Denver Bar Association
July 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

August CBA–CLE

Eighth Annual Business Law Institute is Aug. 2–4 at Vail Cascade Resort and Spa in Vail. This year’s institute includes information on the significant new changes to the Colorado attorney ethics rules. There will be presentations on critical and emerging areas of business law, such as alternative dispute resolution and early dispute resolution, e-discovery best practices, veil-piercing and third-party legal opinions. Tuition is $329 for CBA Business Law Section members and Association of Corporate Council members; $349 for CBA members; and $399 for non-members. Sixteen general, including three ethics credits.

2007 Family Law Institute is Aug. 10–12 at Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge. This program begins with a lightning round that will update you on the top 10 topics of the year. Next, choose between 12 informative breakout sessions. Tuition is $279 for CBA Family Law Section members, Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Council or Colorado Council of Mediators; $299 for CBA members; and $339 for non-members. Fourteen general, including 1.2 ethics credits.

Hanging Your Shingle is Aug. 16–17, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Law school taught you to "think like a lawyer," but no one taught you how to start or run your own law practice. If you are considering opening a new law firm, or transitioning to your own law firm, then you will not want to miss this two-day program. The extensive course materials will provide checklists, forms and articles necessary for every practitioner. Tuition is $239 for CBA Solo/Small Firm Committee members; $259 for CBA members; and $299 for non-members. Fifteen general, including five ethics credits.

DBA Waterman Fund Seeks Applicants For Officer/Administrator

The DBA Waterman Trust Fund is seeking an attorney to serve as a DBA officer/administrator to assist in managing the fund. The fund was established to assist members of the Bar who are "aged, infirmed, or otherwise incapacitated" and financially needy. For more information, visit Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume by Friday, Aug. 31. Send to: DBA Waterman Fund, c/o Janet Bauer, Denver Bar Association, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203; or e-mail:

Bench/Bar Committee

The DBA Bench/Bar Committee is revamping the Bench/Bar Retreat. Instead of the traditional lengthy retreat on a Saturday, there will be four brown-bag lunches throughout the year at the City and County Building, and an abbreviated retreat (approximately three hours) every 18 months on a Saturday morning.

The brown-bag lunches encourage discussion between lawyers and the judges of the Denver County Court, Denver District Court and the appellate courts, in a relaxed, collegial atmosphere. The first brown-bag lunch is tentatively scheduled for Sept. 20. The topic for discussion will be "Professionalism in the Courtroom." CLE ethics credit will be requested.

Save the Date: Constitution Day

Do you think today’s students don’t know enough about the Constitution? Would you like to see your child’s school get involved? Here’s your chance to do something about it. The DBA Democracy Education Committee needs volunteers to help out for an hour or two at a Denver Public School the week of Sept. 17. A training session will be scheduled in August. If you or your child’s teacher would be interested in participating, contact Meghan Seck at or (303) 824-5303.

Davis Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are invited for the 2007 Richard Marden Davis Award, to honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational and charitable activities. The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. The 2006 Davis Award recipient was Kristin Bronson of Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons. Nominations are due Sept. 1. For a nomination form or with questions, contact Nancy Meyer at Davis Graham & Stubbs at (303) 892-7584 or

CWBA Golf Tournament

The CWBA Foundation will hold its annual golf tournament at Pinehurst Country Club on Monday, Aug. 13. The afternoon shotgun start is at 1:30 p.m., "Flaws and Fixes" (quick tips) begins at 11:30 a.m. Signup forms are at For more information, contact Mary Holverstott at (303) 831-1040 or

Proceeds from the tournament benefit the CWBA Foundation, which promotes the advancement of women in the law and works to protect and promote the welfare of all women.

NALS Monthly Dinner Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Aug. 14, 6 p.m., at the Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant St., second floor, in Denver. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, at or Perri Morris, at

Preston Branaugh at Legal Society Meeting

Colorado Legal Society Metro Denver will have a meeting with speaker Preston Branaugh, CMC/Peacemakers, on Aug. 10, 7 a.m., at 8400 E. Prentice Ave., Greenwood Village, second floor conference room. For more information, contact Rachel Stokowski at (303) 837-3728 or


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