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Monday, September 15, 2008
CORRECTED: GOV. RITTER APPOINTS NEW JUDGE TO ARAPAHOE COUNTY COURT BENCH
Gov.Bill Rittertoday announced the appointment ofAddison Lloyd Adams ofAurorato serve as anArapahoe County Courtjudge within the 18thJudicial District.
Adams has served since 1998 asa District Court magistrate in the 18thJudicial District, which serves Arapahoe, Douglas, Elbert andLincolncounties, primarily handling a domestic relations docket.
Prior to that, Adams was a partner in the Adams & Post Law Partnership; a trial attorney and public defender in Arapahoe, Adams andDenvercounties; a solo practitioner; and an assistant attorney general.
Adams earned his bachelor's degree in 1969 fromHamptonUniversityand his M.A. in public administration from theUniversityofColoradoatBoulderin 1974. He also earned his law degree in 1979 and a master's in social work in 1993, both from theUniversityofDenver.
The appointment is effective Jan. 13, 2009, to fill a vacancy created by the appointment of the Hon. Christopher Cross to district court. The appointment is for a provisional term of two years, and then until the second Tuesday in January following the next general election. Thereafter, if retained by the voters, the term for a county court judge is four years. The current salary for a County Court judge is $123,067.