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Second Judicial District - Denver County Judge


Reports:
2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
2009 Interim Survey Report
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Honorable Doris E. Burd

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Doris E. Burd BE RETAINED.

Judge Burd was appointed to the Denver County Court bench in January 1989.   Prior to her appointment, Judge Burd practiced for two years with the Legal Aid Society and then engaged in private practice in Denver, specializing in family, juvenile, child custody, probate, and some criminal law.  Judge Burd received her law degree from Temple University School of Law in 1975.  She has also served in traffic court, civil court, state criminal court, municipal criminal court, and protective orders court during the last twenty-three years.

The Commission reviewed survey results and comments from prosecuting and defense attorneys, as well as non-attorneys including jurors, probation officers, law enforcement officers, witnesses, and defendants who appeared before Judge Burd.  The Commission also conducted a personal interview with Judge Burd and reviewed her self-evaluation.  Judge Burd’s ratings by both attorneys and non-attorneys are significantly higher than the average ratings of all other county judges standing for retention.  Her peers have described her as “a judges’ judge.” Judge Burd’s high ratings included: knowledge of the law, communication, courtroom demeanor, and diligence.  Judge Burd is polite, courteous to attorneys and non-attorneys, patient, and as having exceptional judicial demeanor.  Judge Burd is also described as unbiased and able to explain complicated legal issues to those in her courtroom.  Judge Burd demonstrates a strong commitment to community service.

Of the 151 attorneys surveyed about retention, 99% recommended to retain, 1% not to retain, and 1% 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 1% not to retain.   Of the 423 non-attorneys surveyed, 95% recommended to retain, 1% not to retain, and 5% 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 1% not to retain. (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)