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Government Counsel Section

The 2014/2015 CBA Section Chair: Philip Volpi
CBA Staff Liaison: Amy Sreenen, asreenen@cobar.org

Provides an umbrella organization available for all lawyers who represent various types of local, state and federal government, including counties, cities, towns, special districts, school districts, and state and federal agencies. The Section emphasizes programs that aim to improve the professional knowledge and skills of lawyers advising such clients, including bi-monthly luncheons and an annual continuing legal education program on ethics for government lawyers.

The Section also sponsors the Government Counsel Newsletter, and a column published monthly in The Colorado Lawyer. The Section analyzes pending legislation in the Colorado legislature and makes recommendations on those bills to the CBA Board of Governors. The Section has also provided input on bills drafted by CBA sections and drafts its own legislative proposals for consideration by the CBA for sponsorship.

The Section also has its own representative to the CBA Board of Governors. The Section is unique in that it provides a forum for lawyers representing local, state or federal governments to share information and expertise that is common to their practices, whether they serve as in-house counsel or in private practice. Some attorneys who represent private clients who work regularly with local, state or federal governments have also found the Section to be of interest.

Your $15 Section dues provides six CLE programs at no additional charge per fiscal year. If you attend in person, you receive lunch and one CLE credit. If you participate by telephone, we can't feed you, but you do get the CLE credit and materials. Your Section dues will also provide a substantial discount on the Section's annual Ethics for Government Lawyers program which awards 4 CLE ethics credits in the month of December.