Denver Bar Association
May 2010
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Searches, Seizures, Statements and Other Top 40 Hits, by Judge Fred Rodgers, May 6. This is a grand musical event: a concert on Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights and issues. Gilpin County Court Judge Fred Rodgers brings everything you need to know about searches, seizures, and statements topics to life, in a most engaging and enlightening way.

42nd Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference, May 7. The 2010 Conference brings SEC and regional enforcement authorities together to discuss national developments; corporate governance issues; and best defense practices in this volatile time of changing market conditions. The faculty is a group of well-known and respected local and national securities professionals. There are unmatched networking opportunities with local, statewide and national practice leaders.

2010 Colorado Employment Law Conference, May 26–27. Get practical, timely information taught by expert faculty, including prominent federal and state judges, as well as distinguished employment law practitioners from both the plaintiff and defense bars. In addition to critical case law and legislative updates, learn how to litigate claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act; how to prepare and defend against an attorney’s fee petition; how to bring and defend cases against governmental entities; how to negotiate severance agreements and more.

Attacking the Expert’s Pedestal — Featuring Nationally Recognized Expert Robert Musante, May 27. The adverse expert is typically the most dangerous witness and, at the same time, the most vulnerable. The expert witness must defend his testimony from attacks on multiple fronts and this seminar analyzes and illustrates dozens of archetypal attacks against the adverse expert’s pedestal-like status. Robert Musante is the nation’s foremost teacher of deposition cross-examination. He has taught the logic essential to taking great adverse depositions — of "fact" witnesses and experts — to more than 35,000 litigators in 41 states.

DBA Co-Ed Summer Softball Returns

The DBA summer softball league — one of the most relaxed — returns June 5. Games are co-ed and your children (tweens and older) are welcome to play. Games are Saturday mornings through early August. Games are at Cranmer (Sundial) Park at First Avenue and Bellaire Street. Cost will depend on how many teams sign up. Interested team captains, contact Jack Tanner at

Support Staff Meeting

Colorado Association of Legal Support Staff will host its third board meeting and educational conference on May 14–15 in Silverthorne. Visit for more information.

Paralegal Association Annual Meeting

The Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association’s 2010 Annual Dinner is at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 13 at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St. The keynote speaker is Hon. Richard L. Gabriel, Colorado Court of Appeals. He will present on the "Appellate Process: What Do Judges Do?" Cost is $37 for RMPA members, $42 for nonmembers. For more information or to register, contact Brenda Young at or (303) 421-2034; or Dee Roberts at or (303) 756-0800.

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