Colorado State Archives
Executive Orders from the Administration of Governor Bill Owens 1999-2005
Thursday, October 19, 2000
Amy Jewett Sampson
OWENS APPOINTS J. DOUGLAS SHAND TO THE SIXTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PERFORMANCE COMMISSION
DENVER – Governor Bill Owens has appointed J. Douglas Shand of Durango to the Sixth Judicial District Performance Commission. He will serve as an attorney member for a term expiring Nov. 30, 2003.
Shand is an attorney with Shand, Newbold & Chapman, P.C. in Durango. He received his juris doctor from the University of Colorado Law School. He serves on the executive board of the Durango Industrial Development Foundation and is a member of the Colorado Bar Association. Shand has also held executive board positions with the Fort Lewis College Foundation.
There is a judicial performance commission in each of the 22 judicial districts and a state judicial performance commission. Each commission consists of 10 members, four of whom are attorneys, six of whom are non-attorneys. The Governor and the chief justice of the Supreme Court each appoint one attorney and two non-attorneys. The president of the Senate and the speaker of the House each appoint one attorney and one non-attorney member to the commission. Members serve four-year terms.
The Colorado General Assembly created the judicial performance commission to provide voters with fair, responsible and constructive evaluations of trial and appellate judges and justices seeking retention in general elections.
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