Denver Bar Association
May 2004
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FYI


Free Lexis™ Training

You can come and get free Lexis™ training in the CBA/LexisNexis™ training center, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, on May 16. The training, which offers one free CLE credit, will be held at 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. For reservations, contact Michelle Gersic at 303-824-5342 or mgersic@cobar.org.

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 jtanner@fwlaw.com or 303-894-4495.

Want an Autograph?

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 the 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 pmorris@nea.org.

DBA–CLE for May

13th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations in Colorado is May 7. Tuition is $159 for attorneys admitted after 1/1/02; $169 for CBA Business/Taxation Law Section members; $179 for CBA Members or reps. of nonprofit or government agencies; and $209 for non-members. Eight general CLE credits. This year’s institute will once again offer seven comprehensive lectures and a luncheon speaker. Topics include: tax update and election law
considerations; corporate law changes; Board governance issues in the post-Enron period; trade and professional associations; Colorado charitable tax exemptions and credits; planning for co-venturing with or use of business entities; and avoiding and investigating fraud.

Discovery and Evidence in the Digital Age is May 13, with tuition of $169 for CBA Judiciary Section members; $179 for CBA members; and $209 for non-members. Eight general CLE credits, including one ethics credit. An outstanding faculty will teach you about: relevance; admissibility; computers, websites and emails; unpeeling the document onion; motions for discovery; preservation orders; ethics; advising civil clients; laying a foundation; and the view from the bench.

New C.R.C.P. 16.1 is May 26. Tuition is $109 for CBA Litigation Section members; $129 for CBA members; and $149 for non-members. Three general CLE credits. After opening remarks by Justice Hobbs, you will hear about the reasons for the new rule, cases subject to 16.1, case management procedures, trial prep, and a review of hypothetical situations.

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

CBA Paralegals

The CBA Paralegal Committee will host its annual Open House for paralegal students and prospective Bar members on May 1, 10 a.m.–1 p.m., at 1900 Grant Street, third floor. For more information, contact co-chairs Janet Price at 303-450-1665 or Carol Werner at 303-899-7300.

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.

For information and tickets, call 303-634-4417 or go to http://www.coloradolawyerscommittee.org.

50th Annual Mineral Law

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is sponsoring its 50th Annual Institute in Vail, July 22–24. For information, call 303-321-8100 or go to http://www.rmmlf.org.


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