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The Larry DeMuth Endowment for the Education of the Colorado Judicial System

In 2015, CJI partnered with longtime board member and philanthropist Larry DeMuth to create The Larry DeMuth Endowment for the Education of the Colorado Judicial System. The goal was to create a fund for judicial scholarships that was not dependent on the state government's limited resources.  

With the cuts to the state budget due to the 2020 pandemic, Larry and the CJI Board of Directors would like to grow the principal of the DeMuth Endowment and further ensure these judicial scholarships. Larry is offering a 1:1 match on the first $25,000 in donations to the endowment. 

CJI judicial scholarships are approved and distributed through the CJI Judicial Education Fund. A committee oversees the fund and works in conjunction with the State Court Administrator's Office to ensure that scholarships support the Colorado Judicial Department's needs.

Since the Judicial Education Fund began granting scholarships in 2010, CJI has awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to programs such as:

  • National Judicial College training on bench basics like Docket Management and Judicial Writing for new judges 
  • Conferences on special topics like self-represented litigants, probate courts, and drug courts
  • CJI has also funded special projects such as recording a video orientation for Judicial Nominating Commission members

Will you join us in ensuring that our judges have the educational opportunities they need to maintain their skills for the people of Colorado? For more information, contact Executive Director Joshua Anderson at (303) 484-1888 or joshua@coloradojudicialinstitute.org .

To contribute by credit card through Paypal, complete the form below.  Please note that fees apply for online transactions. Checks can be mailed to:

CJI DeMuth Endowment
P.O. Box 118
Broomfield, CO 80038

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PayPal General Instructions

You do not need to have a PayPal account in order to join CJI or make a special contribution.  You can use a credit card and follow these intructions.

1. Fill out the form and click on Submit button.
2. Click on the golden DONATE button.
3. Type in your donation amount, ie: 100 in the Donation Amount space on the virtual check and click Update Total.
4. If you will not be using or do not have a Paypal account, please click on CONTINUE in the lower left-hand side just above the credit card logos.
5. Complete the payment form and click on Review Donation and Continue.
6. Review your donation and billing information and then click on Donate Now.
7. You will receive a receipt of your payment.

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