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Diverse group of people holding their hands together, one wearing a VOLUNTEER t-shirt, representing teamwork and collaboration

Much of CJI's work is accomplished through volunteer committees, and many welcome the help of CJI general members. To sign up, visit the Volunteer page.

CJI volunteer committees include:

  • Audit/Finance

    Oversees CJI’s financial health and ensures appropriate reporting, audit, and control functions.

  • Awards

    Manages CJI’s Judicial Excellence Awards including criteria, procedures, solicitation of nominations, and conferral of awards.

  • Awards Dinner

    Plans the annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Gala Dinner event that celebrates each year's Judicial Excellence Awardees.

  • CLE

    Plans continuing legal education events including "Straight Talk With Judges."

  • Diversity on the Bench

    Leads CJI's activities in support of the Diversity on the Bench Coalition, a multi-organization collaboration working to ensure Colorado’s courts reflect the diversity of the communities they serve.

  • Education & Outreach

    Leads CJI’s efforts to provide education about Colorado’s courts, including the Our Courts program.

  • Fund Development

    Plans CJI's fund development efforts, including relationship-building, donor cultivation and engagement, and fundraising, all in support of CJI's mission and programs.

  • Judicial Education

    Manages allocation of CJI’s resources for funding the continuing education of judges and court staff.

  • Membership & Events

    Plans CJI’s membership programs and events.

  • Nominating

    Recruits candidates for CJI’s board and officer roles and makes recommendations for consideration by the full board.

  • Public Policy

    Leads CJI’s public policy initiatives including monitoring of media coverage and legislation with potential impact on the judiciary.

  • Leads CJI initiatives to increase membership and engagement from young professionals (under 40).

To sign up for a committee or task force, visit the Volunteer page.