Denver Bar Association
July 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 July/August

The 26th Annual Real Estate Symposium is July 17–19 at the Keystone Conference Center in Keystone, Colo. The symposium will comprise programs featuring knowledgeable state and national presenters with social events designed to provide the opportunity to mingle with colleagues in the real estate community. The goal of the conference is to reinforce the collegiality of the real estate community while providing timely topics for the real estate law practitioner and other real estate professionals. Tuition is $359 for Real Estate Section members; $389 for DBA members; $419 for nonmembers. Fifteen general credits, including 2.8 ethics. 

Advertising Law — Rules of the Road 2008 is June 24, 9 a.m.– 4:30 p.m. This intensive, full-day program has been designed to share the latest wisdom and insight of our distinguished faculty, so that you will emerge prepared to represent your clients to the best of your ability. Tuition is $129 for LSS of a DBA member; $129 for new lawyers (first two years); $179 for government employees; $229 for DBA members; $279 for nonmembers. Eight general credits.

Family Law Institute 2008 is August 7–9 at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colo., 620 Village Rd. This year’s Institute features: lightning rounds – this fast-paced Friday afternoon session is back by popular demand; updates, updates and more updates; Colorado’s top presenters in the legal, financial and mental health professions; many sessions to choose from; networking and social events; and a great location for the whole family. Join Colorado’s Family Law judges, attorneys, accountants, and mental health professionals at Colorado’s premier Family Law Conference. Tuition is $279 for DBA Family Law Section members; $279 for DBA Juvenile Law Section members; $299 for MDIC or CCMO members; $299 for DBA members; $339 for nonmembers. Fifteen general credits, including one ethics.

Bench–Bar Retreat

Mark your calendars for a fantastic opportunity to discuss the latest hot-button issues with metro-Denver judges in a casual, roundtable format. The event is on Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m.–noon, at the Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant St. This program will be submitted for two general and two ethics credits. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or e-mail RSVPs must be received by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 24.  Breakfast will be served. Stay tuned for further details!

Davis Award Nominations Sought

Nominations are invited for the 2008 Richard Marden Davis Award, to honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational and charitable activities. The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. The 2007 Davis Award recipient was Michael Carrigan of Holland & Hart. Nominations are due Sept. 1. For a nomination form or with questions, contact Nancy Meyer at Davis Graham & Stubbs at (303) 892-7584 or, or click here to download the form.

CLSMD Meeting

The Christian Legal Society-Metro Denver meeting is July 11, 11:45 a.m.–1:30 p.m., at El Senor Sol Restaurant, 2301 7th St. Jim Chapman, president of Rocky Mountain Family Council will speak on "Colorado Legislative Session Update and What to Expect in the Future." Cost is $15. CLE will be provided. Also, a meeting is scheduled for Aug. 8, 7 a.m., at 8400 E. Prentice Ave., second floor. A complimentary continental breakfast will be provided by Peterson Dymond & Reagor. RSVP to Douglas Griess at (303) 793-3400 or

NALS Monthly Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its next dinner meetings on July 8 and Aug. 12, 6 p.m., at Colorado Education Association, 1500 Grant St. One hour of continuing legal education for legal support staff professionals will be presented. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns at or Perri Morris at

Free File & Serve Training

Training classes for state court e-filing will be July 7 and August 4. State 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

Support Staff Dinner

Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff will hold its next two monthly dinner meetings on July 21 and Aug. 18, 6 p.m., at Parkplace, 111 Emerson St. For more information, contact Audrey Brekel at (303) 417-8502 or

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