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"Our State Courts"
How Colorado's procedures for selecting, disciplining, and evaluating judges keep our state courts fair and impartial. This presentation is available in Spanish.
"Our United States Courts"
The types of cases that are heard in the federal courts and the procedures that keep our federal courts fair and impartial.
“Divorce in Colorado Courts”
This presentation covers how divorce cases proceed in Colorado Courts. Specifically, it explores the differing interest at stake, the issues that need to be addressed in a typical divorce case, the different ways in which divorce cases are resolved, and the ongoing role of the court in divorce cases in Colorado.
“An Economic Fresh Start- Bankruptcy Basics”
This presentation discusses how bankruptcy cases work. Specifically, it describes the history of bankruptcy and how it has evolved into the present system, the different kinds of bankruptcy cases that can be filed, and the basic components of an individual bankruptcy case.
"See You In Court: The Life of a Civil Lawsuit"
This presentation discusses the purposes of civil lawsuits, a party’s rights and remedies in such lawsuits, how such lawsuits are commenced and how they proceed, what really happens at trial, and the roles of the judge, the jury, and the lawyers in these proceedings.
"Law & Order: The Life of a Criminal Case"
This presentation discusses the roles of the judge, the jury, the prosecution, and the defense in a criminal case, how criminal cases are brought and how they proceed, the setting of bail, the plea bargaining process, what really happens in a criminal trial, and how judges determine the appropriate sentences after a conviction
"Lincoln’s Legacy of Equality & Liberty"
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, the Our Courts presentation uses Lincoln’s own words and the words of those who knew him to explain how Lincoln’s commitment to the principles of equality and liberty transformed our nation.
“Introducción a los Tribunales de Inmigracción”
This Spanish language presentation provides an introduction to the United States Immigration Courts, discussing how proceedings are commenced and conducted in those courts, the nature of these proceedings, a party’s rights and remedies, appeal rights, and the roles of the judge, lawyers, parties, and interpreters.