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Catherine A. Lemon

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Catherine A. Lemon
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Current Court Information:
Colorado Second Judicial District
Title:   Judge
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Vassar College
Law School:   University of Colorado School of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Second Judicial District
State:  Colorado
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Retention vote:  147,448
Retention vote %:  77.84% ApprovedA

Catherine A. Lemon is a judge for the Colorado Second Judicial District Court. She was appointed to the court in 2004.[1]


Lemon received her undergraduate degree from Vassar College and in 1982, her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.[2]


Prior to joining the court, Lemon was an attorney in private practice for sixteen years.[2]



Lemon was retained in the general election on November 6, winning 77.84% 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 Lemon was recommended for retention by an unanimous vote. [2]

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