Weld County

Bar Association​

            We had our session on 12/2/22 and had 40 people signed up for classes.  Historically, this program started out around 18 years ago and was first held at the Weld County Training Building on H street.  It’s moved around from the Clarion (and all it’s different names), University Center at UNC, the Jury Assembly room at Courts West, and the Island Grove conference rooms.  We had 13 presenters this year covering many different areas of the law.  Participants were able to get 8 CLE hours with 1 ethics credit.

            I want to thank every presenter we had:  Chief District Court Judge Hoskins started off our day by going over recent and upcoming court changes in Weld County;  Amy Antommaria and Milena Rodionov covered our family law update (and graciously were able to go early); Christopher Schmidt on S Corporation considerations; Judge Taylor did our civil law update; Janie Cox presented on Staying off the Radar of OARC for 1 ethics credit; Bob Choate covered Eminent Domain; Deputy City Attorney Stacey Aurzada spoke on Equal Pay for Equal Work legislation; Michael Rourke and Robb Miller happily showed up and presented a criminal law update; and we ended with Brynne Gant, Emma Hancock, and Courtney Bine presenting on protective proceeding considerations in Probate Court.

            I’ve been a part of Nuts and Bolts either as a presenter or emceeing the event for many years.  I truly believe our goal of the WCBA is to help attorneys in maintaining their practice.  After COVID, we have a much larger choice of how to get our credits but the convenience of watching videos pales in comparison to actually seeing colleagues and getting to catch up.  Plus we had a taco bar for lunch!  In the end, the success of this program rests in the volunteering of our members helping other members.  Please consider being a presenter in the future- we will take care of the application to the state as well as answer any questions you may have.  Please email me if you want to help!

            We are planning next year’s N&B for December 1, 2023 so please put it on your calendar now. 

Mark Gonzales
WCBA President

Brynne Gant, Emma Hancock, and Courtney Bine presenting on protective proceeding considerations in Probate Court

Nuts & Bolts

Chief Judge Hoskins