Denver Bar Association
November 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

DBA–CLE November

Ethics: 19 Ways to Get Your Credits (before the end of the year) We’re making it easier than ever to get quality ethics programs before the end of the year. The programs give you practical and relevant advice you can use in your practice and allow you to meet your continuing legal educations credits your way — at a live event, through online video or webcast, or on-the-go with a CD or MP3 download. More info at

10th Annual Colorado Business Law Institute is Nov. 5 and 6 at the Denver Marriott City Center. This program is back with an update from Secretary of State Bernie Buescher, a corporate governance update, eight breakout sessions and more! Tuition ranges from $299 to $425, depending on membership status. Fourteen general credits, including three ethics credits.

CBA Young Lawyer Conference 2009 is Nov. 18, and it’s more important than ever to be able to hit the ground running as a new lawyer. This conference will get you on the right track and allow you to provide your clients with the best service you can, whether you’re navigating your new role as an associate, tackling your first trial or filing your first brief. Tuition is only $95 for members of CBA’s Young Lawyer Division. Six general credits, including one ethics credit. Plus, free registration for the movie night scheduled that day, including networking, refreshments and an ethics presentation worth one ethics credit.

27th Annual National CLE Conference — CLE and Ski is in Vail, Jan. 6–10. This popular program has nine, carefully-planned program tracks, one of which is sure to complement your practice and give you the much-needed excuse to get your CLE on the slopes: bankruptcy, civil litigation, employee benefits, family law, health, intellectual property, labor & employment, real estate and tax law. Agendas, registration, lift ticket and hotel information are all available at

Annual Veterans Gathering

All bar association members who are military vets are invited to an informal reception on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m., at the Breckenridge Brewery, 2220 Blake St.. Whether retired General or Admiral, or honorably discharged Private or Seaman, all are welcome to share drinks, appetizers and stories of long ago experiences. So that we have an idea of how many might be coming, RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

Faculty of Federal Advocates CLE

The FFA’s Annual End-of-Year CLE Extravaganza is Dec. 3, 1–4:15 p.m, at the Magnolia Ballroom, 817 17th St. Three CLE credits, including one ethics is available. Topics include "How to Combat Prosecutorial Misconduct: Lessons from the Failed Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens" and "Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges." Cost: DBA members are $40, attorneys admitted five years or less, public defenders and government attorneys are $50, faculty members are $65, nonmembers are $75 and students are free. For more information and registration, call (303) 455-0927 or e-mail Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of "Making Your Case" by Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner.

Shoot Some Hoops!

Lawyers League Basketball will kick off the 2010 season in January, continuing through early March with the division championships. Games will likely be played at the University of Denver, as usual. The team entry fee is expected to be $600–$750, pending final facility and insurance costs. If you are interested in registering a team or have any questions, contact Todd Jansen at (303) 337-0838 or, or Rob Hooke at (303) 261-8196 or The registration deadline is Nov. 20.

Dolls for Daughters

Dolls for Daughters, a nonprofit organization started by Jessica Bachus in 2007 after the loss of her daughter Kenzi, is collecting new, unwrapped dolls for girls facing homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect, through Dec. 18. Dolls for Daughters gives doll donations to girls who would not otherwise receive a gift during the holidays. To find drop-off locations or make a donation online, visit

Student Theatre Benefit Event

Support the theatre group from Metro State College that helped produce the CBA/DBA Professionalism Vignettes at a reception, auction and performance event, Nov. 18, 6 p.m., at the Eugenia Rawls Courtyard Theatre. 855 Lawrence Way. Cost is $50. RSVP or donate at The Professionalism Committee is still doing CLE presentations around the state using the DVD as a teaching tool. To get further information about scheduling a vignette program at a firm, courthouse or local bar, contact the DBA at (303) 860-1115.

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