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Twenty-Second Judicial District - Dolores County Judge

2012 Retention Survey Report
2011 Interim Survey Report
2009 Interim Survey Report
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Honorable E. Dale Boyd

Retention year: 2012
Recommendation: Retain

The Twenty-Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge E. Dale Boyd BE RETAINED.

Judge Boyd was appointed as the Dolores County Court Judge for Dolores County on January 4, 2005.  Judge Boyd also serves as the Municipal Judge in the Town of Dove Creek.  Judge Boyd graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science from New Mexico State University in 1970.  Judge Boyd also works as a rancher specializing in alfalfa hay production and raising Limousine cattle.  He is involved in his community serving as a speaker at the local high school and periodically invites students into his courtroom as an educational opportunity.

The Commission reviewed the results of surveys, reviewed the self-evaluation of Judge Boyd, conducted unannounced courtroom observation, reviewed caseload statistics, and conducted an interview with Judge Boyd prior to making the recommendation for retention.  According to the survey one of Judge Boyd’s strengths is his neutrality and fairness.  Most of Judge Boyd’s cases involve parties who are not represented by attorneys and he strives to manage a courtroom forum that both encourages and accommodates participation by pro se parties, but also adheres to the law and maintains order. Judge Boyd is one of the few lay judges in the State of Colorado.  Although he possesses no formal legal training, he is able to contact other Colorado judges and utilize provided judicial resources and training, if needed.  Judge Boyd utilizes his multiple life experiences, as well as his judicial training and constant efforts to remain current in the law in arriving at his daily judicial decisions.

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 92% recommended to retain, 8% not to retain, and 0% were undecided or didn’t have enough information to make a recommendation.  Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 90% recommended to retain, 8% 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, 92% recommended to retain and 8% recommended not to retain.