Past Programs

The BIDC is committed to providing relevant and high-quality information to professionals working in the field of divorce. Programs may be purchased individually or at a reduced cost if purchased in a package.

Holiday Happy Hour

Date: December 4th, 2019
Where: Vapor Distillery 5311 Western Avenue, Unit 180 Boulder,
One block north of Arapahoe St. between 55th and Calistoga Ave
When: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: Free

First Drink Free!

Come and socialize with fellow BIDC members! It’s not very often that this hard working group comes together to have fun and to “let their hair down”, so join us for a drink (or two) and a raffle that will include a free membership for 2020 – 2021!

Vapor Distillery is a maker of fine spirits with a comfortable, relaxed vibe, so please join us!

Bring an unwrapped toy to donate to A Precious Child and receive a ticket for our Opportunity Drawing

Please reply if you’re attending to newboulderidc@gmail.com by 11/29/19


Courtroom Bootcamp

Date: November 22nd, 2019
When: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cost: $250/$275 for Participants. $100/$125 for Observers

3rd Annual Courtroom Bootcamp. A “mock trial” type workshop in which CFIs will have the chance to practice testifying and attorneys will have the chance to practice direct and cross examination of CFIs.

  • Participant cost is $250 for BIDC members, $275 for BIDC non-members
  • Observer Cost is $100 for BIDC members, $125 for non-members
  • Up to 6 anticipated CEU and CLE credits available

Download the Bootcamp schedule here.

For further details and program description, click here


Navigating Divorce Proceedings and Mental Health – Records, Testimony, and Confidentiality

Date: November 6th, 2019
When: 11:30am -1:15pm
Presenter: Chad Gillam and Andrew Nickel
Cost: Covered by Membership plans / $32 for Non-Members

Chad Gillam is a lawyer who specializes in representing therapists and other health care providers in all aspects of their practices. He will discuss procedures for subpoenaing therapists and their files, as well as how therapists can resist being subpoenaed and how therapists can protect themselves in client testimony and litigation. He will also explain how PREs and CFIs can avoid and deal with investigation grievances. Mr. Gillam will be joined by special counsel Andrew Nickel, who also specializes in representing medical providers.

Cost for this event is including in each Membership Package.
Cost for Non-members is $32 and can be paid at the door.


Is it PTSD, a Personality Disorder or Simply Bad Behavior

Date: October 2nd, 2019
Where: Program & Luncheon at the Millennium Hotel-Boulder
When: 11:30am -1:15pm
Presenter: Dr. Gene Gross, Psy.D.
Cost: Covered by Membership plans / $32 for Non-Members

Various issues and stresses in litigated divorce cases can make one or both of the parents looks as if they have a serious mental health issue. How can you tell the difference between temporary insanity (divorce stress), a trauma response, or a more serious mental illness like a personality disorder? This presentation will help mental health professionals discriminate between passing issues and more serious persistent ones. The major types of personality disorders will be discussed. Attorneys will learn when they need to make referrals and how to make sense of a diagnoses of their clients and client’s ex-spouses.

Cost for this event is including in each Membership Package.
Cost for Non-members is $32 and can be paid at the door.


The Intersection of Immigration and Family Law

Date: September 4th, 2019
Where: Program & Luncheon at the Millennium Hotel-Boulder
When: 11:30am - 1:15pm
Presenter: Jennifer Wadhwa & Jennifer Howard
Cost: Covered by Membership plans / $32 for Non-Members

This presentation will provide family law attorneys, judges, and therapists with an overview of the many points of intersection between immigration law and family law. It is designed to provide for these practitioners the basics of family-based immigration and the forms of relief available to non-citizens who are married to (or children of ) a U.S. citizen spouse or permanent resident.

Cost for this event is including in each Membership Package.
Cost for Non-members is $32 and can be paid at the door.


Best Interests of the Child Workshop

Date: May 17th, 2019
Where: Boulder County Justice Center
When: 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
Cost: $60 Members / $75 Nonmembers (Lunch included)

Mental Health Providers – Ever wonder how an attorney navigates the best interest factors with their client and Court?

Attorneys – Ever wonder how CFIs/PREs work to use the best interest factors in their evaluations?

This workshop will provide you with a deep dive into each best interest factor.

  • Listen to skilled practitioners discuss each factor
  • Participate in analyzing real world problems
  • Ask the questions you can’t ask during an evaluation or Court

Have lunch with a Judicial Officer to hear the Court’s perspective about the best interests analysis

Registration for this Workshop is now closed and is at capacity, but will take names on a waiting list by contacting Jeanie Kemp at newboulderidc@gmail.com

Internet Issues and Parenting Plans...

Date: May 1st, 2019
Where: Millennium Harvest Hotel, Boulder
When: 11:30 am to 1:15 pm
Presenter: Dr. Brett Kennedy, PsyD and Tracy Markle, LPC
Cost: $27 Members / $32 Nonmembers (Lunch included)

Please join us for a networking lunch followed by a lecture with Dr. Brett Kennedy and Tracy Markle, LPC of the Digital Media Treatment and Education Center (DTEC®).


VIEW From the BENCH

Date: April 3rd, 2019
Where: Millennium Harvest House, Boulder
When: 11:30 am to 1:15 pm
Presenter: Boulder District Court Judges and Magistrates
Cost: $27 Members / $32 Nonmembers (Lunch included)

Twenty Common Errors in Mediation Advocacy

Date: March 6th, 2019
Where: Millennium Harvest House, Boulder
When: 11:30 am to 1:15 pm
Presenter: Hon. Patrick Butler, Nan Waller Burnett, CSW and CJ Larkin
Cost: $27 Members / $32 Nonmembers (Lunch included)

Courtroom Workshop : Developing Your Skills in the Courtroom TBD

Date: March 1st, 2020
Where: Program & Lucheon at the Boulder County Courthouse 1777 6th St., Boulder
Presenter: Need coaches and judges
Cost: TBA

Date and Time to be determined
Cost for this Workshop TBA