Stern, Herbert 2004 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Herbert L. Stern III

Retention Year: 2004
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Herbert L. Stern BE RETAINED.

Judge Stern was appointed to the Denver District Court bench in 1990. Prior to his appointment, Judge Stern worked as a public defender and in private practice. Judge Stern received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his law degree from the University of Denver College of Law. Judge Stern heard criminal cases in 2001 and 2002 and has heard civil cases since 2003.

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

Judge Stern received high ratings from both attorneys and non-attorneys in virtually every category. Of the attorneys responding to the survey, 92% recommended that Judge Stern be retained, and 8% recommended that he not be retained. Of the non-attorneys responding to the survey, 97% recommended that Judge Stern be retained and 3% recommended that he not be retained.