Denver Bar Association
February 2007
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DBA–CLE for February

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

Best and Worst Trial Tactics: Straight Talk from the Judges is Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m. This is a unique program, co-sponsored by the Colorado Judicial Institute, just for trial lawyers to hear directly from the judges. Topics have been intentionally selected to address the most important issues pertaining to pre-trial, trial and appeals. You will learn the most effective tactics to use, and also what to avoid. You won’t want to miss this entertaining and information-packed program. Tuition is $149 for CBA Litigation Section members; $179 for CBA members; and $199 for non-members. Four general credits requested.

Ethics in Negotiation and Mediation is Feb. 15, 8:55 a.m. –noon; co-sponsored by the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Join them for an insightful and timely presentation on ethical issues by O. Russel Murray, followed by a panel discussion among a distinguished group of ADR professionals and litigators. This program explores the boundaries of "accepted conventions," "puffing and bluffing," zealous advocacy, and other ethical concerns in mediation and negotiation. Tuition is $149 for CBA members and $179 for non-members. Three general credits, and three ethics credits requested.

Get Organized and Get Things Done: Practical Time Management for Lawyers is Feb. 22, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. or 1:15–4:30 p.m. Presented by national speaker Irwin Karp. Learn how to take control of your workload, manage your busy schedule, focus on priorities, meet deadlines with less stress and make your workday more productive. Tuition is $129 for CBA members and $159 for non-members. Four general credits requested.

Witness the Next Generation of Lawyers

Local attorneys, judges, law students and paralegals are needed to score the regional high school mock trial tournaments in February. The Denver Regional Tournament is Feb. 9–10 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse. Panelists will score the performances of two high school teams trying a civil case involving an accident where a pickup truck and train collided at a crossing in rural Adams County, killing the 17-year-old driver of the truck. For more information, call Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323.

Barristers Benefit Ball

It’s time to buy tickets to the annual Barristers Benefit Ball, which will be Saturday, April 28, at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center. This year’s theme is "Zorro." Prices as of Feb. 1: Patron Tables (tables of 10), $3,250; Patron Tickets, $275; Individual Lawyer Tickets, $165; Judicial Tickets, $120; and Young Lawyer/Non-lawyer Tickets, $100. For further information, contact Dana Collier Smith at (303) 860-1115. Proceeds from the BBB go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers, which serves the Denver metro area and provides pro bono legal services to the poor

Nominate Outstanding Attorneys!

The Colorado Bar Association is looking for nominations for the following awards: Hoagland, Schaetzel, Meadoff, Donahue, and the Pro Bono Coordinator of the Year. Each award honors outstanding leadership in the development, support and ongoing efforts to meet the legal needs of low-income and vulnerable people of Colorado. Nominate attorneys, non-attorneys or law firms. For the nomination form and criteria for nominees and each award, visit, on the tab "About the CBA" click "Sections and Committees" and then choose the link for "Availability of Legal Services."

Individuals may be nominated for several awards. To be considered, nomination forms must be received by Feb. 28. E-mail forms to Cheryl Law, or mail to Colorado Bar Association, Attention: Cheryl Law, 1900 Grant St., Suite, 900, Denver, CO 80203.

Monthly Dinner Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13, 6 p.m., at the DBA Offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, in Denver. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, at or Perri Morris, at


Register now to attend the American Bar Association’s TECHSHOW in Chicago. TECHSHOW continues to be the world’s premier legal technology conference and expo. The three-day conference runs March 22–24, with more than 50 legal technology programs and training sessions in 16 topical tracks. In addition, there is an exhibit featuring more than 100 technology companies. CBA members get $100 off the registration fee. Those who register before Feb. 9 can get an additional $100 off. For more information, go to or contact Reba Nance at

Save the Date!

The 2007 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is scheduled for June 11 at the Fossil Trace Golf Course in Golden. For more information, contact Dana Collier Smith at (303) 860-1115.

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