July 22, 2019

Chief Justice Directive 85-25 Amended to Update Procedures for Filing Oaths of Office

The Colorado State Judicial Branch released an updated version of CJD 85-25, “Oaths of Office for Judges and Magistrates,” dated August 2018. The CJD was amended to reflect changes adopted in HB 18-1138, “Concerning Standardizing Public Official Oaths of Office, and, in Connection Therewith, Providing a Uniform Oath Text and Establishing Requirements for Taking, Subscribing, Administering, and Filing Public Oaths of Office.”

The amendments to the CJD indicate that county court judges must file their oaths of office with the county clerk and recorder of their respective counties, as required by the Colorado Constitution, as well as with the Secretary of State.

For the full text of CJD 85-25, click here. For all of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Chief Justice Directives, click here.

Chief Justice Directives Regarding Oaths of Office and Sensitive Records Amended

The Colorado State Judicial Branch released updates to two of the Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Directives.

Chief Justice 85-25, “Oaths of Office for Judges and Magistrates,” was amended effective April 7, 2017. The changes to CJD 85-25 amended outdated language, added language regarding magistrates, and specified that the of oaths of magistrates are on file with the district administrator.

CJD 16-03, “Retention, Transmission, and Viewing of Sensitive Records,” was also amended effective April 7, 2017. CJD 16-03 was amended to change “designation of record” to “certificate of filing of record” in § 2.01(b) in order to more accurately reflect the location in which the appeals clerks insert language in bold that tells the appellate court Sensitive Records exist in the trial record but are not being transmitted as part of the record.

Click here for CJD 85-25, click here for CJD 16-03, and click here for all the Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Directives.