Friday, June 14, 2024

State Spotlight: Colorado: Ethics, family law and AI: Colorado's justices, judges speak about appellate do's and don'ts

From Colorado Politics:

During a pair of events earlier this month, one for young lawyers and one for appellate attorneys more broadly, several of Colorado's judges and justices provided commentary on subjects ranging from professionalism and artificial intelligence to key developments within the judiciary.

Chief Justice Brian D. Boatright also disclosed he will swear in Justice Monica M. Márquez on July 26 as the next leader of the state's judicial branch. The succession has been planned since 2020, when the Supreme Court adopted a new rotational system among its seven members for filling the chief justice seat.

Chief Judge Gilbert M. Román of the Court of Appeals further announced he had met with judicial branch leaders and formally requested the judiciary seek authorization from the legislature next year to expand the 22-member court by six judgeships. The request came in response to a recent study that found the Court of Appeals' workload justified adding judges for the first time in 15 years.

"No decision's been made on that, but that’s the hope," Román said.

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