Denver Bar Association
June 2004
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Spanish-Speaking Divorce Clinic

A Family Law attorney that is bilingual (Spanish) is needed to teach a DBA Spanish-speaking divorce clinic. Outline and orientation provided; assist only 3 hours, once a quarter. For more information, contact Ilene Bloom at 303-886-9783 or

Litigant Clinic Volunteers

Attorney volunteers needed to teach pro se litigant clinics on Small Claims and/or Collections at Denver County Court’s Civil Division. No experience necessar.y. Clinic outline, orientation, and court support provided. One Tuesday or Thursday clinic (4 hours total), one or two months per year. For more information, contact Carolyn Ferber at 303-824-5323 or

Free LexisNexis™ Training

You can get free LexisNexis™ training in the CBA/LexisNexis™ Technology Center, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, on July 8. The training, which offers one free CLE credit, will be held at 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Support Staff are welcome! For reservations, contact Michelle Gersic at 303-824-5342 or

Fail or Flourish? Find out July 13

The Colorado Bar Association, Holland & Hart and the Legal Marketing Association are sponsoring a talk by Burkey Belser, president of Greenfield/Belser, who will present the results of a study on why certain law firms fail and others succeed. They identified 27 firms that dissolved over the past three years, and also studied 45 firms that had an increase in gross revenues two years running. They factored in culture, communication, leadership styles and much more. They were surprised by the findings, will share them with participants, and lead a discussion about law firm issues.

The program will be Tuesday, July 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Holland & Hart offices, 32nd floor, 555 17th Street. Cost is $35 per person. To reserve your place, make your check payable to Legal Marketing Association—Rocky Mountain Chapter, and send to LMA-RMC, c/o Amye Currence, Brownstein Hyatt Farber, 410 17th St., 22nd Fl., Denver, CO 80202.

Davis Award Nominations

Davis Graham & Stubbs is seeking nominations for the annual Richard Marden Davis Award, presented since 1993 to a young Denver lawyer who, "although under the age of 40, has already so combined excellence as a lawyer with creative civic, cultural, educational and charitable leadership as to best exemplify the character of Richard Marden Davis at that stage in his career." Nomination forms are due Sept. 1 and are available from Nancy Meyer at (303) 892-7584.

NITA in July

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy will present its National Session July 21–23 at the National Education Center in Louisville. This hands-on course combines the latest
theories and strategies concerning negotiation and mediation advocacy and will be taught by a select team of NITA’s expert trainers. Tuition is $1,895 and CLE will be available. For more information, call (800) 225-6482 or visit

DBA–CLE for June

36th Rocky Mountain Securities Conference is June 4. Tuition is $179 for CBA Business Law Section members; $189 for CBA members; and $229 for non-members. Nine general CLE credits, including 2 ethics credits. After this must-attend program, attend the post-conference workshops on Saturday in Vail, where you can pose your questions to the experts in small group sessions.

Friday’s location is 1900 Grant Street, 3rd floor, large classroom; Saturday is at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort.

13th Annual Ag & Rural Law

Roundup is June 18-19. Tuition is $119 for ranchers, farmers, appraisers or members of producer organizations; $209 for CBA Ag & Rural Law Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $279 for non-members. Eleven general CLE credits, including 1.2 ethics credits; also submitted for 11 hours of real estate continuing education credit requirements.

This event includes hot topics such as animal health, agro-terrorism, healthy forests, landowner liability and fence law, road law, weed law, ESA, new legislation, and ethics. Location is the Sheraton Steamboat Resort & Conference Center.

Water Law Conference is June 18-19.

Tuition is $209 for CBA Water Law Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $279 for non-members. Eleven general CLE credits, including 1.2 ethics credits. This new event includes topics such as rights of way, title, Colorado river compact, snow making, RICDs, ESA, judicial independence, ethics, and updates on legislation and case law. The Section will also hold its annual meeting, announcing new officers and bestowing the ancient and honorable order of the water buffalo awards. Location is the Sheraton Steamboat Resort & Conference Center.

For information, call 303-860-0608, toll free 888-860-2531; or visit

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