The Colorado Supreme Court issued the following press release today launching an online resource center to increase the public’s understanding and access to Colorado’s Judicial System and the rule of law:
DENVER – The Colorado Judicial Branch today launched www.cjlc.org, a Web site dedicated to the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Learning Center and other online educational resources about the judiciary and rule of law. “I am very excited about the cjlc.org site and showcasing what I believe are some of the best educational resources available in any courthouse anywhere in the country,” said Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice. “I personally invite you, your family and friends to check out the site and then come visit the building and experience the Judicial Learning Center in person.”
The Web site features a video welcome message from the Chief Justice, as well as a virtual tour and description of the Judicial Learning Center’s 10 exhibits. The site also provides educators with downloadable lesson plans from the Colorado Department of Education and Supreme Court’s Courts in the Communityprogram.
Housed in the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center (2 E. 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203), the 3,800-square-foot Judicial Learning Center is an innovative and engaging educational environment designed to provide visitors, young and old alike, with a better understanding of the laws and freedoms that govern our citizens, state and country. The Judicial Learning Center is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is always free.
The Learning Center offers numerous interactive and standalone exhibits that teach the importance of the rule of law, how the state and federal court systems operate and even offers interactive role-playing opportunities. A group of judges, lawyers, educators and others spent more than 3 years designing and building the learning center.
Visitors to the Website may also book a guided tour of the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center for groups of 15 or more. Guided tours include a visit to one or more of the courtrooms (as available), discussion about the Colorado court system and the Colorado Judicial Branch, a tour of the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center and its public art, a visit to the Colorado Supreme Court Library, and time in the Colorado Judicial Learning Center.