Dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice in the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado.
Ericka F. Englert, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP
Katrin M. Rothgery, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP
12 noon - 1:15 p.m.
Facebook, texts, blogs, tweets...these days, communication via social media has become the norm. In this program, the speakers will address ethical issues related to lawyers using social media. Learn how the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct address issues such as establishing a lawyer/client relationship through social media, confidentiality considerations, appearance of impropriety, document retention, and potential conflicts of interest.
2 General/ 1.5 Ethics CLE Credits approved.
Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty, U.S. District Court
Professor C.J. Larkin, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
James M. Lyons, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP
Trial is expensive and time-consuming. Resolving disputes outside of the courtroom is often the most advantageous outcome for all involved parties. In this CLE program, speakers will discuss the latest methods and strategies for resolving disputes through negotiation and mediation, as well as ethical issues to consider when discussing and negotiating a settlement.
2 General/ Ethics CLE Credits requested.
Robert Mason, Trial Support Manager
Ryan Lambrecht, Trial Support Specialist
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP
Learn how to enhance your arguments to judges and juries with visual aids. Go beyond standard, text-heavy PowerPoint slides. Consider new ways to develop visual aids that convey complex messages and legal themes in easily understandable formats.
This presentation will suggest innovative ways to create different kinds of visual aids to suit your varying needs, including physical, electronic, static and interactive aids. It will also address how to use such aids in briefs and at trial. In addition, the presentation will explore how to balance the time and monetary costs of visual aids, and the technology barriers to creating them, so you can make informed decisions about cost-effective ways to maximize your presentation.
2 General CLE Credits approved.
David P. Hersh, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC
Chip Glaze, COLAP (Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program)
It isn’t often that a lawyer is willing to share a personal story of stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse, but one such lawyer has a powerful message for other lawyers. During this CLE, David Hersh will share his story of despair and the road he took to recovery. Attendees will not only hear about Mr. Hersh’s journey, but they will learn about the invaluable and life-saving resources available through COLAP (Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program) for lawyers who are facing similar challenges. Throughout the presentation, references will be made to ethics rules from the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct that address situations were lawyers are impaired by any type of mental health issues.
This is a difficult subject to consider but the professional and personal consequences for lawyers with mental health issues are something that cannot be ignored.
Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty
United States District Court, District of Colorado
Judge Hegarty will present the latest installment of statistics about cases litigated in the District of Colorado. Judge Hegarty's analysis of court filings and trials in this District provides critical information for all attorneys who litigate in federal court in Colorado. He will touch on ethical issues as they relate to the cases litigated.
2 General/.4 Ethics CLE Credits have been approved.
Edward Butler, USDC Legal Officer
Since all the U.S. District Court's judicial officers require proficiency with courtroom technology equipment and protocol, here is your chance to get a hands-on familiarization with the equipment and procedure for courtroom presentation of evidence. This is also an opportunity to learn from a court staff member's perspective about courtroom etiquette, procedural practice tips, often misunderstood or ignored local rules, and the secret three-word mantra that all must know.
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