State Court Administrator

Gerald (Jerry) A. Marroney

COURT EXPERIENCE: Before being named State Court Administrator in 2000, Jerry Marroney was a district court judge in Pueblo's 10th Judicial District for 10 years.  Marroney was named the Colorado Courts Judicial Officer of the Year in 1998 for his development of an electronic bench book that is now being updated for use by all trial judges in Colorado.  He  serves on many Judicial Branch committees, such as the state probate and Supreme Court water committees, which are charged with improving  court processes and technologies.  Marroney is a past member of the Public Access Committee, which drafted and implemented the rules governing access to court records.

Marroney is on the national board of directors of the Conference Of State Court Administrators (COSCA). He serves on the Court Statistics Project Advisory Committee, the national Joint Technology Committee of the National Association of Court Managers (NACM) and COSCA, and on the Board of Directors of Colorado’s Internet Portal Authority (SIPA).  He also is a board member of the Colorado Integrated Criminal Justice Information System (CICJIS).

LEGAL EXPERIENCE: Prior to his appointment to the bench in 1990, Marroney was an attorney in private practice for 13 years.  During that time (1981-90), he also served as personnel attorney and assistant county attorney for Pueblo County.  He has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Pueblo County Bar Association and was president of the young lawyers section of the bar association. In 1988, he was recognized as the outstanding young lawyer of Pueblo County.

COMMUNITY SERVICE/EDUCATION: Marroney is a graduate of Pueblo East High School.  He received his bachelor of science degree from Southern Colorado State College in Pueblo.  He received his juris doctorate from the Oklahoma City University Law School, where he was an American Jurisprudence Award winner and where he was on the Student Board of Governors.  He has coached various youth sports teams and was an organizer of the Serious Habitual Youth Offender (SHODI) program.  He has been a member of the Pueblo County Domestic Violence Board and the boards of the Risley Foundation and the Build-A-Generation program.

DUTIES: Colorado is divided into 22 Judicial Districts with 304 judgeships (excluding Denver County) and approximately 3,600 other Colorado Judicial Branch employees, making a central administrative staff essential to ensure efficient and responsive operation.  Each district is supervised by a chief judge, appointed by the Chief Justice, who has administrative authority and appointive powers for probation officers, clerks, reporters, bailiffs and other required employees.  Marroney, in his capacity as the State Court Administrator, supervises the central office that prepares the Branch budget; manages fiscal operations and purchasing; and oversees personnel and payroll, as well as  computer operations, planning and analysis, internal fiscal and management audits and training for the Judicial Branch. The office also assigns visiting and senior judges as needed.

 


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