Denver Bar Association
April 2009
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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 http://www.cobar.org/cle.

DBA–CLE April

Bankruptcy Basics from the Creditor’s Perspective is April 16, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. Most bankruptcy CLE programs are taught from the perspective of the debtor rather than the debtor’s creditors, leaving the program attendee with only half of the information needed to really understand the process and strategy involved. CBA–CLE to the rescue! Our expert faculty, who hail from both the debtor and creditor bars, will show you what the process is like, from start to finish, with an emphasis on the issues that are most important to a creditor. You will learn the fundamentals of each type of bankruptcy, how debts are discharged, avoidance actions, stays and more. This program is co-sponsored by the Bankruptcy Subsection of the CBA Business Law Section. Tuition is $209 for legal support staff; $209 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $229 for CBA Business Law Section members; $229 for CBA Bankruptcy Law Subsection members; $259 for CBA members; $299 for nonmembers. Seven general credits.

Family Law Spring Update 2009 is April 24, 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. Our expert faculty, including distinguished practitioners, judges and industry professionals, will lead you step-by-step through some of the hottest issues that face family law attorneys and their clients today. Topics include: understanding the data, research methods, and tools that experts use; working with difficult issues when bankruptcy is part of a domestic relations case; and thorny issues involving third-party decision makers. At this program, you will get the timely, critical information you need to be on the cutting edge of family law in Colorado. This program is co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section. Tuition is $209 for legal support staff; $209 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $229 for CBA Family Law Section members; $249 for CBA members; $299 for nonmembers. Eight general credits, including 1.5 ethics.

18th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations in Colorado has a primer on April 30, 12:15–4:50 p.m. The advanced institute program is May 1, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. The primer will feature lectures on forming nonprofit entities, obtaining and retaining tax-exempt status, differentiating between public charities and private foundations, and planning for charitable contributions by donors. The following day’s advanced program will examine the annual tax update, followed by a discussion of issues related to the increased use of the Internet by charities and problems with respect to "underwater" endowments. This is followed by a keynote luncheon talk on IRS enforcement activities presented by the Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service for Tax Exempt Organizations and Governmental Entities, and a panel discussion on recent Colorado enforcement activities. Tuition for both programs is $269 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $289 for Business Law & Taxation Law Section members; $309 for nonprofit, government agency and CBA members; $349 for nonmembers. Tuition for the primer only is $119 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $139 for Business Law & Taxation Law Section members; $159 for nonprofit, government agency and CBA members; $199 for nonmembers. Tuition for the advanced institute only is $219 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $239 for Business Law & Taxation Law Section members; $259 for nonprofit, government agency and CBA members; $299 for nonmembers. Eight general credits for the advanced institute and four general credits for the primer.

Lawyers Committee Luncheon

The 2009 Annual Luncheon of the Colorado Lawyers Committee is Tuesday, May 19, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. The event will honor individuals and law firms who contributed significantly to the accomplishments of the Lawyers Committee during 2008. For more information, go to www.ColoradoLawyersCommittee.org or call (303) 894-6366.

Paralegal Association Annual Dinner

The Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association’s 2009 Annual Dinner Meeting is Tuesday, May 12, at the Courtyard by Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, 1475 S. Colorado Blvd. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a social hour. The keynote speaker is Hon. Christina M. Habas. Her topic is "Paralegals: Why You Are a Lawyer’s Best Friend." Cost is $37 for members of RMPA and $42 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact Nora Ablutz at (303) 866-0431 or nora.ablutz@hro.com.

Laid-Back Softball Returns

Enjoy beautiful Colorado Saturdays playing softball in the most relaxed league west of Pecos. The league is co-ed and children are welcome. If you are interested, contact Jack Tanner at (303) 894-4495 or jtanner@fwlaw.com.

Legal Support Staff

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals, will host its monthly CLE presentation, Tuesday, April 14, 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 cburns@stcharlestown.com or Perri Morris at pmorris@nea.org.


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