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Eighteenth Judicial District - District Judge

2008 Retention Survey Report

Honorable Vincent R. White

Retention year: 2008
Recommendation: Retain

The Eighteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends by a unanimous vote that Judge Vincent R. White BE RETAINED.

Background:  Vincent R. White has been a District Court Judge in the Eighteenth Judicial District since 2005.  After earning his Bachelor Degree from North Carolina State University in 1986 and his Juris Doctorate from North Carolina Central University School of Law in 1990, Judge White served on active Duty in the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s office until 1992.  Judge White continues to serve as a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force Reserve, litigating employment claims.  Judge White is active in the community, coaching youth soccer.

Judge White worked for a year in the Colorado Springs Public Defender’s Office before joining the Colorado Springs City Attorney’s Office in 1994.  In 1999 Judge White Joined the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and remained there until being hired by the Colorado Attorney General’s Office in 2000, where he remained until 2001.  Judge White served as a Magistrate in Adams County for a brief time before returning to the Colorado Attorney General’s Office as the Chief of the Employment Law Section.  Judge White remained in the Attorney General’s Office until being appointed a District Judge in 2005.  Judge White currently has a mixed case load consisting of civil, criminal and mental health case.

The Commission has conducted extensive research in making its recommendation.  The Commission has reviewed surveys conducted on Judge White’s performance, it has extensively interviewed a cross section of people who have appeared before Judge White, members of the Commission have observed the Judge in the courtroom and the Commission has interviewed Judge White and considered his self-evaluation.

Recommendation:  In survey results, 86% of attorneys and 98% of non-attorneys recommended that Judge White be retained.  Judge White received particularly high marks from both attorneys and non-attorneys for his impartiality, for the sense of dignity he brings to the courtroom and for his excellent judicial temperament.  The Commission was particularly impressed with comments in the surveys and interviews that consistently complimented Judge White for the respect that he shows all who appear before him. Judge White’s personal goal as a relatively new judge is to continue to grow in his knowledge of the law over the broad spectrum of legal issues a judge must confront. 

The Commission encourages Judge White to continue that growth and recommends that he be retained.