Twenty-First Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Amanda Bailey
Retention Year: 1994
Judge Bailey graduated from the University of Michigan Law School with honors in 1977. She practiced in Grand Junction, Colorado from 1979 until her appointment to the bench in 1990.
Judge Bailey currently presides over a full district court docket in Mesa County which includes criminal, civil, juvenile, probate, and any other emergency matters which are within the jurisdiction of the court.
The commission met with Judge Bailey and considered the surveys which were submitted by courthouse personnel, law enforcement, attorneys practicing before her, and litigants. The commission unanimously found Judge Bailey to be an intellectual, conscientious, diligent and a fair jurist. Her personality since being appointed has grown to that of increase judicial stature and temperament. She demands the most of herself and those attorneys who practice in her court.
Of the surveys submitted, 90% and 100% of persons responding recommended retention of Judge Bailey. The statistical analyses were highly favorable and indicated that Judge Bailey is one of the hardest working jurists in the 21st Judicial District.
The 21st Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Amanda D. Bailey BE RETAINED.