Posts from the ‘Professionalism’ category

Why Professionalism Matters ~ By Richard L. Gabriel

Chief Justice Nancy E. Rice, CBA President Loren M. Brown, Dean Philip J. Weiser of the University of Colorado Law School and Dean Martin J. Katz…

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Peer Professionalism Assistance ~ By Craig Eley

It is pretty difficult to get in trouble in most states (including Colorado) for calling opposing counsel a name. When a situation turns really sour, the…

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Former Appellate Attorney Elizabeth Harris Joins the Colorado Court of Appeals ~ By Keith Lewis

Judge Elizabeth Harris was sworn in to the Colorado Court of Appeals on July 23, 2015, when she zipped into the black robe and transitioned from…

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The Ins and Outs of the Inns of Court ~ By Becky Bye

The mission of the American Inns of Court is “to foster excellence in professionalism, ethics, civility and legal skills.” Therefore, their essential purpose is to promote…

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“Judges Are Not Politicans”: US Supreme Court Upholds Florida Law Prohibiting the Personal Solicitation of Campaign Funds by Judicial Candidates ~ By Charles C. Hall

Colorado sidesteps many of the problems inherent in judicial elections by using merit-based selection for the appointment of trial and appellate judges. In merit selection, judges…

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First Amendment Legend Relinquishing Ownership of Legendary Tattered Cover Book Stores ~ By Keith Lewis

Fifteen years ago, Joyce Meskis, Owner of the Tattered Cover Book Store since 1974, stood up to federal and local law enforcement to defend the First…

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Promoting Professionalism

Much has been said and written about the perceived decline in professionalism and civility in the practice of law. The Professionalism Working Group of the Chief…

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2015 DBA Award Winners

  Award of Merit: Charles Turner Much to Chuck Turner’s chagrin, this is his second Award of Merit win in the past year. After being presented…

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What Does Leadership Mean to You?

  Leadership: we all recognize it when we see it, but its qualities are elusive in the abstract. Qualities such as good judgment and the self-confidence…

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Interview Segment to be Added to the Bar Exam to Improve Professionalism

  Bar examiners announced recently that the July 2015 Bar exam is adding an interview portion on the third day to attempt to “weed out the…

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