Ed Flitton, the former managing partner of Holland & Hart in Denver, died Saturday. A council member of the Law Practice Management Section of the American Bar Association, he died while attending ABA TechShow in Chicago.

Ed was also the president of the College of Law Practice Management. As such, Ed was the person who wrote me last year to tell me I’d been elected a COLPM fellow and who graciously led me through the formal induction process.

LPM chair Micah Buchdahl e-mailed the news of Ed’s death to LPM section members this morning. “Ed’s departure leaves a gap in all of our lives,” Buchdahl wrote, “yet his contributions and the standard he set will be a part of the ABA Law Practice Management Section forever.”

My condolences to Ed’s family, colleagues and friends.