Law Week Lookahead: December 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, Colorado’s legal community is going out with a bang. This month, the legal community has holiday parties, fundraiser events, CLE programs and more planned. 


Join Colorado’s affinity and specialty bar associations for holiday parties, fundraisers and volunteer events this month. Or, earn some free CLE credit with the University of Colorado Law School’s ethics course based on well-loved movie and media lawyer characters. Learn more, meet people and welcome 2023 with Colorado’s legal industry. 

Events may change. Check with organizers for the most current information about an event. 

We update our calendar on a rolling basis — check out Law Week’s events calendar for the most up-to-date listings. Have an event to announce or include in our calendar? Let us know.

Holiday Happenings

Dec. 1 | 6-8 p.m. 

CWBA Annual Holiday Party. $25-40. Hosted by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association at Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 1385 Curtis St., Denver. 

Dec. 2 | 5-9 p.m.

2022 Holiday Party. Free. Hosted by The Colorado LGBT Bar Association at Tracks Nightclub, 3500 Walnut St., Denver. 

Dec. 7 | 5:30 p.m.

APA Orgs’ Gift Bag Drive & Holiday Networking Mixer. $25-30. Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado at Block 162, 675 15th St., Denver. 

Dec. 8 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

Joint Holiday Party – Construction & Tax Sections. Free. Hosted by CBA’s Construction and Tax Law sections at Tom’s Watch Bar – Coors Field, 1601 19th St. Unit 100, Denver. 

Dec. 8 | 5-8 p.m. 

WTLN Holiday Party. Hosted by the Women Trial Lawyer Network at Wagstaff Law Firm, 940 Lincoln St., Denver. 

Dec. 8 | 7-9 p.m. 

Solo-Small Firm Section In-Person Holiday Party. $10. Hosted by CBA’s Solo-Small Firm Section at the Laundry on Lawrence, 2701 Lawrence St., Denver. 

Dec. 9 | 4-6:30 p.m. 

Festivus Party & Trivia Contest. $5-10. Hosted by CBA’s Workers Compensation Section at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 10 | 5-8 p.m. 

2022 CHBA Holiday Party. Hosted by the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association at Hernandez & Associates, 1801 York St., Denver. 

Dec. 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Stocking Stuffer Party. Free. Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 14 | 7-9 p.m. 

Solo-Small Firm Virtual Holiday Party. $10. Hosted by CBA’s Solo-Small Firm Section, virtual. 

Dec. 15 | 5-7 p.m. 

Weld County CWBA Chapter Holiday Happy Hour and Benefit for A Woman’s Place. Hosted by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association at Rule 105 Brewing, 4731 10th St., Greeley. 

Dec. 16 | 6-10 p.m. 

New Lawyers Division Holiday Party. Hosted by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association. 

Social Events & Networking 

Dec. 6 | 7-9 p.m. 

CWBA Annual Legislators Appreciation Breakfast. $15-70. Hosted by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association at The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 980 14th St., Denver. 

Dec. 8 | 6-8 p.m.

Learn How to Network Like a Pro: Panel Discussion and Networking Event. Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado at FirstBank, 550 South Wadsworth Blvd., Lakewood. 

Dec. 9 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. 

YLD Happy Hour. Free-$10. Hosted by CBA’s Young Lawyers Division at Otra Vez Cantina, 610 16th St. Mall, Denver. 

Dec. 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

Cozy Conversations: CWBA LIFT! Mentorship Social. Free. Hosted by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association at Polsinelli, 1401 Lawrence St., Suite 2300. 

CLEs

Dec. 1 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Victims Rights in Criminal Cases: Practical Considerations – Hybrid. $100-300. 6 general and 0.6 ethics CLE credits. Hosted by CBA CLE virtually and in-person at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 1 | 11 a.m. – Noon

Trust and Estate Planning for Pets. $49-89. 1 general CLE credit. Hosted by CBA CLE, virtual. 

Dec. 2 | 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The Annual Advanced Family Law Conference: Family Law Post-COVID For Better or Worse? – Hybrid. $25-399. 7 general and 1 ethics CLE credits. Hosted by CBA CLE virtually and in-person at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 6 | Noon – 1:15 p.m. 

Changing Notions of Consent in Sexual Assault Cases. $35-75. 2 general CLE credits. Hosted by the Faculty of Federal Advocates, virtual. 

Dec. 6 | 8-9:30 a.m. 

M&A: An In-House Perspective. $24.50-69. 2 general CLE credits. Hosted by CBA CLE, virtual. 

Dec. 6 | 4-5 p.m. 

War Stories and Lessons Learned from EEOC Conciliation and Litigation. CLE credit available. Hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, virtual. 

Dec. 7 | 10-11 a.m. 

