Denver Bar Association
November 2003
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Lawyers League B-Ball

Lawyers League Basketball will kick off the 2003-2004 season the first week in December. The season will run for two weeks in December and pick up again the first full week of January, continuing through early March. As of publication, all team captains from last year have been sent registration and sign up information. The League will have three or four divisions with sites and nights to be determined. The team entry fee is $525, the same as last year. If you are interested in signing up a team or have any questions, please contact Todd Jansen by phone, (303) 860-7140 or e-mail or Rob Hooke by phone (720) 266-1040 or email The entry deadline is Nov. 14.

DBA Mock Trials

The DBA is accepting registrations for its 2004 Denver Regional Mock Trial Competition, scheduled February 20 & 21. Denver public, private and home school teams are invited to participate in this tournament. For more information on developing or coaching a mock trial team this year, contact Carolyn Ferber at (303) 824-5323 or e-mail:


On Nov. 6, learn about the Power Trial Method from experienced Faegre & Benson trial lawyers David Gross and Neal Cohen. The duo will present a dynamic seminar on how to use the power trial method to win your first (or next) jury trial. The cost is $179 for CBA YLD members; $199 for CBA members and $229 for non-members.

The 2003 Business Law Institute will be held on November 7-8, at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. This fourth annual program is co-sponsored by the CBA Business Law Section, and offers in-depth topics applicable to closely held businesses or publicly traded companies. The cost is $269 for CBA Business Law Section members; $279 for CBA or ACCA members and $309 for non-members.

Get in those ethics credits! On November 12, attorney Alec Rothrock will present Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct. This program will feature the new CBA-CLE publication "Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct." The cost is $149 for CBA members and $179 for non-members. Four general CLE credits, including four ethics will be offered.

Red Mass Nov. 30

The Catholic Lawyers Guild will be celebrating its annual Red Mass in the Christ the King Chapel at the John Paul II Center, 1300 Steele St., Denver, on Nov. 30 at 9 a.m. Following the mass, the Guild will hold its annual Award Breakfast—this year, Colorado Attorney General Kenneth Salazar will be presented with the St. Thomas Moore Award for exemplifying the intellect, integrity and moral courage of St. Thomas Moore in service to God, family and profession. Attorney Michael Curran will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award for his outstanding lifetime contribution to his religion, profession and country.

Legal Ethics CLE

The Colorado Endowment for the Humanities will present "Legal Ethics: Through the Lens of Modern Literature," on Dec. 5 (in Denver) from 8 a.m. to noon. The cost is $125 and includes assigned readings and continental breakfast. Readings will include "Sonny’s Blues" by James Baldwin and "Paul’s Case" by Willa Cather. Four ethics CLE credits will be offered. For further information, call Betty Jo Brenner at (303) 894-7951, ext. 17, or e-mail:

Defining Legal Excellence

The Colorado Judicial Institute, a non-profit citizens’ group committed to excellence in Colorado’s courts, presents a panel discussion entitled "Defining Judicial Excellence." The panel discussion will be held at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., on Nov. 6, from 4-6 p.m. The cost for the CLE program is $25 per person, with advance ticket purchase required.

Following the CLE program, there will be a dinner with Dean Gene R. Nichol of the University of North Carolina School of Law, former Dean of the University of Colorado School of Law. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Judicial Education Fund. The evening starts at 6 p.m. and concludes with the presentation by CJI of the 2003 Judicial Excellence Awards to a district and county court judge and a magistrate. Individual tickets for the dinner are $125. Sponsorships start at $750. For information, go to, or call (303) 693-3065.


The Colorado Women’s Bar Association, in conjunction with Project Safeguard and Colorado Legal Services, will present "Protection Orders Training," on Friday, Nov. 7. The all-day program, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., will offer CLE credits, lunch, valuable protection order information, and a chance to gain some courtroom experience. Registration is $25 (if you agree to accept two pro bono cases) or $85 (if do not accept cases). The registration fee is waived for law students. For more information, contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.

Eldercare Rights

On Nov. 18, the Colorado Association of Professional Paralegals and Legal Assistants (CAPPLA) will present "Eldercare and the Rights of Family Members" from noon to 1 p.m. This afternoon seminar will be presented by attorney Patricia Barron, and will be held at The Equitable Building, 730 Seventeenth St., Ste. 500. For more information, go to

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