Denver Bar Association
April 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


Evidence and Technology is April 12, 8:55 a.m.–5 p.m. An insightful and timely presentation of the rules of evidence, ethics and procedures applicable to the electronic presentation of information. Includes documents, actual evidence, demonstrative exhibits, voir dire questions, opening statements, direct and cross-examination questions, impeachment testimony, jury instructions and closing arguments, as well as a panel discussion among a distinguished group of expert litigators. Tuition is $199 for Litigation Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Seven general, including six ethics credits.

Construction Law Hot Topics is April 20, 9 a.m.–3:20 p.m. CBA–CLE is proud to offer this annual favorite, which provides practical knowledge for professionals in the construction industry. Expert faculty will be covering: case law and legislative update; insurance; notice and claim procedures; code compliance; and ethics. Tuition is $199 for Construction/Real Estate Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Six general, including one ethics credit.

Mixed-Use Development is April 13, 9 a.m.–3:15 p.m. The goal of the Mixed-Use Development program is to introduce lawyers to the various components and complexities of representing parties in mixed-use transactions and to arm attendees with tools to avoid clashes among competing uses. The program includes a lunchtime presentation by nationally recognized condominium hotel development attorneys John McManus and Jim Mace of Las Vegas, Nev. Tuition is $199 for Real Estate Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Six general credits.


Play Ball!

Summer is just around the corner, which marks the return of the most family-friendly softball league west of the Pecos. Games are co-ed, often with preteen and teenage children playing. The league is quite relaxed — there are no umpires, and balls and strikes are not called — as the objective is to enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer. Games will start in June; sign up today! For more information, contact Jack Tanner at (303) 894-4495 or

Celebrate National Poetry Month

Come to the Poetry Reading Party with candlelight and refreshments — just the atmosphere you need to enjoy poetry. Original poetry will be read by lawyer-poets who participated in The Colorado Lawyer poetry contest, as well as others. (See the September 2006 issue, page 33.) Join other poetry lovers on Thursday, April 26, 5:30–7:30 p.m., at the CBA Offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor lobby. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 by noon on Monday, April 23. This event is free of charge.

Minoru Yasui Awards Banquet April 13

The Asian Pacific American Bar Association will hold its annual Minoru Yasui Awards Banquet at the King’s Land Chinese Restaurant in Denver on April 13, at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Annie Kao at (303) 223-1118 or

CJI Judicial Independence Breakfast

Former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis will
deliver the keynote address at the Colorado Judicial Institute’s breakfast on Thursday, April 12, 7:30–8:30 a.m., at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St. in Denver. The program, "Judicial
Selection Across the Nation: A Time for Change," will provide a national overview of current information
regarding judicial selection, including movements in certain states toward merit selection. There is no cost to
attend, but reservations are required. To register for the breakfast or for more information, contact Cynthia Ophaug-Johansen at or (303) 766-7501.

Wine and Cheese Networking Event

The Hispanic National Bar Association Law Student Division and the Latino Law Student Associations are sponsoring a wine and cheese tasting networking event on Saturday, April 14, from 1:30 to 4 p.m., at Parisi, 4401 Tennyson St., in Denver. Tickets will be $60 at the door, $40 beforehand. For students, tickets will be $10. Proceeds from the event will go toward LLSA activities at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Colorado Law School, as well as LLSA participation in HNBA activities. For more details on location or to reserve early, contact Marla Fernandez Benavides at

Champions for Children

The Children’s Law Center is hosting its "Champions for Children — Right Before Your Very Eyes," dinner and celebration on Thursday, May 3, at the Seawell Grand Ballroom, 6–9 p.m. For more information or dinner reservations, call (303) 302-9910 or visit

NALS Annual Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its Annual Meeting and Educational Conference May 4–5 in Estes Park. All legal support staff professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend the continuing legal education seminars to be offered. For more information on location, CLE to be offered, registration fee, hotel accommodations, etc., contact Cheryle Burns at or Perri Morris at

Immigrant Liberty Awards

The Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association will hold the Second Annual Immigrant Liberty Awards dinner and silent auction to benefit the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Assistance Network and the Rocky Mountain Survivors Center. Join AILA on Friday, May 11, 5 p.m. for a night of celebration and recognition at the Empress Chinese Restaurant at 2825 Alameda Ave. in Denver. For more information, contact Sandy Mullins at 303-2812 x100 or

CALSS CLE in Breckenridge

Nancy Henjum, international executive coach and organizational consultant, will facilitate "Your Personality Style, Leadership and Organization, or, Just Because I’m an Extrovert, Do I Always Have to Organize the Office Birthday Parties?" at the Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff’s third Board Meeting and Educational Conference in Breckenridge on May 4. CLE credits have been requested. For more information, contact Ann Salek, CALSS marketing chair, at (303) 832-1900 or

CLE and the Playhouse

A CLE session will immediately follow a production of Dead Man Walking on May 6, 2 p.m., at the Denver Victorian Playhouse. A panel of distinguished death penalty experts and advocates will lead the session. Either 3.9 general or ethics credits will be given. Cost is $75 and includes admission to the show. Make a reservation by calling the Denver Victorian Theatre at
(303) 433-4343.

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