The El Paso County Bar Association

Proudly Serving the Pikes Peak Region Since 1902









Upcoming Events

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register

    Passing the Gavel Elections Lunch 

    CLE: How to Navigate the Intersection of Technology and Ethics in The Cyber World

    *Please note that this does not fall on the typical 2nd Tuesday of the month.



     

     President Greg O'Boyle 


     President-Elect Jeff Weeks 

    CLE: 1 General and 1 Ethics Approved

    Topic: Mr. Phil Shuey will discuss privacy, client confidentiality, and cybersecurity.


    Phil J. Shuey is President and CEO of Shuey Robinson, an international change management/strategic planning and technology consulting group. His professional practice is split between consulting and general law practice. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado, and a J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law. He has taught at the University of Colorado School of Law and at the University of Denver College of Law. Mr. Shuey is a Past Chair of the Colorado Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section, a past member of the CBA Long Range Planning Committee, Past Chair of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, as well as an Inaugural Fellow of the College of Law Practice Management.

    2019-2020 EPCBA Board Elections

    Please review the below biographies/statements of interest from the candidates wishing to serve on the El Paso County Bar Association board. Each bar member receives one vote. Candidates may vote for themselves. There is only online voting and you must be logged into the EPCBA website to vote. Click "forgot password" at login to reset your password. 

    Online voting is now open and closes at 11:30 AM on September 17, 2019. We will have a laptop setup at the lunch for members to login to their accounts to cast their ballot. Please call Kristi Dorr Gilkes if you need accommodation with online voting: (719) 960 - 4263.

    Results will be announced at the Passing of the Gavel Lunch on September 17th at the Antlers Hotel .

    Candidate Biographies 

    Vote here

    • 17 Sep 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Penrose Library, Columbine, A 20 N. Cascade Ave., Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Presented by the PPLD and the El Paso County Bar Association

    Constitution Day

    CLE: 1 General Credit Approved


    Attorney Eric Hall will speak on the boundaries of religious freedom within the First Amendment.

    To register, call (719) 389-8968 or click here


    • 18 Sep 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register




    CLE: 1 General Credit Approved

    Topic: Statutory and Common-Law Update.  This year our very own Gordon Williams will be presenting the update,  providing a focus specifically on the changes practitioners need to know.  

    *Please note that Sandra Thiele will no longer taking RSVPs for our section events. We are asking all members to register through the El Paso County Bar Association website or by responding "Please Register Me" to the email sent from the Section.

    Breakfast Schedule: Breakfast check-in begins at 7:30 A.M.  Announcements will precede the presentation and we will start promptly at 8 A.M. and adjourn at 9:00 A.M.

    We will have a breakfast buffet, complete with salsa.  

    Prepaid Attendees: If you have prepaid for the Probate Section Breakfasts, please register with the registration code you were given.

    *Please Note:  If you register for a monthly breakfast and are unable to attend please notify the Section the Friday before the breakfast otherwise, you will be invoiced for the breakfast.   


    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    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.

    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 21 Sep 2019
    • 8:30 AM
    • Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 N. Cheyenne Canyon Rd
    Register

    Come Hike with Us!

    We will begin the hike at Starsmore Discovery Center and hiking Lower and Middle Columbine trails.

    Dog/family friendly.

    Carpooling encouraged.

    Please RSVP so we can get a head count of attendees.

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Jack Quinn's, 21 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register


    CLE Credit: 1 General (expected)

    Presenter:  Magistrate Rahaman 


    Jack Quinn's CLE menu

    Due to recent changes, there will no longer be individual checks. Pre-orders and refunds must be done 3 business days in advance. Orders may be placed after 3 business days and food may be ordered at the event, though late orders will be served after pre-orders. "No-shows" will still be charged for their meal if not cancelled timely.

    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.

