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Gov. Hickenlooper appoints district court judge for Jackson and Larimer counties

DENVER — Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 — Gov. John Hickenlooper appointed Michelle Brinegar as a district court judge in the 8th Judicial District (Jackson and Larimer counties). Brinegar will fill a vacancy due to the retirement of the Hon. Dave Williams.

 

Brinegar currently serves as a Chief Deputy District Attorney for the 8th Judicial District, where she supervises the Juvenile Division and the Sex Assault/Crimes against Children Units. She also serves on the Colorado Juvenile Justice Task Force as a state district attorney representative.

 

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

 

The appointment is effective Dec. 19, 2013.

 

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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.