The Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner recognizes the year’s Judicial Excellence Awards honorees.
Despite the weather, CJI’s 2014 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner will be held the evening of November 12th. The reception will start at 6:00 p.m. with the dinner and program from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. We hope to see you there.
CJI Recognizes 2014 Judicial Excellence Awards Honorees at the Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner Nov. 12
The 2014 Judicial Excellence Awards Honorees will be recognized at this year’s Judicial Excellence Dinner. They are:
- District Court Chief Judge Claude W. Appel—3rd Judicial District
- County Court Judge Sabino E. Romano—Adams County, 17th Judicial District
- Magistrate Marianne M. Tims—1st Judicial District
For more information on the dinner, click here.
CJI Welcomes Plaintiff in Caperton Vs. Massey
to 2014 Judicial Excellence Dinner
The case reads like a Grisham novel because it is a Grisham novel. The facts behind Caperton vs. Massey are the basis for Grisham’s The Appeal. But for Hugh Caperton it’s the 17-year drama that has taken over his life. And for anyone watching the debate over the impact of big money on the U.S. legal system, it’s the cautionary tale that never ends.
Hugh Caperton, former CEO of Dominion Energy Sales and the plaintiff in Caperton vs. A. T. Massey Coal Co., Inc., will be the key note speaker at the 2014 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner. He’ll discuss the case including the landmark 2009 Supreme Court ruling and then join Melissa Hart, Professor of Law at the University of Colorado Law School and Director of the Byron R. White Center, and Eli Wald, the Charles W. Delaney Jr. Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, for a panel discussion on the case’s impact on judicial selection.
“I think a case like ours raises awareness…and eye brows,” Caperton said. “And maybe that’s what it takes to get the public’s attention.”
Click here for more on Caperton's appearance at the 2014 Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner.