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Marroney, Gerald 1998 Evaluation


Tenth Judicial District - District Court Judge

Honorable Gerald A. Marroney

Retention Year: 1998
Recommendation: Retain


The Tenth Judicial District Commission on Judicial Performance recommends that Judge Gerald A. Marroney BE RETAINED.

Judge Marroney was appointed to the Pueblo County District Court on February 7, 1990. Judge Marroney presides over civil, domestic relations, criminal, juvenile and probate cases.

Courthouse personnel, attorneys, litigants, law enforcement officials, and juror questionnaires received by the Commission rate Judge Marroney highly, overall. Judge Marroney received high marks for his courtroom demeanor, research skills, analytical abilities, and equal treatment of parties, regardless of race, gender, or age. Of those responding to these questionnaires, 87.2% of the attorneys, 100% of the court personnel, 75% of the litigants, 75% of law enforcement officials, and 100% of jurors recommended that Judge Marroney be retained.

The commission conducted a public hearing and also conducted personal interviews with members of the District Attorney's Office, the Public Defender's Office, the Pueblo County Sheriff's Department, the Pueblo Police Department, the Department of Social Services, the Pueblo County Bar Association, Arkansas Valley Legal Services, the Probation Department, and court personnel. Judge Marroney was praised for his demeanor, respect for pro se parties, courtroom and docket management, efficiency, and preparation. Some concerns were expressed about the timeliness of written decisions by Judge Marroney.

In the Commission's interview of Judge Marroney, he was found to be a confident, and conscientious jurist. Judge Marroney acknowledged that he is aware of the concern regarding the timeliness of his written orders and he is taking steps to address those concerns.