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Bowers, Kathleen 2002 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - Denver County Court Judge

Honorable Kathleen M. Bowers

Retention Year: 2002
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Kathleen M. Bowers BE RETAINED.

Judge Bowers was appointed to the Denver County Court bench in August 1988. Prior to her appointment, she was an Assistant City Attorney, specializing in criminal law, contracts, administrative law and constitutional law. Judge Bowers currently presides over civil matters.

Those who have been in Judge Bowers’ courtroom recognize her experience and ability, and rate her above average in 21 of 25 categories surveyed. Judge Bowers was rated particularly high for impartiality and fairness.
Judge Bowers has a commitment to the community and stated a belief that judges should participate in the life of the city to add their talent to the vibrancy and vitality of the community.

Attorneys and non-attorneys were strongly positive in their appraisal of Judge Bowers’ competence. Of the attorneys responding to the survey, 73% recommended that she be retained, 23% recommended that she not be retained and 4% expressed no opinion. Among non-attorneys, 75% recommended that she be retained, 16% recommended that she not be retained and 9% expressed no opinion.