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.

Preparing for CFI & PRE Testimony

Date: November 2nd, 2022
Where: Boulder County Courthouse - Jury Room
When: 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Cost: $40 Non-members

Ret. Judge Moss, Cynthia Ciancio, Esq. Bob Backerman, LCSW and Amelie Bracher, MA, LPC will be the program’s expert panelists. Their extensive knowledge is unsurpassed and is a program you don’t want to miss.

They will discuss topics related to testimony by mental health professionals including: How an attorney should prep a mental health professional they are calling as a witness; preparing for cross examination of an adverse witness who is a mental health professional; steps a mental health professional should take to prepare for being called a witness; ethical consideration of the mental health professional related to confidentially and disclosures during testimony; and when is a mental health professional a retained expert, unretained expert or lay witness and does that classification matter?

 

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Please submit your lunch order by Monday October 31st.

Lunch options:

Classic Ham Deli
Ham with Dijon mayonnaise on whole wheat bread and includes kettle-style chips. *

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Verona Turkey

Sliced turkey with cucumber, fresh basil, lettuce, tomato and sundried-tomato cream cheese on a golden croissant. *

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Fresh Veggie
Dill havarti cheese, cucumber, red pepper, tomato, and field greens with dill spread on whole wheat bread. *

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Baja Cali

Order Chicken

Grilled chicken, with bacon, avocado, pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato, and chipotle mayo on a kaiser roll.*

 

Chicken Cornucopia Salad

Grilled chicken, garbanzo beans, zucchini, dried cranberries, feta cheese, toasted walnuts. Served on a bed of mixed greens with a house-made apple cider dressing on the side .*

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Vegetarian Taco Salad

Plant-based “impossible” seasoned crumbles with shredded cheddar cheese, grape tomatoes, black beans, pickled jalapenos, and sliced black olives. Served over iceberg lettuce with creamy

salsa dressing on the side. Includes tortilla strips.

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

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

 


Reintegration/Reunification, Practice, Protocols and Pitfalls

Date: October 4th, 2022
Where: Boulder County Courthouse - Jury Room
When: 12:00 pm -1:15 p.m.
Presenter: Jill Reiter, LCSW, PLLC
Cost: $40 to Non-members and Free to Registered Members

Ms. Reiter is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker specializing in life transitions. Jill also specializes in Divorce related issues, with specific focus on Collaborative practice, coaching and mediation.

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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.


High Conflict Personalities in Divorce

Date: September 7th, 2022
Where: Zoom
When: 12:00PM - 1:15PM
Presenter: Liz Merrill
Cost: $40 Non-members

Ms. Merrill is a mediator, educator, and a divorce coach with a specialization in narcissistic relationship and high conflict personalities.

In this program we will take a deep dive into the psychology of high conflict personalities (HCP) and the trauma bonds that make divorce and co-parenting such a nightmare for so many. We will discuss ways to help clients disengage, learn effective strategies for communication and negotiation in mediation, and practical, non-confrontational ways to help streamline the discovery/disclosure process. Understanding the psychological and practical realities of HCPs in divorce is essential and will help divorce professionals and their clients save time and money in and out of court.

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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.

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Lunch options:

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

Order Ham

 

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

Order Turkey

 

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

Order Veggie

 

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

Order Club

 

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.

Order Chicken Salad

 

* 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.

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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

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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.

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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.
RSVP to newboulderidc@gmail.com


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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