Denver Bar Association
December 2003
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CBA Transitions

"Imagine a Great Transition!" is the second CBA Transitions Committee program for this year. This program will be held on Tues., Dec. 2, noon, in the CBA-CLE large classroom, third floor, 1900 Grant Street.

Well-known and respected Dr. Andrea Van Steenhouse will talk about moving through transitions—navigating the path, meeting the challenges and celebrating the opportunities. All transitions are powerful and "deserve your rapt attention." She will offer tools for managing your transition well. Spouses, significant others are welcome. Order a lunch by calling (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or go to Cost is $15. Call Diane Hartman at (303) 824-5312 if you would like to attend by phone.

Going Solo

Sing Fa-la-la with the Colorado Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section and the Law Practice Management & Technology Committee at its annual joint holiday networking party on Dec. 4, from noon-2 p.m. at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver. The cost of the luncheon is $5 for section and committee members. To register, e-mail, or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Please specify the event for which you are registering. For more information, call Reba Nance at (303) 824-5320.

Feds and Taxes

On Dec. 5, CBA-CLE will be offering a Federal Practice Update, including information on pre-trial practice, federal rules and evidence, expert witnesses, removal and jurisdiction, class certifications and a view from the bench. The cost of this seven credit CLE course is $169 for CBA Litigation Section members, $179 for CBA members and $209 for non-members.

Before April 15 rears its ugly head, get the latest at the 2003 State and Local Tax Conference, which takes place on Dec. 17. This program is for attorneys, accountants, tax managers and consultants. Eight CLE credits, including one ethics credit are available, and up to eight hours of CPE (Continuing Professional Education credits are available for accountants). The price is $169 for CBA Tax Section members, $179 for CBA members and $209 for non-members

These programs take place at 1900 Grant St., on the third floor. Call (303) 860-0608, toll free (888) 860-2531 or visit

CWBA Events

The Colorado Women’s Bar Association has two great events:

On Jan. 6, head to Davis Graham & Stubbs, 1550 17th St., Suite 500 for "Drawing the Line: The Battle Over Redistricting in Colorado" with Tom Downey and Richard Westfall, who will discuss the laws and processes governing redistricting. One CLE credit will be offered; lunch is included. The cost for CWBA members is $30, $40 for nonmembers. Call (303) 831-1040 or e-mail

On Feb. 4, the CWBA will present "Getting Benched CLE," from noon to 2 p.m., at 1900 Grant St., third floor. Learn about the judicial selection process from judges, nominating commission members and chief counsel to the governor. For more information, please call (303) 223-1173. The cost is $40, including lunch. RSVP to:

CLE Crunch Time!

Are you looking for CLE credits but don’t want to leave the office? CBA-CLE will make filling your CLE requirements easy with December teleseminars! Each one-credit CLE teleseminar is scheduled from 11 a.m.-noon and is only $59 for CBA members and $79 for nonmembers. The following programs will be offered: Dec. 2, Corporate Investigations; Dec. 4, Electronic Evidence; Dec. 9, Ethics Update; Dec. 11, File Sharing. To sign up, call (303) 860-0608, toll free (888) 860-2531 or visit

Catholic Lawyers Guild

The Colorado Catholic Lawyer’s Guild Annual Dinner is Thursday, Jan. 29. The evening will begin with a mass officiated by Archbishop Chaput at 5:15 p.m., followed by a cocktail hour and dinner at 7:00. The evening speaker is Dr. Marita Keeling, who will present "Igniting the Spark Within." The dinner is open to members and non-members. The location and cost for this event will be published at For more information on this event, or membership information contact


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