Speaking

Hammond Law Group attorneys are acclaimed public speakers with a focus on education and inspiration. Are you looking to educate your group on estate planning topics? Do you have a community event that needs an inspirational keynote speaker? Below are several topics that are frequently requested, along with a booking request form to make things easy as you plan your event.


For experienced estate and elder law attorney Catherine Hammond, this business is personal. Her mother suffered from early-onset Alzheimer’s when Catherine was a teenager, and the lack of appropriate legal documents had a big impact on her family.

Catherine formed Hammond Law Group in 2005 to help Coloradoans navigate the complex matters related to disability and death. Using a holistic approach and state of the art legal techniques, the Hammond Team works closely with families to create plans specific to their individual situations, goals, and concerns.

In 2017, Catherine published The Caregiver Course, a 53-video online course guiding those with a parent or spouse with dementia through planning for the emotional, legal, financial, medical, and housing issues related to caregiving.

Catherine is on the Board of Governors for the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys and a member of National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. She serves on the Boards of Directors for Springs Rescue Mission,  bringing hope to those experiencing homelessness, and Heartful Caregivers, a non-profit devoted to supporting caregivers. She volunteers with the Alzheimer’s Association, teaching legal and financial classes for caregivers, and was a wildly popular keynote speaker for their annual Reason to Hope fundraising luncheon.

Hammond Law Group has twice been named Best Attorney in Colorado Springs by the readers of the Independent. Catherine co-authored Planning Your Legacy, is a featured monthly guest on KRDO radio’s The Extra, and has appeared on KRDO radio and TV, Fox News in Colorado Springs, and 9News in Denver.


Our team offers the following educational workshop, which is great for clubs, organizations, community groups, and workplaces. It’s the perfect introduction to estate planning. As an added benefit, we offer free consultations to all who attend your workshop ($400 value per attendee).

Modern Estate Planning: Why a Will is No Longer Enough

Presented by Chad Spencer, Jessica Showers, or Catherine Hammond.

(depending upon availability)

 

In the “old days,” having a Will was sufficient to make sure everything went smoothly when you died, and a Power of Attorney was all that was required to ensure your bills would be paid and decisions made in the event of a long-term illness or terminal situation. Today, things are much more complex. If you’re not prepared well for these difficult seasons, the whole family will pay the price … at a time when tragedy and chaos is already on their doorstep. This workshop covers everything today’s family needs to minimize the headaches and heartaches when the unplanned becomes the new norm.


The following educational, inspirational, and uplifting keynotes are available by Catherine Hammond.

When a family member is diagnosed with cancer or dementia, there are no easy solutions or quick fixes. The months ahead will be difficult and taxing. One of the best ways to ease the burden and provide peace of mind is to ensure your wishes are carried out no matter how the disease progresses. In this presentation, Catherine will guide participants through planning for the five key issues that must be addressed, to ensure your family can navigate and uncertain future.

When a parent or spouse needs your care and attention, the stress will take a toll quickly. Most people don’t realize how much stress they’re under until it’s too late. Most of us don’t even consider ourselves a ‘caregiver’ because we simply want to support an aging parent or spouse.  In this workshop, Catherine will help participants identify the primary stressors and provide powerful strategies to improve quality of life for the caregiver as well as the family unit.

How do you hold onto hope when you lose a loved one, go through a divorce, encounter a business struggle, care for a loved one who is progressing through a tough disease, or get a scary diagnosis yourself? When life gets us out of control, it can be hard to muster strength, much less clarity to feel hopeful as end of life plans are made? Catherine’s intimate and personal experience in her life, coupled with a lifetime of education and instruction on end of life planning will reassure participants as they plan for the worse, and yet still hope for the best. In this workshop, we’ll examine the nature of hope and consider new possibilities about how to find the light, even when its dark.

In this compelling presentation, Catherine will share her story that touches hearts and moves people to join in supporting your cause emotionally and financially. The original version was presented to supporters of the Alzheimer’s Association of Southern Colorado at their annual Reason to Hope fundraising luncheon, where they collected more than double their financial goal. Catherine’s stories and focus will be tailored to your organization’s unique mission, creating a deeper connection with your supporters and an event that will be remembered for years to come.

What if something happens … an accident, a stroke, or a disease … that leaves you unable to communicate your own healthcare wishes? Will the right people be able to make those decisions, when they need to be made, under emotional circumstances? Will they know what you want, and act according to your values? Will you be the one who’s kept on life support for years? In this workshop, Catherine will guide participants through the basic tools and conversations to ensure your wishes will be carried out as you age.


We’d love to serve your group. Contact us today to see if we can meet your needs.

 

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