New Arapahoe judicial district is official, potentially easing pressure on Aurora dockets

The new district will eventually retain eight judges, while the Arapahoe County jurisdiction will see its number of jurists reduced from 24 to 17, according to legislative documents. Douglas, Elbert and Lincoln County voters will hire the 23rd Judicial District’s first-ever district attorney in the November 2024 general election, with judges phasing in or out of the district according to retention schedules and their home addresses. Arapahoe County voters will also select their own DA in 2024.

A pair of Democratic legislators from Aurora were among the bill’s prime sponsors: Rep. Mike Weissman and Sen. Rhonda Fields.

New Arapahoe judicial district is official, potentially easing pressure on Aurora dockets

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