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2022 Summer Conference - 08/04/2022 to 08/06/2022


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Sponsors

CLE Affidavit
(Colorado)

CLE Affidavit
(Wyoming)

Workshops for 2022 Summer Conference

"Are you SURE you want to send that?" Lawyers and Listservs: Best Practices and Ethical Cautions
Listservs are tremendously useful resources in the legal field. They serve as valuable resources of knowledge, experience, references, and community (and sometimes a good laugh). They provide a platform for easy communication with broad groups with common needs and interests. However, they are also fertile ground for abuse and misuse, and can lead to unintended consequences. This presentation will address best practices, common mistakes, and some entertaining anecdotes on using and contributing to listservs. It will touch upon listserv etiquette and the various ways users can contribute and get the most out of an invaluable resource. Discussion will also include applicable ethics opinions, rules of professional conduct, and other legal and ethical considerations when using and contributing to listservs.

General Litigation

Closing Reception at the Limelight
A 90-minute hosted event will feature beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres sponsored by Braddy Investigative Group. Make your dinner reservations in Snowmass or take the shuttle from the Viewline Resort Snowmass or Limelight to Aspen with your firm, friends or family, leaving your car keys behind.

Evening Event

Common Mistakes in Litigating Employment Cases: A View from the Plaintiff and Defense Bar


Breakout Session

Current Events in Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct in Colorado
Annual update of developments in Colorado Legal Ethics. A number of ethics opinions and decisions from the past year will be discussed. In addition, recent changes in the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct will be reviewed.

Ethics / EDI

Fin Tech 101


General Litigation

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Forensic Evaluation of Damage to Roofs and Roofing
a discussion regarding damage to roofs would include the following overall topics. I. Instructor Overview II. Hail damage to roofing. III. Wind damage to roofing. IV. Damage by Roof Snow Loads. This would be a more condensed/concise version of the presentation for Forensic Evaluation of Structures Damaged by Roof Snow Loads. V. Damage from Ponded Rain/Inadequate roof drainage.

Construction Defect

Fostering Meaningful Professionalism
Explore how the rules of ethics impact our professional conduct in our workplaces, with the courts, and with our clients and how that conduct is actually allyship.

Ethics / EDI

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Friday Night Soiree - Elk Camp gondola ride to the top
Celebrate Friday Nights Hub's Pub dinner sponsored by Vocational Diagnostics at Elk Camp. The gondola will start uploading at 5:30 with dinner from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. While relaxing and catching up with friends, take in the nuances and aromas of high-end bourbons at the bourbon tasting tent sponsored by Exponent. Then, dance the night away with Brother's Keeper, a finger-popping cover band.

Evening Event

Golf at Ironbridge Golf Club


Golf Tournament-Beverage Cart Sponsored by AB Litigation Box Lunch Sponsored by JAG Golf Hole Sponsored by Exponent

Hot Topics In Medicine
Voir Dire and Experts in medical malpractice cases and issues surrounding Telehealth. Effective use of voir dire questions in medical malpractice cases. The “shock and awe” of expert disclosures and dismantling plaintiffs’ experts in medical malpractice actions. Telehealth: The Doctor is Out(side the State). Developing Medical-Legal Issues in the Post?-COVID World.

Professional Liability

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Human Factors in Premises Liability Cases
There are various disciplines that can help assess how and/or why a fall event occurs. Human factors can uniquely provide an understanding of whether a given trip/slip and fall incident can be explained by typical human behavior, which in turn is informed by a wealth of scientific studies. This presentation will discuss the visual perceptual cues, looking behavior, and avoidance responses that not only help pedestrians safely navigate their physical environment, but also aid in predicting the likelihood of a fall event. We will also address issues related to codes and warnings that are often seen in these types of cases, as well as common claims made by experts in relation to human factors.

