Denver Bar Association
March 2006
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DBA–CLE for March

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

The Ethics of Rhetoric: Skills for Becoming a More Formidable and Credible Advocate is March 9, 9 a.m.–noon. If you are a prosecutor, criminal defense lawyer, lawyer engaged in trial work, or lawyer who wants to enhance the persuasiveness of negotiating and writing skills, this is a course you do not want to miss. Tuition is $149 for CBA members; and $179 for non-members. Three ethics credits.

Social Security Disability Practice is March 17, 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Electronic processing and filing issues, eligibility, attorney fees, advocacy, and more are covered in this program for new and experienced Social Security disability law practitioners. Tuition is $199 for CBA Section members (Elder Law, Trust & Estate, Workers’ Comp, Litigation); $209 for CBA and National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives members; and $249 for non-members. Eight general credits.

Four "Litigation Skills" Half-Day Programs with National Speaker Larry J. Cohen

March 23

• The Nuts and Bolts of Deposition Practice, 8:30 a.m.–noon.

• Examining Experts at Deposition and Trial, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

March 24

• Medical Evidence Made Simple: Finding It, Understanding It, Using It; 8:30 a.m.–noon.

• Examining Doctors at Deposition and Trial, 1:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Larry J. Cohen, J.D., Ph.D., is a certified specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation who has been in private practice for 20 years. He speaks nationally on discovery and trial practice matters, scientific evidence, mediation and ethics. He also consults nationally in cases and claims involving brain injuries, emotional damages and serious medical injuries.

Tuition for each program is $109 for CBA Litigation Section members; $129 for CBA members; and $149 for non-members. Four general credits.

Free File & Serve Training

Training classes will be on March 6. Beginning classes will be at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and advanced classes at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. All courses will be located in the LexisNexis® CBA Technology Center at the CBA offices, 9th floor. To RSVP, contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or

Solo/Small Firm Breakfast

The Solo/Small Firm Networking and Partnership meeting is April 6, 7:30 a.m., at Racines Restaurant, 650 Sherman St. No RSVP required. Contact Michelle Gersic, (303) 824-5342 or with questions.

Volunteers Sought

The joint DBA/CBA Professionalism Committees are making several presentations on professionalism to the law students at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado. If you are interested in being involved in future presentations, contact Mark Fogg, chairperson of the DBA Professionalism Committee, at (303) 825-2700 or Carrie Ciliberto, chairperson of the CBA Professionalism Committee, at (303) 861-4300.

Ved Nanda’s 40th Anniversary

A reception for Ved Nanda is Friday, March 10, 5:30 p.m. at the DU Cable Center. He will celebrate his 40th Anniversary as a University of Denver Professor of International and Comparative Law, and 35th year as a Director of the International Legal Studies Program. Prior to the celebration, DU will hold the Sutton Colloquium featuring speakers on key topics in international law from 1 to 4 p.m. At 4:30 p.m., Nanda will give the Myres S. McDougal Distinguished Lecture; both will be held in the Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall.

25th Annual CU Alumni Banquet

The Law Alumni Board of the University of Colorado School of Law will confer Distinguished Alumni Awards on Justice Michael Bender ’67, Glenn Porzak ’73, and Bryan Shaha ’71. The awards, which recognize excellence in the judicial, public and private sectors, will be presented at the 25th Annual Alumni Awards Banquet on March 8 at the Denver Marriott City Center. Tickets are $100 per person, or $50 for recent alumni (1999–2004) or lawyers working in the public sector. Purchase tickets by contacting the CU Office of Alumni Relations at (303) 492-3124 or e-mail

APABA Annual Banquet

Each year, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado and the Colorado Asian Pacific American Bar Foundation honor an individual or organization whose goal of community service exemplifies the achievements of Minoru Yasui and award scholarships to the winners of the Anheuser Busch Minori Yasui Memorial Scholarship. The dinner will be a delicious multi-course Chinese-style banquet on Friday, April 7, 6 p.m. at King’s Land Restaurant, 2200 W. Alameda Ave. For more information, contact Cindy Dang, president-elect, at or (303) 742-0080. Registration forms are available at

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, March 14, 6 p.m., at the DBA, 1900 Grant St., 9th floor in Denver. Annette Moffatt of Colorado Legal Services, Inc. is scheduled to be the speaker. For more information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, PLS at or Perri Morris, PLS at

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