Judicial Branch Extending Search for Court Administrator

The Colorado Supreme Court announced yesterday that it will extend its search for Colorado’s next State Court Administrator.

Earlier this week, the court interviewed candidates for the position, but the court decided that the Colorado Judicial Branch’s short-term needs will best be met by appointing Chris Ryan, clerk for the Colorado Supreme Court and Colorado Court of Appeals, to serve as acting state court administrator from July 1 to Dec. 31.

Before the end of Ryan’s term, the court will again consider the appointment of a State Court Administrator. At that time, the candidates interviewed by the court will continue to be given consideration and additional applicants will also be welcome to apply.

An announcement regarding the application process will be issued before the end of the year. The vacancy has been created by the retirement of State Court Administrator Gerald Marroney who will retire on June 30 after 27 years of service to the Colorado Judicial Branch.