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Donate to CJI and become part of a community working toward judicial excellence.  The Colorado Judicial Institute is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Contributions to CJI are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.

To contribute online via credit card or Paypal account, please complete the form below.  Once you have submitted your contact information, you will be automatically directed to the payment page.  You do not need to have a Paypal account in order to contribute to CJI using a credit card.  Please follow the payment instructions at the right.

Or mail a contribution to CJI at:
Colorado Judicial Institute
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Broomfield, CO 80038

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A Fair, Impartial and Independent Judiciary by Justice Sandra Day O'Connor
2018 Judicial Excellence Awards Nominations Now Open!

The nomination period for the 2018 CJI Judicial Excellence Awards is open!  Click here to submit a nomination

If you would like to read more about the awards, please visit the Judicial Excellence Awards page.

If you cannot use our online form, download a PDF of the form below.

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 you donation and billing information and then click on Donate Now.
7. You will recieve a receipt of your payment.

Why Should You Join CJI?
The New Politics of Judicial Elections 2000-2009

The Justice at Stake Campaign, Brennan Center for Justice, and National Institute on Money in State Politics has released a ground breaking report on the staggering increase in spending in state high-court elections.  The report not only details the increase in the amount spent on judicial elections, but identifies the individuals and groups providing the funds.  See the entire report here.

ABA President's Message Illustrates Need for Non-Partisan Selection Methods

No other nation in the world elects judges in the manner that over 30 states still do.  Contested elections present serious concern in that they erode public confidence in an impartial judiciary.  In light of recent Supreme Court decisions, ABA President Carolyn Lamm discusses the importance of ensuring judicial independence in the United States.  Read the entire article here.

Want to know how Colorado selects and evaluates judges?
US Supreme Court Rules in "Justice for Sale" Case