Litigation Section

Call for Nominations to the Litigation Council

2018 Elections

The Litigation Council is the 25-member governing board of the Litigation Section.  It is our goal that the Council reflect the diversity of our membership – all ages, lengths of practice, geographical diversity, and practice diversity; as well as minority and gender diversity.  Requirements for the position include a litigation practice, a desire to improve the litigation practice, a commitment to actively participate on a Council committee, and attendance at the Council’s monthly meetings.  Council meetings alternate between Saturday mornings from 9-11 a.m. and Monday afternoons from 4-6 p.m. 

The Council has the following open positions: three at-large members and one regional member from Pueblo or southeastern Colorado.   Nominations may be submitted through March 15, 2018; a slate will be selected and submitted for election by the membership.  Self-nominations are welcome.  Each member serves an initial two-year term (which may be renewed) and which commences on July 1, 2018.  The nomination should include the applicant’s name, experience, civic and professional involvement, and an explanation of why the applicant is interested in the position.

Please submit nominations to the Chair, Lorraine Parker, at, and  to our Section liaison, Elizabeth Akalin, at no later than March 15, 2018.

 If you have any questions, please contact any member of the Nominating Committee:  Lorraine, Jake and Amanda 


Fairview High from Boulder County Wins the Colorado Mock Trial Tournament

Students from Fairview High School, from Boulder County, took first in state, defeating a team from Lakewood High School in the championship round on Saturday, March 10 at the Colorado Bar Association State Mock Trial Tournament, which is funded and supported by the Colorado Bar Association Litigation Section and the Colorado Bar Foundation. It is the first time a Boulder County school has taken the title as State Champion. 


Office of Attorney Regulation Lawyer Self-Assessment Program Provides Resources and Free CLE Credits

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CBA Litigation Section Symposium – Save the Date!

The CBA Litigation Section will be holding a section symposium on Friday, October 26, 2018 at the Grand Hyatt, 1750 Welton, Denver. The symposium will focus on topics of interest to plaintiff and defense litigators, including technology, evidence, ethics, appellate issues, and trial and mediation techniques. Stay tuned for additional programming and event details!


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Upcoming Litigation CLE Events

Federal Practice Update 2018 - Video Replay Denver

Jul 11, 2018 - Jul 11, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association – Colorado Chapter and the Litigation Section of the Colorado Bar Association... view event

Federal Practice Update 2018 - Video Replay Colorado Springs

Jul 11, 2018 - Jul 11, 2018
Co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association – Colorado Chapter and the Litigation Section of the Colorado Bar Association... view event

2018 Annual Family Law Institute - Pre-Conference Trial Practicum

Aug 16, 2018 - Aug 16, 2018
Presented by the CBA Family Law Section - In Cooperation with Colorado Bar Association CLE... view event

Meeting Schedule