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Eighth Judicial District - Larimer County Judge

2008 Retention Survey Report
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Honorable Ronald L. Schultz

Retention year: 2008
Recommendation: Retain

The Eighth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends by unanimous vote that Judge Ronald L. Schultz BE RETAINED.

Judge Schultz was appointed to the Larimer County Court in 1974, and has served in that capacity since that time.  His cases are approximately one-half civil cases and one-half criminal cases consisting of misdemeanor and traffic offenses.  Prior to his appointment he was in private practice, served as a prosecutor for the City and County of Denver, and was a deputy district attorney in the Eighth Judicial District.

Judge Schultz has engaged in community service including presentations to schools and within his church.  Judge Schultz also teaches a college course in business law.

The Commission interviewed Judge Schultz, observed him in the courtroom, reviewed opinions authored by him, interviewed persons with significant contacts with Judge Schultz, and considered the results of a survey of persons who have appeared before him as parties, attorneys, and jurors.  The survey rated Judge Schultz in the areas of case management, knowledge and application of the law, communications, demeanor and diligence.  Attorneys responding to the survey rated his demeanor and communication skills as average for trial judges, but rated him below average for trial judges in his application and knowledge of the law, case management, and diligence.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of attorneys and ninety-four percent (94%) of non-attorneys favored retention of Judge Schultz.  Fifty-eight percent (58%) of attorneys responding and eighty-six percent (86%) of non-attorneys responding strongly recommended that Judge Schultz be retained in office.