Denver Bar Association
November 2005
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DBA–CLE for November

2005 Fall Estate Planning Update is Nov. 11, 8:45 a.m.–4:50 p.m. Learn from some of Colorado’s best trust and estate lawyers as they present on current issues. Many timely topics are covered, including new GST regulations and preparing a proper gift tax return, ethics and Circular 230, total return trusts, real estate issues in estate planning and administration, an update on advanced medical directives, gifts for minors, and more! Tuition is $179 for CBA Trust and Estate members; $199 for CBA members; and $229 for non-members. Seven general and one ethics credit.

Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct is Nov. 17, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. This program with Alexander R. Rothrock examines and helps you resolve the ethical and professional responsibility dilemmas that challenge you in day-to-day practice. The CBA–CLE publication is included with this course and is a must-have for all attorneys! Tuition is $159 for CBA
members, including book; and $189 for non-members, including book. Four general and 3.6 ethics credits.

23rd Annual National CLE Conference is Jan. 3–7, 2006, early morning and late afternoon schedule, at Snowmass Conference Center in Snowmass Village. Live programs will cover: Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Employee Benefits, Family Law, Health Law, Intellectual Property, Labor and Employment, Real Estate/Land Use/Environmental and Trusts and Estates. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow attorneys from all over the country in one of the nations top-rated ski destinations. The convenient daily schedule allows you to get your CLE and ski. Tuition is $575 (thru 12/2/05); $675 (after 12/2/05). 20–24 general, plus 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

Ethics for Government Lawyers

The CBA’s Government Counsel Section and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will present "Ethics for Government Lawyers V" on Friday, Dec. 9 from 8 a.m. to noon at The Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant St. The cost is $35 for CBA members and Colorado Attorney General’s Office attorneys, and $50 for all other participants. Four CLE Ethics credits have been granted. RSVP to or by calling (303) 860-1115 ext. 727.

ADR/Business Law Lunch

"Conflicts of Mediators and Arbitrators: Required Disclosures and Invalidation of the Outcome" will be Nov. 14 from noon to 1:30 p.m., 1900 Grant St., 3rd Floor, large classroom. Cost is $10 for CBA and CCMO members; free if you do not order a box lunch. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or e-mail by noon on Nov. 11. One General CLE credit has been applied for.

Book Signing Nov. 4

Join Joan McWilliams, local lawyer and mediator, for the release of her newest book: The Peace Finder — Riley McFee’s Quest for World Peace. McWilliams will be signing at the Tattered Cover Cherry Creek on Friday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

CWBA Reception

Nov. 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is the CWBA Membership Reception, held at the offices of Davis Graham & Stubbs, 1550 17th St., Suite 500.

On Dec. 1, the CWBA will hold its Annual Holiday Party, at the offices of Haddon, Morgan, Mueller, Jordan, Mackey & Foreman, 150 E. 10th Ave. at 6 p.m. See for more details, or contact the CWBA at (303) 831-1040.

E-filing required

Beginning Dec. 5, e-filing for federal criminal cases is required. More information is available at

Free File & Serve Training

Training classes will be Nov. 7 and Dec. 2, beginning classes at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and advanced classes at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both will be located in the CBA LexisNexis® Training Center at 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. To RSVP, contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or

Seeking Board Member

The Community Ministry of Denver, a nonprofit organization that receives money from numerous
churches and other non-profit groups for the purpose of providing food, clothing, gas vouchers and other help to low income citizens of Denver, is seeking an attorney for its board of trustees. For more information, visit Anyone interested should contact Frances Moreno at (303) 761-3847.


NALS Monthly Meeting

NALS of Colorado the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Nov. 8, 6 p.m., at the CBA, 1900 Grant St., Ste 900. One hour of CLE will be offered for legal staff professionals. To make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, PLS at or Perri Morris, PLS at



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