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Davidson, Janice 1990 Evaluation


Colorado Court of Appeals

Honorable Janice B. Davidson 

Retention Year: 1990
Recommendation: Retain


Judicial Performance Commission’s recommendation: Should Be Retained.

Judge Davidson graduated from Skidmore College with a bachelor of arts degree in government in 1966. She received her law degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in 1969 and was admitted to the New York bar in 1969 and the Colorado bar in 1971. Her experience prior to her appointment included private law practice, 1984-85, and service as counsel for several government agencies in the following capacities: New York Legal Aid, attorney, 1969-71; Denver Public Defender’s Office, 1973-73; Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Regional Litigation Center, counsel, 1973-75; Colorado Department of Law, assistant attorney general, 1975-84. Davidson was appointed as a county judge in August 1985 and served in that capacity until her appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals in May 1988.

Attorney and trial court judges noted that Davidson exhibits a high level of interest and devotion to her work and possesses a number of positive judicial qualities, including legal scholarship, decisiveness, and organizational ability, which are necessary for a member of the court. Comments from attorneys suggest she improve her patience in the courtroom. Davidson stressed she would work to correct that perception.