The History, Culture, Law, and Landscape of Colorado Water
“Out there they use whiskey for drinking and they save the water for fighting.” - Mark Twain
Water is a defining issue of the West, and no one is as well-versed on this issue as Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. The City Club of Denver is excited to welcome Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Hobbs to discuss the often intense and debatable issue of Colorado water.
Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. served as Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court from May 1, 1996 to August 31, 2015. Currently, he serves as Senior Water Judge assigned to mediation for the seven Colorado Water Courts and Co-Director of the Environment and Natural Resources Program of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. He was the Co-Convener of Dividing the Waters, National Judicial College Educational Program for Water Judges and Hearing Officers. Former Justice Hobbs is the author of five books on water history, culture, law, and poetry. He earned his J.D. from the University of California Berkeley (1971) and his B.A. in History from the University of Notre Dame (1966). He and his wife were Peace Corps Volunteers in Colombia from 1967-68. Former Enforcement Attorney at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assistant Attorney General State of Colorado Natural Resources Section, and Partner in the Denver law firms of Davis, Graham & Stubbs and Hobbs, Trout & Raley (1973-1996), Former Justice Hobbs has had a long and respected career in law.
Please join us in welcoming Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. to the City Club of Denver to discuss this important issue facing our communities.
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