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Events Calendar

    • Thursday, October 24, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Courtroom A201
    Register

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019

    "THE ABCS OF COURTROOM TECHNOLOGY & ETIQUETTE"

    Edward Butler, USDC Legal Officer

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
    901 19th Street, Denver
    Courtroom A201

    Since all the U.S. District Court's judicial officers require proficiency with courtroom technology equipment and protocol, here is your chance to get a hands-on familiarization with the equipment and procedure for courtroom presentation of evidence. This is also an opportunity to learn from a court staff member's perspective about courtroom etiquette, procedural practice tips, often misunderstood or ignored local rules, and the secret three-word mantra that all must know.

    2 general CLE credits approved.

    • Wednesday, November 06, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2019

    A VETERAN'S DAY CELEBRATION

    "THE CLERK'S PERSPECTIVE ON WHAT FEDERAL PRACTITIONERS
    NEED TO KNOW"

    and

    "IS GUANTANAMO BAY STILL OPEN? HOW WE GOT THERE AND WHAT WE ARE DOING DOWN THERE -
    A MILITARY DEFENSE COUNSEL'S PERSPECTIVE"

    Jeffrey P. Colwell, Esq.
    Clerk of the Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    ALFRED A. ARRAJ FEDERAL COURTHOUSE
    901 19TH STREET, DENVER
    Jury Assembly Room

    This presentation is brought to you by the Colorado Bar Association's Military & Veterans' Affairs Section and the Faculty of Federal Advocates.
    This program is being provided complimentarily, but you must register for lunch. 

    1 CLE general credit approved.

    • Tuesday, November 19, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2019

    "THE ETHICS OF REPRESENTING CLIENTS WITH DIMINISHED CAPACITY"

    MICHAEL A. KIRTLAND, J.D., LL.M., CELA
    KIRTLAND & SEAL, LLC, COLORADO SPRINGS

    12 NOON - 1:15 P.M.

    ALFRED A. ARRAJ COURTHOUSE
    901 19TH STREET, DENVER
    JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM

    Mr. Kirtland will discuss the ethical issues in representing such clients where the recognition by the attorney of the diminished capacity is incidental to the purpose of the representation, such as may be present in representing criminal defendants.

    2 General/ 1.5 Ethics CLE Credits approved.

    • Wednesday, November 20, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
    • Byron White U.S. Courthouse, 1823 Stout Street, Courtroom 1, Denver
    Register

    Due to limited space, reservations have been closed. Please register if you'd like to be placed on a waiting list. Thank you.

    THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    of the Tenth Judicial Circuit
    and the
    FACULTY OF FEDERAL ADVOCATES

    invite you to attend a program celebrating the life and legal career of
    U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch (1930-2019).

    The program will be held in the ceremonial courtroom/Courtroom 1* of the Byron White U.S. Courthouse, located at 1823 Stout Street, Denver, CO 80257 on:

    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m.

    The program beginning at 3:30 p.m. will feature comments by:
    Members of the Matsch Family,
    Senior U.S. District Judge Lewis T. Babcock,
    Retired Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis,
    Retired Federal Public Defender Michael G. Katz, and
    Chief U.S. District Judge James K. Bredar
    (D. Maryland) (moderator).

    There is no charge to attend this event but space in the Tenth Circuit courtrooms is limited so you need to reserve a place in advance.

    A reception will follow the program.

    ID required to pass through courthouse security; no cameras and no photos allowed inside courthouse.

    * Space in the ceremonial courtroom/Courtroom 1 is limited; overflow seating will be in Courtroom 2 with a live video feed. Seating in Courtroom 1 will be first-come, first served as guests arrive, with space reserved for judges and Matsch family members.

    For more information about, or to join, the Historical Society of the Tenth Judicial Circuit, go to our website at: www.10thcircuithistory.org, call: (303) 298-5701, or send an email to: 10thcircuithistory@gmail.com.

    For more information about, or to join, the Faculty of Federal Advocates, go to our website at: www.facultyfederaladvocates.org, call (720) 667-6049, or send an email to dana@facultyfederaladvocates.org

    • Wednesday, December 04, 2019
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • The Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street, Denver
    Register


    Please join us for conversation and camaraderie!

    FFA's Annual Reception & Celebration of USDC
    Pro Bono Panel Members

    Wednesday, December 4, 2019

    5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

    The Clocktower Cabaret
    1601 Arapahoe Street, Lower Level, Denver

    Hors d'oeuvres and one complimentary beverage provided. 

    The event is free of charge, but RSVPs are required
    due to limited space.

    For more information, contact Dana Collier Smith at
    dana@facultyfederaladvocates.org or 720-667-6049.

    • Thursday, December 12, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    Thursday, december 12, 2019

    "a fireside chat with colorado's u.s. attorney
    and federal public defender"

    U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn
    Federal Public Defender Virginia Grady

    12 NOON - 1:15 P.M.

    ALFRED A. ARRAJ COURTHOUSE
    901 19TH STREET, DENVER
    JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM

    In this CLE, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and Federal Public Defender Virginia Grady will discuss a variety of issues relevant to both criminal and civil practitioners, including the priorities and challenges faced by their respective offices; their views on effective advocacy, given their unique vantage points supervising two of the most active groups of federal practitioners in Colorado; and their observations on practicing with professionalism and civility, given their offices’ roles as repeat adversaries in cases with unsurpassed consequences.

    2 general CLE credits requested.

    • Thursday, January 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2020

    "REMARKS FROM THE BENCH"

    JUDGE DANIEL D. DOMENICO 
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF COLORADO

    12 NOON - 1:15 P.M.

    ALFRED A. ARRAJ COURTHOUSE
    901 19TH STREET, DENVER
    JURY ASSEMBLY ROOM

    Judge Domenico will share remarks on effective advocacy in federal court. His remarks will cover topics relevant to both civil and criminal cases, and the perspective of a new judge.

    2 General CLE credits approved.

    • Friday, April 24, 2020
    • 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80202

    HOLD THE DATE

    The Faculty of Federal Advocates
    presents
    the Federal District Court Bench-Bar Roundtable

    Friday, April 24, 2020
    1:30-4:30 p.m.

    Westin Denver Downtown
    1672 Lawrence Street, Denver

    This program offers a unique opportunity to engage in a series of roundtable discussions between Federal District and Magistrate Judges and federal court practitioners. The discussions will be topics relevant to pre-trial and trial issues. 

    Registration will open in early 2020, but mark your calendars now for this event!

    • Thursday, June 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    THURSDAY, June 4, 2020

    "TIPS ON PRACTICING IN GRAND JUNCTION'S FEDERAL COURTROOM"

    Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher
    U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse
    901 19th Street, Denver
    Jury Assembly Room

    Magistrate Judge Gallagher will provide tips on practicing in his Grand Junction courtroom, both regarding the criminal protocol and civil cases. Also learn the ins and outs of conducting a trial in Grand Junction and how it differs from a trial in Denver.

    2 general CLE credits will be requested.


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