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Preserving and enhancing the fairness, impartiality and excellence of Colorado's Courts for Colorado's people.


Join CJI on October 18th to Celebrate this Year’s
Judicial Leadership and Judicial Excellence Honorees

Judicial Leadership Award Honorees

Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice, Colorado Supreme Court
Chief Judge Alan M. Loeb, Colorado Court of Appeals

Judicial Excellence Award Honorees

District Court Judge Morris B. Hoffman, 2nd Judicial District, Denver County
County Court Judge Thomas E. Vance, 1st Judicial District, Jefferson County
Magistrate Lisa M. Gomez, 2nd Judicial District, Denver Juvenile Court

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California Street, Denver

6:00 pm Cocktail Hour
7:00 pm Dinner and Program

 Advanced registration for this event is now closed. 



Due to the popularity of this event we've moved to The Crimson Room.

Young Professionals:  Come Meet Our Newest Judge, Mingle with the Bench,
and Learn About Our Merit-Based Judicial Selection System
Before You Go to the Polls!

October 24, 2018
5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
The Crimson Room
1403 Larimer, Denver

This event is a great opportunity for young professionals to mingle with Colorado judges and learn about our merit-based judicial selection system.

Lino Lipinsky, who was recently appointed to the Court of Appeals and starts his tenure as Colorado’s newest judge on January 1, 2019, will be our special guest and give a 10-15 minute “Our Courts” presentation on Colorado's merit based judicial selection system.

Register here.



Interested in Becoming More Involved in the Colorado Judicial Institute?

Join one of our committees!  Contact our Executive Director, Amy Ostheimer, at for additional information.

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CJI Committee List

Interested in becoming more involved in CJI?  Click here for our list of committees.

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.