Denver Bar Association
April 2004
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Play Ball!

The DBA Co-Ed Softball League is back. The most relaxed softball league west of the Pecos returns June 6 and plays games on Saturday mornings through August 14. There are no umpires, and balls and strikes are not called. The entire goal of this league is to get workaholic lawyers (and their staffs, friends, spouses, etc.) out of the office and enjoying the gorgeous Colorado summers. Interested team captains should contact Jack Tanner at or 303-894-4495.

Author! Author!

At least six published authors with close ties to the legal community will be at the Denver Bar Association annual party on June 9 at the Denver Art Museum. This will be a special book signing and sale to benefit Legal Aid Foundation. You’ll have a chance to get autographed copies for your own library and to shop for gifts.

Annual Meeting

The Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Legal Professionals will have its annual meeting May 14–16 at the Hot Springs Lodge in Glenwood Springs. Three CLE seminars on water law are scheduled for May 15. For information, contact Perri J. Morris, PLS, at 303-764-0172 or

Lifelong Learning

The CBA Transitions Committee will meet Monday, April 19, at noon, in the CLE large classroom, to hear several speakers talk about their personal experience with lifelong learning. To reserve a lunch, please e-mail or call 303-860-1115 and ask for ext. 727. Cost is $15.

DBA–CLE for April

Evapotranspiration: Determination of Consumptive Use in Water Rights Proceedings will be April 8. Tuition is $169 for CBA Water Law Section members or ASCE members; $179 for CBA members; $209 for non-members. Seven general credits. This is co-sponsored with the American Society of Civil Engineers, and has a national faculty that includes Colorado State Engineer Hal Simpson.

Advanced DUI in Colorado is April 15, with tuition of $169 for CBA Criminal Law Section members or Litigation Section members; $179 for CBA members and $209 for non-members. Seven general credits, including one ethics. Topics include testing procedures, jury selection, cross-examining the police officer, the DMV process, challenging the roadblock stop, and ethics.

Workers’ Compensation Update

is April 16. Tuition is $169 for CBA Workers’ Compensation Section members, $179 for CBA members and $209 for non-members. Seven general CLE credits, including one ethics. The program includes the latest in ICAP and case law, impairment rating, discovery and motions, subrogation under the 2003 amendments, highs and lows of the average weekly wage, and ethics.

All programs are at 1900 Grant Street, 3rd floor, large classroom. For information, call 303-860-0608, toll free 888-860-2531; or visit

Latino Student Conference

CU and DU law schools are working together to put on the 8th Annual National Latino Law Student Conference at the University of Denver College of Law on Oct. 8–10. Join the advising committee to develop fund raising. Contact Jack Patten III at

Minoru Yasui Banquet

The 2004 Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Minoru Yasui Banquet is on Friday, April 23 at the Palace Chinese Restaurant, 6265 E. Evans Blvd. at 6 p.m. An eight-course dinner, performance by Denver Taiko, and an awards program are all part of the events. For prices and registration, see

CTLA Spring Dinner

The Colorado Trial Lawyers dinner is May 13, 5 p.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center, and features former Nixon White House counsel John Dean as speaker. Tickets are $135. For information, call CTLA, 303-831-1192.

Morris Dees to Keynote

The Colorado Lawyers Committee celebrates 25 years of service on May 10, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Denver City Center with keynote speaker Morris Dees, co-founder and chief trial counsel for the Southern Poverty Law Center. Tickets are $50.

Morris Dees
The Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan consortium of 42 Denver metro law firms dedicated to providing and increasing opportunities for children, the poor and other disadvantaged communities through advocacy, negotiation and litigation. The lawyers who volunteer focus primarily on major public policy issues and systemic changes, rather than on representation of individuals.

For information and tickets, call 303-634-4417 or go to

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