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Second Judicial District - Denver County Judge

Honorable Arthur L. Fine

Retention year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Arthur L. Fine BE RETAINED.

Judge Fine, a Denver native, completed an undergraduate degree at Harvard College in 1954. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1959 and was admitted into the Colorado bar that year.

Before his appointment as a county court judge in 1988, Judge Fine clerked for a Colorado Supreme Court Justice, was an assistant U.S. Attorney, and was in private practice after 1964. Judge Fine currently hears civil cases involving money damages. Judge Fine is interested in improving resource management in the courts, including the possibility of establishing satellite courts outside of the downtown location, to promote more economical and cost-effective access to court services. The Commission found that Judge Fine is a competent, fair, concerned and courteous judge. He spends much of his personal time working on projects such as a Colorado Bar Association's committee on the Availability of Legal Services, and with the Anti-Defamation League's juvenile diversion program to help young persons.

Attorneys surveyed voted 61% to retain Judge Fine, 28% to not retain him, and 11% had no opinion. Court employees voted 72% to retain, 17% not to retain, and 11% had no opinion.