Seventh Judicial District - Montrose County Court Judge
Honorable Charles R. Greenacre
Retention Year: 1998
The Seventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Charles R. Greenacre BE RETAINED.
Judge Greenacre was appointed to the bench as County Judge, Montrose County, in November 1994. From 1972 when admitted to the bar until 1980, Judge Greenacre practiced in the public sector. He was an attorney for Colorado Rural Legal Services and Deputy State Public Defender. From 1980 until his appointment to the bench, Judge Greenacre was in private practice. Judge Greenacre is active in community affairs and professional associations.
The Judicial Performance Commission, after their interview, was impressed with Judge Greenacre's dedication to his position as Judge and his commitment to constant improvement in the justice system. He appeared sensitive to his responsibility as a Judge and respectful of all litigants that appeared before him. Judge Greenacre in his self-evaluation set high goals for himself, including adhering to the law and facts without bias or prejudice, and explaining decisions. He seeks to improve the administration of justice through the development of an evidence manual, jury reform and securing additional sentencing resources to provide flexibility.
The Commission's high evaluation of Judge Greenacre, and his own self-evaluation, are fully confirmed in the responses and comments from both attorneys and non-attorneys. Ninety-seven percent of attorneys responding to the evaluation recommended that Judge Greenacre be retained, which is an extremely high percentage given the nature of the adversary system. Ninety-two percent of non-attorneys recommended retention, also a very favorable endorsement.
Accordingly, the Judicial Performance Commission of the Seventh Judicial District unanimously (with one abstention) recommends that Judge Charles R. Greenacre be retained.