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014. Colorado Women’s Bar Association President 2020 Miranda Hawkins on Leadership
Sep 21 2020
014. Colorado Women’s Bar Association President 2020 Miranda Hawkins on Leadership
Lead Beyond is this year’s theme for Colorado Women’s Bar Association CWBA, the second largest women’s bar association in the nation. Listen in on this delightful and inspiring episode recorded September 2020 as Law Talk Global Network founder Krystyn Hartman visits with CWBA Board President 2020 Miranda Hawkins, an estate planning attorney with the law firm of Goddard & Hawkins in Cherry Creek, on the magic behind the ongoing success of the organization. “We added 71 new members just this summer,” Hawkins says of the 1500-member CWBA. “We’ve never been an organization that sits and waits; we get things done; we are on it.” Growing up in a small Texas town “with a Barbie doll in one hand and a BB gun in the other; and growing up there as a girl; it was not expected that I would be in the career I’m in today,” she says, adding, “although, my uncle still reminds me that I can always fall back on my 10 years as a classically trained pianist if it doesn’t work out.” After the discussion on CWBA as a leadership organization, Hawkins shares some of her valuable insights on estate planning and how she went from “litigator to estate planner.” Thank you for listening! To know more about the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, go to CWBA.org. Subscribe to Law Talk Colorado on your favorite podcast platform including Apple Podcasts, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and more!If you’re new to podcast listening and want to skip ahead in an episode, simply tap on the wave bars inside the podcast player where you want to skip to or select the Chapters tab for specific sections within the show.Law Talk Colorado, a Law Talk Global Network brand, is a 501c3 nonprofit media organization purposed with raising public awareness of the laws. Supporting donations are tax deductible. Again, thank you for listening!Credits: Piano clips by Kimiko Ishizaka Support the show (
014. Colorado Women’s Bar Association President 2020 Miranda Hawkins on Leadership
Sep 21 2020
014. Colorado Women’s Bar Association President 2020 Miranda Hawkins on Leadership
Lead Beyond is this year’s theme for Colorado Women’s Bar Association CWBA, the second largest women’s bar association in the nation. Listen in on this delightful and inspiring episode recorded September 2020 as Law Talk Global Network founder Krystyn Hartman visits with CWBA Board President 2020 Miranda Hawkins, an estate planning attorney with the law firm of Goddard & Hawkins in Cherry Creek, on the magic behind the ongoing success of the organization. “We added 71 new members just this summer,” Hawkins says of the 1500-member CWBA. “We’ve never been an organization that sits and waits; we get things done; we are on it.” Growing up in a small Texas town “with a Barbie doll in one hand and a BB gun in the other; and growing up there as a girl; it was not expected that I would be in the career I’m in today,” she says, adding, “although, my uncle still reminds me that I can always fall back on my 10 years as a classically trained pianist if it doesn’t work out.” After the discussion on CWBA as a leadership organization, Hawkins shares some of her valuable insights on estate planning and how she went from “litigator to estate planner.” Thank you for listening! To know more about the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, go to CWBA.org. Subscribe to Law Talk Colorado on your favorite podcast platform including Apple Podcasts, IHeartRadio, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, and more!If you’re new to podcast listening and want to skip ahead in an episode, simply tap on the wave bars inside the podcast player where you want to skip to or select the Chapters tab for specific sections within the show.Law Talk Colorado, a Law Talk Global Network brand, is a 501c3 nonprofit media organization purposed with raising public awareness of the laws. Supporting donations are tax deductible. Again, thank you for listening!Credits: Piano clips by Kimiko Ishizaka Support the show (
013. Conversations: Trauma & The Law: "Policing" With Chief Doug Shoemaker
Aug 15 2020
013. Conversations: Trauma & The Law: "Policing" With Chief Doug Shoemaker
First in our Trauma & The Law Conversations series, Law Talk Colorado founder Krystyn Hartman sits down with Grand Junction Police Chief Doug Shoemaker in Western Colorado to learn about "Trauma In Policing," as a starting point, timely on the heels of passage of Colorado Senate Bill 20-217 to Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity. "I do bristle a little bit when they say that it is all a policing problem," Shoemaker explains. "No, I think there's a societal problem. And is that societal problem real? I think we need to have more conversations and get more comfortable with one another. I think we need to understand perspectives. I think we need to listen more than we talk -- on all sides," he says, adding that "not all police departments are the same." Chief Shoemaker was featured on Episode 004 where we learned of his background as Incident Commander of the peaceful protest march following the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, prior