General Litigation

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Judge's Panel -- Bench/Bar Community Outreach and Access to Justice


General Session - Main Ballroom

Lessons from My Life by Kristin Beck - Navy SEAL stories that highlight leadership and human rights
For decades, Kristin Beck hid her true self from her brothers in arms, family, and friends. Now, as the nation’s first openly transgender Navy SEAL, Kristin reflects on her years of honorable service and her many accolades, as well as her life beyond the Navy, including her journey to human rights activist and motivational speaker. Kristin touches upon themes of courage, leadership, and standing up for what’s right. In addition, Kristin explores the links between solid leadership, being an ally to those disenfranchised, and how nothing rewarding will ever be handed to you without hard work. Funny and sharp, Kristin Beck inspires audiences to find their voices and create better worlds for their selves, their teams, and future generations to come.

General Session - Main Ballroom

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Litigating in the After-Life: Defending with or against Decedents
Andrew will provide an overview of the relevant law governing decedents involved in litigation. What happens when your client dies? What about when your opponent dies? What is a personal representative, and how do you get one? Does it matter if the death occurred before litigation starts, or during it? What is the difference between wrongful death and survival actions? What kind of damages are recoverable? How is insurance affected? What about the statute of limitations? Andrew will answer these questions, and provide practical tips for litigating cases with one or more deceased parties. ******************************************************* “Any opinions offered herein are solely the opinions of the speakers and do not represent the opinions of State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company”

General Litigation

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Lunch and Learn Colorado Case Law/Appellate Update


Legislative

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Lunch and Learn, Legislative Update


Legislative

Protecting Worker's Compensation Subrogation Recovery Rights
Greg will provide an overview of subrogation in the context of Worker’s Compensation including technical requirements, and limitations, the pros and cons of suing directly as opposed to intervening in ongoing suits, settlement, including what to do in a disagreement with the claimant as to settlement allocations, and the application of Delta Air Lines v. Scholle.

Workers' Compensation

Qualifying Language in Repair Litigation
How to use your experts when tackling improperly conceived repair recommendations. Increasingly, liability experts have begun using qualifying language within their reports, such as recommending repairs “where defects exist.” While this is a potentially acceptable repair recommendation, oftentimes, drawings or other means of clarifying where these defects should be assumed to exist are not provided, leaving the responsive experts with an information void and unclear direction on approaches to address these issues. This presentation will discuss how experts can facilitate attorneys with the means to address these issues from a technical standpoint and how attorneys use this information to help their clients. Topics will include: • Evaluation of intrusive testing methods (or lack thereof) • Approaches to address definitive versus speculative repair recommendations • Analyzing extrapolation based on limited observations • How to respond to vague or incomplete repair recommendations o …At locations where clearance is less than 2… o …Remove and replace as required to complete repairs… • How to address unnecessary or excessive repair recommendations • Resolving overlapping repair scopes

Construction Defect

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Reflections on the Derek Chauvin Trial


General Session - Main Ballroom

Taking the Offense Against Emerging Tactics in Bad Faith Litigation


General Litigation

The Unwavering Collateral Source Rule
• The current state of the collateral source rule in Colorado, including a discussion of recent CO case law. • Practice pointers in dealing with the collateral source rule in CO, and how practitioners in other jurisdictions deal with the issue. • It matters because the collateral source rule impacts such a large cross section of practices, from med mal to products liability to general personal injury, etc.

General Litigation

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Thursday Opening Reception
Dress casual, and kids are welcome. In addition, Snowmass Tourism provides the Taylor Ashton Trio (folk) at the outdoor pavilion, Fanny Hill. A photo booth sponsored by Filevine Legal Case & Matter Management will be available throughout the evening, taking photos with plenty of fun, outlandish props that you can post on social media.

Evening Event

Top 10 Ways to Avoid Legal Malpractice


General Session - Main Ballroom

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Using 3D Scanning in Accident Reconstruction and Biomechanics
This presentation will provide a case study on using cutting edge 3D scanning of a subject vehicle, exemplar vehicle, and surrogate to create overlays that answer critical questions and reconstruct what occurred during the crash event. The audience will learn how this technology can be used to help defend their clients more effectively and help jurors understand critical issues.

Construction Defect

CV
Welcome and Announcements




Workplace Investigations - Key Issues Every Employer Needs to Know (Even You!)


Employment Law

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