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Eighth Judicial District - Jackson County Judge

2008 Retention Survey Report

Honorable Rex A. Shaw

Retention year: 2008
Recommendation: Retain

The Eighth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance strongly recommends by unanimous vote that Judge Rex A. Shaw BE RETAINED.

Judge Shaw was appointed to the Jackson County Court in 1985.  This is a part-time position.  His cases are approximately fifteen percent (15%) civil cases, and the balance consists of criminal and traffic offenses.  Judge Shaw is one of several county court judges in Colorado who are not lawyers.

Judge Shaw engages in community service including serving as president of the Jackson County Lions Club, participation in community activities such as the Health Fair, Children’s Center, and visitor at schools.

Members of the Commission interviewed Judge Shaw, observed him in the courtroom, reviewed opinions authored by him, interviewed persons with significant contacts with Judge Shaw, and considered the results of a survey of persons who have appeared before him as parties and jurors.  The survey rated Judge Shaw in the areas of case management, knowledge and application of the law, communications, demeanor and diligence.  No attorneys responded to the survey.  The non-attorneys responding to the survey rated Judge Shaw higher than the average for county court judges in all five categories in the survey.

Ninety-two percent (92%) of non-attorneys responding favored retention of Judge Shaw.  Seventy-five percent (75%) of non-attorneys responding to the survey strongly recommended that Judge Shaw be retained in office.