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Seventh Judicial District - Hinsdale County Judge


Reports:
2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
2009 Interim Survey Report
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Honorable Alvin (Al) Lutz

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Seventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance voted 9-0 (one member absent) to recommend that Judge Alvin (Al) Lutz BE RETAINED.

Judge Lutz was appointed County Judge for Hinsdale County on January 1, 2006. In his capacity as County Judge, he hears a variety of cases from misdemeanors to civil cases with a maximum value of $15,000. Judge Lutz also serves as the Lake City Municipal Judge.  Prior to his appointment, Judge Lutz worked as Director of Corporate Security for the Wells Fargo Bank Corporation.

As a non-lawyer, Judge Lutz shows a strong willingness to prepare himself for each case, including researching areas of the law applicable to the case.  If he is assigned a case already in process, he reads the file thoroughly before sitting as judge to continue its progress.  He also prepares by attending judges’ conventions and actively reads appellate decisions to further his legal expertise and remain current in substantive areas of the law.  Judge Lutz is very cognizant of the requirements of the often complex job of being a County Judge in a very small community.   

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 100% recommended to retain. Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 78% recommended to retain, 9% not to retain, and 13% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation. Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 89% recommended to retain and 11% not to retain.