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Hall, Richard 2004 Evaluation


Fourth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Richard V. Hall 

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

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

Judge Hall was appointed to the Fourth Judicial County Court bench in October, 1975 and a District Court Judge in June, 1978. Prior to his appointment, Judge Hall had served for two years as a Municipal Court Judge. Judge Hall received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University, Magna Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He earned his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Hall from attorneys and non-attorneys. The Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Hall and conducted a personal interview with Judge Hall.

Judge Hall in the past has served as President on the Pikes Peak Mental Health Center's Board of Directors. He is active in Community Theater, has officiated high school and college football for 34 years, and was just elected to the Colorado Football Officials Hall of Fame. Judge Hall has also officiated high school, college and adult community soccer for 25 years.

Judge Hall received high ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys in every category, especially in the areas of maintaining appropriate control over proceedings; giving proceedings a sense of dignity; making sure all participants understand the proceedings; speaking clearly and making decisions without fear of being appealed. Of the attorneys 74% recommended Judge Hall be retained in office, and 4% recommended that he not be retained. Of non-attorneys responding the questionnaire, 68% recommended retention, and 7% recommended non-retention. The Commission's vote for retention was unanimous with nine members voting and one not present for the vote.