Municipal Court Judge

Town of Pagosa Springs   Pagosa Springs, CO   Full-time     Legal
Posted on July 15, 2022

Municipal Court Judge

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking qualified candidates to fill the position of Municipal Court Judge. Interested candidates must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado.

The Town of Pagosa Springs is seeking qualified applicants to perform senior judicial activities for the Pagosa Springs Municipal Court. As the presiding judge, you will set the standards for judicial conduct and decision-making in the Court; lead and contribute to programs designed to improve the community; and collaborate with peers and colleagues on legislative recommendations and long-range planning for the Court. The Municipal Court Judge is a part-time position under the general direction of the Town Council within the legal framework established by state statute and local ordinances. Our Municipal Court Judges are responsible for applying relevant Supreme Court rules, State statutes, Town ordinances, and case law when presiding over bench and jury trials, pre-trial conferences, arraignments, motions and other hearings.

Specific duties of the Municipal Court Judge shall include the following: Act as Presiding Judge in Municipal Court for traffic and municipal code violations. Hold regular court sessions on a schedule mutually determined by the Municipal Judge and the Town, generally four (4) sessions per month. Required to be responsive to communication by telephone or email for needs outside the courtroom.

Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from law school with a Juris Doctorate degree or LL.B; AND five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney (preferably with in-court background); OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Colorado. Must be a citizen of the United States. Must complete annual continuing education requirements as required by state statute. This is a part-time exempt position averaging 960 to 1040 hours annually. The annual salary range is $38,950 to $55,160, dependent upon experience and qualifications.

Town of Pagosa Springs

Pagosa Springs , CO