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The BIDC is committed to providing relevant and high-quality information to professionals working in the field of divorce.

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Extreme Risk Protection Orders presented by Rachel Dane from Bridge to Justice and Jeremy Schufflebarger, Attorney

September 6, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Program Overview:

What does an ERPO do?

  • What is the substantive legal standard for obtaining an ERPO?
  • Statistics and examples from the 24 ERPO cases filed in Boulder Country

Categories of Petitioners:

  • Petitioners with a personal relationship to the Respondent
  • Petitioners with a professional relationship to the Respondent (including liability concerns)
  • Law Enforcement
  • Life of a typical ERPO case:
  • Standing
  • Consultation considerations
  • Drafting considerations
  • Temporary Extreme Risk Protection Order Hearing Service
  • Relinquishment
  • Law Enforcement Involvement
  • Settlement Negotiations
  • Extreme Risk Protection Order Hearing
  • Appeals
  • Enforcement
  • Early Termination of ERPO
  • Renewal of ERPO


Rachel Dane is a staff attorney at Bridge to Justice practicing family law and serving as the Managing Attorney for Boulder County’s domestic violence protection order program (The Lawyers for Victims Program at Safehouse Progressive Alliance for Nonviolence). In the latter role, Ms. Dane oversees the representation of approximately 60 victims of domestic violence in Civil Protection Order cases every year (cases that share many similarities with ERPO cases).

Jeremy Shufflebarger has been working in the fields of domestic relations, mental health law, Department of Regulatory Agencies, and adoptions since 2012. Mr. Shufflebarger will address the professional liability and privilege concerns presented when mental health professionals file for Extreme Risk Protection Orders. The Shufflebarger Law Office, P.C. specializes in assisting mental health professionals with practice management, ethical and legal consultations, and DORA compliance/defense. Jeremy has provided numerous trainings and presentations for mental health professionals and organizations that support and train mental health professionals. His firm also represents two adoption agencies in Colorado and facilitates private adoptions for parents seeking to adopt. Jeremy has been greatly influenced by his wife’s work as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in Colorado. Due to her amazing work with families and children, Jeremy has a unique insight into representing mental health professionals and is dedicated to providing family members with quality representation in domestic relations matters, including divorces, adoptions, relinquishment of parental rights, and juvenile matters.


September 6, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM


Boulder Courthouse Jury Room
1777 6th St
Boulder, CO 80302
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