Denver Bar Association
January 2006
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DBA–CLE for January

2006 Notary Law is Jan. 11, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. This program will inform and update participants on Colorado’s notary laws, provide a refresher on notary powers, duties, responsibilities and liabilities, and discuss new requirements. Tuition is $99 for legal support staff; $129 for CBA members; and $149 for non-members. Four general credits.

Intro to Mediation is Jan. 19, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Learn the fundamentals of mediation and gain a practical overview of the mediation process. This is the first day of a five-day mediation training program, but it is also offered as a separate one-day program. Become familiar with the underlying concepts involved in mediation, including a careful examination of the role of the attorney representing a party in mediation. Tuition is $209 for CBA and Colorado Council Mediation Organizations members; $249 for non-members. Seven
general credits and 1.2 ethics credit.

Forty-Hour Mediation Training Course is Jan. 19–28, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. This new course, developed by the CBA ADR Section, will provide you with the basic skills and knowledge base for beginning a career as a mediator or learning new tools to enhance your mediation skills. The program has been specifically designed to meet the 40-hour training standards approved by the CBA and the Colorado Council of Mediation Organizations. Live only — early registration recommended due to limited space of 50 participants. Tuition is $395 for CBA members and CCMO members; $445 for non-members. 41 general and 5.4 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

CCDB Hosts CLE Training

On Friday, Jan. 13, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar will host the CLE training "Trial Skills — The Tools To Win." The training will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Pl. On Friday, Feb. 24, the CCDB will host: "Sentencing for the Defense — Increasing Effectiveness." The training will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Pl. Details and registration information can be found at Six general credits anticipated for each program.

Are you a Poet?

The Colorado Lawyer is having a poetry contest for original poetry written by members of the CBA. Lawyer-poets may submit up to five poems; poems of 32 lines or less are preferred. Categories are: Mystery & Magic; Living & Loving; Tradition & Change; Justice & Forgiveness; Beauty Seen & Unseen; and Conscience & Compromise. Poems must be received or postmarked by May 1. Poems will be published in The Colorado Lawyer and other surprises for the winners are planned. Send poetry to: The Colorado Lawyer, Poetry Contest, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203; fax: (303) 830-3990; e-mail:

Catholic Lawyers Guild To Hold Annual Dinner

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado will hold its annual dinner on Jan. 26 at the Denver Country Club. Mass will be celebrated at 5:15 p.m. with cocktails beginning at 6 p.m. and dinner following at 7 p.m. At the dinner, the St. Thomas More Award will be given to Mark A. Fogg of Kennedy Christopher Childs & Fogg, P.C. For further information, contact Suanne Dell at (303) 812-1258 or visit the website at Cost to attend the dinner will be approximately $35. Please RSVP to Suanne by 5 p.m. on Jan. 20.

CALSS Board Meeting

Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff will hold its second board meeting and educational conference Feb. 3–4 p.m. at the Courtyard by Marriott, 1410 Dry Creek Dr., Longmont. Friday: noon–1 p.m., registration; 1–2:30 p.m., Robert Who? And Why Is He At Our Meeting, by Audrey Brekel; 3–4:30 p.m., Handling Employee Issues in Today’s Work Place, by Melinda Strickland; Saturday: 9:45 a.m.–noon, CALSS Second Board Meeting. For additional information contact Pat at (303) 776-9900.

Professional Legal Support Staff

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Jan. 10, 6 p.m., at the CBA offices. One hour of CLE credit will be offered for legal staff professionals. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, PLS at or Perri Morris, PLS at

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