Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Wednesday, November 17, 1999
Amy Jewett Sampson
DENVER -- Governor Bill Owens announced today the placement of a full-time Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in Pueblo, Colorado for the Division of Administrative Hearings.
"This appointment is particularly meaningful as it places a full-time judge in southern Colorado for the first time in nearly 10 years," noted Governor Owens. He stated, "Citizens, businesses and employers alike have not had easy access to judicial services. Under this plan, residents of southern and southeastern Colorado will gain that accessibility and service."
The Division of Administrative Hearings is responsible for the judges who conduct hearings on all workers' compensation cases, human services and regulatory agency cases throughout the state. This judgeship falls under the responsibility of Executive Director of the Department of Personnel Larry Trujillo, who was appointed by the Governor last January 1999.
The southern Colorado judge will conduct hearings throughout southern and southeastern Colorado, including the San Luis Valley-Alamosa, Trinidad, Walsenburg, and La Junta. The Division of Administrative Hearings has not offered workers' compensation hearings in Alamosa for over 25 years and has never conducted these hearings in Trinidad, Walsenburg or La Junta. The Pueblo judge will also contribute to El Paso County by conducting hearings in Colorado Springs. With this appointment, the Pueblo workers' compensation docket will be doubled.
The State is now accepting applications for the position. For additional information on the selection process, contact Dolores S. Atencio, Director, Division of Administrative Hearings, 303.764.1448.
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