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Hall, Richard 1998 Evaluation


Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Richard V. Hall

Retention Year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain


The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Richard V. Hall BE RETAINED.

Of the constituencies with a sufficient number of respondents to afford validity (jurors, law enforcement, and attorneys), Judge Hall received a range of 83.3% to 97.4% for retention.

Judge Hall is considered a no-nonsense judge who does not tolerate frivolous actions in his court. A gentleman with a very quiet personality, he is sometimes perceived as aloof. He possesses a very keen intellect, is most knowledgeable of the law, and is precise and thorough in his rulings.

Judge Hall has recently been assigned a civil docket after administering a criminal docket for several years. He enjoys the intellectual challenge and making decisions and problem solving that are attendant to serving as a judge.

Judge Hall was raised in San Diego, California, and graduated from Stanford University. He obtained his Juris Doctorate Degree from the University of California. Following service in the United States Marine Corps, he and his family moved to Colorado Springs where he then entered private practice. In 1972 he was appointed a Colorado Springs Municipal Judge. In 1975 he was appointed to the County Court of the Fourth Judicial District where he served for over two years. In 1978 he was appointed to the District Bench for the Fourth Judicial District where he remains as the longest sitting judge with close to 25 years of experience as a judge.

The theater and opera have been a focus of his participation in the community having appeared in several productions. In addition, he has been a soccer referee for several years and is currently a high school and college football referee.