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May 18, 2010


May 18, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Coffee Talk: Environmental Pitfalls

- CLE: IP & Tech Institute

- DBA Member Appreciation Week

- CLE: Attacking the Expert's Pedestal

- Perspective on a New Zealand Murder Trial

- Book Signing this Thursday

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*** Coffee Talk: Environmental Pitfalls for the Non-Environmental Lawyer 
Learn about and discuss environmental law practice issues, such as real estate transactions, bankruptcy, foreclosure and litigation on Wednesday, May 26, from 8–9 a.m. at the DBA offices. Speaker Alison J. Thayer is a partner at Temkin Wielga Hardt & Longenecker practicing environmental law, including permitting, transactional work, and litigation focusing on hazardous waste, toxic tort, natural resource, and superfund issues. One CLE credit has been requested. Cost is $5 for members. To register, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or e-mail

*** CLE: 2010 Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Institute, June 3-4 in Westminster
Join attendees and faculty from around the country for the premiere IP conference in the West. Topics include case law updates, regulatory and practice developments, and unmatched networking opportunities.
*** DBA Members are "match•less (adj): having no equal"
Thank you for contributing your time and talent to the Denver Bar Association. Your dedication, knowledge and commitment to the legal community have no match. As a thank you for contributing your time and talent, the DBA will be hosting a series of events for members June 6-12. Along with the events, make sure to check out our special, week-long Tuesdays at the Bar series, from noon to 1 p.m. each day of the week. Questions? Contact Heather Clark at or (303) 824-5350.

*** CLE: Attacking the Expert's Pedestal — Featuring Nationally Recognized Expert Robert Musante, May 27
The adverse expert is usually the most dangerous witness, but also the most vulnerable. This seminar analyzes and illustrates dozens of archetypal attacks against the adverse expert's pedestal-like status. Robert Musante is a national leader in teaching deposition cross-examination and the necessary skills to taking great adverse depositions of fact witnesses and experts.

*** Perspective on a New Zealand Murder Trial
Read about how one recent University of Colorado Law School graduate has embraced his one-year stint in New Zealand by analyzing a murder trial and comparing it to a U.S. trial.

*** Book Signing this Thursday, May 20 with Manuel Ramos, author of CBA-CLE’s Rights and Obligations: Colorado Landlord-Tenant Law from the Perspective of a Tenant Advocate and new fiction book King of the Chicanos. Find out more at the Learned Lawyer.


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