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Claudia J. Jordan

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Claudia J. Jordan
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Current Court Information:
Denver County Court, Colorado
Title:   Judge
Active:   1994-2016
Past position:   Attorney, private practice
Personal History
Undergraduate:   University of North Carolina
Law School:   University of Colorado School of Law
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Denver County Court
State:  Colorado
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Retention vote:  138,684
Retention vote %:  72.62% ApprovedA

Claudia J. Jordan is a judge on the Denver County Court in Colorado.[1] She was appointed to he court in 1994.[2]


Jordan received her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina and her J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law.[2]


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.[2]



Jordan was retained in the general election on November 6, winning 72.62 percent 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 Jordan was recommended for retention by a 8-2 vote. [2]

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