Denver Bar Association
February 2005
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Seniors Roast

At long last! The Seniors Roast is Wednesday, Feb. 16, 6 p.m., at the Denver Athletic Club. All are welcome to attend the "roast" for Jerry Conover. R.S.V.P. to Stacy Chesney, (303) 824-5347, and send your payment of $35 per person, payable to the DBA, to 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

DBA–CLE for February

Personal Injury Settlement Planning is Feb. 4. Learn important topics such as how to plan for the long-term care of a catastrophically injured person; when and why a probate court needs to approve a settlement agreement separate and apart from a trial court’s actions; and whether public benefits have to be repaid despite a settlement. Tuition is $169 for Litigation or Trust & Estate Section members; $179 for DBA members; $209 for non-members. Seven general CLE credits.

Preventing Legal Malpractice is Feb. 17. This annual event gives you the hands-on tools and techniques you need to prevent malpractice and improve your law practice. Attendance also qualifies attendees for a premium credit upon renewal of their CBA-sponsored professional liability insurance. Tuition is $109 DBA members; $149 for non-members. Four ethics credits.

Elder Abuse is Feb. 18. Abuse and exploitation of the elderly is reaching epidemic proportions in America and, unfortunately, prosecution of such crimes is very limited. It is critically important for all of us to be aware of this problem, and learn how to address it properly. Tuition is $169 for Elder Law or Trust & Estate Section members; $179 for DBA members; $209 for non-members. Seven general CLE credits, including 1.5 ethics.

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

Your Expertise Needed

The Denver High School Mock Trial Regional Tournament is Feb. 25–26 at the Denver City and County Court House. Magistrates or judges are needed to preside, and attorneys are needed to score this event. Contact Carolyn Ferber at

Law Stars Nominations

DU is looking for nominations for the 2005 DU Law Stars Awards. Deadline for nominations is Feb. 18. Download the nomination form at
StarsNomination.pdf and fax to (303) 871-6498. For more information, call Sal Quintana, (303) 871-6122.

Family Law Training

A family violence prevention CLE will be March 2, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. — attend all or a portion of the program. Keynote speaker is Jerry Moe, National Director of Children’s Programs at the Betty Ford Center. Training is free; lunch is $15. Sponsored by the CBA’s Family Violence Program, Office of the Child Representative, Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers and AMEND. Contact Michelle Miller: or (303) 824-5333, or visit

Legal Fun in Las Vegas

The Annual Public Defender Las Vegas Retreat is April 1–3. All are welcome, including public defenders, private defense attorneys, investigators, paralegals, law students, support staff, and spouses. For more detailed information on cost, accommodations, CLE and speakers, go to

New Edition of EEO Book

BNA Books has released the summer 2004 edition of Equal Employment Law Update. To order, call (800) 960-1220.

Paralegal CLE Program

"Working with the District Court Clerk: Your New Best Friend!" is Thursday, March 3, 5:30 p.m., at the DBA Offices, 9th Floor. Cost is $10 for DBA members, $15 for non-members. One CLE credit applied for. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or Contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or

Develop Supervisory Skills

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) program, "Developing Supervisory Skills" is March 12 at the National Education Center in Louisville. Six CLE credits anticipated. Tuition is $795. For more information, contact NITA at (800) 225-6482 or visit

National Trial Certification

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) will conduct the spring administration of the national trial certification examination on April 16 in Denver and other locations nationwide. Participants must apply before March 1. For more information go to

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