Legal Professionalism Month

The Colorado Supreme Court, with the support of the Colorado Bar Association, has declared October as Legal Professionalism Month in Colorado. The aim of the month is to encourage members of the legal profession, professional entities, and judicial officers and staff to rededicate themselves to demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism and integrity and promote public confidence in the profession and the court system.

Click here to read the 2017 official Proclamation.


Professionalism (as defined by the CBA/DBA Professionalism Committee) is conduct reflecting the values embodied in the Colorado Attorney Oath of Admission, the Colorado Principles of Professionalism, and the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct.  These values require attorneys always to act competently, civilly, and with integrity and to commit themselves to the public good and to furthering the interests of justice.


Best Practices for Dealing with Clients
CDLA and CTLA Joint CLE
Tuesday, October 17, 4 to 5 p.m.
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Supreme Court Courtroom, 2 East 14th Ave., Denver, CO 80203
Click here for more information and to register.

In today’s world of high-volume practice, there are fewer opportunities to examine what are the best practices for dealing with clients, whether the clients be institutional clients or defendants in third party actions. The speakers in this CLE will discuss how to manage client expectations and to recognize potential pitfalls and deal with them throughout the litigation process.


Chief Justice’s Commission on Professional Development CLE for Legal Professionalism Month
Monday, October 23, 2017, 1:00–4:45 p.m.
Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, 1300 Broadway, Conference Rooms 1 A, B, and C
To register, please send an email to: ChiefsCommission@judicial.state.co.us.

Learn how to handle difficult conversations, run meetings that are more effective, and communicate professionally in today’s techno-centric world. This FREE program is approved for 4 credits, including 2.7 ethics credits. Space is limited.


Equal Access to Services: A Guide to Helping Your Clients Find Free Services and Programs Available in Arapahoe County
Sponsored by the Arapahoe County Bar Association
Thursday, February 27, 5–9 p.m.
Marriott Denver Tech Center, 4900 S. Syracuse, St., Denver, CO 80237
RSVP click here for more information and to register.

The Colorado Principles of Professionalism includes the ability for lawyers to provide effective and efficient representation of clients. The Arapahoe County Judicial District offers a wide range of free legal services and programs for litigants. This CLE will explore the various offerings in civil, domestic relations, and criminal cases. The Presenters will explain the program or service, detail eligibility guidelines and provide information on referral processes. Being able to refer clients and pro se litigants in Arapahoe County to free and low pay services helps maintain professionalism in our legal system by providing access to services. Come and learn about the new programs offered, refresh your memory on the tried and true, or explore volunteer opportunities in your community.