Fourth Judicial District - El Paso County Court Judge
Honorable Karla J. Hansen
Retention Year: 2004
The Fourth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance, by a vote of nine to zero, recommends that Judge Karla J. Hansen BE RETAINED.
Judge Hansen was appointed as an El Paso County Court Judge in August 2001. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Hansen served as a part-time Colorado Springs Municipal Court Judge and had an active law practice specializing in the areas of criminal defense, divorce, and guardian ad litem advocacy. She also served as a Fourth Judicial District Deputy District Attorney from 1986 to 1994. Judge Hansen is a graduate of the University of Utah Law School, and is active in the community through her church. Judge Hansen is committed to improving the efficiency of the legal process to better serve the citizenry.
Attorney questionnaires received by the Commission rate Judge Hansen high in the areas of case management, communications, punctuality, and giving all participants an opportunity to be heard. Of the attorney responses received, 78% strongly recommended to retain Judge Hansen.
Non-attorney responses rate Judge Hansen high in the areas of demeanor, diligence, neutrality, and the application of the law. Of the non-attorney responses received, 90% voted to strongly or somewhat recommend retention.