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Nominations for the 2015 Judicial Excellence Awards Now Open

Each year the Colorado Judicial Institute acknowledges the efforts of three outstanding judges - one each for the district courts, county courts, and magistrates.  The awards are presented at the Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner.  Nominations for all three categories are now open. Click here to review the nomination criteria for each category.  Or submit a nomination here.


The Colorado Judicial Institute’s
Annual Meeting and Luncheon May 6th

All members in good standing are invited to the CJI Annual Meeting and Luncheon.  Please join us to acknowledge the work CJI has done to achieve judicial excellence in Colorado and share our vision for the future.  Our Keynote Speaker will be Patrick Flaherty, Executive Director, CBA.  Following his address the Chair of CJI's Board, K.C. Groves, will review the annual report and the membership will elect the 2014-2015 CJI Board.  To register click here.


Federal Election Commissioner Weintraub to Speak
at 2015 Judicial Excellence Dinner

The Colorado Judicial Institute is pleased to announce Commissioner Ellen L. Weintraub will be the keynote speaker for the 2015 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner.
Ms. Weintraub is a member of the United States Federal Election Commission, twice serving as the commission chair.  

Prior to her appointment, Ms. Weintraub was Of Counsel to Perkins Coie LLP and a member of its Political Law Group. There, she counseled clients on federal and state campaign finance and election laws, political ethics, nonprofit law, recounts, and lobbying regulation. Before joining Perkins Coie, Ms. Weintraub was Counsel to the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct for the U.S. House of Representatives (the House Ethics Committee).

Ms. Weintraub received her B.A., cum laude, from Yale College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School. A native New Yorker, she is a member of the New York and District of Columbia bars and the Supreme Court bar.

The Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner will be held October 20, 2015 at the Denver Marriott City Center.

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2015 Judicial Excellence Awards Nominations Now Open!

The nomination period for the 2015 CJI Judicial Excellence Awards is open!  Click here to submit a nomination

If you would like to read more about the awards, please visit the Judicial Excellence Awards page.

2013-2014 CJI Annual Report

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Family Law Committee Report: Parent Perceptions

“Parents' Voices: The Other Side of the Bench”  was released in July 2011. The report, conducted over a two year period, uses surveys and interviews of parents who were involved in dependency and neglect proceedings in Colorado courts. The report is available for download below.

Parents' Voices: The Other Side of the Bench
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