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Colorado Court of Appeals

Honorable Sandra I. Rothenberg

Retention year: 2000
Recommendation: Retain

The State Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Sandra I. Rothenberg BE RETAINED.

Judge Rothenberg was appointed to the Colorado Court of Appeals in 1990. Prior to this appointment, she served as a trial judge in the Denver District Court, 1979-1990, was a professor at Georgetown University School of Law, 1973-1975, and was in private practice of law, 1971-1973 and 1975-1979. She has also taught in law school programs at the University of Colorado and Denver University. She graduated from the University of Miami School of Law, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Miami, and received masters of law degrees from the Georgetown University School of Law and the University of Virginia, which was a judges only program.

Judge Rothenberg is an active member of the community and the bar association. She was president of the Colorado Women's Bar and is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Denver Bar Association. She is also president of the Thompson G. Marsh Inn of Court, which promotes the goals of legal excellence, civility, professionalism, and ethics on a national and international level. She has participated regularly in speaking to non-legal groups, schools, and other community members on subjects of interest to them and to the Bar and teaches yearly at the educational program for Colorado judges.

The State Commission believes that Judge Rothenberg is a diligent, bright, professional and articulate member of the Court of Appeals. Comments of those surveyed indicated that her opinions are thoughtful, concise, and well reasoned.

Judge Rothenberg received the highest retention rating among the Court of Appeals judges rated. Eighty-four percent (84%) of attorneys and court personnel voted to retain Judge Rothenberg, 8% voted not to retain, and 8% had no opinion. Ninety percent (90%) of trial court judges voted to retain Judge Rothenberg, 2% voted not to retain, and 8% had no opinion.