Denver Bar Association
July 2006
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DBA–CLE for July/August

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

Lawyer as Problem Solver is July 28, 8:30 a.m.–3:45 p.m. This exciting new program will help you build the skills and understanding you need to take on a more active role in helping your clients manage and resolve disputes without using mediators or other third parties. Learn about attorney-based dispute processes that have succeeded and can be adapted to your practice. Tuition is $199 for CBA ADR Section members; $209 for CBA members; and $249 for non-members. Six general credits.

Seventh Annual Business Law Institute, Aug. 10–12, is sponsored by the Business Law Section of the CBA and CBA–CLE. The Seventh Annual Colorado Business Law Institute will feature discussions on the latest judicial, legislative, administrative and bankruptcy law changes affecting business lawyers. Refresh your knowledge in a beautiful and relaxing mountain environment. Tuition is $289 for CBA Business Law Section members; $309 for CBA
members; and $349 for non-members. 16 general, including 3.3 ethics credits. Location: Vail Cascade Resort and Spa.

Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 17–18, is co-sponsored with the Professional Liability Committee and the Solo & Small Firm Section of the CBA. Back by popular demand: a two-day intensive workshop on opening your own law firm. Tuition is $199 for CBA Solo/Small Firm Section members; $209 for CBA members; and $249 for non-members. 13 general, including 5 ethics credits.

Ready For Some Football?

The Lawyers’ Football League opens its 38th year Sunday, Sept. 11. The league welcomes lawyers and law students. Team selections are made on a first come, first served basis (limit 10). If you do not have a team, you are encouraged to come to the league’s first and only preseason meeting for team captains and interested players. The meeting will be held at the league commissioner’s office at the law firm of Fossum, Mastro, Barnes & Stazzone, 1660 S. Albion St. #220, on Thursday, Aug. 12, at 6 p.m. Contact Commissioner Vic Stazzone at (303) 757-4952.

Calling All Runners: Don’t just run, run for justice

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado has been selected as an official charity of the new Denver Marathon, scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 15. It promises to be an exciting event, spearheaded by the legendary race director of the Boston Marathon, and following a spectacular route that highlights Denver’s diverse urban neighborhoods and major urban landmarks. The Foundation is looking for runners to participate in this world-class event (in the marathon, half-marathon or four-person marathon relay) and raise money for legal services in the process. For more information, call the Legal Aid Foundation at (303) 863-9544, or visit

Nominate a Young Lawyer

Nominations for the 2006 Richard Marden Davis Award are due Sept. 1. This award is presented to a young Denver lawyer who "although under the age of 40, has … combined excellence as a lawyer with creative civic, cultural, educational and charitable leadership." Call Nancy Meyer at Davis Graham & Stubbs, (303) 892-7584, for nomination forms.

CJI Seeks Award Nominations

In recognition and support of excellence in Colorado courts, the Colorado Judicial Institute will again acknowledge the efforts of three outstanding judges. The three Judicial Excellence Awards will be presented at the Fourth Annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner on Nov. 16, at the Denver Marriott City Center. One award will be presented in each of the following categories: District Court Judge, County Court Judge and Magistrate. CJI invites you to nominate individuals for these awards. Forms may be obtained at, or contact Dana Nelson, at (303) 766-7501 or

Volunteer in DPS

The DPS Foundation is launching a pilot of the School Partners Program to create tailor-made partnerships between local businesses and Denver schools. Partners can contribute volunteer time, in-kind contributions, financial donations and other resources to meet the specific needs of their schools. If interested, contact Ciandra Jackson, at (303) 894-8246 or, or visit htpp://

Negotiation and Mediation

 This NITA course combines the latest theories and strategies concerning negotiation and mediation advocacy. These learning-by-doing workshops involve typical negotiation situations that a litigator will encounter. For more information on the Advanced Negotiation and Mediation program, call (800) 225-6482 or check out

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