John S. Gleason, Chief Regulation Counsel for the Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation, will be honored by the National Organization of Bar Counsel in February. He has been selected to receive that organization’s highest honor, the President’s Award, for his adroit dedication to the legal profession and his many years of contributions in the areas of legal ethics, professional responsibility, and disciplinary enforcement.
Mr. Gleason is active locally and nationally with the National Organization of Bar Counsel, the National Organization of Judicial Counsel, the American Bar Association, and the Colorado Bar Association, and he is president of the Board of Directors of the National Client Protection Organization. He also serves as a member of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Judicial Council and Standing Committee on the Rules of Professional Conduct. Additionally, he is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and adjunct faculty member at Columbia College-Denver.
Mr. Gleason received national recognition recently for his work investigating and prosecuting Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas in Arizona. He spoke about his experience for CLE in July 2012 (click here to order the homestudy). He also was interviewed for The Docket about the Arizona case.
The National Organization of Bar Counsel will bestow the President’s Award on Mr. Gleason on February 6, 2013, at its mid-year meeting in Dallas.