Claudia J. Jordan
|Claudia J. Jordan|
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|Current Court Information:|
|Denver County Court, Colorado|
|Past position:||Attorney, private practice|
|Undergraduate:||University of North Carolina|
|Law School:||University of Colorado School of Law|
|Candidate for:||Denver County Court|
|Election information 2012:|
|Retention vote %:||72.62%|
Before Jordan joined the court, she worked in the public and private sectors. Jordan spent five years with the Colorado Public Defenders' Office and then seven years in private practice.
- 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.
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 Jordan was recommended for retention by a 8-2 vote.