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Galchinsky, Herbert 2002 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - Denver County Court Judge

Honorable Herbert H. Galchinsky 

Retention Year: 2002
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Herbert H. Galchinsky BE RETAINED.

Judge Galchinsky was appointed to the Denver County Court bench in January 1995. Prior to his appointment, he worked in private practice for 31 years and also served as a part-time magistrate. Judge Galchinsky has lived in Colorado since he was nine months old. He attended Lake Middle School and North High School. Judge Galchinsky received his undergraduate degree and his law degree from the University of Denver. He currently presides over domestic relations matters.

Judge Galchinsky has developed a program of ongoing dialogue with youth in Denver through the Denver County Court and Denver Public Schools. He also coached children’s basketball and baseball for many years.

The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Galchinsky from attorneys and non-attorneys, which included written comments. The Commission also considered a self-evaluation prepared by Judge Galchinsky and conducted a personal interview with him.

Seventy-five percent of the attorneys surveyed recommended that Judge Galchinsky be retained, 15% recommended that he not be retained and 10% had no opinion. Of the non-attorneys who responded to the survey, 82% recommended that he be retained, 6% recommended that he not be retained and 12% had no opinion.