Nineteenth Judicial District - District Court Judge
Honorable Julie C. Hoskins
Retention Year: 2022
Recommendation: Meets Performance Standard
The Nineteenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance finds that the Honorable Julie C. Hoskins MEETS PERFORMANCE STANDARDS. Nine Commissioners voted in favor that Judge Hoskins Meets Performance Standards, with one member absent. 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 Hoskins presides over a mixed docket consisting of approximately 80% criminal, 20% mental health and an occasional civil or domestic relations case. Judge Hoskins displays a professional, calm, and deliberate demeanor that provides an atmosphere of dignity, respect, and civility to all who appear before her. She strives to communicate written decisions, so they are understandable to everyone. Judge Hoskins was rated higher than the average District Court judge in the areas of case management, application and knowledge of law, diligence, and demeanor.
The Commission conducted a personal interview with Judge Hoskins, reviewed samples of her work, observed her on the bench in the courtroom, and assessed feedback from attorneys and non-attorneys who appeared before her in court. Surveys were sent to those who appeared before Judge Hoskins, both attorneys and non-attorneys, including the parties whose cases Judge Hoskins presided over. Judge Hoskin's ratings consisted of 32 survey respondents with an overall rating of 3.4 out of 4.0 on meeting performance standards. Respect for Judge Hoskins was reflected by attorney survey recipients who rated her more favorably than other District Court Judges with 86% of respondents stating that she meets performance standards. 71% of non-attorney survey respondents agreed that Judge Hoskins meets performance standards.
Before being appointed to the bench, Judge Hoskins’ private practice was in the area of domestic relations, dependency and neglect, juvenile delinquency and criminal matters. She was appointed as a district court magistrate presiding over juvenile delinquency and truancy matters. In 2005 she was appointed as a County Court Judge presiding over domestic violence cases, and in 2007 was appointed to the District Court. Judge Hoskins is an active asset in her community by previously volunteering with the Weld County Food Bank and the Cold Weather Shelter and currently volunteers with the Guadalupe Center.