Denver Bar Association
October 2006
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DBA–CLE for October

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are at 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor, large classroom. For more information, call (303) 860-0608.

Critical Skills For Top-Notch Legal Support Staff: Managing, Retaining and Destroying Legal Records is Oct. 11, 8:30–11:30 a.m. Throughout this six-week course, you will update training, improve skills and learn valuable new information. Investing in your legal staff’s continued education benefits your practice, your law firm and your clients. Tuition is $59 per program for CBA Paralegal Committee members and CBA Associate members, $279 for all six programs; $79 per program for CBA members, $399 for all six programs; $109 per program for non-members, $579 for all six programs. Three general credits per program.

Bankruptcy Practice and Procedures Update is Oct. 12, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. This CBA–CLE program is critically important for your bankruptcy legal support staff. Attendees will learn from the experts about new changes to the requirements for forms and quality assurance that go into effect on Oct. 17. Also covered will be current problems with cases that are being filed and how to avoid those errors. Stay current with this ever-changing area of the law. Tuition is $129 for legal support staff; $149 for CBA members; and $179 for non-members. Four general credits.

Water Quality in Water Rights Cases is Oct. 13, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Presented by an interdisciplinary group of experts, this program will educate you about: the basics of water quality regulation, impacts of individual sewage disposal systems, temperature regulation, impacts from changes in water user practices, Missosukee, common law of water quality, standards in augmentation plans and exchanges, and whether water quality should be regulated in changes of water rights proceedings. Tuition is $199 for CBA Water Law Section members; $209 for CBA members; and $249 for non-members. Seven general credits.

Transitioning to the Next Phase: How a Career Coach Can Help

Find out how to use your skills and experience to transition to career opportunities beyond the law! Join us for this important topic on Oct. 4, at 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor. The program is only $15 and includes lunch. (No CLE is offered for this program, but it will be a great program.) RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

Lawyers League Basketball

Lawyers League Basketball will kick off the 2006–2007 season after Thanksgiving. The season will run for two weeks in December and pick up again in January, continuing through early March with the division championships. Team captains from last year will be receiving registration and sign-up information by mid-October. Games will likely be played at the University of Denver. The team entry fee is expected to be between $600–$700, pending final facility costs. If you are interested in registering a team or have any questions, contact Todd Jansen at (303) 860-7140 or, or Rob Hooke at (720) 266-1040 or The registration deadline is Nov. 10.

Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program is seeking volunteer lawyers to assist veterans who claim entitlement to VA benefits. Volunteers will receive free training, a veterans’ law manual, a pre-screened case and ongoing access to a mentor lawyer. In addition, training will be offered on Friday, Oct. 27. CLE is available. For more information on the program, call Meg Bartley at (202) 265-8305, ext. 110. To register, call Sue Pledger at (303) 894-6125.

Sam Cary Bar Dinner

On Oct. 28, the Sam Cary Bar Association will host its fourth annual fundraising dinner, "Celebrating 35 Years of Service to the Community." The gala this year will honor the founders of the Sam Cary Bar Association: Norman Early, Daniel E. Muse, Hon. Raymond D. Jones, Gary Jackson, Phillip Jones, King Trimble (posthumous), Billy Lewis, Hon. Alfred Harrell and Marilyn Cason. A silent auction also will be featured. For more information, contact Dianne Briscoe at (720) 944-2409 or Victor Devereaux (720) 944-2307.

CoLA Martini Night at the Art Students League of Denver

Colorado Lawyers for the Arts will host a Martini Night at the Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., on Friday, Oct. 20, 6–8:30 p.m. Admission is $25 per person (attorneys) and $10 per person (artists). This event is to kick off CoLA’s 2006–2007 membership drive to recruit more attorney and artist members.

Catholic Lawyers Guild

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado encourages all judges, lawyers and legal professionals to attend the Annual Red Mass on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 10:30 a.m. at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St. There will be a brunch following the Red Mass at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St., to honor St. Thomas More award recipient Hon. Richard "Mac" McManus Jr. and Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Hon. Thomas G. Elliott. To RSVP contact Otto Hilbert II at (303) 824-3120.

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