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Thirteenth Judicial District - Washington County Judge

2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
2009 Interim Survey Report
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Honorable Carl S. McGuire III

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Thirteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Carl S. McGuire III BE RETAINED.

Judge McGuire was appointed to the Washington County Court in November, 2004.  Judge McGuire studied agricultural economics at Colorado State University and he received his law degree from the University of Wyoming College of Law.  At the time of taking the bench, he was a Judge Advocate in the Naval Reserve.  He has a part time private law practice in Brush, Colorado.  He is an active member of the Akron Lions Club, the Akron American Legion, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.  A key interest of the judge is working with school age children at the Akron Elementary School.  In April 2012, Judge McGuire returned from a ten month deployment in Afghanistan.  Judge McGuire’s docket currently consists primarily of traffic misdemeanor, traffic infraction, criminal misdemeanor, and civil cases.  Prior to his deployment, he volunteered to assist another county judge in the Thirteenth Judicial District whose caseload was especially heavy.

The Commission reviewed the results of surveys of attorneys and non-attorneys, including jurors, parties, and others who have appeared in Judge McGuire’s court.  The Commission also interviewed him and reviewed writing samples.  It should be noted that when Judge McGuire received negative criticism about one minor aspect of his courtroom conduct, he was quick to eliminate that conduct and showed a positive example of his ability to accept and respond to constructive criticism appropriately.  In almost all other areas addressed in the surveys, he rated higher than the other county judges standing for retention in the state.

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 96% recommended to retain, 3% not to retain, and 0% were undecided or did not have enough information to make a recommendation.  Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 87% recommended to retain, 9% 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, 90% recommended to retain and 9% not to retain. (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)