Colorado Court of Appeals
Honorable Claus J. Hume
Retention Year: 1990
Judicial Performance Commission’s recommendation: Should Be Retained.
Judge Hume graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in English Literature and received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1965. He was admitted to the Colorado Bar in 1965 and was in private practice in Craig, Colo. from that date until 1973. Hume was elected District Attorney for the Fourteenth Judicial District in 1972 and served in that capacity until he was appointed to District Court judgeship for the Fourteenth Judicial District in July 1974. He served as a District Court Judge until his appointment to the Colorado Court of Appeals in January 1988.
Hume was praised by surveyed attorneys who appeared before him for his fairness, attentiveness and demeanor. Hume said he found the job challenging and stimulating and liked working in the appellate capacity.