Denver Bar Association
September 2005
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LAF Wine Tasting

The Legal Aid Foundation’s 12th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting is 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.

Colorado’s First ABA Prez!

Come celebrate the appointment of Karen Mathis as American Bar Association president for 2006–2007, at a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 5–7 p.m., at 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. Sponsored by the Colorado, Denver, and Colorado Women’s Bar Associations. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or

Hear Jerry Moe Speak

The CBA’s Kids and Court Committee and Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers’ free training, "Kids Living in Alcohol Addicted Families," is Sept. 14, 8 a.m.–12:30 p.m., at the CBA, 3rd floor. This program offers one general/ethics CLE, and is advanced training for GALS, family law attorneys, domestic violence treatment providers, probation officers, victims advocates, mediators, CASAs, and others. Jerry Moe, national director of Children’s Programs at the Betty Ford Center, is the keynote speaker. RSVP to Kate Arganese at or (303) 824-5333.

Solo/Small Firm Breakfast

The Solo/Small Firm Networking and Partnership meeting is Oct. 6, 7:30 a.m., at Racine’s Restaurant, 650 Sherman St. Contact Mark P. Miller, (303) 922-5900 or

DBA–CLE for September

Beginning Spanish for Legal Professionals is Sept. 12–Nov. 14, on Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:30–7:30 p.m. This program is designed to introduce Spanish vocabulary, grammar and culture. Focus will be on developing and building a legal Spanish vocabulary for communicating and conducting client interviews. Tuition is $399 for DU Law School Alumni/Staff and DBA members; and $429 for non-members. 36 general CLE credits.

Introduction to International Business is Sept. 15. Discover the ins and outs of legal concepts related to conducting business internationally for your clients. You also will learn logistical and cultural considerations. Tuition is $179 for Business/International Law Section members; $199 for DBA members; and $229 for non-members. Six general CLE credits.

One Day … Two Great Practical Ethics Programs with Roy S. Ginsburg is Sept. 16, with a morning session, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m., and an afternoon session, 1:30–4:45 p.m. The
morning course, "Ethical Marketing for Lawyers," will explore the landmines associated with marketing, such as networking, in-person solicitation, lawyer commercials, and referral fees. Learn how to deliver extraordinary client service in the afternoon course, "Client Service: The Ethical Way." Find out the common pitfalls and best practices related to the ethical rules of scope of representation, diligence, communications and fees. Tuition per session: $129 for DBA members and $149 for non-members. Each course offers 3.5 general/ethics 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

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

CJI Judicial Excellence Award Dinner

Save the date! The Colorado Judicial Institute’s 3rd Annual Judicial Excellence Dinner is Wednesday, Nov. 2, at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. Call (303) 766-7501 for more information.

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. This dinner and CLE presentation begins at 6 p.m. The Sept. 19 meeting features speaker Sandy Eloranto from Kennedy, Christopher, Childs & Fogg. Cost is free for members; $15 for non-members. RSVP to Cathy Hansen, (303) 965-8088 or


Like Horses?

Trail of Hope Horse Rescue and Rehabilitation is a nonprofit focused on rescuing injured, abused and neglected horses. On occasion, they produce documents that need to be reviewed by a lawyer. If you’d like to donate some time to help, contact Regina Prevosto at (303) 660-8945.

Americans with Disabilities Act Workshop

The National Employment Institute’s 10th Annual Americans with Disabilities Act Workshop is Sept. 30 in Denver. For more information and to register, visit

CALSS Annual Meeting

The ninth annual meeting and educational conference of the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff is Sept. 23–24 at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1810 Briargate Pkwy. in Colorado Springs.
Contact Pauli Ingwersen at or Karen Hartley at

New Salary/Overtime Exemption Law

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 13, 6 p.m., at the CBA, 9th floor. Michelle Ferguson, of Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe, will present a seminar on the new salary/overtime exemption law. No need to purchase dinner to attend. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, at or Perri Morris, PLS at or (303) 764-0172.

Advanced Depositions Training

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) presents, "Advanced Depositions," Oct. 19–21, at it’s National Education Center in Louisville. For more information and to register, call (800) 225-6482 or visit

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