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Naves, Larry 2002 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Larry J. Naves

Retention Year: 2002
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Larry J. Naves BE RETAINED.

Judge Naves was appointed to the Denver District Court bench in January 1987. Prior to his appointment, Judge Naves was in private practice in Denver, specializing in criminal and civil litigation. Judge Naves presently hears civil cases.

Judge Naves is involved with the Children’s Chorale and believes that community involvement is very important to his judicial role.

The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Naves from attorneys and non-attorneys, including written comments. The Commission also considered a written self-evaluation completed by Judge Naves and conducted a personal interview with him.

Judge Naves received high ratings from attorneys and non-attorneys in virtually every category, particularly in the areas of efficiency in handling his courtroom, treatment of parties without attorneys and providing timely access to the court in emergency matters. Of attorneys responding to the questionnaire, 83% recommended that Judge Naves be retained, 11% recommended that he not be retained and 6 % had no opinion. Of the non-attorneys responding to the questionnaire, 79% recommended retention, 9% recommended non-retention and 12% had no opinion.