Eighth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Terence A. Gilmore
Retention Year: 2004
The Eighth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Terence A. Gilmore BE RETAINED. The vote of the Commission was 10-0.
Judge Gilmore was appointed as a District Court Judge for the Eighth Judicial District on November 30, 2000. Preceding his appointment, Judge Gilmore was a Chief Deputy District Attorney in the Eighth Judicial District. He is a graduate of George Washington University and the University of Denver Law School. During the period of review for this term, Judge Gilmore has been responsible for civil, juvenile, and criminal cases.
The Commission reviewed the 2004 Judicial Performance Survey data from attorneys and non-attorneys prepared by the Colorado State Commission on Judicial Performance. The survey evaluated case management, application and knowledge of the law, communications, demeanor, and diligence. The Commission reviewed a written self-evaluation and interviewed Judge Gilmore. The Commission also interviewed attorneys and non-attorneys having professional contact with the judge, conducted a public hearing, and made courtroom observations.
The survey results show that attorneys and non-attorneys rate Judge Gilmore higher in all categories than the state average for all judges. Attorneys rated him significantly higher than average in the areas of case management, application and knowledge of the law, communications, and for his courtroom demeanor and treatment of persons in his court. Non-attorneys also rated him highly for his fairness and his demeanor and treatment of those appearing before him. Ninety percent of attorneys responding to the survey strongly recommended his retention, compared to the average of 74% for judges statewide.
Comments received in the interviews reflect that Judge Gilmore has continued to improve his judicial performance and that his retention is recommended by those having frequent professional contact with him.
The Commission believes Judge Gilmore is an asset to the Eighth Judicial District and recommends his retention.