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Stories From Around the State

  • Date:  February 10, 2012

    Location:  Denver, Colorado

    Event:  Roundtable

    Partners:  Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System; University of Denver

    A project of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS) dedicated to advancing empirically based models for choosing, evaluating, and retaining judges that preserve impartiality and accountability, the "Quality Judges Initiative" convened a group of leaders from a wide range of fields and political backgrounds to develop a set of principles to ensure quality state court judges.   Elisabeth MacNamara, President of the League of Women Voters of the United States, participated in the roundtable in Denver on February 10, 2012.  The next steps are to draft a report on what the agreed-upon desired attributes for court systems and individual judges are, and what principles should be followed in selecting judges to attain court systems and judges with those attributes.

  • Date:  November 5, 2009

    Location:  Denver, Colorado

    Event:  Lecture

    Partners:  Colorado Judicial Institute

    League President Mary G. Wilson addressed an audience of nearly 500 at the Colorado Judicial Institute’s 7th annual “Judicial Excellence for Colorado” dinner on November 5, 2009.  Citing an erosion of public confidence in the judiciary due to well-funded and politicized campaigns, Wilson called for a process that can better ensure an independent and impartial judiciary.