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This basic-to-intermediate level seminar is designed for those who are involved in water right disputes, transactions, use, regulation and protection of water resources. The following should attend: Attorneys, Government Officials, Engineers, Regulators, Energy Companies, Water Management Specialists, Developers, Real Estate Professionals, Paralegals, Estate and Financial Planners, Accountants and CPAs

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This timely legal seminar is jam-packed with do's and don'ts and top mistakes water court judges, engineers, referees and clerks are encountering on a routine basis. (see full course description)

 

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What Colorado Water Court Judges and Referees Want You to Know NOW!  - Water Resource Professional Law Training Seminar

Avoid Mistakes, Build Credibility and Gain Insight Into the New Laws From Water Court Judges, Engineers, Clerks and Referees

Colorado's water laws are undergoing major changes. With the combination of one of the worst droughts in history and the recent boom in oil and gas drilling, water in Colorado has become an area of high debate, and an issue that is spurring numerous disputes. In this unique legal course, you'll hear from top decision makers how the recent changes to Colorado's water laws are impacting water right transfers, exchanges, augmentation plans, sales, purchases and more. This timely legal seminar is jam-packed with do's and don'ts and top mistakes water court judges, engineers, referees and clerks are encountering on a routine basis. You'll also gain inside tips and tactics for opposing water rights, gathering evidence, proving facts, using experts and more. Register today!

  • Review changes to Colorado's water laws, recent case law, adjudication tips and litigation strategies.
  • Learn from engineers and judges how HB 1044, 1248 and 1316, as well as Senate Bills 74, 75, 19, 41 will impact water right procedures and processes.
  • Examine what oversights water clerks encounter in water right applications.
  • Learn effective status conference negotiation strategies and case management plan mistakes from water referees.
  • Explore what the water courts can teach you about the rules of evidence.
  • Find out how to use hydrologists more effectively and what not include in expert reports.
  • Discover new strategies from judges on how to prove intent to divert and absence of material injury.
  • Uncover what frustrations water referee's encounter during investigations.
  • Identify what not to include in the statement of opposition (SOP).



AM Session: 9:00 - 12:00
Panel Members:
Referee John S. Cowan
Referee John Cyran
Hon. James F. Hartmann
Hon. Michael A. O'Hara III
Hon. J. Steven Patrick
Referee Holly Kirsner Strablizky
Moderators: Casey S. Funk and Veronica A. Sperling

  1. The Water Court's Perspective: Colorado's Changing Legislation and Recent Case Law
    1. The Graywater Statute HB 1044
    2. Senate Bills 75 and 41
    3. Senate Bill 74 and Senate Bill 19
    4. HB 1248
    5. Condemnation Issues
    6. Case Law: The Court's View
  2. Water Right Adjudication Process and Procedure Changes Resulting From the New Laws: Top Mistakes to Avoid
    1. Transfers
    2. Exchanges
    3. Conditional Water Rights
    4. Sale and Purchase
    5. Augmentation Plans
    6. Changes to Water Rights
  3. Adjudication: Insight From Judges, Referees and Engineers
    1. How the Changing Laws are Impacting Existing Water Decrees
    2. Water Court Forms, E-Filing, Deadlines and Applications: Top Oversights
    3. Top Mistake Made with Notices, Resumes and Notification to Landowners
    4. Frustrations Water Referees Encounter During Investigations
    5. What the Courts Want to See in the Summary of Consultation
    6. Effective (and Ineffective) Status Conference Negotiation Strategies
    7. Case Management Plans - Water Referees' Biggest Pet Peeves
    8. Issues that Should be Resolved without the Judges' Involvement
    9. Unacceptable Litigation Tactics
    10. Exhibits That Work, Exhibits That Don't Work

PM Session: 1:00 - 4:30
Panel Members:
Referee John S. Cowan
Referee John Cyran
Hon. James F. Hartmann
Hon. Michael A. O'Hara III
Hon. J. Steven Patrick
Referee Holly Kirsner Strablizky
Moderators: Casey S. Funk and Veronica A. Sperling

  1. Using Experts and Evidence: Tips From Top Decision Makers
    1. Mistakes to Avoid When Using Engineers, Hydrologists and Paleohydrologists
    2. What the Courts Can Teach You About the Rules of Evidence
    3. What to Include (and Not Include) in Expert Reports
    4. A View From the Bench on Effective Evidence (Legal Descriptions, Maps, Plats, Surveys, Photographs, Historical Evidence)
    5. The Newly Defined "Beneficial Use"
    6. Proving, Disproving and Demonstrating Facts and Meeting Legal Requirements (Availability of Unappropriated Water, Intent to Make Beneficial Use, Intent to Divert, Absence of Material Injury, Etc.)
  2. A View From the Bench on Effective Opposition Strategies
    1. What You Need to Include in Your Statement of Opposition (SOP)
    2. Effective Opposition Strategies
    3. Top Mistakes Made
    4. Proving Claims
    5. Service of Documents
  3. Ethics, Water Law and the Hydraulic Fracturing Process: The Court's Viewpoint (3:30 - 4:30)
    1. HB 1316 and New Testing Requirements: Are They Ethically Sound?
    2. What We Can Learn From the Greater Wattenberg Area
    3. Future Considerations and Ethical Considerations

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This timely legal seminar is jam-packed with do's and don'ts and top mistakes water court judges, engineers, referees and clerks are encountering on a routine basis. (see full course description)

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