Denver Bar Association
October 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

CBA–CLE October

Business Document Drafting Series starts Oct. 3, 9 a.m.–11:30 a.m. It is back and better than ever. You will learn the fundamentals of drafting LLC, partnership, shareholder, merger and acquisition, employment, and other essential corporate and business legal documents. A new program on drafting licensing and information technology documents has been added. Sign up for as many or as few programs in the series as you wish. Tuition for one class is $79 for CBA Legal Support Staff members; $79 for new lawyers (first two years); $89 for CBA Business Law Section members; $99 for CBA members; $109 for non-members. Three or more classes is $239 for CBA Legal Support Staff members; $239 for new lawyers (first two years); $239 for CBA Business Law Section members; $269 for CBA members; $299 for non-members. Three general credits per program.

Annual Fall Workers’ Compensation Update is Oct. 12, 9 a.m.–4:10 p.m., at the Doubletree Hotel, 3203 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80207. This program will discuss new legislation and new proposed rule-making to ensure that you are prepared when the changes go into effect. New to the program is a practical segment on how to draft letters to medical doctors — learn to ask the right questions and get the information you need the first time. In the afternoon, the program splits into two separate tracks; one will emphasize the basics in workers’ compensation law and the other will focus on areas of interest for the experienced attorney. Tuition is $179 for new attorneys (first two years); $209 for CBA Workers’ Compensation Section members; $239 for CBA members; $269 for non-members. Seven general credits, including 1.1 ethics credits.

Family Law Hot Topics: Adoption and Alienation is Oct. 26, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Did you know that the Colorado Legislature passed a law last session that allows for second-parent adoptions in situations where there is a sole legal parent of a child? Learn how this new law impacts your clients and your practice. Don’t miss this opportunity to stay current on the hottest topics in family law. Tuition is $129 for new lawyers (first two years); $129 for legal assistants; $199 for CBA Family Law Section members; $229 for CBA members; $269 for non-members. Seven general credits.

Lawyers League Basketball

Lawyers League Basketball will kick off the 2007–08 season after Thanksgiving, continuing through early March with the division championships. Team captains from last year will be receiving registration and sign-up information by mid-October. Games likely will be played at the University of Denver. The team entry fee is expected to be between $600 and $750, pending final facility and insurance costs. If you are interested in registering a team or if you have any questions, contact Todd Jansen at (303) 860-7140 or, or Rob Hooke at (720) 266-1040 or The registration deadline is Nov. 9.

Judicial Nominating Commissions: 22 Vacancies

There are 22 attorney positions vacant on Colorado judicial nominating commissions. The current commissioners’ six-year terms end Dec. 31. Applications are due by Oct. 19. There will be 20 openings on 15 judicial district nominating commissions, and two openings on the Supreme Court Nominating Commission. Members of each commission are volunteers and serve six-year terms. Full details at

Book-Signing with Justice Hobbs

The Rocky Mountain Land Series and CBA–CLE present a book-signing with Justice Greg Hobbs, author of The Public’s Water Resource, on Friday, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m., at the Tattered Cover Book Store, 1628 16th St. in Denver. For more information, call (303) 436-1070, (800) 833-9327 or visit the TC Events Page at

Sam Cary Bar Gala

The Sam Cary Bar Association annual gala will be Oct. 20, 5:30 p.m., at the Denver Tech Center Marriott, 4900 S. Syracuse St. The theme is "Women Leading Change," and Wilma Webb will be presented a lifetime community service award. Gov. Bill Ritter, Rep. Mark Udall and Channel 7’s Bertha Lynn will preside over the event. Enjoy music by Jazz Del Barrio and entertainment from the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble. RSVP to or by Oct. 10. Tickets for individuals are $75; table sponsorships also available.

Central Visitation "Fanfare for Families"

The Central Visitation Program will partner with Gallery 1261 to raise funds for CVP’s work in providing visitation to children of low-income families in Denver. The event will be an art viewing at Gallery 1261, 1261 Delaware St. in Denver, on Friday, Nov. 30, 6–8 p.m. Tickets are $40; purchase them at the door or by calling (303) 839-8701.

NALS October Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9, 6 p.m., at the Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant St. in Denver. One CLE credit offered. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns at or Perri Morris at

Seminar: Taking the High Road

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado presents "Seminar 2007" on Oct. 6, 8 a.m.–3:30 p.m., at the Mother Cabrini Shrine, 20189 Cabrini Blvd., in Golden. Speakers U.S. Magistrate Judge Craig B. Shaffer, David C. Little, Hon. Roger Keithley, Catharyn Baird and Hon. John McMullen will address the following topics: federal e-discovery issues, the new Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, insights on ethical issues, ethics tools for the workplace and zealous advocacy in the adversary system. Cost is $80 for Guild Members; $90 for non-members; and $50 for non-lawyers. Price includes continental breakfast, lunch and CLE credits. For more information or to register, call Eileen Kottenstette at (303) 757-8300.

Annual Red Mass

The tradition of Red Mass will continue on Oct. 14, 10:30 a.m., at the Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, 1530 Logan St. All judges, lawyers and law professionals are invited by on Archbishop Charles J. Chaput and the Office of Liturgy. Judges are invited to vest in their judicial robes and participate in the entrance procession of the Mass. They are asked to register with the Law Offices of Liturgy at (303) 715-3156.

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