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First Judicial District - District Judge


Reports:
2004 Retention Survey Report
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Honorable Stephen M. Munsinger

Retention year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The First Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends by a vote of nine for, and one opposed that Judge Stephen M. Munsinger BE RETAINED.

The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Munsinger from attorneys and non-attorneys including written verbatim comments attached to the evaluation questionnaires. The Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Munsinger and conducted a personal interview with Judge Munsinger.

Judge Munsinger was appointed to the bench on July lst, 2001 after serving in private law practice for about 20 years. Prior to that he served three years each in the U.S. Attorney's Office and in the Denver District Attorney's office.

Judge Munsinger served in Vietnam (1967-68) as an Army Aviator flying helicopters. He is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the Scottish Rite Foundation of Colorado working with and through Children's Hospital in treating childhood language disorders at clinics throughout Colorado.

When compared with other District Court Judges, Judge Munsinger received average and above average ratings in the categories of Demeanor, Fairness, Communications, Diligence, and Application and Knowledge of Law.

Of the attorneys who responded to the survey, 89% recommended Judge Munsinger for retention, 7% favored non-retention and 4% were undecided. Of the non-attorneys who responded to the survey, 82% recommended Judge Munsinger for retention, 13% favored non-retention and 5% were undecided.