The El Paso County Bar Association

Proudly Serving the Pikes Peak Region Since 1902

Law Day Luncheon

  • 7 May 2019
  • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903


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11:00 - 11:30 Registration & Networking

11:30 - 11:40 Welcome 

11:40 - 11:45 Law Day Proclamation Signing by Mayor Ken Jaray 

11:45 - 01:00 Panel Discussion 

Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society

One General CLE 

Topics: 1) Is the freedom of the press under attack? and 2) Is our freedom of speech under attack?

Our Panelists


Professor William B. Allen

William B. Allen is a Visiting Scholar in Conservative Thought and Policy at University of Colorado. He is an expert on the history and importance of liberal arts education and has been published extensively. Professor Allen is a professor of Political Science at Michigan State University and has also been a Visiting Scholar at Villanova.


Professor Alan Chen

Alan Chen is a professor at University of Denver Sturm College of Law and teaches courses in Constitutional Law, First Amendment Law, Federals Courts and Public Interest Law. He is a leading expert in free speech doctrine and theory, as well as contributing to many law journals and formerly practicing as a staff attorney with the ACLU’s Chicago office.

  Steven D. Zansberg, Esq.

Steven D. Zansberg is a Partner at Ballard Spahr, LLP and has practiced for over 20 years in the areas of litigation, media and entertainment law, and intellectual property. He has represented several high profile clients such as the national news media in correlation with the Oklahoma City bombing trials. Steven has also taught media law and internet law at the University of Colorado and the University of Denver.

Our Moderator


Vince Bzdek

Vince Bzdek is the editor of The Gazette and a Colorado native. He has also written and edited at The Denver Post and The Washington Post, as well as written two books - “Woman of the House: The Rise of Nancy Pelosi” and “The Kennedy Legacy: Jack, Bobby and Ted and a Family Dream Fulfilled.

Thank You, Sponsors!

Defender of Free Speech


Founding Fathers Circle

Liberty League 


The Law Offices of Dan Kay 

Law Office of Kent Freudenberg 

Edward M. McCord, P.C.

Greg O'Boyle


Mock Trial Champions

Legal Eagles

District Judge Joe A. Cannon, Ret.

Mike Patterson

Vaughan & DeMuro

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