Feb 18

AWRA Colorado Section February 2015 Luncheon

AWRA Colorado Section January 2015 Luncheon

AWRA Colorado Section Presents

Tuesday February 24, 2015

Water Resources Ethics: Engineers vs. Attorneys

Jennifer DiLalla, Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C.; and Jon George, Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc.


In the small world of Colorado water resources and water rights engineering consultants, we work with a similarly small group of Colorado water attorneys.  Many of us have long-standing relationships with those attorneys.  In large part because of that small world and those long-standing relationships, however, we occasionally may find that we have, in working for other clients, taken a position that could be adverse to the interests of our mutual client.  Likewise, we may find that we are conflicted out of representing our mutual client in certain matters.  After a brief review of the Code of Ethics for engineers and the Rules of Professional Conduct for attorneys, we will explore similarities and several key differences between the two and discuss potential ethical issues that may arise in our work with water attorneys.

Speaker Bios:

Jennifer DiLalla, Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C.

Jennifer M. DiLalla joined Moses, Wittemyer, Harrison and Woodruff, P.C. in March 2011. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Virginia, an M.A. and a Ph.D. in English and American Literature from the Johns Hopkins University, and a J.D. from the University of Colorado School of Law, where she graduated second in her class, was elected to Order of the Coif, and won a number of awards for her writing and her work on the University of Colorado Law Review.  Jennifer represents public and private clients in matters involving water court and appellate litigation, water transactions, adjudication and administration of water rights and plans for augmentation, ground water issues, municipal water issues, drainage issues, and federal and state agency actions.

Following law school, Jennifer clerked for the Honorable David M. Ebel on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. She then practiced complex civil litigation with the Denver office of Morrison and Foerster. Before attending law school, Jennifer spent eleven years as a college English professor. She is a former co-chair of the Denver Bar Association’s Community Action Network.


Jon George, Bishop-Brogden Associates, Inc.

Jon has more than 11 years of water resource consulting experience. His work has included historical use investigations, augmentation plan preparations, water rights evaluations, well construction and testing, data analyses, field investigations and installation of flow monitoring stations. He is responsible for various surface water related projects, including evaluation of clients’ long-term needs water demands and assessment of feasibility of current supply to meet those demands, water rights evaluations, development of water augmentation and exchange plans, and historic consumptive use analysis.

Jon earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Wyoming and is a registered Professional Engineer in the States of Colorado and Wyoming. He is on the Board of Directors of the Colorado Section of the American Water Resources Association, and is a member of the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado and the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Denver Water, 3rd Floor Board Room

Brown Bag lunch and networking at 12:00; Program begins at 12:30

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