Eleventh Judicial District - Fremont County Court Judge
Honorable Alexandra Olsen Robak
Retention Year: 2022
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard
The Eleventh Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance voted 10-0, a unanimous decision, that Fremont County Judge Alexandra Olsen Robak MEETS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. The Colorado statutory judicial performance standards are integrity, legal knowledge, communication skills, judicial temperament, administrative performance, and service to the legal profession and the public.
Judge Robak has the busiest caseload among all judges in the 11th Judicial District. She presides over traffic cases, misdemeanors, and county court civil matters. The Commission conducted a personal interview with Judge Robak, reviewed opinions that she authored, observed her in court, and reviewed surveys submitted by attorneys and non-attorneys who experienced time in her courtroom. Those surveys reflected that 89 percent of the survey respondents found that Judge Robak meets performance standards. That rating compares to an 83 percent positive performance rating for all other county judges. Among attorneys in the survey, 87 percent found that she “meets performance standards”, 0 percent “does not meet performance standards”, while 13 percent had no opinion. In comments submitted regarding Judge Robak’s strengths it was noted that she is intelligent and knowledgeable. She is kind, polite, respectful, and is very organized and has a good relationship with her clerk, the district attorneys, and the public defenders.
Judge Robak advised the Commission that assembling similar cases onto a day’s docket has improved the efficiency of moving cases through her court and reduced the wait time for both attorneys and litigants. Judge Robak is particularly passionate and proud of the sobriety court she administers. The Commission notes that Judge Robak strives to always be current when new legislation is signed into law. Doing the necessary legal research is the key to that and Judge Robak told the Commission that she wants the community to know how seriously she takes that responsibility. Like all judges across Colorado, Judge Robak had to adapt to the shift in relying on technology for courtroom appearances during the pandemic. She plans to use the lessons of the last two years to better provide judicial services to Fremont County.
Judge Robak was appointed to the Fremont County Court bench in January 2019. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She graduated from Brooklyn Law School with a specialty in criminal law. Judge Robak worked for the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender in the 11th Judicial District prior to her appointment to the bench. In issuing its unanimous recommendation that Judge Robak meets performance standards, the Commission expects both attorneys and litigants will continue to be treated with respect and civility when appearing in her courtroom.