District Judge, 20th Judicial District — D.D. Mallard
Do not retain
We aren’t sure how she does it, but Judge Dolores “D.D.” Mallard manages both the qualities necessary for a good judge: She’s “compassionate” and “neutral,” the Colorado Office of Judicial Performance Evaluation says.
That doesn’t sound easy. Mallard puts “a great deal of thought and effort into being fair and impartial in court,” the commission says, which is important, given that she spent 13 years in the Boulder County district attorney’s office. We’re glad the former deputy district attorney doesn’t show favoritism toward the prosecution.
Lastly, Mallard “shows considerable compassion and understanding” toward “people with psychiatric disabilities,” a group that needs all the compassion and understanding our judicial system can give it. We recommend retaining Mallard.