Nineteenth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Gilbert A. Gutierrez
Retention Year: 2006
The Nineteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Gilbert A. Gutierrez BE RETAINED.
Judge Gutierrez was appointed as a County Court judge in January of 1997 and to the District Court in August of 2002. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Gutierrez had a part-time criminal defense practice and was a Professor of Sociology (Criminal Justice) at the University of Northern Colorado. During the past two years, he has presided over felony criminal cases.
He engages in community service both related and unrelated to his judicial role, which he believes is crucial to his role as a judge. He is involved in organizations that help the youth in the community, as well as those that help the disadvantaged. During his interview, he expressed a particular interest in his volunteer work with the Greeley Dream Team.
The Judge is committed to providing a consistent demeanor in the courtroom and is open to ways to continue to improve in all areas, including his knowledge of rules of evidence and procedure. Based on the overall survey results, he has earned the reputation of being an excellent judge.
Attorney and non-attorney questionnaires received by the Commission rate Judge Gutierrez very high overall, especially in the areas of making prompt rulings, maintaining appropriate demeanor, speaking clearly, and treating everyone politely and with respect. He also received consistent high marks for fairness, patience, efficiency, and knowledge of the law. Of the non-attorney responses received, 96 percent voted to retain; of the attorney responses received, 100 percent voted to retain.