    • 25 Sep 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jack Quinn's, 21 S Tejon Street, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register


    Details to follow

    CLE: 

    Topic Points: 

    ADVERSE MATERIAL FACTS in a REAL ESTATE TRANSACTION
    What are they? I do not know but “I know them when I see one”

    Speaker: Steven J Barr, Esq

    Jack Quinn's CLE menu

    Due to recent changes, there will no longer be individual checks. Pre-orders and refunds must be done 3 business days in advance. Orders may be placed after 3 business days and food may be ordered at the event, though late orders will be served after pre-orders. "No-shows" will still be charged for their meal if not cancelled on time.

    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.


    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 11:50 AM - 1:00 PM
    • EPCBA Office: 405 S. Cascade Ave. Ste. 103
    Register

    Casemaker Research Database 101 at the EPCBA Office

    1 General CLE (pending)

    Cost: FREE!

    This comprehensive session is for those new to Casemaker. Members will learn about the new Casemaker4 legal research platform. Special emphasis will be placed on site navigation, search query formulation, document management, current awareness tools and personalization options. After this session attendees should feel confident using Casemaker4 for their legal research needs.

    Bring a brown bag lunch if you like. Light snacks, coffee and drinks will be provided.

    Please arrive by 11:50 am to get settled before webinar begins. We recommend that participants bring their laptops to follow-along, though we will have the webinar on the large t.v. for those wishing to take notes.

    Parking is available in the reserved spots on the south side of the building from Cascade Ave.


    • 27 Sep 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Register

    Casemaker Research Database 101 Remote Webinar

    1 General CLE (pending)

    Cost: FREE!

    This comprehensive session is for those new to Casemaker. Members will learn about the new Casemaker4 legal research platform. Special emphasis will be placed on site navigation, search query formulation, document management, current awareness tools and personalization options. After this session attendees should feel confident using Casemaker4 for their legal research needs.


    • 28 Sep 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Marian House, 14 W. Bijou Street
    Register
    Legal Clinic
    Volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association will answer the public's legal questions in person at this monthly event.  The event is free and the advice is confidential and anonymous. It is first-come, first serve.


    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 2 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Jack Quinn's, 21 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register


    CLE: 1 General & .3 Ethics Credit Approved

    CLE Discussion:  Mr. Barr will speak about the Consumer Data Security, Protection Disposal Law which became effective on September 30, 2018 for all covered entities, which includes law firms, and requires written plans for the Security, Protection and Disposal of the Personal Identifying Information of Colorado Consumers. Clients of Lawyers are covered, thus each law firm must have a written plan. The 3 statutory sections will be discussed in detail with suggestions as what is necessary to comply with the law. The new requirements for governmental agencies will not be addressed. The ethical requirement of Confidentiality of Client Information will be discussed as well as Cyber Insurance protection.


    Speaker:   Steve Barr graduated from the University of Wyoming School of Law in 1970. He served four years with the Army JAG Corps, then with the Fourth Judicial District

    Attorney 's Office, private practice for twenty-three years and the last eighteen years as the general counsel of a commercial construction company. In the past, he has also instructed paralegal courses at Pikes Peak Community College and law related courses at the Pikes Peak Law Enforcement Academy.


    Jack Quinn's CLE menu

    Due to recent changes, there will no longer be individual checks. Pre-orders and refunds must be done 3 business days in advance. Orders may be placed after 3 business days and food may be ordered at the event, though late orders will be served after pre-orders. "No-shows" will still be charged for their meal if not cancelled on time.

    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.

    • 4 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Terry R. Harris Judicial Complex, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register

    Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

    CLE: 2 General (pending)

    Time: 11:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m.