to joining Grand Junction Police Dept as Chief. "Chief Shoemaker has a unique background as both a police officer and peace officer that I felt, editorially, presented us with an equally unique opportunity of perspective in today's climate," says Law Talk Colorado founder Krystyn Hartman, a career journalist and retired magazine publisher. "I  was inspired to attempt this series after listening to attorney Hannah Proff's interview on protestor rights [Episode 010]. She said, 'I know it's hard, but try to manage your traumas,' when being approached or questioned by police during a protest, and that just stopped me in my tracks. She had nailed something that both citizen and police were experiencing in certain situations. I saw it as a vital editorial thread that could touch a lot of people -- and could be a key factor in bridge building. I had to know more. The more I heard the trauma word in news clips, the more we recognized the need to pursue it."We appreciate Chief Shoemaker for his willingness to sit down at the table with us to openly share his perspectives on such a sensitive and timely topic, making it clear that "each agency is different; we're not all the same." Follow us on your favorite podcast platform for immediate notification as we explore and release more Trauma & The Law Conversations. Related episodes (click to link to episode):011. Colorado Senate Bill 20-217 to Enhance Law Enforcement Integrity: A Closer Look with Denver Attorney Laura Wolf.010. Protesting In Colorado? Know Your Rights with Denver Attorney Hannah Proff.004. Public Safety & COVID19 with Police Chief Doug Shoemaker of Grand Junction002. How is COVID19 Impacting Divorce Filings, Child Custody, and Domestic Violence Cases in Colorado? with Lakewood Attorney Hannah Westmont.Support the show (
008. Is REPEAL the solution to Colorado's Gallagher Amendment property tax problem?
Jun 4 2020
008. Is REPEAL the solution to Colorado's Gallagher Amendment property tax problem?
Second in our ongoing series about the Gallagher Amendment's property tax impact on Colorado communities, Law Talk Colorado News Anchor Angeline Roles interviews Colorado State Senator Bob Rankin of Carbondale who argues that repeal of Gallagher is the most practical next step in solving the problem. A complicated issue that bumps into TABOR, the Taxpayer Bill Of Rights, Senator Rankin explains that rural communities are going to be hit the hardest because the State can't continue to cover the growing property tax shortfalls to the districts. Colorado residents enjoy one of the lowest residential property tax rates in the nation, while Colorado commercial property tax rates are some of the highest in the nation, which presents particular challenges to rural areas with a higher residential to commercial ratio. The formula for determining these ratios is locked into the Gallagher Amendment. "The good news is, we can repeal Gallagher and freeze residential property tax rates at the current low rate," Rankin says. He supports proposed legislation that will put repeal of the Gallagher Amendment to Colorado voters on the 2020 ballot. "We hope people will educate themselves on this," he says. "Contact your Fire District, School District, ask them how the property tax shortfalls are impacting them and their communities; they'll tell you. This is a complicated issue and we have got to do something to solve it." For more, check out Episode #6 where Building A Better Colorado's Reeves Brown discusses the property tax impact research and collaborations among community leaders and agencies from across the state.Support the show
007. Back to work in the Age of COVID19: Changing rules & guidelines for Colorado employers and employees
May 5 2020
007. Back to work in the Age of COVID19: Changing rules & guidelines for Colorado employers and employees
Join us as Law Talk Colorado news anchor Angeline Roles interviews employment law attorney Dave Scanga, partner with Hoskin Farina & Kampf, about new rules, guidelines, and resources for Colorado employers and employees to consider as businesses reopen in the Age of COVID-19. Scanga shares, for example, that some businesses have designated COVID-19 mitigation teams comprised of several employees to monitor guidelines and distribute the updates and company policy guidelines throughout the organization as a way to manage the rapid changes while ensuring their employees are safe. Questions of concern include: Does your business require masks per the rules? Does your organization require temperature-taking? What does that mean? How do you do it? Who does that? What are the liabilities? Where does the information go? Does the temperature-taking device touch the forehead? Are there privacy concerns? What if someone tests positive for COVID-19? What about paper? How long does the virus stay on paper? Did someone bring in paper? Discussion continues on employer responsibilities and worker rights with examples that include working remotely, Family Medical Leave Act, Cares Act and OSHA considerations, and more. Episode recorded April 30, 2020. Hoskin Farina & Kampf is headquartered in Grand Junction and has attorneys in Denver and an office in Gunnison. Thank you for listening!Helpful websites with specific guidelines referenced in this episode:Colorado Dept of LaborUS Dept of LaborEEOCADAOSHACDCSupport the show