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Nominations for the 2016 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 will be presented at the Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner on October 18.  Nominations for all three categories are now open. Click here to review the nomination criteria for each category.  Or submit a nomination here.


The CJI Annual Meeting and Luncheon May 12th

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 Hon. Ken Stuart, Senior Advisor, East–West Management Institute on The International Challenge: Getting to Fair and Impartial Courts.  Following his address the Chair of CJI's Board, Mark Clouatre, will review the annual report and the membership will elect the 2016-2017 CJI Board.  To register click here.


Colorado Jurists Honored With Judicial Excellence Awards

FEC’s Ellen Weintraub decries “dark money” in politics at CJI’s annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner

An audience of close to 700 jurists, attorneys and business and community leaders were on hand at the Denver Marriott City Center October 20 for the Colorado Judicial Institute’s annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner.

At this year’s event CJI’s Judicial Excellence Awards were presented to three outstanding jurists, including Boulder County Magistrate Kristina B. Hansson, Denver County Judge Clarisse Gonzales Mangnall and 18th Judicial District Judge Angela R. Arkin.  Additionally, CJI presented Distinguished Judicial Leadership Awards to James S. Casebolt, a retired judge who served 21 years on the Colorado Court of Appeals and Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., who recently retired from his nineteen-year tenure as an associate justice on the Colorado Supreme Court.

To read more about the dinner, click here.

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2016 Judicial Excellence Awards Nominations Now Open!

The nomination period for the 2016 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.

Want to know how Colorado selects and evaluates judges?

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2014-2015 Colorado Judicial Institute Annual Report
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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