    TERRY R. HARRIS JUDICIAL COMPLEX

    270 SOUTH TEJON STREET

     COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80903

    JURY ROOM


    CLE Discussion: 

    Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) cases lie at the intersection of family law (primarily the jurisdiction of state courts) and immigration law (primarily a federal matter). Created by Congress as a means to assist immigrant children present in the United States who have been abused, abandoned, and/or neglected by their parents, an SIJS first requires that a state court with jurisdiction over the care and custody of juveniles make specific factual findings related to the best interest of the child and the viability of reunification with one or both parents based on the state law definitions of abuse, abandonment, and neglect. Guardianship, Allocation of Parental Responsibilities (APR), and adoption cases are the most common, but not the only, legal proceedings through which a Colorado court can make such findings.  The state court order with these required factual findings is then filed with the federal immigration agency USCIS to support the child petition for classification as a Special Immigrant Juvenile. A child who obtains SIJ can, in most cases, eventually become a Lawful Permanent Resident ("green card" holder) and U.S. citizen.  This CLE presents an opportunity for practitioners in family law and immigration law alike to broaden their practices, and to assist abused immigrant children, some of the most vulnerable members of our community.


    Speaker:   Magistrate Vincent Rahaman, Eric Pavri, Kathleen Glynn, and Alex McShiras


    • 8 Oct 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register

    CBA President's Visit

    CLE: pending

    New CBA President Kathleen Hearn Croshal of Pueblo will give a statewide bar update.
     


    Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart will give an ethics-focused CLE presentation, as well as present pro bono certificates to local attorneys



    • 12 Oct 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Citadel Mall
    Register

    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. 

    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register





    CLE Topic Coming Soon! 

    *Please note that Sandra Thiele will no longer taking RSVPs for our section events. We are asking all members to register through the El Paso County Bar Association website or by responding "Please Register Me" to the email sent from the Section.

    Breakfast Schedule: Breakfast check-in begins at 7:30 A.M.  Announcements will precede the presentation and we will start promptly at 8 A.M. and adjourn at 9:00 A.M.

    We will have a breakfast buffet, complete with salsa.  

    Prepaid Attendees: If you have prepaid for the Probate Section Breakfasts, please register with the registration code you were given.

    *Please Note:  If you register for a monthly breakfast and are unable to attend please notify the Section the Friday before the breakfast otherwise, you will be invoiced for the breakfast.   


    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Jack Quinn's, 21 S Tejon St, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register

    CLE: 1 General Credit Approved

    Denisa Tova is a Certified Financial Planner and a Certified Divorce Financial Analyst who will provide advice on how to streamline the QDRO process and help attorneys avoid malpractice in the process.

    Jack Quinn's CLE menu

    Due to recent changes, there will no longer be individual checks. Pre-orders and refunds must be done 3 business days in advance. Orders may be placed after 3 business days and food may be ordered at the event, though late orders will be served after pre-orders. "No-shows" will still be charged for their meal if not cancelled on time.

    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.

    • 17 Oct 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    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.

    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 18 Oct 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • TBD
    Register

    Coffee Connect

    Come get you morning coffee with us and connect with other new lawyers in our area for Professionalism Month.

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • 270 S Tejon St
    Register

    Legal Resource Day

    October 25th, 9 am – 3 pm
    El Paso County Combined Courts
    270 S Tejon St
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Mark your calendars for the 3rd annual Legal Resource Day, hosted by the 4th Judicial District. The day will consist of classes presented by various legal professionals within the community on topics such as probate, debt collection, landlord/tenant, and domestic cases. The Justice Center will host an Ask-A-Lawyer session where individuals can meet with volunteer attorneys to ask about their legal issues. Community agencies and vendors will be available to provide information and resources to the attendees about their organizations. 

    If you'd like to volunteer for this event, please register as a volunteer, or email Britt Kwan of The Justice Center to find out how you can help!

    • 25 Oct 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Warehouse, 25 W Cimarron St. Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    • 200


    Beer Tasting for Justice

    October 25, 2019
    5:30 - 8:00 pm

    The Warehouse


    You won’t want to miss The Justice Center’s annual Beer Tasting for Justice Fundraiser. Local breweries will be providing a variety of beers for the tasting throughout the evening. Heavy appetizers will be provided. Entertainment for the evening will include a silent auction. All proceeds from the event help The Justice Center continue its work of providing legal aid to those without access in our community.

