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Lessons from a Life in the Practice of Law with Hon. Alan K. Simpson
Jul 22 2022
Lessons from a Life in the Practice of Law with Hon. Alan K. Simpson
Time Schedule:  140 minutesSummary of Topics Covered:Lesson and stories from six decades practicing lawProsecutorial discretionSmall town problem solving for lawyersLearning from MistakesSeizing opportunitiesInstructor Hon. Alan K. Simpson, Esq. BioHon. Alan Simpson served in the U.S. Senate (R-Wyoming) from January 1979 to 1997, where he was the Assistant Republican Leader, 1984-1994; Chairman of the Subcommittee of Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1980-1984; Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee of Environmental and Public Works, 1980-1984; Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security and member of the Committee on Aging; Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, 1980-1984. From 1994-1996, he was a member of the Finance Committee; 1965-1977, Wyoming State Legislature, 1965-1978, Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Leader, and Speaker Pro Tem.Mr. Simpson served as Assistant Attorney General, State of Wyoming in 1959, and was City Attorney of Cody, Wyoming, from 1959-1969. Partner: Simpson & Simpson (with father Milward L. Simpson who also served as Governor and U.S. Senator for Wyoming ); Simpson Kepler & Simpson, 1960-1978. Additionally, Mr. Simpson served in the U.S. Army, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Armored Division “Hell on the Wheels” and the 5th Division, U.S. Armed Forces, Germany.Alan Simpson is currently with the Washington Speakers Bureau in Washington, D.C. He is a very popular speaker and travels the country and abroad to speak to a wide variety of groups and associations regarding current affairs and politics in remarks entitled “Politics is a Contact Sport”.Mr. Alan Simpson is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.Mr. Simpson was a member of the Board of Visitors for the Folger-Shakespeare Library and the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. 1994-1996. From 1998 to 2000 Mr. Simpson was the Director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; and he was a Visiting Lecturer at the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy, 1997-2000.Mr. Simpson served on the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1996 and he has been a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild since 1994. He served on the Board of Directors for the Biogen Corporation (now BiogenIDEC Corporation), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997-2004 and he was a member of the Board of Directors of American Express Funds, now RiverSource Funds, a subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1997 through 2006.In March 2010, Mr. Simpson was appointed by the President as the Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and he also served on the ten-member Iraq Study Group formed under the auspices of the congressionally chartered U.S. Institute of Peace in 2006.J.D., University of Wyoming, 1958B.S., University of Wyoming, 1954
Lessons from a Life in the Practice of Law with Hon. Alan K. Simpson
Jul 22 2022
Lessons from a Life in the Practice of Law with Hon. Alan K. Simpson
Time Schedule:  140 minutesSummary of Topics Covered:Lesson and stories from six decades practicing lawProsecutorial discretionSmall town problem solving for lawyersLearning from MistakesSeizing opportunitiesInstructor Hon. Alan K. Simpson, Esq. BioHon. Alan Simpson served in the U.S. Senate (R-Wyoming) from January 1979 to 1997, where he was the Assistant Republican Leader, 1984-1994; Chairman of the Subcommittee of Immigration and Refugee Policy of the Senate Judiciary Committee, 1980-1984; Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee of Environmental and Public Works, 1980-1984; Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security and member of the Committee on Aging; Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee, 1980-1984. From 1994-1996, he was a member of the Finance Committee; 1965-1977, Wyoming State Legislature, 1965-1978, Assistant Majority Leader, Majority Leader, and Speaker Pro Tem.Mr. Simpson served as Assistant Attorney General, State of Wyoming in 1959, and was City Attorney of Cody, Wyoming, from 1959-1969. Partner: Simpson & Simpson (with father Milward L. Simpson who also served as Governor and U.S. Senator for Wyoming ); Simpson Kepler & Simpson, 1960-1978. Additionally, Mr. Simpson served in the U.S. Army, 1st Lieutenant, 2nd Armored Division “Hell on the Wheels” and the 5th Division, U.S. Armed Forces, Germany.Alan Simpson is currently with the Washington Speakers Bureau in Washington, D.C. He is a very popular speaker and travels the country and abroad to speak to a wide variety of groups and associations regarding current affairs and politics in remarks entitled “Politics is a Contact Sport”.Mr. Alan Simpson is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming.Mr. Simpson was a member of the Board of Visitors for the Folger-Shakespeare Library and the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. 1994-1996. From 1998 to 2000 Mr. Simpson was the Director of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; and he was a Visiting Lecturer at the Shorenstein Center on Press, Politics and Public Policy, 1997-2000.Mr. Simpson served on the Board of Trustees of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in 1996 and he has been a member of the Screen Actor’s Guild since 1994. He served on the Board of Directors for the Biogen Corporation (now BiogenIDEC Corporation), Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1997-2004 and he was a member of the Board of Directors of American Express Funds, now RiverSource Funds, a subsidiary of Ameriprise Financial, Minneapolis, Minnesota from 1997 through 2006.In March 2010, Mr. Simpson was appointed by the President as the Co-Chairman of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform and he also served on the ten-member Iraq Study Group formed under the auspices of the congressionally chartered U.S. Institute of Peace in 2006.J.D., University of Wyoming, 1958B.S., University of Wyoming, 1954
