Denver Bar Association
May 2005
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Holy Cow!

DBA Softball is back. The Lawyers’ League — the most relaxed league west of the Pecos — starts play Saturday, June 4 and runs through Aug. 19. There are no umpires and strikes are not called. The purpose is to get out of the office and enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer days. Games are Saturday morning at either Cranmer or Crestmoor Parks. If you represent a team that is interested, contact Jack Tanner at or (303) 894-4495.

Be an ABA Delegate

The DBA will have a vacancy in its delegation to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The term of appointment is two years, beginning mid-August 2005. Subsequent terms (two maximum) are for two-year periods. Duties include attendance at: the ABA Annual Meeting in August (two-day meeting); the ABA Mid-Year Meeting in February (two-day meeting); and selected Board of Trustees meetings. Expenses for travel and a per diem allowance are paid by the DBA for the ABA meetings. Submit resume and a brief letter of interest by June 15 to: ABA Delegate, Denver Bar Association, c/o Charles C. Turner, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

Say Farewell

Diane Hartman, director of communications for the CBA/DBA for nearly 20 years, is saying "hasta luego" as she moves on to pursue the wild blue yonder (see cover story). You’re invited to bid her farewell on June 2, 5:30 p.m., at a reception at the Bar offices, 1900 Grant St. 9th floor. RSVP by May 23 to Stacy Chesney:

Legal Services Reunion & Fundraiser

Colorado Legal Services Reunion and Fundraiser is June 11, 6 p.m., at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Cost is $50 attorneys and spouses; $25 for non-lawyers and former CLS non-attorney staff and their spouses. Beer, wine and light appetizers will be provided. Contact Michelle Miller at

DBA–CLE for May

The ABCs of DUI Law is May 5, 9 a.m.–4:20 p.m. Do not miss this comprehensive one-day program on DUI Law in Colorado. Tuition is $179 for Criminal Law or Litigation Section members; $199 for DBA members; $229 for non-members. Seven general CLE credits.

The 14th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofits is May 6, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Our annual update and analysis of legal issues concerning nonprofits will get you up to speed on the New Form 1023, board of directors’ issues, IRS enforcement and much more! Tuition is $169 for attorneys admitted after 1/1/03; $179 for Business or Taxation Law Section members; $199 for DBA members or Nonprofit/Government Representatives; $229 for non-members. Eight general CLE credits.

The 37th Rocky Mountain Securities Conference is May 20, 8:15 a.m.–5 p.m., at the Denver Renaissance Hotel, 3801 Quebec St. Spend an exciting and information-packed day with some of the most knowledgeable individuals in the securities industry! Co-Sponsored by the SEC and the CBA Business Law Section. (Optional half-day post conference workshops in Vail on May 21 available for an additional charge.) Tuition is $195 for Business Law Section members; $225 for DBA or Colorado Society of Chartered Public Accountants members; $245 for non-members. Nine 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

¡Muy Bien! Learn Spanish!

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and University College have partnered to offer Spanish courses this summer tailored to fit law students and professionals. Beginning, intermediate and advanced levels offered. Each course will run for six weeks, meeting for 1.5 hours four days a week, May 31–July 7. Classes are in the Ricketson Law Center. Cost for non-students is $464. Contact Nathalie Jautz-Bickel, (303) 871-3935 or

Drought, Growth & the Future

The 26th Natural Resources Law Center Summer Conference is June 8–10 in Boulder. For more information and to register, visit

CTLA Spring Dinner

The 8th Annual CTLA Spring Dinner is Thursday, May 5, 5 p.m., at
the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. Keynote speaker Molly Ivins, nationally-syndicated political columnist, will speak on the topic "Preserving Trial by Jury — Justice by the People." Honorees are Victoria C. Swanson, M. Robin Repass, and Michael J. Skolnik (posthumously). Individual tickets are $135; firm tables are $1,750. Call (303) 831-1192 or register online at

Retreat to Hawaii

NALS of Colorado, the association for legal professionals, is holding a conference in Kauai, Hawaii, July 14-16. The theme, "Realize Your Goals in Kauai … The Garden Island," will focus on education and networking for legal professionals. Go to for more information.

Dine with the Attorney

GeneralAttorney General John Suthers will speak at the Catholic Lawyers Guild’s Annual Spring Luncheon on May 17 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Denver. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m., with lunch at noon. Cost is $30 by check; $32 by credit card. To RSVP, mail check by May 13 to Catholic Lawyers Guild, c/o Allott Immigration Law Firm, 2305 E. Arapahoe Rd., Ste. 100, Centennial CO 80122. Call (303) 797-8055 to pay by credit card.

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