Michael Bender, an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law, is the new chief justice of the Colorado Supreme Court. He replaces the recently retired Mary Mullarkey.
Bender graduated from the University of Colorado School of Law in 1967 and has served on the State Supreme Court since 1997, when he was appointed by Gov. Roy Romer.
"We are delighted to have one of our alumni, and a stalwart adjunct professor, appointed to the post of chief justice," said Dean David Getches. "Justice Mike Bender has been a loyal alumnus and a model of professionalism. We look forward to working with him in his new capacity."