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Legal Professionalism Month

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The Colorado Supreme Court, with the support of the Colorado Bar Association, has declared October as Legal Professionalism Month in Colorado. The aim of the month is to encourage members of the legal profession, professional entities, and judicial officers and staff to rededicate themselves to demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism and integrity and promote public confidence in the profession and the court system.

This year, the detailed focus is on what professionalism looks like in the 21st Century. Click here to read the official Proclamation.

 

Tuesday, September 30

CBA President’s Visit and CDBA Bar Meeting - Join CBA President Charley Garcia in a panel discussion on Professionalism concerning the needs of the court and the legal community, community access to justice needs, relationships between young lawyers and more senior lawyers in the local bar and more. The panel will include Court of Appeals Judge Gabriel and 5th Judicial District combined Courts District and County Judges, including Judge Patton, Judge Gannett, Judge Dunkelman, Judge Shamis, and Chief Judge Thompson.

Time: 6:15 p.m.

Location: Holiday Inn, Frisco, 1129 North Summit Boulevard, Frisco, CO 80443

RSVP: Click here to RSVP or email president@cdbar.org

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Thursday, October 2

CWBA “Lunch & Learn” Principles of Professionalism - Learn about the Principles of Professionalism adopted by the CBA and DBA in order to create a single, statewide guide to principles of professionalism for Colorado practitioners.

Time: Noon

Location: Adams County District Attorney’s Office, Sean May Training Room, 1000 Judicial Center Dr. #100, Brighton, CO 80601

RSVP: allybarber@hotmail.com or execdir@cwba.org

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Tuesday, October 7

Professionalism - at Odds with Advocacy? - CLE Presented by the LCBA

Time: 11:30 a.m. lunch, 12-2 p.m. presentation

Location: Larimer County Justice Center, Jury room second floor

RSVP: Click here

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Friday, October 10

Ethics and Professionalism in the Practice of Law 2014 - This popular, annual program brings you interactive CLE legal theater with a distinguished panel of experts and learning in an entertaining format. The Program that brings you a carefully crafted series of interactive vignettes and addresses ethical and professional dilemmas that you may face in your practice. The program is the culmination of several years of creative work undertaken on your by the Peer Professionalism Assistance Group (PPAG).

Time: 8:30 a.m.–Noon

Location: CBA-CLE Office, 1900 Grant St, Ste 300, Denver, CO 80203

RSVP: Click here to register or for more information

 

Tuesday, October 14

On Professionalism: A Conversation for the 21st Century - This will be a panel discussion moderated by Judge Gabriel and featuring Judge Lorenzo Márquez, Judge Cheryl Post, Kenzo Kawanabe, Charmaine Rose and Margrit Lent Parker.

Time: Noon–1:30 p.m.

Location: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 3d Floor, Court of Appeals Full Court Conference Room

Open only to Minoru Yasui Inn of Court members.

 

Thursday, October 16

How Unprofessional Conduct in the Courtroom can Hurt Your Case in the Deliberation Room - A Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court Professionalism Program

Open only to Ben S. Wendelken Inn of Court members.

 

Tuesday, October 21

Private Practice Law, Public Interest Heart - We know many students arrive at law school set on being public interest lawyers but for whatever reason find themselves in the position of going into private practice. For many of these students, they feel like they've lost a part of their identity, they experience guilt, or they worry they will never be able to integrate their public interest values into their professional lives as lawyers while at a firm. As part of National Pro Bono Week and Professionalism Month, join a conversation with private firm lawyers who also have a public interest identity and have been able to integrate that part of themselves through pro bono and/or community work. Organized by GLBT Bar Association, CWBA, CHBA and APABA.

Time: Noon–1 p.m.

Location: University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Room 170

RSVP: kvelte@law.du.edu

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Wednesday, October 22

Northwest Colorado Bar Association CLE-for Attorneys/Judges - Nancy Lichtenstein, Colorado Court of Appeals Presenting on Professionalism. Free 1 general credit.

Time: 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Location: Steamboat Springs, CO Location TBD

 

Wednesday, October 22

Northwest Colorado Bar Association Public Presentation: - Gale Miller, Colorado Court of Appeals presentation on Merit Selection of Judges and the Judicial Process. Open to the public.

Time: 12:15–1:15 p.m..

 

Thursday, October 23

Mesa County Bar Association and CBA-YLD Joint Roundtable Discussion on Professionalism in the Twenty-first Century - Join us for pizza, beer, and wine while we discuss topics related to professionalism. 

