Denver Bar Association
July 2005
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Helmets Not Required

The Lawyers Football League opens its 37th year on Sunday, Sept. 11. Only attorneys and law students are eligible to play. It’s first come, first served for teams (limit 10), so sign up soon. No team? Come to the mandatory captain’s meeting at Fossum, Mastro, Barnes & Stazzone, 1720 S. Bellaire St. #807, on Aug. 18 at 5:30 p.m. For more information or to sign up, call Vic Stazzone at (303) 757-4971.

Can’t Stand Merlot?

No problem — you’ll have plenty of other wines and beverages to sample at the Legal Aid Foundation’s 12th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting on Oct. 6, 5:30–7:30 p.m. at the Denver Athletic Club Grand Ballroom, 13th & Glenarm. Event includes hors d’oeuvres, live music, and nearly 50 different wines supplied by Above the Rim Fine Wines (19th & Pennsylvania). Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door. Purchase tickets at or call (303) 863-9544.

DBA–CLE for August

The 23rd Annual Real Estate Symposium is July 28–30, at Snowmass Village in Aspen. Don’t miss the premier continuing legal education event in Colorado for real estate practitioners! In your spare time, enjoy social events with colleagues or relax with your family. Tuition is $279 for Real Estate Section members; $309 for DBA members; and $339 for non-members. 15 general CLE credits, including 2.1 ethics.

2005 Bench & Bar Family Law Institute is Aug. 5–7, at Great Divide Lodge in Breckenridge. Featuring the hottest topics in family law, Colorado’s top presenters in the legal and mental health professions, great networking and social events, and a beautiful mountain setting! Tuition is $269 for Family Law Section members; $289 for DBA members; and $309 for non-members. 14 general CLE credits, including 1.8 ethics.

For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll free (888) 860-2531; or register online at

Solo/Small Firm Networking

The CBA’s Solo/Small Firm Section partnership meetings are a great chance to network. The next meeting is Aug. 4 at Racine’s, 650 Sherman St. RSVP not required. Contact Mark P. Miller, (303) 922-5900 or with questions.

Free LexisNexis® Training

Learn the most efficient way to conduct legal research using LexisNexis®. Open to attorneys and support staff. Training is Sept. 9, 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., in the DBA LexisNexis® training center at 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. Space is limited and RSVP is required. Contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or

Nominate a Young Lawyer

Nominations for the 2005 Richard Marden Davis Award 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 Davis Graham & Stubbs, (303) 892-7584, for nomination forms.

Get NBTA Specialist Certified

The National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA) will conduct the fall national trial certification examination on Oct. 15. Attorneys interested in being certified in the areas of civil, criminal, family law trial advocacy and social security disability advocacy must complete an NBTA application prior to Sept. 1. For more information, go to or call Gwen Coutu at (508) 364-6565.

CTLA Annual Convention

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention is Aug. 11–14 in Snowmass. For more information, visit or call (303) 831-1192 or (800) 324-2852.

Learn about JAG

NALS of Colorado, the association for legal professionals, will hold its monthly dinner meeting Aug. 9, 6 p.m., at the DBA, 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. Captain Vivian H. Gembara, U.S. Army, JAG Corps, Inactive Ready Reserve status, will present a seminar on JAG — what it is and what it does. RSVP to Cheryle Burns, or Perri Morris, or (303) 764-0172.

Child Advocacy Training

The National Association of Counsel for Children will hold its annual national child advocacy training Aug. 25–28 in Los Angeles, CA. For more information, visit or call (888) 828-NACC.


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