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Murray, Dana 1998 Evaluation


Eighteenth Judicial District - Arapahoe County Court Judge

Honorable Dana Elizabeth Murray 

Retention Year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain


The Eighteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Dana Elizabeth Murray BE RETAINED.

Judge Murray served as a County Court Magistrate from July 1989 to October 1992. She has served as a County Court Judge since October 1992 in Arapahoe County. Her court handles felony, traffic, misdemeanor and civil cases. Before being appointed as a County Court Magistrate in July 1989, Judge Murray served as a Deputy District Attorney for the Eighteenth Judicial District.

Of attorneys surveyed, 93.1% recommended retaining Judge Murray while only 6.9% recommended that she not be retained.

Of law enforcement personnel and litigants, 100% of those surveyed recommended she be retained. Of court and probation employees, 78.6% recommended retaining Judge Murray and 21.4 % recommended that she not be retained.

The comments received regarding Judge Murray were generally favorable, mentioning her professionalism, fairness and courtesy towards litigants.

In 1996 Judge Murray received the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award from the Arapahoe County Bar Association.