Ethical Issues for Elder Law Lawyers: Tackling the Tough Topics – Hybrid. Free. 1 ethics CLE credit pending. Hosted by CBA Elder Law Section virtually and in-person at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 7 | Noon – 1 p.m. 

Frenemies: Music Rights and the Metaverse. $10-20. CLE credit available. Hosted by CBA’s Sports and Entertainment Section, virtual. 

Dec. 7 | 1-4 p.m. 

NGRI and Mental Conditions – Hybrid. $75-100. 3 general CLE credits pending. Hosted by the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar virtually and in-person 1120 Lincoln St., Second Floor, Denver. 

Dec. 8 | 7:30-8:20 a.m. 

Annual Ethics Update and Considerations and Potential Pitfalls of Practicing in Denver Courts. $5. 1 ethics CLE credit. Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association, virtual. 

Dec. 8 | Noon – 1 p.m. 

Fire Insurance Claims Update. Free-$5. 1 general CLE credit pending. Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association, virtual. 

Dec. 8 | Noon – 1 p.m. 

Ethics & Disability: Every Attorney’s Responsibility to Accommodate Those with Disabilities. $49-69. 1 general, 0.5 ethics and 0.5 EDI CLE credits. Hosted by CBA CLE, virtual. 

Dec. 8 | Noon – 2 p.m. 

Complimentary CLE: Mediation Advocacy. Free. 2 general CLE credits. Hosted by Metro Volunteer Lawyers, virtual. 

Dec. 8 | 4-5 p.m. 

2022 Year in Review of Colorado Workers Compensation. 1 general CLE credit pending. Hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association in Denver. Exact location TBD. 

Dec. 9 | 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Court Orientation. Free-$35. CLE credit available. Hosted by CBA’s Young Lawyers Division at the Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, 520 West Colfax Ave., Denver. 

Dec. 9 | 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

Representing Pro Bono Prisoner Clients in Federal Court (Part 2) – Hybrid. Free. 5 general CLE credits. Hosted by the Faculty of Federal Advocates virtually and in-person at Davis Graham & Stubbs, 1550 17th St., Suite 500, Denver. 

Dec. 9 | 9 a.m. – Noon

Ethics Mania III – Virtual Seminar. $25-179. 3.5 ethics CLE credits pending. Hosted by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, virtual. 

Dec. 12 | 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. 

Practicing with Professionalism. $100-359. 6 general CLE credits. Hosted by CBA CLE, virtual. 

Dec. 13 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Federal Student Loans: Major Changes 2022-2023. $194-519. 8 general CLE credits. Hosted by CBA CLE, virtual. 

Dec. 13 | Noon – 1 p.m.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Proper Operation and Obtaining Accurate Results. 1 general CLE credit pending. Hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, virtual.  

Dec. 13 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. 

What Not to Do: Lawyer Ethics in Movies & Media – Hybrid. Free. 1.8 ethics CLE credits. Hosted by the University of Colorado Law School virtually and in-person at Ballard Spahr, 1225 17th St., Suite 2300, Denver.  

Dec. 13 | Noon – 1:30 p.m. 

Running a SSF Law Firm in 2023: Impacts of Changes to Colorado Employment & Business Law. Free-$25. 2 general CLE credits pending. Hosted by CBA’s Solo and Small Firm Section, virtual. 

Dec. 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. 

Colorado Securities Enforcement Update. Free-$5. CLE credit pending. Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 14 | Noon – 1 p.m.

Orientation to County Court & Intro to County Court Pro Se Panel Program. Free. 1 general CLE credit. Hosted by the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado, virtual. 

Dec. 14 | Noon – 1 p.m. 

Evergreen and Ever-Upward: A Paperless System That Grows with You. $24.50-69. 1 general CLE credit. Hosted by CBA CLE, virtual. 

Dec. 14 | Noon – 2 p.m. 

2022 Annual Ethics Update. $20-50. 2 ethics CLE credits pending. Hosted by CBA’s Taxation Section at the Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 17th St., Denver. 

Dec. 15 | 3-5 p.m. 

Professionalism Square Dance. Free-$10. CLE credit pending. Hosted by the Colorado Bar Association at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 15 | 4-5 p.m.

Trial Skills Refresher Series: The Art of Cross-Examination. 1 general CLE credit pending. Hosted by the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association, virtual. 

Dec. 16 | 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

Foreclosure Law in Colorado: Post Pandemic – Hybrid. $194.50-519. 8 general CLE credits. Hosted by CBA CLE virtually and in-person at 1290 Broadway, Denver. 

Dec. 21 | Noon – 1 p.m.

Sign Me Up: The Ins and Outs of Using Adobe Sign for Digital Documents and Signatures. $24.50-69. 1 general CLE credit. Hosted by CBA CLE, virtual. 

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