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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

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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: or

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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

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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



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: 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


Friday, February 27

Prsentation on Professionalism to the JAGs by Judge Richard Gabriel

Time: 9 a.m.

Location: Fort Carson, specifics TBD