Last week, former Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court, Michael Bender, reached the mandatory retirement age for judges. (See news story here). According to the Colorado Constitution, judges must be under the age of 72. See Article VI, Section 20 for the constitutional requirement regarding mandatory retirement age for judges.
As a result, Colorado now has a new justice, William Hood III, while Nancy Rice has stepped into the role of Chief Justice. For information on all of the state’s seven Supreme Court Justices, visit this page on the Colorado Judicial Branch’s website. For information on past justices, visit the Colorado Supreme Court Library.