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  • 16 Mar 2020 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    Due to COVID-19, all bar-related in-person CLE, activities, meetings and events are canceled until further notice. We want to ensure the health and safety of our members, our staff, and the community at large. We are currently working to transition our CLE to an online format. 

    For the protection of our staff and in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, the EPCBA and Justice Center offices are closed until further notice and all staff are working remotely. Staff are still answering phone lines and responding to emails. 

  • 15 Mar 2020 11:44 AM | Dustin Shaver (Administrator)

    We have been receiving questions from members of the Bar regarding precautions and plans for the El Paso County Courthouse due to the COVID-19 public health emergency. I'd like to share a brief update with you to share with the Association.

    Our team at the courthouse has been in daily contact with El Paso County and State Judicial to coordinate a response and prepare for local impacts on court operations. The most immediate changes were to increase the cleaning and sanitization of high traffic locations throughout the courthouse. Teams responsible for customer service areas at the courthouse are also sanitizing and ensuring prevention measures are in place. Although increased sanitization is an integral part of prevention, common sense personal measures (e.g., frequent handwashing with soap, avoid touching face, and social distancing) are still the best protection against transmission. In line with CFC and public health agency recommendations, we have instructed employees that are showing symptoms of respiratory illness to remain home.

    This week we modified juror reporting information to instruct jurors showing any symptoms of respiratory illness to request a postponement of their service. We are continuing to place a lot of emphasis on jury service, and we are considering plans to significantly reduce the number of jurors summoned and the number of jury trials scheduled for the foreseeable future. 

    On our website today, we announced additional information for litigants and visitors to the courthouse. We are asking those that are showing symptoms of an acute respiratory illness or those that meet requirements for self-quarantine to avoid the courthouse. Instructions are provided for how cases or matters can be addressed over the phone or by email. This will be an evolving process, and we will continue to keep this information current. You can view the notice by following the link below.

    We are working hard to balance the need to keep the doors of justice open, while also recognizing the importance of limiting close personal interactions to stop the spread of COVID-19. I expect that our daily court operations will continue to adapt as it may be necessary to shift our resources to support functions that must continue to take place. To the greatest extent possible, we will encourage telephonic or video appearances, when appropriate.

    We will continue to post updates regarding our response to COVID-19 and its impact on court operations on our website. I will also keep the El Paso County Bar Association informed of any significant changes to the status of the courthouse.

    Best regards,

    Scott Sosebee | Court Executive

    4th Judicial District

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  • 16 Aug 2019 12:25 PM | Anonymous

    The El Paso County Bar Association will have a notary public on-site. Typical hours are Monday - Friday 9 am to 3 pm. However, due to the number of off-site meetings, please email Crystal Rayos to set up a time to come in.

  • 15 Feb 2019 10:41 AM | Anonymous

    Pueblo West High School will be sending two teams to the Colorado State Tournament March 8-9 in Jefferson County. Congratulations to our Southern Regional Mock Trial Champions!

  • 15 Feb 2019 9:52 AM | Anonymous

    This survey is intended to meet American Bar Association (ABA) requirements for employment data for the Paralegal program at Pikes Peak Community College to qualify for ABA accreditation. Our hope is to train future paralegals and legal assistance to meet your workforce needs. Your feedback is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to incorporating it into our program.

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  • 24 Aug 2018 10:27 AM | Dustin Shaver (Administrator)

    The El Paso County Bar Foundation, in partnership with the Joseph Henry Edmondson Foundation, the Viola Vestal Coulter Foundation and the El Pomar Foundation, has established a law student scholarship program to support students at both the University of Denver and University of Colorado law schools that have expressed a desire to practice law in the Pikes Peak Region after graduation.  

    To Apply, download the application and check out the El Paso County Bar Foundation's website for further details and information. 

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