Events

CU Denver School of Public Affairs strives to be an educational resource by offering a number of timely and relevant events each year. Community members, students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to learn more about current topics and participate in ongoing discussions involving the fields of public administration, local governance, environmental sustainability, education and criminal justice. Consider joining us as we host subject experts and take a deeper look into the issues and opportunities facing local, state and national leaders. If you have questions about any of our events, please contact us at spa.events@ucdenver.edu.

Update about our events due to the coronavirus

In response to an official announcement from CU Denver regarding changes to the campus events policy, the School of Public Affairs will be holding all of our events virtually, unless otherwise indicated, until we are permitted to resume our in-person programming. This affects events such as our First Friday Breakfast and Criminal Justice Series, as well as our co-hosted events. Those not already on our events mailing list can subscribe to receive updates and invitations to our events.

Criminal Justice Series: Culture in Colorado Courts

| 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Room Number : Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO

Legal culture encompasses norms among attorneys, judges and other court personnel that govern how cases are handled and how participants behave in courtroom proceedings. Court culture pervades all aspects of criminal (and civil) court operations and impacts processes and priorities, including judicial independence and effective advocacy, as well as outcomes in case processing time, plea bargaining and charging decisions, and constitutional interpretations of the law.

Join us to hear the inside perspectives of Denver District Attorney Beth McCann and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Kirsch on court culture. Learn more about how the landscape and demography of Colorado shape challenges faced by each of their offices and discover how courts are managing substantive problems like juvenile offenders, drug crimes and violent crime.

Reception at 5 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

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Criminal Justice Series: Culture in Colorado Courts

| 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Cost/fee: Free
Room Number: Terrace Room (2nd Floor)
Lawrence Street Center
1380 Lawrence Street
Denver, CO

Legal culture encompasses norms among attorneys, judges and other court personnel that govern how cases are handled and how participants behave in courtroom proceedings. Court culture pervades all aspects of criminal (and civil) court operations and impacts processes and priorities, including judicial independence and effective advocacy, as well as outcomes in case processing time, plea bargaining and charging decisions, and constitutional interpretations of the law.

Join us to hear the inside perspectives of Denver District Attorney Beth McCann and First Assistant U.S. Attorney Matthew Kirsch on court culture. Learn more about how the landscape and demography of Colorado shape challenges faced by each of their offices and discover how courts are managing substantive problems like juvenile offenders, drug crimes and violent crime.

Reception at 5 p.m.
Program begins at 5:30 p.m.

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