Denver Bar Association
June 2007
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The Steamboat Conference is June 22–23, co-sponsored by the Ag & Rural, Water, Environmental, and Natural Resources and Energy Law Sections of the Colorado Bar Association, and CBA–CLE. Featuring:

16th Annual Ag & Rural Law Roundup. This program will discuss agricultural financing, economics, bankruptcies, workouts, selling/buying the farm/ranch and livestock law.

Fourth Annual Water Law Conference. This conference covers case law, a legislative update, water issues in oil shale development, and information about coal bed methane.

Fourth Annual Environmental Law Conference/Natural Resources & Energy Law Conference. This track gives you information about environmental issues that affect the energy business, including air, navigable waters and storm water.

All attendees are encouraged to float between tracks. Everyone will attend a case study on energy; a lecture from Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs about his new book; and "Ethics 2000 — The New Ethics Rules." Tuition is $209 for CBA Business or Taxation Law Section members; $239 for CBA members, Government or Nonprofit Agency; and $279 for non-members. Ten general credits, including 1.5 ethics credits. Also submitted for 10 hours of real estate continuing requirements under C.R.S. § 1261-110.5(3). The conference is at Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Ct., Steamboat Springs.

Basics of Accounting and Financial Statements is June 28, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m., co-sponsored by the CBA Business Law Section. If you ever have been intimidated by numbers, sign up for this class. Let our expert, Douglas R. Smith, take the fear out of accounting and financial statements and show you how to approach these business issues with confidence. Tuition is $199 for CBA Business Law Section members; $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Seven general credits.

Internet Investigative Research is June 29, co-sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the CBA. This seminar will teach you practical and effective strategies and skills to conduct time-efficient investigative research, using the Internet as a search tool. All attendees will receive a copy of Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch’s book The Cybersleuth’s Guide to the Internet, with a CD-Rom containing Colorado-specific resources. Tuition is $209 for legal assistants or new lawyers (in the first two years); $229 for CBA members; and $269 for non-members. Seven general, including .5 ethics; also submitted to NALS and RMPA for 6.0 legal assistant education credits.

Annual Awards Party

The DBA Annual Awards Party is June 6, 5:30 p.m., at the Denver Public Library. Free food and drinks. RSVP to (303) 860-1115 or For more information, see the ad on page 3.

It’s Tee Time

The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is June 11 at Fossil Trace Golf Club. Registration, lunch and range balls start at 11 a.m. followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. The cost is $115, which includes lunch, greens fees and cart. Awards will be given for individual men’s and women’s low gross and team low net and low gross. This event is hosted by the DBA. For additional information or to register, contact Dana Collier Smith by June 5 at (303) 824-5318.

Grilling for a Good Cause

The Colorado Bar Foundation and the Louisiana Bar Foundation have enlisted the help of the legal community, their strongest supporters. Members of Colorado’s legal community will be guest grillers at the bd’s mongolian barbeque,® 1620 Wazee St., in Denver on Wednesday, July 18, 5–7 p.m. Special guests of Colorado’s legal community will show off their grilling techniques on bd’s 2,000-pound grill, flipping fresh veggies and meats using their three-foot swords. Tips the grillers receive at the event will go toward helping low-income citizens receive legal assistance in both Colorado and Louisiana. To RSVP, call (303) 571-1824 by July 16.

Legal Support Staff Programming

NALS of Colorado is hosting its Region 8 Conference in Denver, July 19–21, at the Holiday Inn, 1450 Glenarm Pl. This is an opportunity for networking and continuing legal education for legal support professionals. The monthly dinner meeting of NALS of Colorado will be Tuesday, June 12, at 6 p.m. For more information on either event, contact Cheryle Burns, at or Perri Morris, at

SEAK Writing Competition for Lawyers

SEAK, Inc. is sponsoring its Sixth Annual National Legal Fiction Writing Competition for lawyers. Submissions of 2,500 words or less of the legal fiction genre will be accepted before Sept. 7, 2007. For more information, e-mail Steven Babitsky at or visit

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