Denver Bar Association
September 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 September

Colorado Real Estate Practice Course is Sept. 10 – Nov. 19 and is a 10-week course on Wednesday nights. This course is about Colorado real estate and is recognized as the best basic skills course in Colorado real property law. The qualified authors and instructors have taught this course for 32 years. Course topics include: malpractice avoidance; legal descriptions; surveys; deeds and conveyance; title examination; real estate financing; title insurance; real estate contracts; public trustee foreclosures; judicial foreclosures; quiet title actions and real estate closings. Every attendee will receive Colorado Real Estate Practice (2008), Colorado Title Insurance Practice, (4th Ed.), and The Land Measurement Manual. A $430 Value! Tuition is $499 for Real Estate Section members; $519 for DBA members; $599 for non-members. Eighteen general credits, including four ethics.

Ethics & Professionalism: Lawghter is the Best Medicine is Sept. 11, 9 a.m.–3:45 p.m. It is often said that laughter is the best medicine, and Sean Carter combines a healthy dose of substantive legal knowledge and side-splitting humor to create his own special portion of “lawghter.” In his seminars, you will learn how to avoid the most common ethical pitfalls faced by lawyers and how to alleviate the stress of practicing law. You also will be treated to engaging updates on the most significant legal developments. Tuition is $209 for new attorneys (first two years); $249 for DBA members; $289 for non-members. Six general credits, including six ethics.

Attention all runners!

Will you be participating in this year’s Denver Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 19?  If so, you might consider using your marathon (or your half-marathon or marathon-relay) to open the courthouse door a little wider for those in need of civil justice. The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, which promotes equal access to justice by raising funds to provide civil legal services for low-income Coloradans, is one of the official charities of the Denver Marathon. By collecting pledges for LAF in support of your run, you can give new meaning to the term “swift justice.”  Contact Diana Poole at the Legal Aid Foundation, (303) 863-9544 or for more information and a discount code for online registration. For more information about the Denver Marathon, go to

Legal Support Staff

The Mile High Association of Legal Support Staff monthly dinner meeting is Sept. 15, 6 p.m., at Parkplace, 111 Emerson St. For more information, contact Audrey Brekel at (303) 417-8502 or

Ready For Some Football?

The DBA Lawyers’ Football League begins its 40th year on Sunday, Sept. 7. The league welcomes lawyers and law students. The league is limited to 10 teams. Team selections are made on a first-come/first-served basis. If you do not have a team, you are encouraged to contact League Commissioner Vic Stazzone at (303) 757-4971 or

NALS Dinner Meeting

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

CLSMD Monthly Meeting

The Christian Legal Society – Metro Denver monthly meeting is Sept. 12, 11:45 p.m.–1:30 p.m., at El Senor Sol Restaurant, 2301 7th St. Carol Chambers, district attorney of the 18th Judicial District, is presenting on “The Role of Mercy in Prosecution.” Cost is $15 for lunch only and $25 for lunch and CLE credit. For more information, contact Rachel Stokowski at (303) 837-3727 or

Educational Conference

The Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff’s 12th Annual Meeting & Educational Conference is Friday and Saturday, Sept. 12–13, at the Boulder Broker Inn, 555 30th St in Boulder. Jean Ferrington with Waste Management will speak about “Employee Issues in Today’s Workplace” at 1 p.m. on Friday, followed by a presentation by private investigator Ryan Ross on “Where Are They Now? Finding People Who Don’t Want to Be.” CLE credits have been requested. Nonmembers can attend the seminars for $25 each, or they can attend both day’s events for $100. For more information and a registration form, contact Sherill Mullins at (303) 832-0852 or Ann Salek at (303) 832-1900.

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