LGBT Speaker Week
Information and Links About Each Presentation:
Immigration Law, 4/9/12 View Video of this Presentation
Catharine is a founding partner at Bull & Davies, P.C., an immigration and criminal defense law firm in Denver. She will speak about several immigration cases and asylum petitions she has handled for LGBT clients during her 11 years of practice. Her areas of expertise include: Immigration & Nationalization Law, Asylum Petitions, Deportation Hearings, Green Card Applications, Help for Immigration Victims, Immigration Consequences of Crime, Immigration Holds, Non-US Citizen – Charged with Crime, Post Conviction Relief, U-Visas, Criminal Law, and Traffic Violations & DUI Defense.
Elder Law and Estate Planning, 4/10/12 View Video of this Presentation
Professor Hammond is an adjunct professor at DU law. He also Of Counsel at the law office of Claire E. Dineen. Byron has practiced in the areas of estate planning, advance medical directives, probate, litigation, health care law and public benefit preservation law for disabled people settling personal injury and Workers’ Compensation claims. Byron is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He is on the elder law forum committee and the disability law forum committee of the Denver/Colorado Bar Association. He is also a member of the Elder Law Advisory Board of the University of Denver College of Law.
International & Family Law, 4/11/12 View Video of this Presentation
Wendy and her former partner adopted their children, biological sisters, from the foster care system in 2004. They served as foster parents for two years and then became the legal parents. At the time, Colorado did not allow second parent adoption and therefore each parent adopted one child with the intent that each would serve as the mother of both in a family unit.
Unfortunately, the relationship ended in 2009. The parents attempted to agree upon parenting time and took turns staying in the home with the children. Realizing her parental rights were at stake, Wendy sought legal counsel and filed for Allocation of Parental Rights. Shortly thereafter, Wendy learned that her former partner left with her daughter to Norway.
Wendy has been involved in legal proceedings since that day. This is a ground breaking case that involves many issues including same sex, family and international law. She has been involved in both local and international courts in Norway through the Hague treaty. Her daughter is still in Norway. A Colorado court has deemed her the psychological parent, which grants her very limited parenting time only in Norway.
The Court has recently agreed to hear a Motion of Determination of Paternity that will, if granted, deem her the natural parent.
Non-Traditional Family Law, 4/12/12 View Video of this Presentation
Kimberly R. Willoughby has been practicing law in Colorado since 1994. She started Willoughby Law Firm, LLC in 1996, which became Willoughby & Eckelberry in 2005. She has extensive experience working with non-traditional families, including the creation and dissolution of domestic partnerships, assisted reproductive technology. Kim Willoughby has been named one of the top 100 attorneys in Colorado for 2012 by SuperLawyers (a publication of 5280 and Law & Politics). She was previously named one of the Top 25 Female Attorneys in Colorado by SuperLawyers in 2011 and 2006.
Please join us at our reception on April 11th from 6-9 pm in the Forum. We are honored to have Ted Trimpa as our keynote speaker. Please click here for more information.