Patrick Hayes sworn in to Rio Grand County Court
Del Norte, Colorado: Patrick Henry Hayes, Jr. was sworn in as judge of the Rio Grande County Court in Colorado on January 11, 2011. He was appointed to this position by Gov. Bill Ritter to replace retiring Judge Michael H. Trujillo. Prior to the appointment, Hayes was working as a private practice lawyer. He has also worked as a Chief Deputy 12th Judicial District Attorney, a juvenile magistrate and a Creede municipal judge.