Denver Bar Association
January 2004
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Juvenile Law: Representing the Respondent Parent is on the morning of Jan. 23. This half-day CLE program will offer three general CLE credits and will focus on current case law and legislation, client counseling and communication, hearings, effective appellate practice, and ethics. The cost is $59 for CBA Juvenile Law Section Members, $75 for CBA Members, and $99 for nonmembers. The program is at the DBA-CLE classroom, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, Denver.

Mental Health, Education and Juveniles: The Law will be presented on Jan. 23, in the DBA-CLE large classroom. Topics for the afternoon include: certification, alcohol and drug commitments, competency, IDEA, ADA, FERPA, truancy, and effective strategies for handling juvenile delinquencies. The cost is $59 for CBA Juvenile Law Section Members, $75 for CBA Members and $99 for nonmembers. This program will offer four general CLE credits.

For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll free (888) 860-2531; or visit us at

Taking Social Security
The CBA Transitions Committee meeting is on Feb. 9, noon, in the large CBA-CLE classroom, 1900 Grant Street, third floor. Amy Noel, MBA, CFP, will talk about "When and How to Take Distributions." Steve Potter, from the Social Security Office will talk about when to take Social Security.

To reserve a lunch, please e-mail (giving your name and the program you’re reserving for) or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Cost is $15. Call Diane Hartman at (303) 824-5312 if you would like to attend by phone.

CWBA Events
The Colorado Women’s Bar Association has two upcoming 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. It’s $40, including lunch. RSVP to:

CAPPLA Seminar
On Jan. 20, the Colorado Association for Professional Paralegals and Legal Associates will present a seminar on "Electronic Discovery" at 5:30 p.m. at Holland & Hart, 555 17th St., Ste 3200, Denver. The seminar will be presented by Derek Duvall of IKON. It’s free for members and five dollars for non-members. See the CAPPLA Web site at for more information.

CHBA Annual Banquet
The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association will host its 2004 Annual Banquet from 6-11 p.m. on Sat., Jan. 24, at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence St., Denver. The evening’s speaker, Nicolás Vaca, will present, "The Latino Tsunami: The Surging Latino Population and its Significance for America." Several sponsorship levels are available; individual tickets are $70 per person. For more information, please contact Lorenzo Trujillo or Ellen Alires-Trujillo at (303) 460-9891 or

Mineral Law
On Feb. 11-13, the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and the Minerals Management Service are co-sponsoring their sixth comprehensive conference on Federal and Indian Oil and Gas Royalty Valuation and Management. The program will be held in Houston, Texas. For more information, go to

On Feb. 5-8, the National Institute for Trial Advocacy will present "NITA’s Case Development: Fact Investigation, Interviewing, Ethics and Discovery Materials," in Louisville, CO. The cost for the two-day program is $2,195; scholarships and interest-free payment plans are available. CLE credit has been requested. For more information, contact NITA at (800) 225-6482 or

Reading Volunteers
The Odyssey School, a Denver Public Schools Charter School at 1958 Elm St., is looking for reading volunteers. Volunteers read one-on-one with an at-risk reader one-half hour a week throughout the school year. Call the Odyssey office today: (303) 316-3944.

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