A Scenic Tour of Rule 1 of the Ethics Rules – Part Four
CLE: 1 General & 1 Ethics (pending)
Presented by Gordon J. Williams
Mr. Williams will continue his discussion of Rule 1 of our ethics rules. In this continuation of the December 16, 2020 Probate Section Webinar, he will discuss Rule 1.6 – Confidentiality of Information, Rules 1.7 and 1.8 and conflicts of interests pertaining to current clients, and Rule 1.9 and duties to former clients.
Please note that this CLE will extend through May, 2021. Mr. Williams has found that a satisfactory review and discussion of the Rules and case law takes much longer than expected.
Bio of Gordon J. Williams
Mr. Williams, the president of the law firm of Gordon J. Williams, P.C., is licensed to practice in Colorado, with offices in Colorado Springs. Mr. Williams' practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, probate of estates, guardianships, conservatorships, tax, and elder law matters. He is a member of the Colorado Bar Association (CBA) and El Paso County Bar Association. Mr. Williams received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and his law degree from the University of Kansas. He is a current chair of the El Paso County Probate Section, past chair and current member of the CBA’s Statutory Revisions Committee, former member of the CBA’s Trust and Estate Council, and a member of various Trust and Estate Section subcommittees, which drafts and amends probate, will, and trust laws. Mr. Williams is a regular lecturer on probate and estate issues. He and his wife, Tammi, live in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Being empty nesters with two married sons, they wonder why they do not yet have grandchildren.
Call A LawyerThe COVID edition
Thanks to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, all of The Justice Center's free legal clinics have moved online. Every Wednesday night, from 7 - 9 pm, The Justice Center offers Call A Lawyer, a free legal clinic where members of the public can call and speak to a lawyer one-on-one about their legal matters. Brief advice (10-30 minutes) is given to each caller.
This clinic is a huge opportunity to bridge the gap in justice access and give two hours of your time to help those in our community without access.
For more information, visit The Justice Center's website: www.justicecentercos.org/clinics
If you wish to volunteer, please sign up at www.justicecentercos.org/volunteer
Mental Health 101
Virtual Training (Zoom)
CLE: 1 General and .5 Ethics
Working with clients can be difficult, especially when mental health is an added obstacle.
Our Mental Health 101 Training offers attorneys a brief overview of the mental health world, including commonly seen struggles or disorders in legal clients. Certified mental health practitioner Kate Johnston will lead attendees through tips and best practices for helping clients with mental health struggles. A brief Q&A will be available at the end of the session for specific questions.
This training is FREE for volunteers with The Justice Center, Colorado Legal Services, or the Civil Pro Bono Project. Other attendees are welcome if they agree to volunteer through one of these agencies!
Webex Training for Attorneys in the Fourth Judicial District
CLE: 1.5 General Credits
This presentation will teach you everything you need to know to appear in court via WebEx!
Hon. Chad C. Miller, Fourth Judicial District Court Judge
Joel Pratt, Esq. Mr. Pratt is a partner in the firm Dailey Pratt, P.C.
Fourth Judicial District Courthouse administrators
Victims of Domestic Violence
Virtual Training (Zoom)
CLE: .5 Ethics
Working with clients can be difficult, especially when the clients may have a history of trauma or abuse related to domestic violence.
Our Working with Victims Training offers attorneys a brief overview of the the trauma and resulting obstacles that can happen when working with clients who identify as victims of family or domestic violence. Certified mental health practitioner Kate Johnston will lead attendees through tips and best practices for helping clients who are victims and teach attendees about trauma informed care. A brief Q&A will be available at the end of the session for specific questions.
Join us on Thursday, May 27th from 5 - 7 pm for TRIVIA NIGHT!
This event will be a (free) virtual happy hour for our New Lawyers Division, replete with trivia, networking, and learning a bit about The Justice Center. Prizes available for our top trivia contestants. Come hang out with us. RSVP today!
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