The United States District Court for the District of Colorado is pleased to announce the selection of Scott T. Varholak as a United States Magistrate Judge. He will occupy a new full-time magistrate judge position in Denver that was authorized for the District by the Judicial Conference of the United States in September 2015. Mr. Varholak has extensive litigation experience, including his current role as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in the District of Colorado.
Mr. Varholak's appointment is subject to a required background investigation. To assist the Court with the selection process, the Court appointed a seven member Magistrate Judge Selection Panel that reviewed submissions received from numerous applicants. From this applicant pool, the Selection Panel made its recommendation to the Court of the candidates it determined were most qualified to serve. Each of the candidates was interviewed by the judges of the court before it made its final selection. The Court thanks the members of the Selection Panel for their service.