Chief Justice Directive 99-03
June 28, 1999
SUPREME COURT OF COLORADO
Office of the Chief Justice
ADMINISTRATIVE COMBINATION OF CLERKS’ OFFICES –
DENVER DISTRICT AND JUVENILE COURTS
Article VI, Section 5 of the Colorado Constitution designates the Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court as the executive head of the judicial system. As such, the Chief Justice has the
responsibility to promote the effective and efficient operation of the judicial system. This Chief
Justice Directive is intended to enhance the effective and efficient operations of the Denver
District and Juvenile Courts by combining the administrative functions of those courts.
Accordingly, the following is hereby directed:
1. The Chief Judge of the Second Judicial District shall serve as the administrative head of and
administrative authority for the Denver Juvenile Court for purposes of the provisions of
Colorado Judicial System Personnel Rules (CJSPR). The Chief Judge shall consult with the
Presiding Judge of the Denver Juvenile Court, and may delegate administrative authority to
the Presiding Judge as the Chief Judge deems appropriate.
2. The District Administrator of the Second Judicial District shall serve also as the District
Administrator for Denver Juvenile Court.
3. Steps will be taken, in accordance with the applicable provisions of CJSPR, to reclassify the
position of Court Administrator for the Denver Juvenile Court to the Clerk of Court for the
Denver Juvenile Court, reporting to the District Administrator of the Second Judicial District.
4. The District Administrator for the Second Judicial District, under the supervision of the Chief
Judge, shall oversee the administrative, financial and budget operations of the Clerks’ Offices
of the Denver District and Juvenile Courts in a manner that promotes the effective and
efficient operation of both courts. This oversight may include re-allocating personnel
positions and dollars when such re-allocation serves the interests of both courts.
This Chief Justice Directive is effective July 1, 1999.