First Judicial District - Gilpin County Court Judge
Honorable Frederic Rodgers
Retention Year: 1998
The First Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that County Judge Frederic Rodgers BE RETAINED.
Judge Rodgers was appointed to the Gilpin County Court in October 1986. Prior to his appointment he served as Chief Deputy District Attorney in Denver and as a Commissioner of the Denver Juvenile Court. He was a member of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps and practiced law privately. He presides over civil, traffic, misdemeanor and criminal preliminary hearings.
Judge Rodgers is on the faculty of the National Judicial College. He participates as a volunteer in Big Brothers, Inc., Gilpin County Historical Society, and is a member of Light for Life, a teen suicide prevention program.
A majority of the groups surveyed recommended his retention. Judge Rodgers received praise for conducting a dignified courtroom, knowledge of the law, and clear decisions. Some respondents indicated a concern for haughtiness. As requested in a prior performance review, Judge Rodgers has conscientiously improved his courtesy and communications skills.