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2015 Judicial Excellence Awards Honorees

CJI Announces 2015 Judicial Honorees

The Colorado Judicial Institute has proudly announced the organization's 2015 judicial honorees. The honorees will be recognized at the October 20th Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner.

The Judicial Excellence Awards will be presented to three judges in recognition of their outstanding service to Colorado.
Judge Angela R. Arkin—18th Judicial District
Judge Clarisse Gonzales Mangnall—Denver County; 2nd Judicial District
Magistrate Kristina B. Hansson—Boulder County; 20th Judicial District

In addition, CJI will present two Distinguished Judicial Leadership Awards.
Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr.—Colorado Supreme Court
Judge James S. Casebolt—Colorado Court of Appeals
Proceeds from the dinner support the CJI Judicial Education Fund and the programs of CJI.   The fund was established in response to cuts to state financial support for continuing education of judges and court personnel.  Since 2003, dinner sponsorships have contributed more than $375,000 to judicial education in Colorado. The Judicial Education Fund is one of the few resources available to the judiciary to improve their skills for the benefit of the people of Colorado.

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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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