Arbitration in Family Law Cases
An overview about why arbitration is a favored method of dispute resolution in family law cases, as well as a primer about the statutory requirements for the arbitration model.
Presenter: Dave Johnson
Will apply for 1 general CLE
Please register for this event so that we may give an accurate headcount to the restaurant. Members are free and non-members pay a $10 surcharge. All attendees will be able to order lunch off the menu and pay on separate checks.
The lunch is held on the 2nd floor of Jack Quinn’s. We apologize for the inconvenience, but there is no elevator access, only stairs. Please let us know if you need accommodation.
Registration is for legal volunteers only.
Please join the EPCBA and President, Greg O'Boyle for a beer!
$1 from every pint sold will go to the Justice Center!!!
Come mingle with other attorneys in the area!
Hope to see you there!
2019 Mock Trial
The high school kids of Colorado Springs need YOU!
Attorney Volunteers needed for the 2019 Southern Colorado High School Mock Trial Competition being held at the El Paso County Courthouse. Dates and times:
Friday February 1 at 3:00 p.m.
Saturday February 2 at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.
Tuesday February 5 at 4:00 p.m.
An orientation for all volunteers will be held 45 minutes prior to the start of the round times shown above. General information about the program can be found at www.coloradohighschoolmocktrial.com
This year’s case is an exciting criminal case involving an assault with a deadly weapon, burglary and theft, when two rival university history professors are locked in a feud to discredit each other over the long-lost Journal of U.S. Army Lieutenant Zebulon Montgomery Pike.
Come on out and volunteer 2 – 3 hours of your time and see some spectacular students in action!
Please RSVP if you would like to volunteer at the mock trial.
Location: Citadel Mall in the Imagination Celebration Suite on the east side on the mall on the second level.
Obtain free, confidential and anonymous legal advice from volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association. Volunteer attorneys will answer the public's legal questions, in person, at this monthly event.
A Conversation with Magistrate Judge Tafoya: Federal Court in Colorado Springs
Magistrate Judge Tafoya will discuss her new full-time position here in Colorado Springs, how cases from southern Colorado get to her court, “consent” for magistrate determination of cases, her background, issues regarding the current federal courtroom in Colorado Springs.
The dialogue will be entirely based on the questions you submit to her honor in advance. Please submit your questions by February 6th to: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject line “Federal Judge Questions”.
Biography: Honorable Kathleen Tafoya began working at the Clerk's Office of the U.S. District Court in 1978 as a deputy Clerk. She graduated summa cum laude from University of Colorado in 1984 with a degree in political science and graduated from C.U. law school in 1987. She practiced for a major law firm in Denver in the commercial litigation section until she was hired by the United States Attorney's Office in the District of Colorado in 1990. In her career as a federal prosecutor Magistrate Judge Tafoya has prosecuted hundreds of defendants in the federal court system and specialized in highly complex gang and drug investigations spanning multiple jurisdictions and often involving sophisticated investigative techniques such as wiretapping. She also served as the office's Health Care Fraud Coordinator and worked with her civil counterparts in investigating and prosecuting billing related matters involving Medicaid, Medicare, and other medical care providers. Magistrate Judge Tafoya has been the recipient of numerous awards and commendations including the F.B.I. Director's Award, two Health and Human Services Integrity Awards as well as variously titled commendations from most of the federal law enforcement agencies and several local police departments. Magistrate Judge Tafoya was sworn in as a federal Magistrate Judge on January 4, 2008.
One General CLE (expected)
Meetings are held at the Clarion Hotel, located at I-25 and Bijou Street, Colorado Springs. Buffet breakfast begins at 7:30 am. Announcements and the presentation start promptly at 8 am. Meetings adjourn at 9:00 am.
Check back for speaker and CLE information.
If you have prepaid for the Probate Section Breakfasts, please register with the registration code you were given.
Volunteer attorneys answer telephone calls from the public. All calls are anonymous and confidential. The Call-a-Lawyer clinic runs from 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. and through the phone number of (719) 471-0380.
11:00 - 11:30: Event Registration and networking
11:30 - 11:35: EPCBA President's Welcome and Bar Announcements
11:35 – 1:00: CLE
Panel discussion on Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society
One General CLE (pending)