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.

View from Bench * See Cancellation Message*

Date: May 6th, 2020
Where: Program & Luncheon at the Millennium Hotel-Boulder
When: 11:30-1:15
Presenter: Panel of Judges
Cost: Covered by Membership plans / $32 for Non-Members
The May program has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date and we will inform you as soon as it’s determined. Please contact newboulderidc@gmail.com with any questions.

Annual lunch presentation from the 20th Judicial District Bench

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


For the Kids: High Conflict Parenting Educational Tools * See Corona Message*

Date: April 1st, 2020
Where: Program & Luncheon at the Millennium Hotel-Boulder
When: 11:30-1:15
Presenter: Dr. Reginald Moore. Ph.D. Will review the 11 modules
Cost: Covered by Membership plans / $32 for Non-Members
The safety and well-being of our BIDC community is a top priority. Due to the rapidly escalating health concerns relating to the spread of COVID-19, and to reduce risk and exposure of the virus, we are cancelling our April 1st in-person meeting. However, we will be conducting the program by Zoom. It’s imperative that you respond to newboulderidc@gmail.com by March 30th if you will be attending so you can be properly invited to join. Thank you for your understanding and patience.

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


It’s More than a Pronoun: Transgender Children and the Best-Interests Standard

Date: March 13th, 2020
Where: National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), 1685 38th St., Boulder
When: 9:00-5:00
Presenter: Asaf Orr, Esq.; Michal Duffy, MS; Griffin Jensen, LPC; Sarah Burgamy, PsyD
Cost: Lunch and program Member $225 Non-Member $250

Are you a professional involved in divorce or child custody cases?

Join us for an all-day workshop that includes a foundational training on transgender basics, as well as advanced topics including parenting plans, mental health and medical treatment, and case studies. CLE/CE credit provided.

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Transgender Children and the Best Interests Standard


Domestic Case Law Update

Date: February 5th, 2020
Where: Program & Luncheon at the Millennium Hotel-Boulder
When: 11:30-1:15
Presenter: Sharlene Aitken
Cost: Covered by Membership plans / $32 for Non-Members

Ms. Aitken will provide a Family Law Case Review on both Published and Unpublished Opinions from 2019 and 2020 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. Some of the issues to be discussed are: Maintenance, Parenting Time, Modification of Child Support and Maintenance, Common Law Same Sex Marriage, Common Law Marriage, and Procedure (Rule16.2(e)(10)).

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


Beyond the Basics: A Mechanics Workshop for Parenting Experts and Attorneys

Date: January 17th, 2020
Where: Boulder County Justice Center - Jury Room
When: 8:30am - 3:45pm
Cost: Pricing is $150 for members, $175 for Non members

An interactive workshop in which participants will learn practical tips, tricks and details to how to approach issues that are beyond the basics with separate sessions geared at practice tips for parenting experts and attorneys.

Box lunch provided by Gourmet to Go. Space is limited so sign up today.

Beyond the Basics


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.