Denver Bar Association
April 2006
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DBA–CLE for April

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

Litigation Boot Camp: Initial Pleadings is April 5, 8:30–11:45 a.m.; Case Management Procedure is April 19, 8:30–11:45 a.m. The 2006 Litigation Boot Camp series, designed for the new litigator, covers 10 pre-trial topics in half-day segments. "Initial Pleadings" covers: complaint, e-filing, service of process, answer or other response, and counterclaims/cross claims. The "Case Management Procedure" segment covers: initial conferences of counsel, case management order/scheduling order, consolidation, severance, trial setting, Rule 26 disclosures, discovery plan, and trial management order. Tuition is $59 for CBA Litigation Section members; $99 for CBA members; and $149 for non-members. Three ethics credits.

Water Conveyancing is April 7, 9 a.m.–3 p.m. Water conveyancing issues can arise in a number of scenarios, including a purchase of property that includes water rights in the transaction, or a purchase of water rights separate and apart from real estate. This program will cover the basics of real estate law in relation to these important water rights issues. Tuition is $99 for government attorneys; $199 for CBA Water Law, Real Estate Section or ASCE members; $209 for CBA members; and $249 for non-members. Six general credits.

Business Document Drafting Series: Business Acquisition and Other Related Documents is April 26, 9–11:30 a.m. This half-day program introduces the primary documentation used in business acquisitions. In addition to learning how to ask the right questions in order to properly structure the deal, you will learn the importance of confidentiality agreements, letters of intent, and how to tailor a due diligence checklist. Finally, you will learn how to draft the principal provisions in an acquisition agreement, and what to look for when reviewing the document. Tuition is $89 for CBA Business Law Section members; $99 for CBA members; and $109 for non-members. Three general credits.

CTLA Spring Dinner

The Ninth Annual CTLA Spring Dinner is May 3, 5–9 p.m. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will be the keynote speaker for the event. CTLA member Jim Leventhal will be honored as the 2006 recipient of the Kenneth Norman Kripke Lifetime Achievement Award. The event will be at the Denver Marriott City Center. Ticket price is $150. Those wishing to sponsor the event should contact John Grant at (800) 451-2018, or CTLA at (303) 831-1192.

Champions for Children

The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center celebrates 25 years of helping Colorado’s abused and neglected children with an anniversary dinner. The dinner is Wednesday, May 3, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel at the Colorado Convention Center, 650 15th St., 6–9 p.m. For more information, contact Nancy Lamb Thompson at (303) 367-1367,, or visit

NALS Annual Conference

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its Annual Meeting and Educational Conference April 28–30, in Boulder. The theme this year is Sports Law. All legal support staff professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information on location, CLE to be offered, registration fee, hotel accommodations, etc., contact Betty Huff, PLS at or, or Terri Moore at

Colorado Lawyers Committee Annual Luncheon

The 2006 Colorado Lawyers Committee Annual Luncheon is Wednesday, May 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. The event will honor individuals and law firms who contributed significantly to the accomplishments of the Lawyers Committee during 2005. Hiroshi Motomura, a nationally-recognized expert on immigration and citizenship law, and Kenan Distinguished Professor of Law/Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs at the University of North Carolina School of Law, will be the keynote speakers at the luncheon. Individual tickets are $50. Corporate and community sponsorships are available. Inquiries should be directed to the Colorado Lawyers Committee at (720) 917-3784.

CO Association of Legal Support Staff

The Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff will hold its Third Board Meeting and Educational Conference May 5–6, at the Great Divide Lodge in Breckenridge. Registration is free to CALSS members and $25 for non-members. For additional information, contact Tava Davis at (303) 295-8183 or

Want to Improve Your Deposition Skills?

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy is hosting "Advanced Deposition Skills" at NITA’s National Education Center in Louisville from May 24 to 26. Learn questioning techniques using technologically-displayed exhibits and how to effectively handle preliminary matters. Hone your information-gathering skills, with an emphasis on the mastery of short, clear questions and more! For more information, contact NITA at (800) 225-6482 or visit

Uranium Exploration and Development

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation is sponsoring a two-day conference, April 27–28, on Uranium Exploration and Development at the Grand Hyatt Denver. This special institute will provide perspective on today’s uranium industry. The uranium industry continues to go through resurgence amid growing concerns over energy resources. For more information, contact the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation at (303) 321-8100.

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