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Friday, October 27, 2023
12:30 p.m. Registration
1:30-4:30 p.m. Program
The Forum is back! The Forum provides an inspiring, interactive and collaborative approach to addressing challenges that we face in the legal profession. It is intended to promote deeper awareness and understanding of ourselves, and to offer real-life tools for managing difficult issues that often receive less attention in traditional legal. education and conversation among lawyers.
This year’s Forum will acknowledge that failure, in the form of bad outcomes, is always possible in the legal profession. The program will help participants explore what it means to be a professional in a field where perfection is expected, but failure is inevitable.
Dr. Mark Kissler of the CU Anschutz Center for Bioethics and Humanities will draw on his training and experience to identify lessons that lawyers may take from the medical community’s studied approach to bad outcomes. Dr. Kissler will help participants deconstruct the meaning of success and failure, and he will provide insight on how to persevere in the aftermath of professional failure.
Participants will also discuss the interplay of these issues with our ethical obligations as officers of the court. In facilitated and small-group discussions with a judicial officer at each table, participants will discuss strategies for overcoming fear of failure, particularly in high stakes Federal Court cases, and strengthening our capacity to persevere and grow in the aftermath of adverse results.
Judges scheduled to participate include:
U.S. District Court Judge Nina Wang
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Reid Neureiter
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Kathryn Starnella
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Kirsten Mix (ret.)
Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Katharine Lum
Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Terry Fox
The program written materials are available HERE.
1.2 Ethics/4 General CLE credits approved.
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