Gov. Hickenlooper Joins 700 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner Attendees in Honoring Outstanding Colorado Jurists
Five outstanding jurists were honored for upholding Colorado’s tradition of fair, impartial and accountable courts before an audience of 700 civic leaders at the Colorado Judicial Institute’s 11th Annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner October 15 at the Marriott City Center in Denver. Read more here...
Judicial Awards Honor Excellence
in Colorado Courts
Three outstanding Colorado jurists have been selected for upholding the Centennial State’s tradition of fair, impartial and accountable courts.
Receiving the 2013 CJI Judicial Excellence Awards are District Court Chief Judge James F. Hartmann, Jr. of the 19th Judicial District; County Court Judge Leroy Kirby of Adams County, 17th Judicial District; and Magistrate Emily Anderson of the 17th Judicial District. The trio were selected for outstanding performance on and off the bench while improving the quality and helping to ensure the accountability of Colorado’s judiciary.
In addition, this year CJI will present two Distinguished Judicial Leadership Awards to Chief Justice Michael L. Bender of the Colorado Supreme Court and Chief Judge Janice B. Davidson of the Colorado Court of Appeals.
The awards will be presented on October 15th at the Eleventh Annual CJI Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner. More information about the dinner is available here.
Know Your Judge Voter Education PSA – Not Campaigning, Judge Rules
The Colorado Judicial Institute (CJI) and its partners in a 2010 voter education effort called "Know Your Judge" have prevailed in a legal challenge filed by Matt Arnold of Clear the Bench Colorado (CTBC).
Shortly before the November 2010 election, Mr. Arnold filed a complaint against CJI, the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, the Colorado Bar Association, and the League of Women Voters of Colorado alleging a violation of campaign laws when they partnered to produce a PSA and website that urged voters not to skip judges on their ballots. The website and PSA provided voters with the information necessary to review judicial performance evaluation information compiled for voters by the statutorily-created Colorado Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission. Administrative Law Judge Judith F. Schulman, on Tuesday, March 8th, granted the Defendants’ Motion for Summary Judgment, dismissing Arnold’s complaint against the "Know Your Judge" partners.
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Public Education Program OUR COURTS Wins National Honor
The Our Courts public education program, a joint program of the Colorado Bar Association and CJI, has been awarded the American Bar Association's 2010 Burnham "Hod" Greeley Award.
The award recognizes extraordinary outreach efforts that show the public the need for a fair and impartial judiciary. Judges evaluated the nominations for significant, positive impacts on public understanding of the role of the judiciary in a democratic society and for ability to convey the importance of the judiciary’s role in the rule of law. The award is named in honor of the late Hawaii attorney Burnham “Hod” Greeley, a dedicated ABA leader who was committed to promoting public trust and confidence in our justice system.
The award was presented at the ABA annual mid-year meeting in Orlando, Florida.
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