In the Matter of: Robert A. Rand
Original Proceeding in Judicial Discipline. Colorado Commission on Judicial Discipline 13 CJD 54.
For Commission on Judicial Discipline: James S. Sudler, Katrin Miller Rothgery, Special Counsel for the Commission on Judicial Discipline, Denver, Colorado.
For Robert A. Rand: Gary B. Blum, Steven W. Kelly, Martin D. Beier, Lisha R. McKinley, Silver & DeBoskey, P.C., Denver, Colorado.
CHIEF JUSTICE RICE does not participate.
[¶1] Honorable Robert A. Rand, you appear before this court for imposition of discipline based upon violation of the duties of your office as a County Court Judge. In consideration of your Stipulated Resolution with Special Counsel pursuant to Rule 37(d) of the Colorado Rules of Judicial Discipline, the Commission of Judicial Discipline has recommended approval of the Stipulated Resolution and issuance of a Public Censure.
[¶2] The stipulated resolution of the parties is set forth below:
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[¶3] 1. Judge Rand and Complainant stipulate to the following facts and conclusions:
[¶4] a. Judge Rand was assigned to Courtroom L-2 in Loveland, Colorado until approximately June 1, 2013, when he was assigned to courtroom 4-D in Fort Collins. On July 3, 2013, Judge Rand was temporarily suspended pursuant to Colo. RJD 34 pending resolution of these proceedings.
[¶5] b. While serving as a County Court Judge, Judge Rand engaged in undignified conduct, as follows:
[¶6] i. Judge Rand joked about the physical weight of the court collection officer.
[¶7] ii. Judge Rand joked with a female juror during the course of a trial about dancing during a break in the proceedings, which was a specific reference to the juror's profession as a dancer. Judge Rand attempted to create a friendly atmosphere ...