Denver Bar Association
September 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

DBA–CLE September

Collaborative Law Training: Level One is Sept. 6, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. This course seeks to present the collaborative process to professionals who are interested in a comprehensive process that creates an environment in which the focus is meeting the needs of both parties and problem-solving without litigation. It also will teach the critical skills needed to engage in the collaborative process. Tuition is $199 for CBA Family Law Section members, Colorado Collaborative Law Professionals, Metropolitan Denver Interdisciplinary Committee, Colorado Center of Mediators and Mediation Organizations members; $209 for CBA members; and $249 for nonmembers. Eight general, including 1.2 ethics credits.

Family Immigration Fundamentals is Sept. 26, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. This great half day program will provide hands-on information related to family-based issues in immigration law. The topics presented will allow for discussions of many of the practical aspects of family immigration such as how to work with couples, what is needed from the relationship to successfully complete an interview and gain a benefit, what happens when the relationship goes south, and how to work with children. Tuition is $99 for legal support staff; $119 for CBA Family, Immigration or Juvenile Law Section members; $149 for CBA members; and $179 for nonmembers. Four general, including .5 ethics.

1st Annual Statewide ADR Conference is Sept. 28, 8 a.m.–4:50 p.m. This program is designed to teach mediation through discussion and interaction with mediation experts from around the country. Participants will attend workshops, discussions, skill-building sessions and dialogue presented by some of Colorado’s top practitioners and theorists. There will be opportunities to network with a wide range of individuals with unique and diverse views about ADR. Tuition is $199. Eight general, including one ethics credit. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 3801 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207.

Fourth Annual GLBT Bar Awards Dinner

On Oct. 4, the Colorado Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Bar Association will host its fourth Annual Awards Dinner at the Oxford Hotel Ballroom, 1659 Wazee St. In addition to presenting awards for the 2007 Outstanding GLBT Attorney and Outstanding GLBT Ally, the GLBT Bar will welcome Shannon Minter as the event’s keynote speaker. Minter is the Legal Director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights and in that role has successfully tried cases making national headlines. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m. and dinner is at 7 p.m. Individual tickets for the event are $75. Contact Jason Prussman about firm or corporate sponsorships at (303) 866-0287 or

Twelve Angry Jurors

The North Stage Players are staging a play called Twelve Angry Jurors, featuring DBA member Matthew Crouch as the jury foreman. The shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 21, 22, 28 and 29. Shows at 2 p.m. are Sept. 23 and 30. They are held at the D.L. Parsons Theatre, at the Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Dr., in Northglenn. Tickets are $8 for ages 13 to 54; $6 for all other ages. This is a classic tale of the jury room, and an opportunity to see a live theater for the same price as a movie ticket. For tickets, e-mail Brian at and put "Twelve Angry Jurors" in the subject line.

Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair Returns

The 2007 fair is being held on Friday, Sept. 21, at INVESCO Field at Mile High. The Rocky Mountain Diversity Legal Career Fair provides an excellent forum for legal employers, law students and 2007 law school graduates to meet and discuss employment options with the goal of expanding opportunities and assisting the legal profession in fulfilling its commitment to diversity. For more information, visit or call Grace Kaufman at (303) 892-7377.

NALS Dinner Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Sept. 11, 6 p.m., at the Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant St. in Denver. "Job Search Tips — Get your Resume Noticed" will be presented by Elyse Timpson of Today’s Staffing. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, at or Perri Morris, at

Love to Play Soccer?

Mundiavocat is an international soccer tournament specifically for lawyers from around the world. The 14th Mundiavocat World Football Cup for Lawyers will be in Spain, May 30–June 8, 2008. Learn more at

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