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The 2023

Judicial Division Annual Meeting Guide

August 2 - August 8, 2023 in Denver, CO

Registration is open.

The Judicial Division Schedule is available.

JD meetings and events will be at the Hyatt Regency Denver.


CLE Panels

Responding to Judicial and Lawyer Misconduct
Thursday, August 3, 1:00pm - 2:30pm

The Innocence Project at 20: What We Now Know About the Causes of Wrongful Convictions
Thursday, August 3, 3:00pm - 4:30pm

ABA Showcase: From Cradleboard to Shallow Grave: Boarding Schools, ICWA, and Missing & Murdered Indigenous Persons
Friday, August 4, 9:00am - 10:30am

On the Front Line of Civil Rights Then and Now: A Conversation with the legendary Judge Arthur L. Burnett, Sr.
Friday, August 4, 10:30am - 12:00pm

Where Administrative Law and Criminal Law Intersect Matters for Justice and Equity
Friday, August 4, 1:45pm - 3:15pm

ABA Showcase: Autism Awareness: How Courts Can Improve Access to Justice for a Vulnerable and Neuro-Diverse Population
Friday, August 4, 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Non-CLE Panels

The Standing Committee on Diversity in the Judiciary's Pathways to the Bench Panel
Wednesday, August 2, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

This panel is sponsored by The United States Navy, JAGC. We thank them for their sponsorship.

The State Trial Judges Townhall: The Art of Handling Key Complexities in High Profile Cases
Thursday, August 3, 10:00am - 11:00am

Agenda Books

Book Drive

The Judicial Division will be collecting gently-used children’s books for kids in the Denver community.

Drop off books any time from Wednesday, August 2 to Saturday, August 5 at the JD staff table in Room
113 at the Convention Center or at the JD Council Meeting on Saturday.

Reach Out and Read, a Denver-based nonprofit, collects and distributes books when kids visit the doctor for regular well-visits. The children receive a new age- and language-appropriate book from their pediatrician. Their siblings can also take these gently-used books from the waiting room to stock their shelves at home! When families are given books and the tools to succeed at every wellness check-up from 6 months to five years old, kids are more likely to be kindergarten-ready by the time they enter school.

Books should meet the following criteria: 

  • New or gently used (covers and pages intact, clean and unmarked pages)
  • Age range includes infants through young adults (board books, picture books, early chapter books, young adult novels)
  • No textbooks, and no used coloring or activity books
  • No books with sensitive themes such as death, religion, divorce or abuse

Social Events

Diversity Committee Reception
Wednesday, August 2, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Judicial Division Welcome Reception and Awards Presentation
Thursday, August 3, 6:00pm - 7:30pm 
This event is sold out and tickets are not available at the door.

Specialized Court Judges Awards Dinner
Saturday, August 5, 7:00pm - 9:00pm | Ticketed*

Past Division Chairs Breakfast
Sunday, August 6, 7:15am | Invite Only

*For ticketed events, please log into your registration account using your email and confirmation number, scroll to the bottom of the page, and click "Modify Registration." You will need to click through the registration information until you reach the ticketed events page. 


Thank You to Our Division Sponsor: Thomson Reuters

Thank You to Our Division Sponsor: Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters provides innovative solutions that enable you to efficiently manage your court, in person or virtually, in order to ensure access to justice in your communities. They are the most trusted source for government professionals including state, local and federal government and counted on to provide solutions with unrivaled breadth of domain expertise, trusted content, and intelligently connected technologies.

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor: The United States Navy, JAGC

Thank You to Our Event Sponsor: The United States Navy, JAGC

The United States Navy, JAGC is sponsoring the Youth Outreach Program and the Evening Law Student Panel from the Standing Committee on Diveristy in the Judiciary. Both events are on Wednesday, August 2 as part of the Committee's Diveristy Day programming.

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