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Twentieth Judicial District - Boulder County Judge

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Honorable Diane R. MacDonald

Retention year: 1996
Recommendation: Retain

The 20th Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Diane MacDonald BE RETAINED.

Judge MacDonald was appointed to the Boulder County bench in October 1993. She served as a 20th Judicial District Magistrate from March 1991 to October 1993. Judge MacDonald specialized in the area of criminal and juvenile law prior to her positions in the 20th Judicial District. Her county court docket consists of mostly criminal matters including felony complaints, misdemeanors and traffic complaints. She also handles civil cases up to $10,000 over which the county court has jurisdiction.

Among the groups surveyed, Judge MacDonald was rated very highly. She is respected for her ability to deal professionally and effectively with those who appear in front of her. The county court docket is extremely large and Judge MacDonald has displayed great skill in efficiently avoiding backlogs or delays in handling cases. In conclusion, Judge MacDonald’s demeanor, legal ability and administrative skills are regarded highly.