Denver Bar Association
March 2007
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Unless otherwise noted, all programs are at 1900 Grant St., third floor, large classroom. For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or register online at


2007 Annual Spring Workers’ Compensation Update, co-sponsored by the CBA Workers’ Compensation Section, is March 8, 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m. (lunch presentation included). Learn the most current information to enhance your practice, including case law updates, practice tips from experts and new perspectives on workers’ compensation law issues. Tuition is $199 for Workers’ Compensation Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Submitted for eight general credits.

Estate Administration Basic Skills, co-sponsored by the CBA Trust & Estate Section, will be held March 9, 8:40 a.m.–4:55 p.m. (note the early start time). This "fundamentals" program is designed for new attorneys, attorneys unfamiliar with the Colorado probate process, or trust and estate attorneys who want to brush up on their basic skills. Tuition is $199 for CBA Trust & Estate members and Solo/Small Firm members; $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Submitted for seven general credits, including eight ethics.

Life After Bankruptcy Reform is March 23, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. This seminar provides a practical look at how the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 has impacted both consumer and commercial bankruptcy practice. The panel includes expert counsel for creditors and debtors, as well as judges. Tuition is $199 for Business Law Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Submitted for six general credits, including five ethics.

Pro Bono Attorney Training

The Children’s Law Center trains and supports private attorneys to work with maltreated children and their families. CLC volunteer attorneys are more than just volunteers; they are superheroes to CLC and the abused children they save. Trainings are held quarterly. No previous family law or courtroom experience is necessary. A few hours of your time could change the life of a child in need. Five hours of CLE credits requested, including one ethics. There is no cost for this training in exchange for taking at least one case. For more information, contact Melissa Parent at (303) 692-1165.

Special Institute: Oil and Gas Agreements

The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, the American Association of Professional Landmen, and the Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies are co-sponsoring the fourth in a series of conferences designed to address the various agreements between the oil and gas industry. The program will be May 17–18 in Santa Fe, N.M. For more information or to register, visit

Wine and Cheese Networking Event

The University of Denver Latino Law Students Association is sponsoring a wine and cheese networking event on Friday, April 13, 6:30 p.m. The event will cost $25 at the door, $20 before April 13. The costs for law students will be $10. Proceeds from the event will go toward LLSA activities at DU and the University of Colorado, as well as LLSA participation in Hispanic National Bar Association activities. For more details on location or to reserve tickets early, contact Marla Fernandez Benavides at

Nominees Sought for First Amendment Award

On Constitution Day, Sept. 17, the Colorado Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in partnership with the Colorado Press Association, will honor individuals or organizations that have exemplified the five freedoms protected in the First Amendment: religion, petition, assembly, speech and the press. Examples of these freedoms should have occurred in Colorado between July 1, 2006 and June 30, 2007. The deadline for entries is July 4. Send nominations to Colorado SPJ Sunshine Chair George Garties at or to Ed Otte at the Colorado Press Association, Nomination letters also can be mailed to the Colorado Press Association, c/o Ed Otte, 1336 Glenarm Pl., Denver, CO 80204.

NALS Monthly Dinner Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m., at the Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant St. in Denver. One hour of CLE for legal staff will be offered on Native American Indian Law. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, at or Perri Morris, at

Save the Date

A CLE session will follow a production of Dead Man Walking at the Denver Victorian Playhouse on May 6. Show starts at 2 p.m. with the CLE session beginning immediately afterward. Submitted for 3.9 credits — either general or ethics. Details to follow in next month’s issue.

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