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Eighteenth Judicial District - District Judge


Reports:
2002 Retention Survey Report

Honorable Cheryl L. Post

Retention year: 2002
Recommendation: Retain

The Eighteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Cheryl L. Post BE RETAINED.

Judge Cheryl L. Post has a B.A. in History and Secondary Education from Colorado State University, an M.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Colorado in Denver and a law degree from the University of Denver. Judge Post practiced law as a civil litigator with the law firm of Holmes, Roberts & Owen and Kobayashi & Associates in Denver prior to being appointed to the District Court in October 1993. Judge Post currently presides over a juvenile division.

The Commission personally interviewed Judge Post and reviewed written evaluations from a random sample of attorneys, court employees, law enforcement personnel, jurors and other constituents who have been involved in proceedings in Judge Post’s courtroom.

The overall responses rate Judge Post’s performance very favorable. She rated higher than average in the areas of punctuality; managing the court docket; utilizing the court time efficiently; and making correct legal decisions. The non-attorney surveys scored Judge Post very slightly below average on courtesy toward parties, witnesses and attorneys. The attorneys surveyed rated her higher than average on treating parties equally regardless of race, gender or economic status; fair and impartial toward both sides; treating pro se parties fairly; verbal communications; professional demeanor in the courtroom; courtesy toward pro se parties; being prepared on all court matters; providing quick access to the court in emergency situations; timely ruling on motions; and making decisions without regard to possible criticism.

The survey indicated that 87% of attorneys recommended that Judge Post be retained in office, 10% recommended not to retain and 3% had no opinion. The survey of non-attorneys indicated that 86% recommended that Judge Post be retained, 6% recommended not to retain and 8% had no opinion.