Denver Bar Association
December 2004
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Seniors Holiday Party

Join friends and colleagues of the Seniors Committee for a hot lunch and lots of holiday cheer! Come to the DBA, 9th floor, on Wednesday, Dec. 15, at noon. RSVP is required: send a check for $12 to the DBA, Attn: Stacy Chesney, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

Transitions Program

"Managing Your Retirement Funds: Distributions and Taxes" is the topic of the CBA’s Transitions Committee meeting on Dec. 13, in the large CLE classroom, 3rd floor, 1900 Grant St., noon–1:30 p.m. Speaker is Jeffrey Schaefer. Cost is $15, which includes lunch. Please register by calling (303) 860-1115, Ext. 727 or by emailing

DBA–CLE for December

Killer Cross-Examination is Dec. 8. Tuition is $179 for Litigation Section members; $209 for DBA members; $249 for non-members. Six general CLE credits. Learn how to dominate a courtroom on cross-examination, from dynamic experts Larry Pozner and Roger Dodd.

Ethics, Ethics, Ethics!

Dec. 1: Litigation Ethics (a.m.), Trust and Estate Ethics (p.m.).
Dec. 2: Labor & Employment Ethics (a.m.), Bankruptcy Ethics (p.m.).
Dec. 3: Transactional Ethics (a.m.), Real Estate Ethics (p.m.).
Dec. 10: Juvenile Ethics (a.m.), Family Law Ethics (p.m.).

Tuition is $129 for individual section members; $139 for DBA members; $159 for non-members. Each program has been submitted for 4 ethics credits.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are at 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor, large classroom. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll free (888) 860-2531; or visit

Solo Holiday Party

’Tis the season! The CBA Solo/Small Firm Section and the CBA Law Practice Management & Technology Committee’s annual holiday networking party is Thursday, Dec. 2, noon, at 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. Cost is $5 per person for a buffet lunch. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, Ext. 727.

Hispanic Bar Banquet

The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association’s annual banquet is Saturday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m.–midnight, at the Westin Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence St. Contact Victoria Lovato, (303) 639-9755 or, or Laura Garcia, (303) 871-4644 or

Attn: Legal Support Staff

The Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff (MHALSS) meets the third Monday of every month at Park Place Auditorium, 1st and Washington. The Jan. 17 meeting features Peggy Montaño, who will present a CLE on water law. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. and the one-hour presentation begins at 7 p.m. Cost is free for members; $15 for non-members, and includes dinner and a CLE certificate. Contact Cathy Hansen, (303) 965-8088 or

APABA Food Baskets

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association (APABA) is accepting donations for its annual holiday food basket program. They hope to raise at least $1,600 by Dec. 11 for low-income and underprivileged Asian families. $40 will feed an entire family—donations of all sizes are welcome. Make checks payable to the Asian Pacific American Bar Foundation. Mail to Fay M. Matsukage, Dill Dill Carr Stonbraker & Hutchings, P.C., 455 Sherman St., Suite 300, Denver, CO 80203. Or call (303) 777-3737.

Get Hobbs’ Autograph!

In time for the holidays, there will be a book signing at the Tattered Cover in Cherry Creek for Justice Hobbs’ new book, In Praise of Fair Colorado: The Practice of Poetry, History, and Judging, on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. Justice Hobbs has assigned all of his royalties from the book to the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado.

Ethics for Government

Lawyers IV

This CLE program, co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association Government Counsel Section and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office, is Friday, Dec. 3, 8 a.m.–noon, at the Warwick Hotel at 17th and Grant. Four ethics credits. Cost is $30 for DBA members and Colorado Attorney General’s Office attorneys; $45 for all other participants. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, Ext. 727.

And More Ethics

The Colorado Trial Lawyer’s Association is conducting "Ethics for Trial Lawyers" on Wednesday, Dec. 1, noon–2 p.m. Cost is $25, but is free for the first 20 new lawyers who sign up and join CTLA. Bring your own brown bag lunch to the seminar, 1888 Sherman St., Suite 370. Two ethics credits. To sign up, call Vicky at (303) 831-1192.

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