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September 27, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Denver County Court Criminal and General Sessions-Everything You Need to Know
  • Seniors Roast
  • Willing To Invest Three Hours In Your Financial Future?
  • Colorado Legal Legends: A Fireside Chat with the Honorable Jim Carrigan
  • Small Claims Clinic Training
  • Real Estate Fall Update
  • A New Look for SCOTUSblog
  • Baditude and Other Trial Tips for Litigators
  • From the ABA Journal: The Rise of the Latino Lawyer
  • The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Education Summit
From the Bar
The DBA Bench/Bar Committee is Pleased to Present the Following Brown Bag Lunch: Denver County Court Criminal and General Sessions-Everything You Need to Know! Thursday, Oct. 6
This program is located in the law library in the City and County Building and will feature Denver County Court Judges Armatas, Breese, and Satter, as well as former Chief Public Defender Charles Garcia. The cost will be $15 for DBA members and $25 for non-members. Please RSVP for what should be an informative and entertaining program here or e-mail
Seniors Roast, Tuesday, Oct. 4
Larry DeMuth will be toasted and roasted at the Seniors Roast Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University Club. Cost to attend is $45. RSVP to Alexa Drago at or 303-824-5313, and please note your meal choice of surf and turf, chicken, or vegetarian.
Willing To Invest Three Hours In Your Financial Future?
This Transitions program on Thursday, Oct. 6, will explore how you can protect your financial future. There will be no selling of products or services, just straight talk from Pat Funk who has authored the book, "Lawyers at MidLife" (included in registration fee). Regardless of your current circumstances, intentions, or timelines, Being Prepared: How Lawyers Can Lay the Groundwork for their Own Financial Future CLE, will provide a framework to help you anticipate the critical financial life planning decisions essential to living the life you choose. To register for this 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. program, which carries three CLE credits, for $45, click here.
Continuing Education
Colorado Legal Legends: A Fireside Chat with the Honorable Jim Carrigan on Thursday, Oct. 6
You are cordially invited to join us on Thursday, Oct. 6, for a luncheon with the Honorable Jim Carrigan, a Colorado Legal Legend, who will share with us his ethical and professional words of wisdom and his personal and practical advice. Register here.
Small Claims Clinic Training, Tuesday, Oct. 25
Kip Barrash will present a basic training from noon to 2 p.m. at the CBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, for attorneys who are interested in teaching the small claims clinic or who want a general understanding of the small claims process. Tips include gathering information, forms, filing, defending your position, and court procedure. Cost to attend is $49 for members and $69 for non-members, or complimentary when you sign up to volunteer for a clinic. Register online for the webcast or live version of this program. You also may e-mail, or call (303) 824-1115 ext. 727 and be sure to state if you are registering for the live or webcast.
Real Estate Fall Update, Friday, Oct. 14
Get in-depth interpretations of the latest cases and get answers to your most difficult questions about the most recent legislation related to real estate law, including transfer fees, public records vs. personal privacy, and mechanics' liens. Don't miss the point/counterpoint debate on mortgage modifications: what should be a simple modification can involve a dizzying array of federal and state issues and regulations that continues to be in flux. Also get a look ahead at the new and improved Colorado Real Estate Commission forms. Find out more.
In the News
A New Look for SCOTUSblog
The blog that offers coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court has unveiled a new look this week. Read a note from the blog's publisher, Tom Goldstein, and see the revamped site here.
Baditude and Other Trial Tips for Litigators by Ken Eichner
Even though I have picked 135 juries, and have worked as both a public defender and prosecutor, I still have a lot to learn when it comes to navigating the ins and outs of the legal system. Being an effective litigator and successful at trial is a lifelong endeavor, is rarely smooth sailing, and can only come with practice and dedication. As of today, this is what I can share with young lawyers who are just entering the fray. Click here to read more.
From the ABA Journal: The Rise of the Latino Lawyer
There are dozens of reasons someone would choose to go to law school and become an attorney. … For many Latinos, the decision to become a lawyer can be very personal. Read more
Legal Community Event
The Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Education Summit, Friday Oct. 7
In honor of Professional Legal Management Week, the Mile High Chapter of ALA is hosting an Education Summit on Friday, Oct. 7, at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. This event is open to all legal professionals. Cost to attend is $60 for full-day attendance; $40 for half-day morning attendance (including breakfast and two breakout sessions) and $45 for half-day afternoon attendance (including lunch, a networking session, and two afternoon breakout sessions). Click here to register for the program. For more information, click here. Contact Janet Wulf at or Julie Becker at with questions.

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