Colorado Bar Association CLE

CBA-CLE is the nonprofit educational arm of the

Colorado Bar Association and the Denver Bar Association.


Program Development Timeline

CBA-CLE Program Development Timeline

Full-Day, Classroom Program
(Planning timeline will be more condensed for a 1-2 hour course and longer for a multi-day conference)

24 Weeks Before Program

  • Program Attorney and program chair meet to discuss the program content and potential speakers
  • Program Attorney creates timeline and deadlines
  • Program Attorney creates a rough draft agenda and generates the program template for internal use

20 Weeks Before Program (or more)

  • Program chair reaches out to faculty, inviting them to speak. Program Attorney may assist with invitations. Provide specific information on what topic(s) should be covered. Discuss ethics/professionalism/EDI content, if applicable.
  • If faculty members agree to speak, connect them with Program Attorney for confirmation and other logistics.

12 Weeks Before Program

  • Final agenda is due. Program Attorney communicates with program chair to confirm.
  • Program Attorney will prepare ad copy for the program, in consultation with the with program chair and CBA-CLE marketing team.

10 Weeks Before Program

  • Program registration opens
  • Marketing begins

2-3 Weeks Before Program

  • Faculty course materials are due

2 Weeks Before Program

  • Program Attorney will review course materials book before it is sent to program chair and faculty members for any final edits.

5-7 Days Before Program

  • Program Attorney will check in with program chair and discuss any final logistics.

Day Before the Program

  • CBA-CLE staff will set up classroom and materials as needed.

Day of Program

  • Program Attorney will welcome and assist program chair and faculty.
  • Program attorney will give brief housekeeping remarks, before handing the microphone to the program chair for remarks and faculty introductions.

1-2 Days After Program

  • Program Coordinator will send thank you notes and CLE credit information.

2-3 Weeks After Program

  • Program Attorney will collect and summarize evaluations, sharing them with the program chair.
  • If needed, Program Attorney will schedule a program de-brief meeting with program chair.