Registration now Open for Straight Talk with a Judge
The Colorado Judicial Institute’s popular CLE program, Straight Talk with a Judge, is back in July and dedicated to the topic of ADR. Courts are ordering mediation and other ADR techniques in Civil Case Management Orders (CMO) with increasing frequency. Colorado Courts have found that incorporating ADR techniques can resolve cases faster and more efficiently.
As always, judges teach all our tracks, and our small class size and interactive format mean you get to ask the questions the judges are answering. All participants will receive one Ethics CLE Credit and one General CLE Credit.
In October 2019, CJI and the Colorado Bar Association launched a collaborative initiative, the CBA/CJI Diversity on the Bench Coalition. The CBA/CJI Coalition leads a community-wide effort to ensure Colorado’s state court bench reflects the diversity of Colorado’s population.
Developed out of a long-standing need, CJI Board Member Judge Gary Jackson, Denver County Court, and Patricia M. Jarzobski, former CBA president and Colorado Women’s Bar Association president, have drawn on their leadership experience to gather a robust team of legal leaders to address this issue creatively.
Why Should You Vote in Colorado Judicial Retention Elections?
Why Should You Vote?
Are you one of those voters who skips the judges on your ballot? Or just votes for the names you like? You're not alone...but you can do better for Colorado! Click here for more information on why and how to support our judicial system by voting.
Get the Facts! Judicial Merit Selection in Colorado
Law Week: Celebrating 50 Years of Merit Selection in Colorado
Want to know how Colorado selects and evaluates judges?
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.