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The Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner recognizes the year’s Judicial Excellence Awards honorees.

Plaintiff in Caperton Vs. Massey Speaks at
2014 Judicial Excellence Dinner

UNTIL ALMOST TWO decades ago, Hugh Caperton owned a small coal company in West Virginia. Today, he finds his name in legal textbooks.

When listening to his story, the realization is imminent that his legal battle represents the darker side of democracy’s interplay
with justice.

After describing his judicial saga in detail for a group of jurists and attorneys at the Colorado Judicial Institute’s annual awards dinner on Nov. 12 at the Downtown Marriott City Center in Denver, he joked that his story may sound like the plot of a John Grisham novel, referencing similarities in his experience with “The Appeal.”

Click here to read Law Week Colorado's coverage of Hugh Caperton's appearance at the 2014 CJI Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner.  (Reprinted with the permission of Law Week Colorado.)

CJI Recognizes 2014 Judicial Excellence Awards Honorees at the Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner

The 2014 Judicial Excellence Awards Honorees were 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.


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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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