Denver Bar Association
January 2008
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Unless otherwise noted, all DBA–CLE 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 January

Preventing Legal Malpractice is Jan. 31 and Feb. 8 in Denver, and Feb. 1 in Colorado Springs. Few insured lawyers read their insurance policies until the day they need it. Don’t wait until you face a legal malpractice problem to learn what your policy covers. Plus, attend this program and you can reduce your malpractice costs with a special offer from CNA. Tuition is $149 for CBA members and $199 for non-members. Four general credits.

Negotiation Skills for Lawyers is Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Nationally recognized presenter Ralph Cagle will be featured. This program will explore real-world dynamics and strategies. You will learn about your current negotiation style and develop skills and techniques to better evaluate your negotiation performance. Cagle will teach you how to deal with the common problems that arise in negotiations. Tuition is $249 for CBA members and $299 for non-members. Eight general credits.

Animal Issues and the Law is Feb. 7, 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. Learn from experts about many different issues in animal law, including zoning, nuisance, pet custody, pet trusts, dog-bite cases, animal cruelty and veterinary medical malpractice. Also, learn about the latest statutory law and bills that are pending on the federal and state level. Tuition is $100 for government attorneys; $209 for CBA Agriculture & Rural Law Section members; $239 for CBA members; $279 for non-members. Seven general credits.

CBA Paralegal Committee Meeting

The CBA Paralegal Committee meets the first Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m., at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. The next meeting is Feb. 7. Conference call participation and free parking in the building is available for attendees. For more information, contact Michelle Gersic, (303) 824-5342 or

Free File & Serve Training

Training classes for state court e-filing will be Feb. 4. District Court e-Filing will be 10–11:30 a.m., and County Court e-Filing will be 1–2:30 p.m. Support staff always are welcome! Two general CLE credits are available for each class. All classes are held at the CBA, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. To RSVP, contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or

Attorneys’ Night Out

David Ball and Sharon Riley will chair the 2008 Attorneys’ Night Out, a Young Lawyers Division benefit for The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People in May. Thanks to Liz Fuselier and her husband Chris, the event will continue to be held at the Blake Street Tavern. For sponsorship, silent auction donations and volunteer information, contact or

DU Law Alumni Networking

The DU Sturm College of Law invites all DU alumni to volunteer for the Alumni Career Networking. For the past seven years, the networking program has helped match current students with former DU Law majors to give them advice on careers and life after law school. Fill out the online registration at For more information or questions, contact

Master "Small Talk"

The DU Sturm College of Law is hosting a presentation by Debra Fine called the "The Fine Art of Small Talk" on Jan. 29, noon–1 p.m. in the Law School Forum at DU. Learn how to turn every conversation, interview, association event, conference and business social occasion into an opportunity for success. RSVP by Jan. 18 to

Legal Support Staff

The Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff monthly dinner meeting will be Jan. 21, 6 p.m., at Parkplace, 111 Emerson St. The speaker will be Tamara Banks, who produces independent documentaries about democracy in third world countries. For more information, contact Audrey Brekel at (303) 417-8502 or

NALS Monthly Meeting

NALS of Colorado will hold its monthly dinner meeting Jan. 8, 6 p.m., at Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant St. David Miller of the ACLU will present one hour of continuing legal education for legal support staff professionals entitled "Inside the ACLU — The Cases We Take and Why." For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns at or Perri Morris at

Denver Public Library Needs Volunteers

Volunteer at the Denver Public Library by reading aloud in a Head Start or Early Childhood Education class weekly. The spring session of the Read Aloud Program is 17 weeks long, from mid-January to mid-May. They provide training and a backpack of books each week. For more information contact Susan Oakes at or (720) 865-1308.

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