Upcoming Events With The CBA

Antiquities Act and Bears Ears National Monument

Bears Ears National Monument has been the focus of political intrigue which is unique in the 112-year history of the Antiquities Act.  On December 4, 2017 President Trump reduced the size of the national monument as proclaimed by President Obama.  Litigation before the Federal District Court in Washington, DC is pending to determine which configuration will take precedence.  Professor Mark Squillace of CU Law has written and spoken extensively on the issues in play in the Bears Ears litigation.

Mark Squillace- Professor Mark Squillace joined the faculty at the University of Colorado Law School in 2005 where he served as the Director of the Natural Resources Law Center until 2013. Before joining the Colorado law faculty, Professor Squillace taught at the University of Toledo College of Law where he was named the Charles Fornoff Professor of Law and Values. Professor Squillace has also taught at the University of Wyoming College of Law, and at Wyoming he served a three-year term as the Winston S. Howard Professor of Law. He is a former Fulbright scholar and the author or co-author of numerous articles and books on natural resources and environmental law. In 2000, Professor Squillace took a leave from law teaching to serve as Special Assistant to the Solicitor at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In that capacity he worked directly with the Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt, on a wide range of legal and policy issues.

$35.00- Section Members
$40.00- Non-Section Members
$25.00- Seniors over 62
$10.00- Students and Law Clerks

Reservations must be received no later than noon on Monday, March 12, 2018.

Fundamentals of the Occupational Safety and Health Act and Administrative Cases

This primer provides a description of the fundamentals of the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the role of the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission (Commission) in the adjudication of disputes. The session will cover the statutes and regulations involved in OSHA practice, OSHA enforcement of the regulations and standards promulgated pursuant to the OSH Act, the role of the Commission and the appellate courts, and the practice before those tribunals.

The panel will address developments on OSHAs enforcement programs and initiatives, including egregious cases, enforcement of novel hazards, monitoring corporate settlements, the new record keeping data initiative and potential issues arising during inspections and the severe violator program.

The panel will discuss legal issues which may arise during OSHA inspections and how companies are selected for inspection. Among the topics to be discussed will be walk around rights, employee and management interviews, warrants and subpoenas, multiple agency jurisdiction, post-inspection/pre-citation discovery and use of expert witnesses.

The panel will discuss the types of citations which OSHA may issue and the penalty maximums associated with citation classification.

Finally, the panel will touch on issues involving the multi-employer doctrine.

Judge Patrick B. Augustine, First Judge – Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission – Denver Region
Jennifer Casey, Senior Trial Attorney – Office of the Solicitor of Labor –Denver Region (the legal office representing the Secretary of Labor)
Patrick Miller, Member of Sherman and Howard and Member in Sherman and Howard’s Labor and Employment Department – representing the Employer’s position in OSHA litigation

$10.00- Section Member
$15.00- Non Section Member
$5.00- Call In
Students- FREE

RSVP online, Call 303-860-1115 x727 or email lunches@cobar.org.

Amendments to Partnership Tax Provisions in the New Act

This presentation will focus on changes to partnership tax provisions provided in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.


Eric Zinn- Eric Zinn is the Director of the Graduate Tax Program at the University of Colorado Denver. He also teaches tax classes at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder and is of counsel in the Denver office of Kutak Rock.


$15.00-Tax, Real Estate, Business Section Members
$20.00-Non-Section Members
$10.00-Call-in participants
Students- FREE

RSVP online, call 303-860-1115 x727 or email lunches@cobar.org.

Implications of Tax Reform for Health Care Organizations

Hall Render attorneys will provide analysis and practical insights about the new tax landscape. They will discuss how tax reform will affect hospitals and other health care organizations and how leadership of those organizations can best respond to these new challenges. Topics will include the excise tax on executive compensation, unrelated business income tax, charitable contributions, employee benefits and tax treatment of pass-through entities.

Jeffrey Carmichael- Jeffrey Carmichael concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of tax, tax exemption and corporate and business services. In particular, Mr. Carmichael advises organizations that are exempt from federal and state income taxes, including hospitals, health systems, hospital foundations and other similar organizations – on such issues as applying for tax exemption, avoiding improper benefits to private parties, answering unrelated business income tax questions and otherwise complying with the ever-evolving requirements for maintaining tax-exempt status. He frequently speaks about issues such as these for clients and at other business gatherings, and he complements his professional activities by teaching classes on nonprofit organizations at area law schools. Mr. Carmichael also assists tax-exempt and for-profit organizations with general business and corporate matters, including business transactions, tax planning and governance issues.

Calvin Chambers- Calvin Chambers counsels clients in the areas of tax and tax exemption, employee benefits, business transactions and services and corporate counsel services. He devotes significant attention to client issues concerning tax and tax exemption, including obtaining and maintaining tax exemption; private benefit and private inurement concerns; excess benefit transactions; unrelated business income tax exposure; state and local sales tax compliance; and corporate, partnership and employment tax matters. His employee benefits practice focuses on matters such as health care reform compliance, fringe benefits, the design and compliance aspects of retirement plans (qualified retirement plans, 403(b) plans and nonqualified deferred compensation plans) and matters involving welfare benefit plans. Mr. Chambers also advises health care providers on business and transaction matters, including hospital/physician joint ventures, acquisition of medical practices and corporate governance.

$15.00- Health Law Section member
$20.00- Non Health Law Section member
$10.00- Call In
Students – FREE

RSVP Online, Call 303-860-1115 x727 or email lunches@cobar.org.

Free Speech vs. Public Safety

A discussion of the conflict between the rights of protestors to speak and the need to preserve public order. Dos and Don’ts for the municipal attorney.


Thomas A. Carr- Since July 2010, Tom Carr has been the city attorney in Boulder, Colorado. He has twelve years of private practice experience in New York and Seattle. His prior government service includes eight years as the Seattle city attorney and four years as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, specializing in organized crime civil RICO cases.

Government Section Members- FREE
$15- CBA Members
$20- Non CBA Members
$10- Call In

RSVP Online, Call 303-860-1115 x727 or email lunches@cobar.org.

Happy Hour – Health Law Section

The Colorado Bar Association’s Health Law section cordially invites you to a complimentary networking event and happy hour at Ace Eat Serve on Friday, April 27th from 5-7 p.m. following the Health law symposium at the CBA.

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