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CJI Member Breakfast

Wednesday, June 26, 2024
7:30 am9:00 am
Sherman & Howard LLC, 675 15th Street, Suite 2300, Denver, CO 80202
Lady justice wearing a blindfold and holding scales of justice

Join us for CJI's annual Member Breakfast, where current and prospective CJI members and supporters can learn about CJI, network with friends and colleagues, and hear an interesting program. And, of course, eat breakfast!


Order of Events:

7:30 - 8:00am - Networking with friends & colleagues
8:00 - 9:00am - Introductions & program.

Note: The introductions & program will begin promptly at 8:00am. Don't be late!



"The Rule of Law and Executive Power: Holding Our Presidents Accountable"

In recent years, our nation has again confronted the important question of how we hold our presidents accountable to the rule of law. Former President Donald Trump has been charged in four separate criminal cases, and the U.S. Supreme Court recently deliberated over his claims of presidential immunity from prosecution. Further, he was the subject of a civil case invoking the Constitution's "insurrection clause," which also reached the Supreme Court on appeal of decisions made here in Colorado. Meanwhile, President Joe Biden and his administration have faced legal scrutiny, too. The spotlight on presidential accountability has never been more intense.

In this event, a panel of experts in constitutional law will help us make sense of these cases, the legal and judicial processes at work, and the broader issues of executive power and the rule of law.

Join us for this very interesting, fact-based discussion.


* Alan Chen, constitutional law scholar and Thompson G. Marsh Law Alumni Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

* Ian Farrell, constitutional law scholar and Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

* Moderator: Keo Frazier, CJI board member, strategist at Nine and Two Agency, and founder of New Thinkers

CLE credit: This event is approved for 1.0 CLE general credit.

(Disclaimer note: CJI is an independent, nonpartisan organization and takes no position on the merits of the cases referenced above. Any opinions stated by the speakers are their own.)

Thanks to our sponsors!

* Dowd Bennett LLP
* Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

We're seeking more sponsors, showcase your organization and support CJI by sponsoring this event! Contact Jeff Rupp, CJI's Executive Director, for details. Or visit


Join us on June 26!

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