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Nineteenth Judicial District - District Judge


Reports:
2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report

Honorable Todd Taylor

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Nineteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends Judge Todd Taylor BE RETAINED. All ten commissioners voted in favor of retention.
 
Judge Taylor completed his undergraduate studies in 1987, earning a BA from the University of Colorado. He received his JD in 1991, from Georgetown University Law Center.  Judge Taylor began his legal career in 1991 as a staff attorney for the Legal Services Corporation in Washington D.C. In 1992 he began working as Deputy District Attorney in Weld County. He left this position in 1997 to start a law practice. As a private attorney he handled family, criminal defense, general civil litigation, administrative, and non-profit corporation law matters. He was appointed to the bench in August of 2010. This is the first time he is sitting for retention.
 
Judge Taylor was raised in Weld County, and after completing his education chose to make Weld County his home. He is an active member of the community. His community service efforts are focused on educational programs where he often speaks to students of all ages about the court and legal system. He is a member of the Mental Health/Criminal Justice Interagency Group. The Commission considered the survey data and comments, the interview of Judge Taylor, courtroom observations, case management data, and the judge’s self-evaluation. The majority of the comments associated with this judge are positive.  Both attorneys and non-attorneys rated him high in his ability to communicate and explain the proceedings to all participants.  His demeanor and diligence rated high as well. The Commission feels the minor concerns highlighted in the survey data and comments, such as being seen as biased toward the prosecution, are being addressed proactively by the judge. The Commission believes that Judge Taylor will continue to develop as a judge as he gains more experience and we have no reservations in recommending he be retained in this position.
 
Of all the attorneys surveyed about retention, 87% recommended to retain, 6% not to retain, and 7% 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 7% not to retain. Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 90% recommended to retain, 4% 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, 96% recommended to retain and 4% not to retain.