Denver Bar Association
October 2003
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More information about the following programs can be found at or by calling (303) 860-0608. All programs will be held at the CBA-CLE large classroom, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, unless otherwise noted.

On Oct. 8, learn all about the Retrospective of the Water Right Determination and Administration Act of 1969. Faculty for this program includes Colorado State Engineer Hal Simpson, Justice Greg Hobbs, Judge Thomas Ossola, Judge John Hays, and others. The cost is $169 for CBA Water Law Section members, $179 for CBA members and $199 for non-members.

On Oct. 10, CLE will present Long Term Care: Legal and Financial Issues for You and Your Clients. This interdisciplinary seminar will teach the many different issues and strategies needed in representing clients and their long-term care needs. The cost is $159 for CBA Trust & Estate, Elder Law or FPA members, $169 for CBA members and $189 for non-members.

The Annual Fall Workers’ Compensation Update will be Oct. 17. This year’s annual fall update has been expanded to a two-track format that includes an afternoon devoted entirely to the fundamentals of practicing workers’ compensation. The cost is $159 for CBA Workers’ Compensation Section members, $179 for CBA members and $199 for non-members.

Hispanic Bar CLE Program

The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association is sponsoring a two-credit CLE program on Affirmative Action on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at Wells Fargo Building, Hershner Room, 1700 Lincoln St., Denver. Professor Margaret Montoya, law professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law and an affirmative action advocate, will speak about recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions in Grutter v. Bollinger and Gratz v. Bollinger. Cost to attend the event, which includes lunch, is $30 for attorneys, $10 for nonlawyers and students and $20 for members of sponsoring organizations. For information, call Monica Guardiola at (303) 764-4028.

Sam Cary Bar Dinner

On October 30, the Sam Cary Bar Association will host a fundraising dinner "Living the Dream, A Tribute to Our African American Judiciary." This event will feature an evening of "Jambalaya, Jazz and the Judiciary" and will pay tribute to past and present African American members of the bench. Alvin LaCabe, Denver’s Manager of Public Safety, will be the guest speaker. The event will be held at Mile High Station in Denver. For details, contact Joni Johnson-Powe at (303) 693-2515.

Patriot Act

The CBA Bill of Rights Committee presents "The Patriot Act: Libraries vs. Terrorists" on Monday, Oct. 27, from noon to 1:15 in the large classroom, 1900 Grant Street, third floor. Invited speakers are U.S. Attorney John Suthers; First Amendment attorney Steve Zansberg and Regis University librarian Martin Garnar. Fred Brown, columnist and former political writer for the Denver Post, will moderate. To reserve a lunch, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or e-mail Lunch is $10 for members; $20 for nonmembers.


CBA Transitions

The CBA Transitions Committee will present "Health Care In Transition Before Age 65 and After," Oct. 20, noon to 3 p.m., third floor, 1900 Grant Street. The cost is $10. Reserve your lunch by e-mailing or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

Legal Ethics CLE

The Colorado Endowment for the Humanities will present "Legal Ethics: Through the Lens of Modern Literature" on Dec. 8 from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $125 and includes assigned readings and continental breakfast. Four ethics CLE credits will be offered. For further information, call (303) 894-7951 ext. 17, or look in the Nov. issue of The Docket.

Wills Lab 101

The University of Denver College of Law is looking for experienced estate attorneys to help as volunteer lab instructors for the new Wills Lab course, designed to give DU students a chance to write real wills for real people under supervision of a practicing attorney. Each volunteer attorney, or lab instructor, will supervise one student for the interview and drafting of appropriate documents for a Legal Aid client. Students in the lab have already completed the basic Trusts & Estates class, or are currently enrolled in the class. Contact Prof. Lucy Marsh, (303) 871-6285.

Go Greek Oct. 17

Phi Delta Phi alumni are invited to attend the Fall Initiation at DU College of Law on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Moot Courtroom (Room 165) at the University of Denver School of Law, located at 2255 E. Evans Ave. A reception will follow. Contact Cynthia at


On Oct. 21, from 11:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., the Colorado Women’s Bar Association will present a CLE entitled: "Getting Older: Planning for You, Your Parents and Your Clients." CPA Caroll Marshall and attorney Bernie Poscus will discuss issues relating to long-term care, insurance options, Medicaid changes, eligibility, estate issues and resources. Two CLE credits have been applied for. The cost is $40 for CWBA members and $50 for non-members (lunch included).The presentation will be held at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant, Suite 900. Register by Oct. 16 by calling (303) 831-1040.

ABA Indian Tribes Oct. 9-10

The ABA’s third annual "Indian Tribes, Natural Resources Conflicts and Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference" will be held Oct. 9-10 at the Doubletree Hotel in Durango. The cost is $125. Contact Rebecca Abrams for more information at (202) 457-6155 or Full program information is at

Oil & Gas Oct. 13-17

The Oil & Gas Short Course will be held Oct. 13-17 at the Millennium Harvest House Hotel in Boulder. All information is available at or call Mark Holland at (303) 321-8100.

Add Your Name

The Center, a non-profit legal organization that seeks to defend and expand the civil rights for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons (GLBT), as well as people living with HIV/AIDS, is looking for attorney volunteers to become a part of their attorney referral database. The Center’s legal hotline receives calls from all over Colorado and hopes to obtain lawyers from throughout the state to increase their referral database. To volunteer, contact Michael Brewer at (303) 733-7743.

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