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Killian Davis Richter & Mayle, P.C., conference room, 202 North 7th Street, Grand Junction

RSVP: kd_mcba@killianlaw.com

 

Friday, October 24

Currents, Eddies, and Whirlpools: A Discussion on the Flow of Life and Practice of Law - Join us for an innovative new program open to all attorneys specifically designed to foster dialogue among practitioners and the judiciary as we explore the challenges of life in the legal field. Attendees will participate in a lively, rotating roundtable conversation with at least one judicial officer at each table. In the true tradition of The Roman Forum, topics will be diverse, ever-changing and dictated by the “crowd” at the table. Sponsored by the Faculty of Federal Advocates.

Time: 1–5 p.m.

Location: The Embassy Suites Hotel, 1420 Stout St.

RSVP: Click here to register or for more information.

Questions: pmurphyffa@aol.com

 

Tuesday, October 28

1st JD Ethics & Professionalism CLE Luncheon - Barry Meinster and T. J. Carney are back with their thoughtful, creative vignettes.

Time: Noon

Location: Jefferson County Courthouse, Lookout Mountain Room

RSVP: vicki_malara@comcast.net or 303-279-5568

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Thursday, October 30

2014 BCBA Bench Bar Retreat and CLE- An afternoon of discussion on topics such as marajuana law, criminal issues, domestic issues, and professionalism and civility.

Time: 12:30-5 p.m.

Location: CU Law School, Wittemyer Courtroom

RSVP: Click here to register.

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Monday, November 3

Special Assembly of Lawyers followed by a Special Session of the Supreme Court to welcome newly admitted attorneys to the practice.

Time: TBD

Location: Boettcher Concert Hall

 

Tuesday, November 4

CDLA and CTLA are hosting a CLE, which will be a panel, including Justice Hobbs, Judge Loeb, Judge Caschette, Attorney Diane Smith and Attorney Andy Low, who will address “How to Professionally and Ethically Preserve the Record for Appeal During Discovery and Trial,”  and address how professionalism has changed, per the Chief Justice Commission’s theme. 

Immediately following the CLE, CDLA and CTLA will each present a member from the other association a Professionalism Award.  

Time: 4 to 6 p.m.

Location: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

RSVP: Click here to register.  

 

Wednesday, November 5

Continental Divide Bar Association’s Annual Criminal Law Bench and Bar - Court of Appeals Judge Taubman will present a one hour CLE on medical marijuana and modest means practice. This portion of the meeting will be followed by a more general criminal law bench and bar discussion. The Bench will include Court of Appeals Judge Webb speaking about criminal appeals, and 5th Judicial District and County Judges, including Chief Judge Thompson and Judges Dunkelman, Granger, Sullivan and Shamis. General and ethics CLE has been applied for. Sponsored by the Executive Council to the Criminal Section for the Colorado Bar Association

Time: Meeting begins at 5:30 p.m., CLE at 6 p.m., and the Bench and Bar program at 7:05 p.m.

Location: Happy Valley Grill, Vail Golf Course Clubhouse, 1778 Vail Valley Drive, Vail, CO 81657

RSVP: Click here to register.  

 

Thursday, November 6

Nancy Lichtenstein, Colorado Court of Appeals presenting on Professionalism. Free 1 general credit. Sponsored by the Northwest Colorado Bar Association.

Time:Noon–1 p.m..

Location: Grand County Court House

 

Friday, November 7

2014 Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Retreat- Please join us for an afternoon of open discussion of bankruptcy law and practice in Colorado. This will be a discussion group format; there will be no panelists or speakers. As an attendee, YOU will participate in successive small discussion groups on wide-ranging issues relating to bankruptcy law and practice in the District of Colorado. Each discussion group will include approximately ten practitioners, two moderators, and a current bankruptcy judge. Sponsored by the Faculty of Federal Advocates.

Time: 1:30-5:30 p.m.

Location: Embassy Suites Denver, 1420 Stout St.

RSVP: Click here to register or for more information.

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Saturday, November 22

On Professionalism: A Conversation for the 21st Century- An afternoon of discussion on topics such as marajuana law, criminal issues, domestic issues, and professionalism and civility.

Time: 9 a.m..

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Spring

 

Monday, December 8

Professionalism in Today’s Competitive Legal Market: Why It’s In Everyone’s Best Interest - part of The Ethics CLE

Time: 4 p.m.

Location: Ritz-Carlton, Denver

RSVP: Click here or call 800-873-7130 to register.

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Friday, February 27

Prsentation on Professionalism to the JAGs by Judge Richard Gabriel

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Fort Carson, specifics TBD