CJI believes strongly that educating the lay public about Colorado's courts and how they operate is vital to promoting public trust in the judicial system.
In the past, CJI's public education efforts have primarily been focused on the Our Courts program described below. However, as of early 2024, CJI is developing new public education resources outside of the scope of the Our Courts program. Stay tuned for further updates.
The Our Courts program provides non-partisan public education about Colorado's courts through in-person and video presentations. Our Courts presentations and volunteer speakers take no position regarding any court case, legislation, ballot issue, or proposed change to the court system.
The Our Courts program is a joint activity of CJI and the Colorado Bar Association that began in 2007.
Visit the Our Courts page on the Colorado Bar Association website for detailed program information including the current list of presentation topics and videos in both English and Spanish.
Would you like to request an Our Courts presentation for your organization? Submit your request here. (Note, the request page is on the Colorado Bar Association website.)
Our Courts Resources
Read Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel's latest article about the Our Courts program, "A Model for Adult Civics Education," published in the Spring 2022 issue of Judicature (volume 106, number 1). Justice Gabriel recounts the genesis of the program, its educational offerings, and its impact. To read other articles about civics education published in this same issue of Judicature, click here.