Denver Bar Association
July 2004
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Are You Ready for Some Football?

The Lawyers Football League opens its 39th year Sunday, Sept. 12. All lawyers and law students are welcome. It’s first come, first served for teams (limit 10), so sign up soon. No team? Come to the only preseason meeting at Fossum, Mastro, Barnes & Stazzone at 1660 S. Albion St., #220, on Aug. 12 at 6 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call Vic Stazzone at 303-757-4952.

Davis Award

Davis Award nominations are due Sept. 1. This award is presented to a young Denver lawyer who "although under the age of 40, has . . . combined excellence as a lawyer with creative civic, cultural, educational and charitable leadership. . . ." Call Nancy Meyer at 303-892-7584 for nomination forms.

Want Better Juries?

Colorado state courts are participating in the National Program to Increase Citizen Participation in Jury Service being conducted by the National Center for State Courts (NCSC). The survey takes about seven minutes to complete. To participate, go to http://www.courts.state.co.us/supct/committees/jurycomm.htm. The survey should be returned directly to Chris Connelly, Court Research Analyst, The Center for Jury Studies, National Center for State Courts, 2425 Wilson Blvd., Suite 350, Arlington, VA 22201;
cconnelly@ncsc.dni.us.

CTLA Annual Convention

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association will hold its annual convention Aug. 12-15 at the Sheraton Steamboat Springs Resort & Conference Center. 29 CLE credits (five ethics) applied for. For more information, visit www.ctlanet.org or call 303-831-1192 or 800-324-2852.

Practice Management or Technology Questions?

If you have a practice management or legal technology question, call the CBA Practice Management Hotline at 303-860-1115 or 800-332-6736. Reba Nance, director of the CBA’s Law Practice Management/Risk Management Department, is nationally recognized and experienced in practice management and technology resources. You may also access practice management information at http://www.cobar.org under "Member Resources."

DBA–CLE for August

Valuation in Estate Planning is a one-hour teleseminar on August 3. Tuition is $59 for DBA members; $79 for non-members. One general CLE credit applied for. Learn about recent developments in valuing businesses and property in estate planning. Access this teleseminar from your office or home.

Family Law Institute is August 6-8. Tuition is $269 for MDIC, CCMO, or CBA Family Law Section members; $289 for DBA members; and $309 for non-members. 13 general CLE credits, including 3 ethics. Join Colorado’s family law judges, attorneys and mental health practitioners at Colorado’s PREMIER Family Law Conference! Location is the Sheraton Steamboat Resort in Steamboat Springs.

For information, call 303-860-0608, toll free 888-860-2531; or visit http://www.cobar.org/cle.

Free LexisNexis™ Training

Get free LexisNexis™ online legal research training in the CBA LexisNexis™ Technology Center, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, on Sept. 9. The training, which offers one free CLE credit, will be held at 9 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m. Support staff welcome! For reservations, contact Michelle Gersic at 303-824-5342 or mgersic@cobar.org.

Security Audits

CBA’s Domestic Violence: Make It Your Business Program has partnered with Nicoletti-Flater & Associates to provide security audits for your law firm at a discount of $125/hour. Call 303-989-1617 to set up an appointment—mention you are with CBA to receive the special rate.

CBA’s Make It Your Business Program also offers workplace violence presentations and training. Visit http://www.makeityourbusiness.org for more info.

CALSS Conference

The Eighth Annual Meeting and Educational Conference of the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff will be Sept. 17-18 at the Marriott Denver West, 1717 Denver West Blvd., in Golden. Seminars include "Legal Malpractice/Ethics for Support Staff" and "MS Word Tips and Tricks." Banquet on Saturday night. Contact Audrey Brekel at audrey.brekel@hro.com. For information about CALSS, contact membership@calss.org.

Mineral Law on CD-ROM

One of the most powerful natural resources legal databases ever developed is now available from the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation. More than 2,000 articles in 175 books and manuals written by experts for the Foundation from 1955–2003 are now available on a searchable CD-ROM. For more information, contact the Foundation at 303-321-8100 or http://www.rmmlf.org.


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