Denver Bar Association
May 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


39th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference, co-sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the CBA Business Law Section, is May 11, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. (lunch presentation included, 12:30–1:30 p.m.). Topics include ethics in the marketplace, corporate finance, developments in enforcement, securities fraud, corporate governance, special investigations, SEC and PCAOB developments, and more. Submitted for nine general credits, including 1.2 ethics.

16th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations in Colorado, co-sponsored by the CBA Business and Taxation Law Sections, is May 17, 12:45–4:35 p.m., and May 18, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. This program presents a comprehensive analysis of legal issues of concern to nonprofit organizations. The program primarily is intended for attorneys. Key representatives of nonprofit organizations (board members, executive directors, chief financial officers, accountants and representatives of governmental agencies) also can benefit. Submitted for 12 general credits, including .7 ethics.

Fifth Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute is May 24–25, 8:30 a.m.–4:20 p.m. each day; at the Adam’s Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Pl., Denver. The IP Institute features federal judges, senior attorneys from leading technology companies and national practice leaders from around the nation; recent major developments and practice trends; and more than 30 sessions to choose from. This is the best IP and technology law program in the western United States. Submitted for 13 general credits, including two ethics.

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 information or dinner reservations, call (303) 302-9910 or visit

CTLA/CDLA Golf Tournament

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association will have their annual golf tournament Monday, May 14, at Green Gables Country Club, 6800 W. Jewell Ave., Denver, 80232. Teams (with players from both associations on each team) for the four-person scramble will begin with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. For more information or to register, visit

CTLA 10th Annual Spring Dinner

CTLA will host its 10th Annual Spring Dinner on Tuesday, May 8, at Denver Marriott City Center, with cocktails at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m. Paul Begala, nationally recognized political consultant, will be the guest speaker. For information, visit or call
(303) 831-1192.

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. 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

CLC Awards Luncheon

The Colorado Lawyers Committee’s 2007 Awards Luncheon will be Tuesday, May 22, 11:30 a.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., Denver. The keynote speech, "Emerging Issues In The Law of Democracy," will be delivered by Professor Pamela Karlan from the Stanford Law School. Awards will be given for Outstanding Sustained Contribution, Individual of the Year, Law Firm of the Year, Special Recognition and Community Contribution. For more information, visit

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.

Dershowitz at Paramount

An Evening With Alan Dershowitz will be Monday, May 21, 7:30 p.m., at the Paramount Theatre, 16th and Glenarm in Denver. Dershowitz is the author of a dozen fiction and non-fiction works. He was appointed to the Harvard Law School faculty at age 25 and became a full professor at age 28. Since that time, he has taught courses in criminal law, psychiatry and law, constitutional litigation, civil liberties and violence, legal ethics and the Bible, and justice. He will speak about a variety of issues including Judaism, Israel, criminal justice, civil liberties, the war on terror and the First Amendment. Tickets can be purchased through Ticketmaster at
(303) 830-8497.

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