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Individual Membership

We Rely Upon Individual Members!

The Membership Committee recruits new members to CJI and spreading our message of the value of judicial excellence through education and research.

CJI's varied activities appeal to the legal community as well as anyone who wants to assure that our courts are free of partisan influence and that Colorado will never return to a destructive system of contested judicial elections that can create the perception of bias due to negative and misleading campaigning and fundraising. 

Our Membership Committee hosts an annual New Membership Breakfast in the spring to create awareness about CJI and encourage involvement by the community.


Why should you become a member of CJI?

By joining CJI, your lone voice in support of judicial excellence will unite with many others into a call than cannot be ignored.

By joining CJI, you are supporting a non-partisan, nationally recognized model of judicial selection - the merit selection system.

By joining CJI, you are supporting public education about the judiciary, judicial performance evaluations, and judicial retention elections.

By joining CJI, project that seek to ensure the judicial system meets the needs of Colorado citizens in the best, most efficient manner will continue.

By joining CJI, you will ensure that a well-educated judiciary inspires efficiency throughout court processes.

By joining CJI, you support the efforts of our Diversity on the Bench Initiative, serving the public by encouraging the appointments of individuals that best reflect our diverse state.

By joining CJI and supporting our mission to create an excellent judiciary, you increase the likelihood of Colorado maintaining and improving a stable climate in which businesses of all sizes can thrive.

By joining CJI, a non-profit, non-partisan 501(c)3 organization, you are getting a tax deduction in addition to keeping Colorado among the most envied states in the nation.

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Family Law Committee Report: Youth Perceptions

A Voice of their Own: Youth Perceptions of How They Are Represented in Court Decisions Regarding Foster Care and Other Placements” was released in November 2007. This study provides insights about how youth perceive that their voice is being represented in court decisions involving out-of-home placement, usually due to cases of abuse and/or neglect.

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.