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CLE SEMINAR ON EQUITY, DIVERSITY, INCLUSIVITY AND CONSTITUTIONAL LITIGATION

October 14, 2021

Denver, Colorado


Following the lead of many states, the Colorado Supreme Court on April 15, 2021, adopted amendments to existing rules and regulations governing continuing education requirements for licensed attorneys to complete at least two credit hours in Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) effective July1, 2021. The Independence Institute has partnered with the Public Trust Institute to take on this new challenge and sponsor an EDI Seminar along with a presentation on constitutional litigation:

Date: October 14, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. MDT (lunch included)
Address: 727 East 16th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203 (Free Parking on Site)

PRESENTORS:

  • Adam Lamparello: Georgia Constitutional Law Professor and published EDI commentator, “The Flaws of Implicit Bias and the Need for Empirical Evidence in Legal Scholarship.”
  • Justice Clint Bolick: Arizona Supreme Court Justice, “Recent Changes the Court has Made to Increase Access and Decrease Racial Bias in the Justice System.”
  • Dan Burrows: Legal Director of the Public Trust Institute, “Constitutional Litigation for Everyday Litigators.”

LUNCHEON SPEAKER

  • Jon Caldara: President of the Independence Institute. Jon will address attendees about the importance of diversity of thought in media, business and charitable organizations.

Cost: $25 per person, including lunch
Course materials: Will be provided to in-person attendees and will be posted on the Independence Institute website: info@i2i.org
Moderator: Shayne M. Madsen, Director of the Political Law Center, Independence Institute

Event will be available for in-person attendees, simulcast and home study
Application Submitted for 4 CLE credits, including 2.4 EDI credit hours and 1.6 general credit hour (Forms will be provided for accreditation in other states)

The CLE video and materials will be posted on the II website for those who cannot attend the seminar on October 14 in person or by zoom.  A Certificate of Completion will also be posted for home study participants to complete and submit to state regulatory offices.

Please contact Brandon Richardson with questions.

CLASS MATERIALS

For Prof. Lamparello’s presentation:

Here is a PDF copy of Professor Lamparello’s presentation slides.

For Justice Bolick’s presentation:

Justice Bolick will be discussing the Alternate Business Structure and the Legal Paraprofessional Program. Below is the rule info and a link to details on both programs.

  1. Alternative Business Structure
    – Rule 31.1, Authorized Proactive of Law (Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona)
    – Specifically, Rule 31.1(c), Alternative Business Structure
  2. Legal Paraprofessional Program
    – Arizona Code of Judicial Administration, Part 7, Chapter 2, Section 7-210:
  3. Rule Petition
    – PETITION TO AMEND RULES 18.4  AND 18.5 OF THE ARIZONA RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND RULE 47(e) OF THE ARIZONA RULES ) OF CIVIL PROCEDURE
  4. Appendix A
  5. Final Rules Order
    – RULES 18.4 AND 18.5, RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE AND RULE 47(e), OF THE ARIZONA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE

For Dan Burrows’ presentation:

Here is a PDF copy of Mr. Burrows’ presentation slides.

For Jon Caldara’s presentation:

Here is a PDF copy of Jon’s presentation slides.

REGISTER HERE