BRENDAN BAKER, J.
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Solo Small Firm Party
The CBA Solo Small Firm Section’s Holiday Networking Party was held on December 7 at Laundry on Lawrence. This event gave solo practitioners the opportunity to socialize and discuss the unique issues facing their practices.
CLE Author and Faculty Reception
On December 4, Colorado Bar Association CLE hosted its annual Faculty and Author Tank You Reception, with more than 120 faculty and authors in attendance. The annual event is a way for CBA-CLE to thank the dedicated authors and faculty who contribute an incredible amount of energy and time to help produce outstanding legal resources for attorneys in Colorado.
During the reception, CBA-CLE presented its 2017 Richard N. Doyle Award of Excellence to Frank T. Hill, a solo practitioner from Lakewood. Hill has been a stalwart member of the CBA’s Trust and Estate Section since his admission to practice in 1973. He has been active on the Orange Book Forms Committee and Rules and Forms Committee of the CBA Trust and Estate Section for many years. Hill welcomes all attorneys to the meetings, treating the newest attorneys with the same dignity and respect as his long-standing colleagues. He is kind and humble, frequently referring to himself as the “committee curmudgeon,” but he is intelligent and thoughtful, and he gracefully guides committee discussions while demonstrating the utmost respect for his peers.
Hill was instrumental in the redesign of the CBA-CLE publication Orange Book Forms: Colorado Estate Planning Forms. He altruistically donated his time and energy to the redesign with the hope that it...