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Hoskins, Julie 2010 Evaluation


Nineteenth Judicial District - District Court Judge 

Honorable Julie C. Hoskins

Retention Year: 2010
Recommendation: Retain

The Nineteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends by a unanimous vote of 10 to 0 that Judge Julie C. Hoskins BE RETAINED.

Judge Hoskins received her undergraduate degree from Bethany College and her law degree from The Dickinson School of Law. Judge Hoskins has been actively involved in community service activities such as the Weld County Humane Society, Room at the Inn, and Habitat for Humanity.

Judge Hoskins was appointed to the District Court bench in July, 2007. Prior to her appointment to the District Court bench, Judge Hoskins was a Weld County Court Judge for two years and a Weld County District Court Magistrate for two years. Prior to her appointment to the County Court bench and then to the District Court bench, Judge Hoskins was in private practice for ten years in Greeley. The current docket for Judge Hoskins involves domestic relations, dependency and neglect matters, custody and child support, and adoptions.

The Commission reviewed a self-evaluation completed by Judge Hoskins, conducted a personal interview, considered written evaluations submitted by attorneys, court staff, litigants, jurors and various other persons. Additionally several members of the Commission observed Judge Hoskins with visits to her courtroom while court was in session. Based on this information, it was the opinion of the Commission that Judge Hoskins is extremely conscientious, is thorough, devotes substantial time to her work, accepts the serious nature of her duties and responsibilities, has reviewed opinions and comments and is making diligent efforts to improve upon certain issues in which a weakness was identified. Those areas included the perception that she was not adequately prepared at all times and issues with case management. It is clear that she treats people with compassion and respect and works very hard to make sure that everyone appearing in front of her fully understands the proceedings.

Of all attorneys surveyed about retention, 90% recommended to retain, 9% not to retain, and 0% expressed no opinion. Of all non-attorneys surveyed, 87% recommended to retain, 6% not to retain, and 7% expressed no opinion. Excluding those who had no opinion, 93% recommended to retain and 8% not to retain. (These percentages may not total 100% due to rounding.)