DuBois, Jann 2014 Evaluation


Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Jann DuBois

Retention Year: 2014
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard

The Fourth Judicial Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends, by a vote of 8-0, that Judge Jann DuBois BE RETAINED.

Jann DuBois received her undergraduate diploma in 1982 from The Colorado College and her law degree in 1986 from the University of Colorado School of Law. After admission to practice, she joined the District Attorney's Office in 1987 where she worked as a Deputy D.A., Senior Deputy, and Chief Deputy for the Child Support Enforcement Unit. In 1996 she was appointed as Magistrate where she exclusively handled domestic/family law cases. She was appointed by Governor Owens as a District Court Judge in 2005. As District Court Judge, she presides over both a civil and domestic relations docket, and previously presided over a criminal docket as well. Judge DuBois engages in significant activities outside of court and extensive community service. She is Co-Chair of the Parenting through Divorce Committee, Chairman of the Lohman Award—Excellence on Behalf of Children Selection Committee, is a Judicial Liaison for the Association of Multidisciplinary Professionals Serving Families Committee, and is the Project Coordinator for the Parenting Plan Possibilities booklet. Judge DuBois served on the El Paso County Bar Association Strategic Planning Committee and was Co-Chair of the Parenting through Divorce Committee for over ten years.  She is a frequent speaker on family law issues at conferences throughout the state.

The Commission evaluated Judge DuBois’ performance by conducting a personal interview, reviewing opinions she authored, reviewing her self-evaluation, and analyzing attorney and non-attorney questionnaire responses. Attorneys were overwhelmingly in favor of retention, with 90% recommending retention and 11% making no recommendation. Of non-attorneys surveyed, 75% recommended retaining, 12% not to retain, and 12% made no recommendation. (These percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding.)

Judge DuBois was rated strongly neutral, with no discernible bias toward either prosecution or defense. Judge DuBois strengths of professionalism, fairness and respect to all parties, and compassion were noted throughout. The Commission noted her enthusiasm and love of learning despite 18 years on the bench.