Denver Bar Association
May 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


The 40th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference is May 9 at the Marriott City Center Hotel. The Rocky Mountain region’s premier securities conference will be presented by Chairman Christopher Cox. Topics include SEC enforcement, corporate finance, current challenges confronting Boards of Directors, audit committees and the professionals who advise them, the financial community and markets in a time of stress, and recent major developments and practice trends. Tuition is $199 for government employees; $249 for Business Law Section members; $259 for CSCPA members; $259 for CBA members; $299 for nonmembers. Nine general credits, 1.8 ethics credits.

The 17th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations and a Primer is May 15–16. This year’s program has been expanded to allow for an afternoon Primer that presents four lectures on how to organize nonprofit entities, how to obtain and maintain tax-exempt status, differentiating between public and private foundation charities, identifying unrelated business income, and planning for charitable contributions by donors. Tuition is $279 for Business Law Section members; $279 for Taxation Law Section members; $299 for CBA members; $299 for government agencies; $299 for nonprofit agencies; $329 for non-members. Eleven general credits.

Oil & Gas Law featuring keynote speaker Brooke Wunnicke is May 21, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. This program will give you the current overview of Colorado oil and gas law, the legislation and regulation update, the litigation trends in the industry today, and where we are with the issues of access, split estates, and surfaces use disputes. Tutition is $199 for legal support staff members; $199 for new lawyers (in practice two years or less); $209 for Natural Resources and Energy Section members; $239 for CBA members; $279 for nonmembers. Seven general credits, .5 ethics credit.

Christian Legal Society

The Christian Legal Society-Metro Denver Meeting is May 9, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., at El Señor Sol Restaurant, 2301 17th St. The speaker will be Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty and the topic will be "Practice in Federal Court." Price is $15 and CLE credit will be provided. For more information, contact Rachel Stokowski at (303) 837-3727 or

Annual CTLA/CDLA Golf Tournament

This year’s golf tournament is presented by Injury Finance. It is May 19, 7:30 a.m., shotgun start, at Lakewood Country Club, 6800 W. 10th Ave. Cost is $175 per golfer and includes lunch and awards ceremony. RSVP online at or call (303) 831-1192.

Co-Ed Softball Return

Softball season is just around the corner, which marks the return of the most family-friendly softball league west of the Pecos. Games are co-ed, often with pre-teen and teenage children playing. For a special treat this year, games will be played at Crestmoor Park, which has foul lines and an infield that can be discerned from the outfield. Games will start in June, but it’s not too early to sign up. Contact Jack Tanner at (303) 894-4495 or

NALS Annual Conference

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals, will hold its Annual CLE Conference on May 3 in Denver. All legal support staff professionals are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Cheryle Burns at or Perri Morris at

Legal Support Staff Dinner

The Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff monthly dinner meeting is May 19, 6 p.m., at Parkplace, 111 Emerson St. Contact Audrey Brekel at (303) 417-8502 or for more information.

Fun Fundraising Event!

A few members of the legal community are going to work as guest grillers at bd’s mongolian barbeque, 1620 Wazee, to help raise money for the Colorado Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. The event is Wednesday, May 14, and there will be a 5 p.m. seating, 6 p.m. seating or 7:30 p.m. seating. Space is limited. RSVP by May 12 to (303) 571-1824.

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 June 5. Free parking is available in the building. Conference call participation is available. For more information, contact Michelle Gersic, (303) 824-5342 or

Free File & Serve Training

Training classes for State Court e-filing will be on June 2. 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 are always welcome! Two general CLE credits are available for each class. All classes are held at the DBA, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. To RSVP, contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or

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