The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and Colorado Defense Lawyers Association held their annual joint professionalism award ceremony last Thursday. Each year, a defense and plaintiff’s attorney each receive honors from the opposite bar association for their professional ethics and conduct.
Michael Keating and Gerald Pratt received professionalism awards from the CDLA and CTLA.
“I’d like to thank three groups of people,” Pratt said when he accepted his award from CTLA vice president Deborah Taussig. “The first group is the many of you who have seen me when I was at my worst and not acting professionally and you forgot. The second group I’d like to thank is the many of you who have seen me when I was at my worst and not acting professionally and you forgave me.” The third cohort, Pratt said, includes everyone he’s worked with, for and against, who taught him the meaning of professionalism.