Shelley I. Gilman
|Shelley I. Gilman|
|Current Court Information:|
|Colorado Second Judicial District|
|Undergraduate:||University of Illinois|
|Law School:||University of Denver|
|Candidate for:||Second Judicial District|
|Election information 2012:|
|Retention vote %:||77.91%|
Shelley I. Gilman is a judge for the Colorado Second Judicial District Court. She was appointed to this position in February of 1998. She currently hears criminal cases, but she has also served in the domestic relations division.
Gilman received her undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and then earned her law degree from the University of Denver College of Law in 1978.
Gilman began her legal career practicing in various county trial offices and in the appellate division of the Colorado State Public Defender's office. She then worked as private practice lawyer in Denver, Colorado. Her practice emphasized juvenile, criminal and appellate cases.
- 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 Gilman was recommended for retention by an unanimous vote.