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.

2022 View From the Bench

Date: May 18th, 2022
Where: Jury Room Boulder County Combined Court 1777 6th St., Boulder, CO 80302
When: 12PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: 20th Judicial Bench
Cost: Incl. in Membership Package / $35 for Non-Members

The 20th Judicial Bench shares their thoughts in this annual presentation. Please submit your questions to Jeanie prior to the presentation.

Note: per the Judges request, this presentation will not be recorded or transcribed and will be held in-person only.

Box lunch is available for this event. If you would like to order your box lunch, please order below using the appropriate payment button.



Lunch options:

Grande Ham
Black Forest Ham, shredded Swiss cheese, arugula and tomato on a butter croissant. *

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The Gilroy
Turkey with avocado, shredded swiss cheese and tomato on wheat bread. *

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Fresh Veggie
Dill Havarti cheese, cucumber, red pepper, tomato and field greens on whole wheat bread *

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Club Croissant
Classic turkey, ham, crisp bacon and swiss on a butter croissant. *

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Chicken Strawberry Salad
Grilled chicken with strawberries, red grapes, and candid walnuts. Served over mixed greens balsamic vinaigrette on the side. Bread and Butter and dessert is the chef’s choice.

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* side and dessert is included and is the Chef’s choice.

Drinks will be furnished. Attendees can bring their own if they wish.

Litigation Abuse Presentation

Date: May 4th, 2022
Where: Zoom Virtual Presentation
When: 12PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: TBA

Retired Judge Julie Fields and DV expert Vicki Lutz present on litigation abuse.


Digital Media Issues Presentation

Date: March 3rd, 2022
Where: Zoom Virtual Presentation
When: 12PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: Tracy Markle, MA, LPC
Cost: Incl. in Membership Package / $35 for Non-Members

Tracy Marckle of Digital Media Treatment and Education Center presents on Digital Media addiction trends, intervention options, signs and other related issues


2022 Family Law Update

Date: February 2nd, 2022
Where: Zoom Meeting
When: 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: Sharlene Aitken
Cost: Included in Membership Package / $35 for All Non-Members

Ms. Aitken will provide her Annual Family Law Case Review on both Published and Unpublished Opinions from 2021 and 2022 from her practice as an appellate lawyer. This program will discuss how current and future appellate cases can shape your Family Law practice moving forward.


Understanding Trauma Presentation and Coercive Control in Child Custody Proceedings

Date: January 24th, 2022
Where: Zoom Meeting
When: 1:30 to 3:30 pm
Presenter: Erin Shannon (she/her/hers)--Director of Advocacy and Education SPAN and Incarnación Kluding-Rodriguez (they/them/theirs)--Spanish Bilingual Training and Engagement Coordinator SPAN
Cost: $20 for members (including MDIC members)/$40 non-members

Exposure to domestic violence is a leading cause of adverse childhood experiences. Research confirms that allegations of domestic violence and child abuse are often discounted when raised in child custody litigation, even when credible claims of abuse are presented to fact finders. This 2-hour workshop presented by representatives from Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence (SPAN), will provide training in identifying and understanding the nuance present in families experiencing domestic violence. The workshop will also discuss ways in which a trauma-informed lens can lead professionals who are involved in child custody proceedings to a deeper understanding of coercive control and the traumatic effects of family violence on children, adults and families.

*This course is designed to address the new domestic violence training requirements for court-appointed professionals in House Bill 21-1228. Participation certificates will be available. The BIDC has also submitted this course for CLE credit. Attorneys and mental health professionals are welcome.

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Member Holiday Luncheon

Date: December 17th, 2021
Where: Ados' Kitchen & Bar 1143 13th Street, Boulder
When: 12:00pm
Cost: Free to members based on limited menu

Join us for our annual holiday social event.

Responding to Client Complaints

Date: December 1st, 2021
Where: Zoom
When: 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: Ariana Busby and Andy Nickel
Cost: Included in Membership Package / $35 for All Non-Members

Ariana Busby and Andy Nickel discuss how to respond to DORA, SCA and Attorney Regulation Complaints.

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Reverse Mortgages:Solutions to Solve Common Late-Life Divorce Problems

Date: November 3rd, 2021
Where: Online
When: 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: Steven J Sless, CLTC
Cost: Included in Membership Package / $35 for All Non-Members

Steven Sless presents on the option of a reverse mortgage for older couples who need cash.

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Child Support and Child Tax Related Issues Update

Date: October 6th, 2021
Where: Via Zoom
When: 12:00 pm
Presenter: Mary N. Street, Katherine Powers and Donna M. Lyle
Cost: $35 to non-members and Free to Registered Members

Mary N. Street, Katherine Powers and Donna M. Lyle present on recent Child Support and Tax related issues.


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Recognizing and Reporting Child Sexual Abuse, Handling Disclosures, and the Basics of Mandated Reporting

Date: September 1st, 2021
Where: Zoom Meeting
When: 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: Gretchen Fair, LCSW
Cost: Included in Membership Package / $35 for All Non-Members

Gretchen Fair, LCSW from the Blue Sky Bridge in Boulder will be discussing topics about child sexual abuse.

This program is a great opportunity for CFI’s and PRE’s to get started on meeting the training requirements necessary under the new legislation taking effect January 1, 2022 (HB21-1228).