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Haeger, Robert 1990 Evaluation


Third Judicial District - Huerfano County Court Judge

Honorable Robert E. Haeger 

Retention Year: 1990
Recommendation: Retain


Judicial Performance Commission’s recommendation: Should Be Retained.

Judge Haeger was admitted to the practice of law in Jan. 4, 1988. He was appointed county judge of Huerfano County by Gov. Roy Romer on Nov. 4, 1987. He graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a B.A. in sociology, and from Chicago Kent College of Law. He was admitted to the bar in the Federal District Court in 1966 and to the U.S. Supreme Court in 1968. During his 20 years of active law practice, Haeger was a successful trial attorney.

Haeger presently hears small claims, civil, traffic and misdemeanor cases. He also presides over felony preliminary hearings. In 1989, 1,833 cases were filed in county court.

He is on the Traffic Code Study Committee. A bill to modify the traffic ticket to include a not-guilty box as well as a guilty box is being presented to the legislature with this assistance. He also was appointed by the Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court to the Judicial Conference Planning Committee.

The Judicial Evaluation Committee interviewed and observed Haeger, and found him to be candid, flexible, industrious and nonpartisan. His ratings were at the top of the scale in the responses submitted by lawyers, courthouse workers, and law enforcement officers. The conclusion on the committee is that Haeger is regarded as just, fair and knowledgeable.