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Peer Professionalism Assistance Group

The mission of the PPA group is to increase the level of professionalism in the practice of law within the state of Colorado. We achieve this goal by providing free confidential coaching to individual attorneys, informal mediation assistance to attorneys and education to groups of attorneys. Our services help Colorado attorneys focus on the merits of the case and increase their satisfaction in the practice of law by resolving professionalism issues.

Who does PPA help?

  • Colorado attorneys experiencing unprofessional behavior from opposing counsel.
  • Colorado attorneys wishing to increase their awareness of professionalism issues and maximize their satisfaction in the practice of law.
  • Colorado Courts wishing to eliminate unprofessional behavior in their courtrooms.

How does PPA help?

  • Provides one-on-one confidential advice to individual attorneys on how to handle an unprofessional situation.
  • Communicates with opposing counsel upon request of the calling attorney to discuss and help resolve professionalism issues.
  • Meets jointly with and provides informal mediation services to both/all attorneys experiencing professionalism issues (either upon request of the attorney(s) or when ordered by the court).
  • Receives referrals from judges and magistrates to eliminate unprofessional behavior in courtrooms (PPA will work with all attorneys on the case to avoid any appearance of bias).
  • Provides Continuing Legal Education seminars through Colorado CLE and directly to local bar associations, the judiciary and other attorney organizations.

What is PPA?

  • PPA is a confidential and informal resource that is not affiliated with Attorney Regulation Counsel. Communications with the PPA members are confidential and not shared or reported to any regulatory agency, court or professional association.
  • The PPA group consists of experienced Colorado attorneys, who practice law throughout the state of Colorado. The PPA members volunteer for the PPA because they are committed to increasing the level of professionalism in the practice of law.

How to contact the PPA?

You may call the general help line at the Colorado Bar Association at 303-860-1115 for a referral to an “on call” PPA member, or you may contact one of the PPA members directly as follows:

 

May 1–June 30
Barry Meinster 303-674-5977 bmeinster@meinster.com
Ralph Torres 303-297-8427 rgtorres99@aol.com
Jen Wascak 303-770-2700 Jwascak@svwpc.com
Don Jacobson 303-504-4242 Donj@levinjacobson.com