El Paso District Court
The presiding domestic judge is Jill Brady.
All Initial Status Conferences in El Paso County are held with the Family Court Facilitators: Nicole Rugh, Michael Vigil and Cecilia Wall. Each division has a division-specific case management order.
Generally, all proceedings except final orders are heard before the District Court Magistrates.
El Paso Juvenile Court
Family Court Facilitator
The Initial Status Conferences in Teller County are heard by the District Court Judge.
Jennifer L. Rice
In the 8th Judicial District, all DR cases are assigned to a District Court Magistrate. At present, that is Magistrate John Jostad in Division 2B.
Rule 16.2 (c)(4) addresses the motions that are allowed to be filed without the Court’s permission.
Failure to meet and confer prior to the filing of any motion may result in its denial solely for that reason.
The Court expects strict adherance to this rule, with the exception of Motions for Temporary Orders and Notice to Set hearing, which may be filed at any time in the case.
Absent Court approval, a temporary orders hearing will not be held prior to the Initial status Conference with the Family Court Facilitator.
The Family Court Facilitator will address any stipulated agreements, either permanent or temporary, and may put the stipulated agreements on the record at the Initial Status Conference.
The 8th Judicial District offers Early Neutral Assessment. For more information, see attached document. A video is also available on at http://youtube.com/watch?v=F4vQuj6IYzI.
To schedule ENA, contact Cindy Burrows at 970-494-3841 or Cindy.email@example.com.
The 8th Judicial District has a Self Help Center located on the first floor of the Justice Center. It is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm. Tuesdays from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm and Thursdays by appointment only.
Jackie Marro and Megan Einerson are the Self Represented Litigant Coordinators. They can be reached at 970-494-3500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 8th Judicial District employs two Family Court Facilitators.
Andrea Shahmardian deals with all Pre-Decree cases. Her contact information is 970-494-3841 or email@example.com.
Counsel that office outside of Larimer County and parties that reside outside of Larimer County may appear by telephone for the Initial Status conference by calling 970-494-3843. See the Notice of Initial Status Conference for more information.
Anna “Liz” Shuler deals with Post-Decree cases. Her contact information is 970-494-3844 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFI list: The OCR attorney list above has, at the end, our district’s CFI list with three attorney names. Not included in the OCR attorney CFI list for our district, but also currently eligible to receive CFI appointments in 12JD, are two non-attorney CFI’s: Carol Chrysler, email@example.com, 719-588-2934; Susan Young, firstname.lastname@example.org, 719-589-5283