Law Day 2015 is quickly approaching and it is time to start considering those who should be honored with Law Day Awards for their work on behalf of our citizens.
Lohman Award – Individual that has dedicated his or her talents, energy, and time to improving the lives of children. Click here for Nomination form and process information.
Mikki Kraushaar – Outstanding recipient on behalf of our community’s senior citizens. This award is presented by the probate section. Nominations will be sent to Michael Kirtland/Probate Section.
Portia Award – Outstanding Woman Lawyer for services in the community. This award is presented by the Women Lawyers Association. Nominations will be sent to Diana May/Women Lawyers Association.
Brian S. Gardner Outstanding Young Lawyer Award – Individual who has made significant contribu¬tions to EPCBA, legal profession, and the community through his/her dedication, legal and volunteer services. Nominations will be sent to Haily Kolberg/New Lawyers Section.
Liberty Bell Award – Presented to an individual who has promoted an understanding of the law, prompted awareness of the Bill of Rights, encouraged greater respect for the law, stimulated a deeper sense of individual responsibility, contributed to effectiveness of government institutions, and furthered a better appreciation of the law. Nominations will be sent to Hon, Gilbert Martinez.
Mock Trial Participants – Jason Downie.
A two-office suite for lease at 518 1/2 S. Nevada Avenue. Reception area, fully furnished with ample off street parking. Contact Brandon Straub at (719)520-9500.
From a recent American Bar Association Posting …
At its 2015 Midyear Meeting, the American Bar Association adopted Monday a broad range of criminal justice policies and a host of others, including a measure seeking more help with student debt for young lawyers.
The meeting of the House of Delegates — made up of 560 members representing state and local bar associations, ABA entities and ABA-affiliated organizations — marked the culmination of the five-day Midyear Meeting at the Hilton Americas in Houston.
During the one-day session, the House for the first time approved policy on the stand-your-ground laws that have grown in popularity during the past 10 years. The approved resolution urges legislative bodies and governmental agencies to significantly modify or refrain from enacting laws that eliminate the duty to retreat before using force in self-defense in public places.
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