JEFFERSON COUNTY PARKWAY
GOLDEN, COLORADO 80401-6002
August 30, 2011Supreme Court Nominating Committee,Chief Justice Michael Bender,
West Colfax Avenue, Suite 800Denver, Co, 80202Re: Hon. Brian BoatrightDear Chief Justice Bender and Members
the Committee:I am writing to recommend District Judge Brian Boatright for your consideration as youevaluate nominees to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created
Justice Martinez' retirement. Iknow that he applied for the last vacancy on the Court, and I was pleased to learn this morningthat
applying again.I first knew Brian as a Deputy District Attorney in the Jefferson County DistrictAttorney's Office. On the occasions when
appeared before me, he was prepared, reasonable,a skilled advocate, and above all, a true professional.
enjoyed an excellent reputation withthe other judges as well. I was delighted when he was appointed
the district bench here in
During his first two years Brian had a mixed criminal, civil and domestic relationsdocket, typical
the district judges here, Then from 2001 through approximately 2005 hisdocket was adjusted somewhat, primarily consisting
civil, juvenile, probate and mental healthcases.
2006 I assigned Brian
our full-time juvenile judge, and he has remained in thatposition to this time. Brian requested this assignment because
his experience in handlingjuvenile matters and his deep commitment to children.
addition to being a superb juvenilejudge, Brian has headed juvenile committees
Jefferson County and is constantly working withothers inside and outside Jefferson County to advance practices and procedures to better servechildren and families. One example
that he created our Family Integrated or ·'FIT" Court,which
essentially a juvenile counterpart
our adult drug court. Another example
a BestPractices Team, which
a collaborative team that looks at practices. procedures and programs toimprove services for families.Brian is bright, a wonderful writer. and a diligent worker.
has an exemplary judicialdemeanor. One indicator
that is that when judges around the state who were up for retention