2021 Ethics 7.0 Out of Stock
All Your Ethics Credits in 1 Day
Registration for the in-person program is now closed. You can still sign up to attend our live webinar here!
You’ve had a lot on your plate over the last two years. If getting your CLE credits slipped to the bottom of your to-do list, we’ve got you covered. This popular program will provide you with seven ethics and professionalism credits covering:
- Mandatory Reporting
- Succession Planning
- Unbundled Services
- And More!
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. All attendees must wear masks for indoor meetings and events unless attendees can maintain a distance of six feet from each other, in which case masks may be removed. Masks may also be removed, briefly, by an attendee when they are speaking, eating, or drinking.
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 [email protected]. 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.
9:00 – 9:05 am
Welcome, Introductions, and Overview
Presented by Erika Holmes, Esq., ELHolmes Legal Solutions, and Russel Murray III, Esq., Russel Murray III, P.C.
9:05 – 9:55 am
Everyday Ethics for Busy Lawyers
Attention to small ethical details is often the key to avoiding a large ethical issue down the line. Brush up on the basics of ethical conduct, including conflicts, fee agreements, and ending representation.
Presented by Jack M. Tanner, Esq., Fairfield and Woods, PC
10:00 – 10:50 am
Mandatory Reporting: You, Me, and the Judge
Under Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 8.3, “A lawyer who knows that another lawyer has committed a violation of the Rules of Professional Conduct that raises a substantial question as to that lawyer's honesty, trustworthiness or fitness as a lawyer in other respects, shall inform the appropriate professional authority.” This duty also applies when a judge has violated a rule of judicial conduct. In this session, you will learn to identify an unethical act that gives rise to your duty under 8.3, and consider how this rule interacts with Rule 1.6, where the attorney is your client.
Presented by Nicole Black, Esq. and Nancy Cohen, Esq., Cohen|Black Law and Honorable Bryon Large, Magistrate, 17th Judicial District
10:50 – 11:00 am
Succession Planning: 5 Easy Steps and 1 Hard One
You owe it to your clients, your partners, and your family to have a plan in place in case you are suddenly unable to practice law, through death, incapacity, or other cause. This presentation will discuss the contents of a good succession plan, and help you develop a plan that will help you rest easier at night.
Presented by Erika Holmes, Esq., ELHolmes Legal Solutions, LLC;
Gerald Pratt, Esq., Law Office of Gerald D. Pratt, PC; and Jonathan White, Esq., Professional Development Counsel & Inventory Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Lunch on your own
1:00 – 1:50 pm
Ethical Foundations of a Fee Agreement
A good fee agreement will help you communicate expectations to a client and is often the key to getting paid for your work. Discover the important clauses you need to be including, and make sure that your fee practices do not run afoul of ethical rules.
Presented by April McMurrey, Esq., Deputy Regulation Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
1:50 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 2:50 pm
Ethics of Modern Law: Unbundled Services and Flat Fees
One of the aims of the Modern Law Practice Initiative is to help attorneys provide affordable services to clients. This often involves the unbundling of services. In this session, you will learn how to ethically unbundle services, and provide a client and the court with proper understanding and notice of what services you will and will not provide to a client.
Presented by Honorable Adam Espinosa, Judge, 2nd Judicial District, and Danae Woody, Woody LawFirm, LLC
2:50 – 3:00 pm
3:00 – 3:50 pm
Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel: Staying Off Their Radar
Practicing law is stressful enough; avoid the additional challenge of an OARC investigation by being mindful of these common pitfalls.
Presented by Jane Cox, Esq., Assistant Regulation Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court
3:50 – 4:00 pm
4:00 – 4:50 pm
How to (Ethically) Withdraw from a Case
Dive deep into Rule 1.16, which covers mandatory and discretionary withdraw from a case, and learn how you can make a clean break from a client’s case.
Panel presentation by Kendra Beckwith, Esq., Messner Reeves, LLP; Honorable Ted Tow, Colorado Court of Appeals; and Sara Van Deusen, Esq., Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, LLP
- CLE Pass Price *FREE! - exclusions may apply
- Standard Price $519.00 USD
- Member Price $389.00 USD
- General Credits 7.00
- Ethics Credits 7.00
- EDI Credits