The Beijing Lectures

Chinese law school hosts Justice Gabriel and other Colorado legal community figures to present on American legal structure and attorney wellness

While trade war tensions simmer between the U.S. and China, local legal community leaders and a Beijing law school are enjoying a fruitful exchange of ideas.

Last month, a delegation from Colorado’s legal community visited the Beijing Institute of Technology to meet with professors and deliver talks on the American legal structure and profession.

BIT’s law school invited the group as a way of gathering insights on the American legal system and resources lawyers have for professional development. In addition to meeting with administrators and professors at BIT’s law school, each member of the group gave a lecture to law students on topics ranging from how judges are selected in the U.S. to practices that promote wellness among attorneys.

The group was in Beijing from March 20–24. Making the trip were Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel; Barbara Ezyk, executive director of the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program; Margaret Funk, chief deputy regulation counsel at the Colorado Supreme Court Offi ce of Attorney Regulation Counsel; Scott Meiklejohn, vice chair of Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers; and J. Ryann Peyton, director of the state Supreme Court’s Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program.

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