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Haeger, Robert 1998 Evaluation


Third Judicial District - Huerfano County Court Judge

Honorable Robert E. Haeger

Retention Year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain


The Third Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Robert E. Haeger BE RETAINED.

Judge Robert Haeger was appointed County Judge of Huerfano County by Governor Roy R. Romer on November 4, 1987, and admitted to the practice of law in Colorado in January 1988.

Judge Haeger graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Sociology in 1962. He earned a J.D. degree from Chicago Kent College of Law in 1966. Judge Haeger was admitted to the Illinois Bar in 1966, admitted to the practice of law in the Federal District Court in 1966 and to the United States Supreme Court in 1968. During his 20 years of active law practice, Robert Haeger was a successful trial attorney.

Robert Haeger and his wife Carole live in Huerfano County, where he operates a ranch on a part time basis.

Judge Haeger is presently hearing small claims, civil, traffic and misdemeanor cases. Judge Haeger also acts as a Settlement Officer, and is often sent out of the Judicial District on special assignments. He has participated in settling many high profile cases throughout Colorado.

The Judicial Review Commission interviewed Judge Haeger and found him to be articulate, very confident, knowledgeable of the law, and a competent judge. The Commission was especially impressed with Judge Haeger's independent thinking and creative approaches to resolving disputes and dispensing justice.

Therefore, the Commission recommends that Judge Robert Haeger be retained.