Appellate Practice Update 2022 - Webinar

We are excited to return to the Judicial Center in May for the Appellate Practice Update. Learn how appeals are managed by the courts; hear bench perspectives on standards of review, preservation of issues, brief writing, and oral arguments; and discover how ethics, professionalism, and EDI principles intersect in appellate practice.  
 
Back by popular demand – a reception immediately following the last presentation. Join us to mix and mingle with your colleagues, judges and justices!
• Faculty of 43 Judges and Justices, Court Appellate Specialists, Including Clerks of Court, and Highly Respected Appellate Practitioners Covering Important Appellate Issues   
• Get to Know Your Distinguished Colleagues and Faculty, and the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center   
• Civil and Criminal Breakout Sessions
 
Thank you to our Reception Sponsors!
 
Aitken Law, LLC
Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine P.C
Griffiths Law
Moore Williams PLLC
Paige Mackey Murray LLC
Squire Patton Boggs
 
 
Home studies will be available approximately 2-3 weeks following the live program.
 
For your own safety, the safety of others, and in an effort to provide everyone with the most rewarding in-person meeting and event experiences possible, we request that you attend a CBA, DBA, or CLE meeting or event only if you have been fully vaccinated. Mask wearing is up to personal preference and comfort level. Masks may be required in some clinic settings. Please be cognizant and understanding of others’ preferences and courteous to all attendees.
 
Depending on CDC and/or state or local health guidelines, a rise in COVID-19 cases, or other circumstances that may threaten the well-being of our attendees, CBA-CLE reserves the right to convert to a fully virtual event.
 
If disability accommodations or special assistance are needed, please contact us at clereception@cobar.org. Requests must be made at least two weeks prior to the scheduled program.
 
The program will be submitted for CLE accreditation in Colorado. If you need to seek accreditation in another state, please review the process and requirements for that individual state. CBA-CLE staff can provide a Uniform Certificate of Attendance, and it is the attendee’s responsibility to complete the accreditation outside of Colorado.
 

8:30 – 9:00 am  
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 – 9:05 am
Welcome and Introduction
Extended by Sharlene Aitken, Esq., Aitken Law LLC, and Nelson Boyle, Esq., Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Hardine, P.C., Program Moderators
 
9:05 – 9:10 am
Appellate Pro Bono Program Update/ Civil Appeals Clinic
Presented by Kyle W. Brenton, Esq., Assistant U.S. Attorney, U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado, and Melanie R. MacWilliams-Brooks, Esq., Foster Graham Milstein & Calisher
 
9:10 – 9:30 am
Statistics Update—Colorado Appeals Courts
Presented by Geoffrey C. Klingsporn, Esq., Senior Assistant City Attorney, City and County of Denver        
 
9:30 – 10:20 am
Appellate Clerks Panel
Panelists:
Chris Wolpert, Clerk of Court, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit  
Cheryl L. Stevens, Clerk of Court, Colorado Supreme Court
Pauline (Polly) Brock, Clerk of Court, Colorado Court of Appeals
Jennifer Burns, Specialist, Appeals & Transcripts, 19th Judicial District/Weld County
Moderated by Nelson Boyle, Esq., Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Hardine, P.C.
 
10:20 – 10:30 am
Stretch Break
 
10:30 – 11:20 am
Breakout Session A
 
Supreme Court Practice
• Referrals from Federal Court
• C.A.R. 50 Petitions
• C.A.R. 21 Petitions
Panelists:
Honorable William W. Hood III, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Honorable Melissa Hart, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Moderated by Blain D. Myhre, Esq., Blain Myhre LLC, and Grant T. Sullivan, Esq., Assistant Solicitor General, Office of the Colorado Attorney General, State Services Section
 
Breakout Session B
 
Lower Court Appeal/Magistrates Review
Panelists:
Honorable Priscilla J. Loew, District Court Judge, 17th Judicial District
Honorable Kyle Seedorf, District Court Judge, 17th Judicial District
Honorable Marianne Tims, Magistrate, 1st Judicial District
Moderated by Katharine (Katy) Lum, Esq., Lass Cooper Ramp LLC, and Paige Mackey Murray, Esq., Paige Mackey Murray, LLC
 
11:20 – 12:10 pm
Oral Argument
Panelists:
Honorable Carlos A. Samour, Jr., Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Honorable Stephanie Dunn, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
Honorable Craig R. Welling, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals  
Moderated by Sharlene Aitken, Esq., Aitken Law LLC, and Ruth Moore, Esq., Moore Williams PLLC
 
12:10 – 12:20 pm
Lunches Distributed (included in-person registration fee). Return with Lunch to the Main Session Room
 
12:20 – 1:10 pm
Preservation of Issues/Standards of Review  
Panelists:
Honorable Christine M. Arguello, Judge, United States District Court (D – CO)
Honorable Maria E. Berkenkotter, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court  
Honorable Rebecca R. Freyre, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
Moderated by Keith Bradley, Esq., Squire Patton Boggs, and Katayoun (Katy) Donnelly, Esq., Azizpour Donnelly LLC
 
1:10  – 1:20 pm
Post Lunch Break
 
1:20 – 2:10 pm
Breakout Session C
 
Criminal Law Appeals
Panelists:
Honorable Richard L. Gabriel, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Honorable Terry Fox, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals  
Honorable Neeti V. Pawar, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
Moderated by Meghan Morris, Esq., Colorado State Public Defender, Appellate Division, and Craig L. Pankratz, Esq., Springer & Steinberg, P.C.
 
Breakout Session D
 
Top 10 Tips for Brief Writing
Panelists:
Honorable Christina F. Gomez, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals  
Honorable Elizabeth L. Harris, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals  
Honorable Sueanna P. Johnson, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
Moderated by Christopher M. Jackson, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP, and Jennifer Schaffner, Esq., Griffiths Law PC
 
2:10 - – 2:20 pm
Stretch Break
 
2:20 – 3:10 pm
Ethics/Professionalism/EDI
Panelists:
Honorable Monica M. Márquez, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court,  
Sara Scott, Esq., Center for Legal Inclusiveness
Jessica Yates, Esq., Attorney Regulation Counsel
Moderated by Kevin McReynolds, Esq., Senior Appellate Deputy District Attorney, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, and John T. Lee, Esq., Senior Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Office of the Attorney General  
Submitted for .5 Ethics and .5 EDI Credits
 
3:10 – 3:55 pm
Messages from the Chiefs
Presented by:
Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
Honorable Brian D. Boatright, Chief Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Honorable Gilbert M. Román, Chief Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
Moderated by Nelson Boyle, Esq., Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Hardine, P.C.
 
3:55 – 4:00 pm
Closing Remarks and Welcome to New Judges and Justices
- Honorable Veronica S. Rossman, Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit
- Honorable Maria E. Berkenkotter, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
- Honorable W. Eric Kuhn, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals
- Honorable Timothy J. Schutz, Judge, Colorado Court of Appeals  
Extended by Sharlene Aitken, Esq., Aitken Law LLC, and Nelson Boyle, Esq., Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Hardine, P.C., Program Moderators
 
4:00 – 5:00 pm
Adjourn to Networking Reception in the CBA Lobby. Just across the street from the Judicial Center!
   
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Non Member $519.00
CBA Member $389.00
CBA Litigation Section Member $319.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $194.50
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Active Military $194.50
Student Currently Enrolled in Law School $0.00
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  • General Credits: 7.00
  • Ethics Credits: 0.50
  • EDI Credits: 0.50

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May 06, 2022
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