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Weeks, Orrelle 2006 Evaluation


Second Judicial District - District - Juvenile Court Judge

Honorable Orrelle R. Weeks 

Retention Year: 2006
Recommendation: Retain

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance unanimously recommends that Judge Orrelle R. Weeks BE RETAINED.

Judge Weeks was appointed to the Denver Juvenile Court bench in May 1973. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Judge Weeks practiced as one of the first women Deputy Denver District Attorneys where she specialized in juvenile law; she then served as Magistrate in the Denver Juvenile Court. Judge Weeks received her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado and graduated from the University of Colorado Law School in 1962. Judge Weeks hears all types of juvenile cases.

The Commission reviewed written evaluations of Judge Weeks 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 Weeks and conducted a personal interview with Judge Weeks.

In reviewing the evaluation questionnaires Judge Weeks received higher than average grades in all areas in application and knowledge of law. And was above average in most areas of communications with slightly lower than average in the area of demeanor.
Of the attorneys responding to the questionnaire 94% recommended that Judge Weeks be retained in Office. 6% recommended that she not be retained. Of the non-attorneys responding to the questionnaire 75% recommended retention with 25% recommending that Judge Weeks not be retained.