    Tickets will be going on sale September 1st! For tickets and more information, visit www.justicecentercos.org/beer-tasting-for-justice

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Marian House, 14 W. Bijou Street
    Register
    Legal Clinic
    Volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association will answer the public's legal questions in person at this monthly event.  The event is free and the advice is confidential and anonymous. It is first-come, first serve.


    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 28 Oct 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    • 200 S. Cascade Ave/Centennial Hall
    Register



    CLE: 1 General (pending)

    CLE Discussion:  Colorado Supreme Court Justice Marquez will speak on her path to the supreme court, legal trends, and practice advice.  



    • 9 Nov 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Citadel Mall
    Register

    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. 

    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 12 Nov 2019
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register

    Save the Date

    Details to follow


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    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 7:45 AM - 5:00 PM
    • The Antlers Hotel
    • 117
    Register



    El Paso County Bar Association Family Law Fall Conference

    Tentatively planned topics include:

    • a case law update and judges' panel,
    • CRM 7 Reviews,
    • litigating child abuse within DR cases, collections,
    • how to deal with trusts in the context of divorce cases.

    More Info on CLE, Sessions, & Speakers Coming Soon!

    Conference notebooks will be distributed digitally in the interest of the environment. We strongly encourage attendees to bring their laptops with materials pre-downloaded.  WiFi is available though there may be insufficient bandwidth to download materials at the conference. 

    Registration Periods: 

    Early bird: now - September 13th = $85 - 150

    Regular tickets: September 14th - November 8th = $100 - 175

    Late Registration (all levels): November 9th - November 15th = $190

    • 20 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
    • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
    Register





    CLE Topic Coming Soon! 

    *Please note that Sandra Thiele will no longer taking RSVPs for our section events. We are asking all members to register through the El Paso County Bar Association website or by responding "Please Register Me" to the email sent from the Section.

    Breakfast Schedule: Breakfast check-in begins at 7:30 A.M.  Announcements will precede the presentation and we will start promptly at 8 A.M. and adjourn at 9:00 A.M.

    We will have a breakfast buffet, complete with salsa.  

    Prepaid Attendees: If you have prepaid for the Probate Section Breakfasts, please register with the registration code you were given.

    *Please Note:  If you register for a monthly breakfast and are unable to attend please notify the Section the Friday before the breakfast otherwise, you will be invoiced for the breakfast.   


    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Register

    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.

    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Marian House, 14 W. Bijou Street
    Register
    Legal Clinic
    Volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association will answer the public's legal questions in person at this monthly event.  The event is free and the advice is confidential and anonymous. It is first-come, first serve.


    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 14 Dec 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Citadel Mall
    Register

    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. 

    Registration is for legal volunteers only.

    • 18 Dec 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Pinery 775 W. Bijou St., Colorado Springs, CO 80905
    Register


    Celebrate the season of giving with your friends and colleagues at our special annual Holiday Party. There will be a carving station and a festive photo booth!


      • 19 Dec 2019
      • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Register

      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.

      Registration is for legal volunteers only.

      • 28 Dec 2019
      • 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Marian House, 14 W. Bijou Street
      Register
      Legal Clinic
      Volunteer attorneys from the El Paso County Bar Association will answer the public's legal questions in person at this monthly event.  The event is free and the advice is confidential and anonymous. It is first-come, first serve.


      Registration is for legal volunteers only.

      • 14 Jan 2020
      • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
      • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
      Register

      Retirement Sendoff for Judicial Liaison Judge Daniel M. Taubman

      Save the Date

      Details to follow


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      • 15 Jan 2020
      • 7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
      • Antlers Hotel, 4 S Cascade Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
      Register