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Sep 30, 2010 11:40 AM by Bea Karnes, News First 5

Three new judges appointed in El Paso County

Gov. Bill Ritter appointed three new judges in El Paso County. Two will serve n the 4th Judicial District while the third will be a County Court judge.  The appointments are as follows:

· Michael Paul McHenry of Colorado Springs was appointed to become a District Court judge in the 4th Judicial District effective Jan. 1. McHenry is currently a senior deputy public defender at the Office of the Colorado State Public Defender. He has been with the office since 1991. McHenry earned his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Colorado in 1983 and his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1991.

· William Burlingham Bain of Colorado Springs was appointed to become a District Court judge in the 4th Judicial District effective Jan. 1. He is currently assistant city attorney for Colorado Springs and has previously worked as a civil litigator at Welborn Sullivan Meck & Tooley. He earned his bachelor's degree from Middlebury College in 1990 and his law degree from Cornell University in 1996.

· Douglas Joseph Miles of Manitou Springs was appointed to become an El Paso County Court judge effective Jan. 1. Miles is currently the attorney adviser to Aequitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women, where he has worked since 2009. He was the chief deputy district attorney in the 4th Judicial District, from 1984 to 1986. He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Arizona in 1972 and his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1984.

District court judges earn $128,598 a year, while county court judges earn $123,067. All will serve provisional terms of two years. After that, voters may retain the district court judges for six-year terms and county court judges for four-year terms.

 

 

 

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