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Second Judicial District - District Judge


Reports:
2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report

Honorable Ann B. Frick

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Ann B. Frick BE RETAINED.

Judge Frick was appointed to the Denver District Court in April 2010.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Frick was an attorney in private practice.  Judge Frick received her undergraduate degree from Colorado College in 1973, and her law degree from the University of Colorado in 1978.  Judge Frick has been very active in many community service activities, and since her appointment she has demonstrated her commitment to community services through judicial and legal activities.    

The Commission reviewed survey results of attorneys, appellate court judges, and non-attorneys who have appeared in Judge Frick’s courtroom, conducted a personal interview with the judge, reviewed the submission of three written opinions, and selected members of the Commission observed Judge Frick in court.   Judge Frick has presided over domestic and civil matters, and currently presides over civil matters.   Based on the survey results of attorneys and appellate judges, Judge Frick received an overall combined average rating which exceeded the average combined rating of all district judges standing for retention.  Of the non-attorneys surveyed, Judge Frick received an overall combined average rating which was slightly below the average combined rating of all district judges standing for retention.  Judge Frick received high marks in case management, application and knowledge of the law, communications, and demeanor.   Judge Frick is often described as being very fair, treats all participants in her courtroom with respect, and runs her courtroom in an efficient manner. 

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 88% recommended to retain, 9% not to retain, and 3% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation.   Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 91% recommended to retain and 9% not to retain.  Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 77% recommended to retain, 16% not to retain, and 6% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation.  Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 83% recommended to retain and 18% not to retain.  (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)