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Misconduct Report: December 2014

Ann Frick

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Ann Frick
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Current Court Information:
Colorado Second Judicial District
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Gov. Bill Ritter
Preceded by:   Larry J. Naves
Past post:   Private Practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Colorado College
Law School:   University of Colorado
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Second Judicial District
State:  Colorado
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Retention vote:  148,150
Retention vote %:  77.47% ApprovedA

Ann Frick is a judge on the Second Judicial District Court. She was appointed by Governor Bill Ritter and was sworn in on June 25, 2010. She replaced Larry J. Naves, who left the bench to go into private practice.[1]


Frick received her B.S. degree in 1973 from Colorado College and her J.D. from the University of Colorado in 1978.[2]


After graduating from law school, Frick spent three years with the firm Holme, Roberts & Owen. Next she was a prosecutor in Denver's District Attorney's Office, before returning to the private sector. From 1983-1995, she was with Kelly, Haglund, Garnsey & Kahn, before starting her own firm in 1995. She has worked at Jacobs, Chase, Frick, Kleinkopf & Kelley since then.[2]



Frick was retained in the general election on November 6, winning 77.47% of the vote.[3]

See also: Colorado judicial elections, 2012

Judicial performance evaluation

The Second Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance announced its recommendations for judges up for retention in 2012. According to its website, the commission evaluates judges based on the following criteria: integrity, legal knowledge, communication skills, judicial temperament, and administrative performance.[4]

Criticism of process

There are critics of the state's method for evaluating judges. The most common complaint is that the evaluations are simply "rubber stamps" for judges standing for retention. To learn more about this viewpoint, read: The Denver Post, "Evaluating the performance of justices," February 15, 2010.

Judge Frick was recommended for retention by an unanimous vote. [5]

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