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Second Judicial District - District Judge


Reports:
2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
2009 Interim Survey Report

Honorable Shelley I. Gilman

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Shelley I. Gilman BE RETAINED.

Judge Gilman was appointed to the Denver District Court bench in February 1998.  Prior to her appointment, Judge Gilman practiced in several county trial offices and the appellate division of the Colorado State Public Defender.  She was also in private practice in Denver, specializing in juvenile, criminal, and appellate matters.  Judge Gilman graduated from the University of Illinois and received her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1978.  Judge Gilman currently serves in the criminal division of Denver District Court.

The Commission reviewed surveys of Judge Gilman completed by attorneys and non-attorneys, including written comments. The Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Gilman and conducted a personal interview as well as courtroom observation.  Judge Gilman received high ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys in virtually every category, particularly in the areas of treating all parties equally; communicating clearly, thoroughly, and in a well-reasoned manner; correctly applying the law; and performing with diligence, efficiency and minimal delay.  Judge Gilman works hard, is consistent in her rulings, and conducts an efficient and neutral courtroom.   However, a few attorney-respondents expressed concern about Judge Gilman’s emphasis on docket management.

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 90% recommended to retain, 8% 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, 93% recommended to retain and 8% not to retain. Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 96% recommended to retain, 0% not to retain, and 4% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation. Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 99% recommended to retain and 0% not to retain.  (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)