Denver Bar Association
March 2005
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Handle those Reporters

The DBA Communications Department’s "Working with the Media" workshop is March 11, 9 a.m.–noon at 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. Learn the tools to be quoted accurately in the newspapers, look good on camera, and have reporters call you for your expertise. Three CLE credits. RSVP is required: contact Stacy Chesney at (303) 824-5347 or

Bill of Rights Program

"Victims of Torture in Our Community" is March 18, noon, at the Denver Athletic Club, co-sponsored by the Bill of Rights Committee, the Denver Press Club and the DAC. Speakers are Kay Stevenson, acting
executive director of the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center, and Regina Germain, legal director for the Center. Cost is $17.50 for DBA members; $20 for non-members. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. CLE requested.

DBA–CLE for March

Estate Administration Basic Skills is March 4. This is a fundamental program designed for new attorneys or attorneys unfamiliar with the Colorado Probate process. Tuition is $169 for Trust & Estate Section members; $179 for DBA members; $209 for non-members. Seven general CLE credits, including .8 ethics.

Mechanics’ Liens and Verified Claims is March 23. You will receive the NEW 2005 Supplement to CBA–CLE’s Colorado Liens and Claims Handbook! Tuition varies depending on book ownership and DBA membership. Five
general credits.

Criminal Law Update is March 24. Topics include immigration law basics, mental health defenses, juveniles, technology, view from the appellate benches, and alternatives to incarceration. Tuition is $169 for Criminal Law Section members; $179 for DBA members; $209 for non-members. Seven general CLE credits.

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

Bilingual Attorneys Needed

The DBA Legal Services Committee is seeking bilingual (Spanish-speaking) attorneys to teach or serve as translators for a new immigration clinic series. Topics include small business, landlord/tenant, public benefits, wage claims/employment, education law and consumer rights. For more about this clinic program and its topics, contact Carolyn Ferber at (303) 824-5323 or

Hear Speaker from the U.N.

Sir Nigel Rodley, member of the United Nations Human Rights Committee, will give a lecture on March 10 at 7 p.m. The talk, "The Absolute Prohibition of Torture and Why It Should Stay That Way" is at the University of Denver’s Driscoll Ballroom, 2055 E. Evans. CLE credit available. Visit

All For Liberty!

March 16 is the 254th anniversary of the birth of James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution," and the official Liberty Day as recognized by Congress. Celebrate with children and legislators on March 16 at the State Capitol Building, 7:30–9 a.m. For more information, visit

Delicious Eight-Course Meal

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association’s Annual Minoru Yasui Banquet is April 15 at the Palace Chinese Restaurant, 6265 E. Evans. For more information or to RSVP, contact Kara Veitch at (303) 534-2277 or

Calling CU Law Alums!

The 24th Annual University of Colorado School of Law Alumni Awards Banquet is Wednesday, March 16, 5:30–9 p.m. at the Denver Marriott City Center. For more information, contact Julie Levine at

Best of the Bar

The Denver Business Journal and ccintellect want your nominees for "Best of the Bar." Categories are: Immigration Law; International Trade and Finance; Personal Injury Litigation (plaintiff & defense); Public Finance/Bond Counsel; Medical Malpractice (plaintiff); Securities Law; Media and Communications; Elections, Campaigns, Political Practice; Pro Bono Attorney of the Year; and Lifetime Achievement. For information, go to:
bar2005. Voting is March 3–April 8.

Mining Law in Peru

A Special Institute for International Mining Law and Investment in Latin America and the Caribbean is April 11–12 in Lima, Peru. More than 40 speakers from 10 countries will cover a broad variety of legal topics regarding mining issues in Latin America. For a complete brochure, go to

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