This year, as the pandemic continues and judicial funding is slashed, CJI expects to have even more requests for financial help from the judicial branch.
Will you sponsor this year's awards as we honor the rule of law and these outstanding achievements and continue our work to keep our judiciary healthy for the people of Colorado? Sponsorships are available at a variety of levels.
Find information on the event here.
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CJI’s work for our judiciary has never been so critical. Please consider supporting the Colorado Judicial Institute and our commitment to judicial independence with a sponsorship for this year's Judicial Excellence Awards.
Your sponsorship of this event supports not just the Judicial Education Fund but also the on-going work of CJI. Just this year, CJI has:
· Provided the sole sponsorship of Colorado’s Self Represented Litigant Day which has educated over 3400 indigent Coloradans on legal issues.
· Created and distributed Alternative Dispute Resolution Mediation guides to help both judges and litigants navigate mediation.
· Teamed with the Colorado Bar Association on the Diversity on the Bench Initiative to guide under represented populations onto the bench.
· Collaborated with the CBA on Our Courts Colorado to educate Coloradans, including high school students, about our state's unique judicial system including programs on navigating immigration and bankruptcy courts. Over 20,000 Coloradans to date have gone through this program.
· Financed, through the CJI Judicial Education Fund, 57 scholarships for Colorado judges to improve their skills for the people of Colorado and bring that education back to their judicial districts.
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Broomfield, CO 80020
Please join us in celebrating Colorado’s Judiciary! The Colorado Judicial Institute’s 18th Annual Judicial Excellence Awards will be held virtually Wednesday, October 7, at 5 p.m. The event will recognize five judicial officers for their outstanding service on the bench as well as raise critical money for CJI's Judicial Education Fund.
This event honors the excellence that is found every day in our state’s judiciary. This year, CJI congratulates:
Judge Larry Schwartz,
10th Judicial District
County Court Presiding Judge Theresa Spahn,
Magistrate Jami Vigil,
4th Judicial District
Chief Justice Nathan Coats,
Colorado Supreme Court
Judge Robert Hawthorne (retired),
Colorado Court of Appeals
CJI will also recognize the extraordinary efforts of Colorado’s court system during the COVID crisis with a special award to the Chief Judges Council which has been leading the response.
THE WELD COUNTY PUBLIC TRUSTEE OFFICE IS MOVING
Pursuant to C.R.S. 38-37-102, the term of the Public Trustees in the ten (10) largest counties, including Weld, will end on June 30th. On July 1st,
the Public Trustee office will become a part of the Weld County Treasurer’s office. The Weld County Treasurer, John R. Lefebvre, Jr., will serve as Treasurer/Public Trustee.
Effective July 1st, the new address and contact information will be
Weld County Treasurer’s Office
1400 N. 17th Avenue
PO Box 458
Greeley, CO 80632
See official notice here
Application period opens for Judicial Nominating Commission positions
Thirteen vacancies to occur on 10 commissions
DENVER – Applications are now being accepted for upcoming vacancies on 10 Judicial Nominating Commissions throughout Colorado.
As of Dec. 31, 2020, there will be 13 vacancies as detailed below. Judicial nominating commissioners are volunteers and serve six-year terms interviewing applicants for judicial vacancies and nominating candidates to the governor.
The Second Judicial District (Denver): 1 non-attorney vacancy.
The Seventh Judicial District (Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties): 1 attorney vacancy, must reside in Ouray County.
The Ninth Judicial District (Garfield, Rio Blanco, & Pitkin Counties): 1 non-attorney vacancy, must reside in Rio Blanco County.
The Eleventh Judicial District (Chaffee, Custer, Fremont and Park counties): 3 attorney vacancies.
The Twelfth Judicial District (Saguache, Mineral, Rio Grande, Alamosa, Conejos, & Costilla Counties): 1 non-attorney vacancy, must reside in Conejos County.
The Fifteenth Judicial District (Cheyenne, Kiowa, Prowers, & Baca Counties): 1 non-attorney vacancy.
The Seventeenth Judicial District (Adams County & City and County of Broomfield): 1 non-attorney.
The Nineteenth Judicial District (Weld County): 1 attorney vacancy.
The Twentieth Judicial District (Boulder County): 2 non-attorney vacancies.
The Twenty-Second Judicial District (Montezuma & Dolores Counties): 1 non-attorney vacancy.
More information on nominating commissions may be found on the Judicial Branch Web site at http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/Supreme_Court/Nominating.cfm.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, with initial application review and consideration beginning on Oct. 30, 2020. Applications may be made only online at the State of Colorado Boards and Commissions Application page at https://www.colorado.gov/governor/boards-commissions-application. Applicants should include a current resume or biography where indicated on the application.
This information is provided as an e-mail service of the Colorado State Judicial Branch, Office of State Court Administrator, 1300 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80203. To discontinue this service or update your e-mail address, please respond to this message with your name, contact information and any comments.
CLE - Consumer Bankruptcy
As Marketing Chair of Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff (CALSS), I would like to introduce to you our association. We were chartered in 1996 with our primary focus in education. The bi-level association continually strives to upgrade the knowledge and efficiency of its members through legal educational training programs. Another goal of our Association is to cooperate with the bar associations by assisting in their functions. We offer to all legal support staff the benefits of our bi-level association, welcoming members from the court system, law offices, trust departments of banks, governmental offices and other law-related fields.
We believe that we have a common cause in the continuing education of employees in the legal field. Our organization supports and promotes education by way of seminars, workshops and other programs at the local and state levels.
We emphasize that our Association is nonpartisan, nonpolitical, nonprofit and nonunion and invite the personnel of your members' offices to attend one of our meetings.
We have scheduled a CLE Event for January 25, 2020 at the Courtyard Marriott Denver North Westminster. Consumer Bankruptcy affects many areas of law and can be complex; Mr. Stephen Berken and Mr. Sean Cloyes of Berken Cloyes, PC, from Colorado Springs, CO, will be presenting. Registration form and more information on our presenters are below.
I look forward to hearing from you in the near future. If you would like additional information concerning the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff or if our local members can be of assistance in one of your programs, you may contact us by email at email@example.com. Thank you for your anticipated interest in our organization. We look forward to working with you.
Very truly yours,
CALSS Marketing Chair