Denver Bar Association
June 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


Motor Vehicle Accident Law is June 13, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. Whether you are contemplating taking your first motor vehicle accident case or you are a seasoned practitioner wanting the most up-to-date and critical information in the motor vehicle accident arena, this program will be the best way you can spend your day to enhance your skills to best serve your clients’ needs. Tuition is $199 for legal support staff; $199 for new lawyers (first two years); $209 for Litigation Section members; $239 for DBA members; $279 for non-members. Seven general credits.

Child and Family Investigator Training Program is June 23–July 1, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. This 40-hour child and family investigator training program is designed to meet the training requirements for new CFIs as defined in Chief Justice Directive 04-08. Les Katz and Andrew Loizeaux of Katz & Loizeaux Forensic Services have developed a skills training program that presents both theoretical and practical information pertinent to the CFI role. Attendance is limited to 50 registrants. Tuition is $1,095 for Family Law Section members; $1,095 for MDIC members; $1,095 for Boulder IDC members; $1,095 for OCR contractors; $1,095 for COAFCC members; $1,245 for all other attendees. Forty general, including four ethics credits.

Collecting on Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest in Colorado is June 26, 9 a.m.–12 p.m. Time is money particularly when interest is accruing and interest can double or triple a damage award. This seminar covers the process and issues involved with both prejudgment and postjudgment interest and teaches you just how our Colorado courts go about assessing these interest amounts. Tuition is $129 for legal support staff; $129 for new lawyers (first two years); $209 for Litigation Section members; $159 for DBA members; $179 for non-members. Three general credits.

Free File & Serve Training

Training classes for State Court e-filing will be on July 7. 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

Henry Hall Golf Tournament

Sign up now for the 2008 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament, June 9, at Vista Ridge Golf Club in Erie.Tickets are $100 per person. Contact Dana Collier Smith at (303) 824-5318 or for more information. See ad on page 22.

Christian Legal Society Meeting

The Christian Legal Society of Denver has a meeting on June 13 at 7 a.m. Jeff Roseneau of Accountability Ministries will be speaking on “Becoming the People God is Calling Us to Be.” A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided by Peterson Dymond & Reagor. It will be at the Denver Tech Center, 8400 E. Prentice Ave., second floor conference room. RSVP to Douglas Griess at (303) 793-3400 or; or Rachel Stokowski at (303) 837-3727 or

MVL Says “Thanks!”

Metro Volunteer Lawyers relies entirely on volunteers to provide the pro bono services to needy metro area clients. This year, Steuben’s restaurant in Denver donated $30 gift certificates to MVL to help recruit new volunteers and to provide a few extraordinary volunteers with an extra “thank you” for their efforts. In March, the first four volunteer attorneys to take a new MVL case were Norman Beecher, Paul Danborn, David Martínez and Allen Rozansky. Each of them received a gift certificate to Steuben’s, 523 East 17th Ave. If you would like to volunteer to take a case on a pro bono basis, contact Patricia Trujillo at Thank you to Steuben’s and thank you to all MVL volunteers!

Legal Support Staff Meeting

The Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff monthly dinner meeting is June 16, 6 p.m., at Parkplace, 111 Emerson St. For more information, contact Audrey Brekel at (303) 417-8502 or

Vacancy Notice — ABA

The DBA will have a vacancy in its delegation to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The term of appointment is two years, beginning in mid-August 2008. Subsequent terms (two maximum) are for two-year periods. Duties include:

* attendance at ABA annual meeting in August (two-day meeting);
* attendance at ABA mid-year meeting in February (two-day meeting);
* attendance at selected Board of Trustees meetings.

Expenses for travel and a per diem allowance are paid by the DBA for the ABA meetings. Submit resume and a brief letter expressing interest by June 15 to: ABA Delegate, Denver Bar Association, c/o Charles C. Turner, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO  80203.

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