Denver Bar Association
May 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


2009 Colorado Employment Law Conference is May 20–21, 9 a.m., at the Red Lion Hotel, 4040 Quebec St. This conference brings you practical information taught by an expert faculty that includes prominent judges, distinguished employment law practitioners from both the plaintiff and defense bars, and experienced industry professionals. The agenda includes a case law update, ethics segments, new developments in the ADA and FMLA, what’s new in national origin and religious discrimination claims, useful Federal statutes and more. This program is co-sponsored by the CBA Labor and Employment Law Section. Tuition is $269 for legal support staff; $269 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $289 for CBA Labor and Employment Law Section members; $309 for CBA members; $329 for nonmembers. Twelve general credits, including one ethics.

7th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute is May 28–29, 8:30 a.m., at the Hyatt Regency Convention Center, 650 15th St. This institute returns with an outstanding line up of speakers and topics, including updates on all areas of IP law and practice. Hear about the latest on practice before the USPTO, emerging IP litigation issues or recent trends in IP transactions. The program is co-sponsored by the CBA Intellectual Property Section. Tuition before May 14 is $299 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $329 for CBA Intellectual Property Section members; $349 for ABA Science and Technology Section members; $349 for CBA members; $399 for nonmembers. Tuition aftere May 14 is $339 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $359 for CBA Intellectual Property Section members; $379 for ABA Science and Technology Section members; $379 for CBA members; $439 for nonmembers. Fourteen general credits, including one ethics.

300 Things You Can Do With a Law Degree — Career Options In and Out of Law is May 7, 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Some lawyers have always wondered about their options outside the traditional practice of law, uncertain of whether law firm life suits them. Some are only beginning to look at their options now, as the traditional legal market tightens around them. Some have just recently graduated into a profession at a crossroads, leaving them confused about what’s in store for their careers. If any of this sounds familiar, you’re not alone and this program was created just for you. Exploring your abilities, interests and work styles using the tools provided in this workshop will give you the perspective you need to shed light on your next step — whether you inevitably approach a law-related career, strike out and use your experience outside the industry entirely, or even decide that, with adjustments, practicing law is right where you want to be. This program also is available via live webcast. Tuition is $109 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $149 for CBA members; $179 for nonmembers. No credits applied for. Participation is confidential. By enrolling, you agree to respect the privacy of other attendees. CBA–CLE does not release registrant information.

Qwest Diversity Award

DILP is seeking nominations for the Diversity Trailblazer and Diversity Leadership Awards. The Trailblazer Award recognizes a Colorado attorney who has made meaningful and significant efforts to advance diversity within his or her organization and/or the legal profession. The Qwest Diversity Leadership Award recognizes a Colorado law firm or corporate legal department that is a leader in diversity. The organization will have measurable results in areas including, attracting, welcoming, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys, thus showing a commitment to advance diversity within their organization. If you would like to nominate an individual or organization for either award, please contact Cindy Hyman at by June 15.

People’s Fair — Be a Volunteer!

The CHUN Capital Hill People’s Fair is June 6 and 7 at Civic Center Park in Denver. This is one of the largest two-day festivals in the country, with many fun and exciting things to see. Local foods, arts, crafts, music and nonprofits will host booths at the fair. We are recruiting for DBA volunteer attorneys and paralegals to help staff the DBA booth and help answer legal questions. If you are interested in volunteering, please e-mail Meghan Seck at or call (303) 824-5303. See you there!

CJI Annual Meeting

The Colorado Judicial Institute Annual Meeting and Luncheon is Thursday, May 28, noon–1:30 p.m., at The Curtis Hotel, 1405 Curtis St. Join in acknowledging the work CJI has done to support judicial independence and excellence in Colorado. In honor of the 200th Anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s birth, there will be a presentation by Judge Russell Carparelli, entitled "Lincoln’s Legacy of Equality & Liberty." Board Chair Bob Miller will deliver the annual report and new board members and officers will be elected. The cost is $35. Reservations are required. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 21 at Call (303) 766-7501 or email with questions.

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