Common Ethical Mistakes Lawyers Don’t Realize They Make
Jun 22 2022
Common Ethical Mistakes Lawyers Don’t Realize They Make
Time Schedule:  60 minutes Summary of Topics Covered:Introduction of Instructor Mark GiffordWhat are common ethical mistakes lawyers make that they do not realize they are making? What does cooperation with bar counsel during the complaint process look like? What is the diversion program? What is the best part of the job of bar counsel? What is the procedural process and the burden of proof on bar counsel in the disciplinary hearing process? The “Wyoming System” allowing bar counsel to handle ethics hotline callsInstructor Mark W. Gifford, Esq. Bio:Mark W. Gifford is Bar Counsel for the Wyoming State Bar. He is a Wyoming native who received his Bachelor’s in accounting from the University of Wyoming in 1978 and his law degree from Stanford University in 1981. After 30 years of practice as a trial lawyer and mediator, Mark took the position of Bar Counsel on a part-time basis in 2011 and became full-time in October 2013. In addition to attorney discipline, Gifford’s responsibilities include Unauthorized Practice of Law, Fee Dispute Resolution and Client Protection Fund.He also serves as general counsel to the Wyoming State Bar. Gifford was instrumental in getting Wyoming’s Lawyer Assistance Program launched in 2014. He is a member of the ABA Standing Committee on Professional Regulation. He has been recognized as an AV Preeminent-rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings, a distinction based upon peer reviews by members of the Bar and the Judiciary.WyoLawPod is a podcast that is fully accredited for CLE credit by the Wyoming State Bar. This episode features Mark Gifford. Bar Counsel for the Wyoming State Bar.
Bankruptcy Basics for Clients and New Attorneys CLE Summary
Jun 22 2022
Bankruptcy Basics for Clients and New Attorneys CLE Summary
Time Schedule: 65 minutesSummary of Topics Covered:Introduction of Instructor Robertson “Rob” CohenWhat are the biggest misconceptions about bankruptcy?What kinds of debts can bankruptcy help with and what kind cannot be helped?Can you make too much money to file bankruptcy?What does a bankruptcy trustee do?What are the biggest problems for debtors who hire attorneys who are not careful?The importance of being honest in the bankruptcy process.How does the bankruptcy process work?When does the debtor’s life return to normal after filing?Instructor Robertson Cohen, Esq. Bio:Founding member and managing partner of Cohen & CohenChapter 7 Panel TrusteeAffiliate Professor (Business law) Metropolitan State College of DenverProfessional Memberships:National Association of Bankruptcy Trustees, Christian Legal Society, Jefferson County Bar AssociationNational Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, U.S. District Court Colorado, Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Supreme Court, The Federalist SocietyPro Bono/Volunteer:Governing Board of Littleton Academy Charter School—Secretary 2014 – presentFaculty of Federal Advocates – Bankruptcy Pro Bono Defense Program, 2004 – presentChristian Legal Society, 2005 – presentBoard Member 1st Judicial District Bar Association 2012-2014Awards and Recognitions:Certified Consumer Bankruptcy Specialist, American Board of Certification, 2014 (continuing)Donald E Cordova Distinguished Service Award, Faculty of Federal Advocates, 2013Nominated 2013 Torch Award Recipient Denver Better Business Bureau, 2013Colorado Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013 – 2017, Super Lawyer 2018First Judicial District Bar Association George Holley Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2011Nominated for Denver Business Journal 40 under 40, 2014 & 2016M.B.A University of Denver Daniels College of Business 1004J.D. University of Denver College of Law 2003B.A. University of Wyoming Social Sciences 1999
Workers Compensation Secrets Revealed
Jun 22 2022
Workers Compensation Secrets Revealed
Time Schedule: 70 minutesSummary of Topics Covered:Introduction of Instructor Josie SanchezHow does one become a claims analystWhat you should and should not do in working with your claims analystImportance of an accurate report of injuryCommunicating with your claims analystWhat is proper notice you should receive for a change in benefitsHow are IMEs scheduledHow not to upset your claims analystGuidelines for claimant attorney communications with claims analystLong term injuries and the importance of following up with your doctorNegotiating final determinations directly with the claims analystRed flags, investigations and social media…aka how not to lose your benefitsWhat to do when benefits are denied and you are waiting for hearingInstructor Josie Sanchez Bio:Josie Pacheco is retired from the State of Wyoming after 21 years of service. Josie started at the State of Wyoming with Workers’ Compensation as a reception clerk and started learning the details of the job she would soon do as a claims analyst. She was passionate about her job and was quickly promoted to be an analyst. After about two years as a claims analyst, Josie was managing a case load of between 450 and 500 claims at a time and continued to do so for the next 19 years. She retired in 2018 and is enjoying her retirement and her new hobby of bee keeping, but she still takes calls from her former claimants to help them and answer questions about their cases. Josie has a vast knowledge of the work comp claims process that will be beneficial to claimants and claimant’s attorneys alike.