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WEBINAR – The Art of Drafting Waivers and Releases

April 21, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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If you have public facilities that are used by the public, rented by the public, or where public activities are held, it is a best practice to consider whether a liability waiver or claim release is necessary. This presentation provides tools to identify legal issues and will give you practical tips on what types of waivers may work best for your District’s facilities. The handout for this presentation was produced by the CSD Pool and includes template language and check-lists.

This webinar will teach you all about:

  • How waivers are viewed in Colorado
  • The elements of a valid liability waiver or claims release
  • Identifying issues before you draft
  • Checklists for specific situations such as underage users, facility rentals, volunteers, and team use of facilities.

About the presenter: Dianne Criswell is a Senior Associate Attorney at Kelly PC. She has focused her career on government fiscal and legal work. Dianne graduated from the University of Washington Law School in 2003 and is licensed in Colorado and Washington State (inactive). Before joining Kelly PC, Dianne served as the Legislative Counsel at the Colorado Municipal League with a portfolio of issues, including sales and property tax, TABOR, municipal elections, Colorado Open Records Act, and the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, advocating for municipalities with the Courts through amicus curiae briefs and with the Colorado General Assembly.


April 21, 2020
9:00 am - 9:30 am
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