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Nov. 27

Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012
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From the Bar
Coffee Talk: Contempt in Colorado State Courts—Thursday, Dec. 13
Learn how the contempt proceeding process works in district and county courts. Understand how to pursue or defend against contempt sanctions. This presentation will include the perspective of a practitioner, Patrick Thiessen, and a judge, Hon. Raymond Satter. One general CLE credit applied for. RSVP online or email
Call for DBA Awards Nominees
The DBA Awards Committee needs your nomination for its annual awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, DBA Volunteer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, and Teacher of the Year. You can submit a brief nominating statement online or email Heather Clark. The committee will consider involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar associations, and career history and accomplishments. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Jan. 31.
Seniors Holiday Lunch—Thursday, Dec. 6
Join the Seniors Committee at noon on Thursday, Dec. 6, to share holiday cheer at their annual Holiday Lunch. The luncheon will be held at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. Cost to attend is $12. Please RSVP by Dec. 4 online or to Sara Crocker at or 303-824-5347
Barristers Benefit Ball—Saturday, May 4
The Ball will be held Saturday, May 4, at the Hyatt Convention Center in downtown Denver. Please join us this year to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Barristers Benefit Ball—Derby Style! Click here for details about the sponsorship packages and other options. Purchase tickets or a table online at
From the Courts
Mandatory E-filing in Denver District Court Domestic Relations Cases Beginning Tuesday, Jan 1.
Denver District Court Chief Judge Robert S. Hyatt recently entered an order mandating that all district court domestic relations cases be e-filed beginning Jan. 1, through the Colorado Judicial Department’s Integrated Colorado Courts E-Filing System (ICCES). Pro se litigants do not have access to ICCES and will continue to file through the clerk’s office. A copy of Chief Judge Hyatt’s order has been posted here. For more information on ICCES, please visit the court’s website.
Continuing Legal Education
Check Out All the Upcoming One-Hour Programs—Including Ethics
Current Developments in the Energy Industry (Tuesday, Dec. 4), Divorce, Fair Value, and Tax Business Appraisals (Tuesday, Dec. 4), Quick and Easy Tips to Safeguard Client Data (Monday, Dec. 10) Colorado Legal Legends: A Fireside Chat with Honorable Roger Cisneros (Tuesday, Dec. 18), Professionalism in Today’s Competitive Legal Market (Thursday, Dec. 20), Blurring the Lines-Cross-Border Practice of Law (Thursday, Dec. 27).

Become a More Effective Negotiator with National Speaker Ralph Cagle—Wednesday, Dec 12
With this practical training you will learn negotiation strategies and tactics; learn to assess your own negotiation style and skills; develop skills through hands-on negotiation; and reality test ethical challenges lawyers face in negotiation. As a practicing lawyer, Cagle also serves as a mediator in business, employment, professional, and tort disputes and represents lawyers in professional disciplinary matters. Review the complete agenda here.

From the Legal Community
20th Annual Rothgerber Conference, “Public Constitutional Literacy”—Nov. 29–30
The White Center at the University of Colorado Law School is hosting its 20th Annual Rothgerber Conference. The event will begin Thursday evening with a keynote address on “Constitutional Literacy Outside the Courts” by Harvard law School Prof. Mark Tushnet, followed by a reception. On Friday, local lawyers and educators will moderate multiple panel discussions regarding constitutional literacy. CLE credits are available. Click here for event information and to register.
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