Twenty-Second Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Sharon L. Hansen
Retention Year: 2004
The Twenty-Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends, by a vote of 7 in favor and none opposed that Judge Sharon L. Hansen BE RETAINED.
Judge Hansen was appointed to the District Court bench in September 1995. Among her duties she serves as the Chief Judge of the Twenty-Second Judicial District. She held the position of Montezuma County Court Judge from April 1, 1986 until her appointment to the District Court. Prior to that she had experience in private practice and as a Deputy District Attorney. Judge Hansen received her undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and her law degree from the University of Denver.
Before making the recommendation, the Commission on Judicial Performance reviewed written evaluations of Judge Hansen from attorneys and non-attorneys, including written comments attached to evaluation questionnaires. Out of the 345 surveys sent from the State Commission on Judicial Performance, 125 or 40.3% were returned. The District Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Hansen and conducted a personal interview with the Judge. Public hearings were held to receive comments about the Judge.
In a community service role, Judge Hansen has participated with the public schools as a mentor for students. She speaks at community organizations on legal issues and was recently honored by being nominated for this year's statewide recognition as Outstanding Judicial Officer in Colorado. Judge Hansen has served two terms on the Commission of Judicial Discipline.