In a first for the 18th Judicial District, Chief Judge Michelle Amico today swore in two prosecutors during a virtual ceremony.
With appropriate paperwork at her bench in Arapahoe County District Court, Amico administered the oath to Chief Deputy District Attorney Chris Wilcox and Deputy District Attorney Kayla Neil as more than 80 people watched via Zoom.
“This is a historic day for this office and this court,” said District Attorney George Brauchler. “The pandemic has upended our lives and our work environment, but we are working with the courts, defense counsel and law enforcement to develop new protocols to keep individuals and communities safe while still administering justice. This is yet another example of innovations that keep us moving forward.”
Neil joins the Douglas County office as a county court deputy.
Wilcox most recently worked with the Cold Case Unit; he will now oversee county court deputies in Castle Rock.