About the judicial selection process

Each of Colorado’s 22 judicial districts has a judicial district nominating commission. The nominating commission selects three nominees for the district and county judicial vacancies of which the final appointment is selected.