Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Annual Conference
The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association (CDLA) hosted its Annual Conference from July 25 to 29 in Telluride. The theme of the conference was health and wellness in the law. Kimberley Motley was keynote speaker and gave an inspiring presentation related to her experience as the first and only foreign lawyer to practice in Afghanistan. Other presenters included Chief Justice Nancy Rice, Chief Judge Alan Loeb, Chief Judge Marcia Krieger, Justice Richard Gabriel, and Judge Terry Fox. The conference included hosted discussions on various legal issues, alongside outdoor break-out sessions such as an X-Treme CLE climb, golfing, and yoga.
Unbundling Road Show
On August 15, the Honorable Adam Espinosa and Danae Woody presented the Unbundling Roadshow to 70 members of the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association. Judge Espinosa and Woody have been presenting the Unbundling Roadshow — a lunchtime CLE focusing on ethical considerations of providing limited scope representation (a.k.a. “unbundling”) — since 2015. The upcoming Unbundling Roadshow 2.0 will concentrate on practice tips and law practice management for attorneys offering unbundled legal services.
CBA Business Law Award Ceremony
On September 12, the CBA Business Law Section Executive Council presented the Cathy Stricklin Krendl Business Lawyer Lifetime Achievement Award to Herrick K. Lidstone, Jr. Lidstone was recognized for his many years of furthering the development of practical, comprehensive, and well-drafted business related legislation; for writing about and teaching Colorado business law; and for his devotion to enduring principles of professionalism in his legal career. Lidstone is a shareholder in Burns Figa & Will PC, where he practices in the areas of business transactions, including taxation, limited liability company and corporate formation and organization, mergers and acquisitions, and securities. His contributions to the CBA are extensive and include authoring numerous articles published in Colorado Lawyer as well as several CBA-CLE publications.
Colorado Law’s Judicial Appreciation Reception Celebrates Eight Years of Making Connections
On September 13, more than 60 University of Colorado Law School students had the opportunity to meet and learn from distinguished state and federal judges at Colorado Law’s eighth annual Judicial Appreciation Reception, held at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell (WTO) in Denver. Jurists in attendance included four of the seven Colorado Supreme Court justices and judges from four state trial courts.
WTO President Hugh Gottschalk (’79) warmly welcomed the 85 attendees and introduced Dean S. James Anaya, who thanked the judges for their service and explained the benefits of clerking for judges, both during law school and after graduating.
Other judges who addressed the group included Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix (’85) of the U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; Justice Melissa Hart of the Colorado Supreme Court; Judge Susan Blanco (’03) of the 8th Judicial District Court in Fort Collins; and Judge Patrick Butler of the 20th Judicial District Court in Boulder.