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Colorado Court of Appeals

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Honorable Daniel M. Taubman

Retention year: 1996
Recommendation: Retain

The State Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Daniel M. Taubman BE RETAINED.

Judge Taubman was admitted to the Bar of Colorado in 1975.  He was a law clerk to the Honorable Charles E. Steward, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for one year.  Before he was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeal on November 11, 1992, Judge Taubman practices law in connection with legal services programs in Colorado Springs, Denver and New York.

Judge Taubman has been actively involved in the bar association and community activities.  He has been a member of numerous committees of the Colorado, Denver and El Paso County Bar Associations.  He has served as the chair of several Colorado Bar Association committees and sub-committees. He has been a coach of the Odyssey of the Mind program at an elementary school since 1991.  Judge Taubman has authored or co-authored a number of publications and articles dealing with civil practice and procedure and social security issues.  He has devoted time to continuing legal education of the bar.  Judge Taubman is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Public Education.

Judge Taubman strives to ensure that the opinions he writes have a high level of quality and demonstrate an understanding of the arguments and issues presented by the parties.  His goal is to become more informed about the laws governing sentencing in criminal cases as well as other fields of substantive law with which the Court of Appeals deals less frequently.  Attorney questionnaires received by the State Commission rate Judge Taubman highly overall.  He received high marks for integrity, equal treatment of all persons, his knowledge of law and procedure and his attentiveness and patience during oral arguments.  Of the responses received from attorneys, 86.7% voted to retain Judge Taubman, 6.7% had no opinion and 6.7% voted not to retain him.