Home Judicial Performance Evaluations 2002 Full List Judge Romano

Seventeenth Judicial District - Adams County Judge


Reports:
2002 Retention Survey Report
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Honorable Sabino E. Romano

Retention year: 2002
Recommendation: Retain

The Seventeenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Sabino E. Romano BE RETAINED.

Judge Romano was appointed to the County Court bench in 1986 by former Governor Lamm. Prior to his appointment to the bench, Judge Romano was in private practice and served as a Magistrate for the Eighteenth Judicial District. Judge Romano received his undergraduate degree from the University of Denver in 1971, from which he graduated magna cum laude, and received his law degree from the University of Denver in 1973.

The Commission reviewed survey results regarding Judge Romano from attorneys and non-attorneys. The Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Romano and conducted a personal interview with the judge.

The most pervasive comment regarding Judge Romano throughout the evaluation process was his courtesy on the bench. Both attorneys and non-attorneys went to great lengths to describe Judge Romano’s respectful and courteous demeanor. Other anecdotal comments praised his fairness and characterized him as an asset to the judicial system. Judge Romano also appears to lead a balanced life, enjoying hobbies such as making pasta and gardening.

Judge Romano also received high ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys in the statistical portion of the survey, with 95% of attorneys and 85% of non-attorneys giving Judge Romano an "A" in the category of being courteous towards parties and witnesses. Additionally, 84% of attorneys and 85% of non-attorneys gave Judge Romano a rating of "B" or higher in the category of being fair and impartial. Of the attorneys responding to the survey, 93% recommend that Judge Romano be retained, 5% recommend he not be retained and 2% had no opinion. Of the non-attorneys responding to the survey, 90% recommend that Judge Romano be retained, 5% recommend he not be retained and 5% had no opinion.