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Second Judicial District - Denver County Judge

2008 Retention Survey Report
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Honorable Doris E. Burd

Retention year: 2008
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Doris E. Burd BE RETAINED.

Background: Judge Burd was appointed to the Denver County Court bench in January 1989.   Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Burd practiced for two years with the Legal Aid Society and then engaged in private practice in Denver, specializing in family, juvenile, child custody, probate and some criminal law.  Judge Burd received her law degree from Temple University School of Law in 1975.  She has also served in traffic court, civil court, state criminal court, municipal criminal court and protective orders court during the last nineteen years.

To reach its decision, the Commission reviewed survey results and comments from persons who have appeared in Judge Burd’s courtroom including prosecuting and defense attorneys, and non-attorneys including jurors, probation officers, law enforcement officers, witnesses and defendants.  The Commission also conducted a personal interview with Judge Burd and reviewed her self evaluation.

Strengths: Judge Burd is polite, courteous to attorneys and to non-attorneys, patient, and has exceptional judicial demeanor.  Judge Burd has a strong commitment to community service.  For a decade she served as a member of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Council.  She volunteers by speaking to students about the judiciary in addition to cleaning up schools on community days and helping in other ways.  She volunteers for mock trials and engages in other community activities.

Recommendation: In a survey of over 200 non-attorneys, 96% recommended that she be retained in office.  Of the attorneys responding to the questionnaire, 93% recommended retention.