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Dolores Mallard
Court Information:
Colorado Twentieth Judicial District
Title:   Judge
Past position:   Boulder District Attorney's Office
Personal History
Law School:   University of Colorado School of Law, 1989
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Twentieth Judicial District
State:  Colorado
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  Yes
Election date:  11/6/2012
Retention vote:  97,408
Retention vote %:  78.89% ApprovedA

Dolores Mallard is a judge for the Colorado Twentieth Judicial District Court. She was appointed to this position in 2004.[1]


Mallard earned a bachelor's degree in English and a Master's degree in Education before receiving her law degree from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1989.[1]


Mallard began her career in 1989 with the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs. She then worked at the Boulder District Attorney's Office from 1991 until her judicial appointment in 2004, where she eventually attained the position of Chief Trial Deputy.[1]



Mallard was retained in the general election on November 6, winning 78.89 percent of the vote.[2]

See also: Colorado judicial elections, 2012

Judicial performance evaluation

The Twentieth 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.[3]

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 Mallard was recommended for retention by an unanimous vote. [4]

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