Denver Bar Association
December 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 December

Appellate Practice Workshop 2009: Better Writing, Briefing, and Oral Argument, Dec. 2. For the past two years, Colorado Court of Appeals Judge John R. Webb has presented his very useful, practical workshop on how to be persuasive to appellate courts, both in writing and during oral argument. Judge Webb’s programs in 2007 and 2008 were very successful. This informative, practical program is back for 2009!

Effective Technology in the Courtroom, Dec. 3. Today, your courtroom technology skills may be the difference between winning and losing your case. This program shows you how to use PowerPoint to maximize the jury’s ability to retain information and how to integrate trial presentation software into your courtroom practice.

Ethics Hot Topics: Internet Marketing, Attorney Fees and Attorney Fee Agreements, Dec. 15. In these economically challenging times, ethics questions regarding Internet marketing, attorney fees and fee agreements come up often, suddenly, and when you least expect them. In this short morning program, our faculty, experienced in these ethics hot topics, will tackle those questions, discuss the right and wrong answers, and show you how to avoid finding yourself in hot water.

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

Bench–Bar Lunch

Topic for this lunch, Friday, Dec. 4, noon to 1:45 p.m., is "Venturing Into Strange Waters" and is at the Denver City & County Building, 1437 Bannock St., third floor law library. In this time of economic turmoil, hear district court and county court judges, a representative of the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, and an attorney in the field of legal ethics present their perspectives and practical suggestions for attorneys venturing into areas of the law that are new or unfamiliar to them. Cost (including lunch) is $15 for DBA members and $20 for nonmembers. Two ethics credits applied for. RSVP by noon, Wednesday, Dec. 2, to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail

Winter Festival

The DBA YLD is requesting donations for the annual Winter Festival, Jan. 23, at the Denver Department of Human Services, 1200 Federal Blvd. Winter Festival provides holiday gifts to 1,200 Denver children currently living in foster homes. Please start collecting toys, books, stuffed animals and sporting goods and deliver them to the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor, by Jan. 15. To make a monetary donation for the event, mail checks, payable to the DBA YLD with "Winter Festival" in the memo line, to the DBA offices. Anyone interested in helping plan or participating in Winter Festival should contact DBA YLD Executive Council members Gillian Bidgood at; Lucia Padilla at, (303) 383-6583; or Sarah Oviatt at

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