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Tenth Judicial District - District Judge


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

Honorable Deborah R. Eyler

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Tenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Chief Judge Deborah R. Eyler BE RETAINED by a unanimous vote of 10-0.  The recommendation is based upon observations of Judge Eyler in her courtroom, her self-evaluation, a personal interview, interviews with representatives of agencies appearing frequently in her courtroom, review of appellate decisions, and results of written surveys from attorneys and non-attorneys.

Judge Eyler received her undergraduate and law degrees from Creighton University. For approximately twenty years she was engaged in primarily a civil practice, including family mediation, in Pueblo, Colorado.  She then received an appointment as Pueblo County District Court Family Court Facilitator in 2003.  Judge Eyler also worked as a magistrate primarily in the area of dependency and neglect before her appointment as District Judge on December 1, 2008. She has served as the Chief Judge for the Tenth Judicial District since June 1, 2012.  Judge Eyler shows a strong commitment to Pueblo.  She is involved in many different projects in our community, which include Core Management Team for Safe Schools/Healthy Schools, One Community Pueblo, Juvenile Services Planning Commission, and the Dependency and Neglect Court Best Practices Team.  She is also active in providing input to legislative efforts at improving laws related to child protection.

Judge Eyler exhibits many positive qualities as a member of the bench.  She is described as efficient in maintaining control of her docket, yet she allows the parties the time necessary to litigate issues pertaining to each individual case.  Judge Eyler is prepared for her docket, as well as prepared for cases assigned to her that involve different areas of law.  She exercises control of her courtroom and does so in a manner that is appropriate and respectful.  Judge Eyler is able to take into account the various positions of all parties and exercise independent judgment.  She is consistent with her decisions and rulings.  Judge Eyler treats participants with respect and dignity while maintaining an appropriate demeanor.  She demonstrates a caring and committed attitude toward children and their families. 

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 87% recommended to retain, 10% not to retain, and 2% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation. Of those expressing an opinion to retain or not to retain, 90% recommended to retain and 10% not to retain.   Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 82% recommended to retain, 13% 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, 87% recommended to retain and 13% not to retain.  (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)