Published: Feb. 24, 2012

We are delighted to invite you to join us at our upcoming Bench & Bar Conference in Boulder, Colorado, September 19-21, 2012


An impressive program has been arranged that is not only timely and relevant, but that will also involve a significant number of CLE credits. 


Distinguished Speakers and Sessions include: 

  • Evolving Challenges in the Legal Profession: Diversity and Inclusiveness, Training, and Leveraging Technology, featuring Brad Smith, Executive General Counsel and General Counsel of Microsoft, and Mark Roellig, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of MassMutual. 
  • A discussion of the Implications of the Legal Challenges to Health Care Reform, featuring former White House top health care advisors, Zeke Emanuel and Bob Kocher.    
  • A discussion on Defining, Defending, and Advancing the Rule of Law     
  • Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of the University of California-Irvine law school, will report on the key cases from the Supreme Court's current term.
  • Declining Trust in Our Institutions: A Comparative Assessment of the Jury, Judiciary, and Our Political Leaders
  • The Media Panel-The "Press" of Judicial Business-will feature Robert Henry, President at Oklahoma City University, former Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; Nina Totenberg, National Public Radio's award-winning legal affairs correspondent; Dahlia Lithwick, Senior Editor and Legal Correspondent of, and contributing editor at Newsweek; and Eugene Volokh, Professor of Law at the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as author of the Volokh Conspiracy law blog.
  • Specialty Breakout Sessions will cover a wide variety of topics, including: 
    • Generational Dynamics
    • Privacy and Electronic Commerce
    • E-Discovery 
    • Effective Advocacy: Judicial Perspective
    • Effective Advocacy: Practitioner Perspective
    • Future of Energy Law and Policy
    • Access to Justice
    • A Tenth Circuit Review
    • Insight on the United States Attorney's Office


More information is available here.


Register Online:  RegOnline.


General registration fee: $325. 

Recent bar admittees (within 5 years) & government attorneys: reduced fee

Students: free


Full details on activities and conference information is available on the website



A block of rooms has been reserved at the St. Julien Hotel and Spa at the group rate of $209/night and $239/night plus fees and taxes. Hotel reservations at this rate remain open through August 2012, unless the block is filled before that date. Call 1-800-634-7711 for reservation assistance.


Bench & Bar Conference | September 19-21, 2012
Conference and Session Locations in Boulder:
  • University of Colorado Wolf Law Building
  • University of Colorado UMC
  • St. Julien Hotel


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