University of Denver

Colorado’s Merit Selection System: The Gold Standard

May 2, 2012

Executive Director Rebecca Love Kourlis and Quality Judges Initiative Director Malia Reddick participated in a panel with the Honorable Janice B. Davidson, Colorado Court of Appeals chief judge; Gene A. Ciancio, a shareholder of Donelson, Ciancio, & Grant. P.C.; and Theresa Spahn, of counsel for Wedgle and Associates.

Their discussion included a history and overview of the Colorado merit selection system, how it compares to other systems nationally, and ethical dilemmas and challenges when litigating in states with other judicial selection systems.