The Anderson Award will be given out at the Family Law Conference on November 18th. For questions or to submit a nominee, email Jenni Helland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Nominations will be accepted prior to the conference. The criteria for the award is as follows:
The Anderson Award is given annually to an attorney or judicial officer who has demonstrated a high level of professionalism, integrity and competence in the practice of family law.
Criteria based on the example provided by the late Judge Douglas Anderson during his years as a family law judge, mediator and arbiter.
- Must be a current or retired member of the El Paso County Bar Association Family Law Section.
- Active in efforts to improve the practice of family law through the bar association, involvement in committee work, or involvement with non-profit organizations in the field.
- Competence in all aspects of family law including difficult or complex financial issues and issues related to children
- Competence in evaluating family law cases and preparing for mediation and trial.
- Skills in negotiation and in helping clients evaluate options and achieve optimal results in the settlement process.
- Skill in the courtroom that demonstrates the ability to try a case efficiently and provide the court with appropriate legal authority and facts upon which to base a fair and equitable decision.
- A reputation for courtesy toward all persons involved in the practice of family law, including opposing counsel, the opposing party, the judicial officers and staff, experts and witnesses.
- A reputation for fairness and honesty in dealings with clients and opposing counsel or the opposing party and with the court.
- A reputation for creative problem solving skills.
- If a judicial officer, competence in managing the docket fairly and in providing a fair and impartial process for determining the outcome of any contested hearing.
- If a judicial officer, has a reputation for being available to assist counsel or the parties with procedural or other issues that will help prepare the case for settlement or trial.
- If a judicial officer or alternative dispute resolution provider, has a reputation for providing the parties with an opportunity to truly be heard.
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The Membership Committee in partnership with the Legacy Society and the New Lawyers Section hosted a welcome reception to introduce new members and perspective new members to the El Paso County Bar Association. The event was held at the Pinery on the Hill on Seprtember 25, 2014. Twelve new members were recruited to the Bar Association that evening. Below is a photo gallery from the reception: