Dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice in Colorado's federal courts.
Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty
United States District Court
12 noon - 1:15 p.m.
Judge Hegarty will present the latest installment of statistics about cases litigated in the District of Colorado. Judge Hegarty's analysis of court filings and trials in this District provides critical information for all attorneys who litigate in federal court in Colorado. He will touch on ethical issues as they relate to the cases litigated.
2 General/.4 Ethics CLE Credits have been approved.
The purpose of this lunch is to honor jurors and to learn from them about what can be done to improve civil trials. Anyone interested in improving their trial skills will not want to miss this lunch. It was the overwhelming consensus of those lawyers and judges who attended the previous lunch that it was informative and should be repeated at regular intervals.
Because registrants will be assigned tables (to make sure lawyers from the same firms, the judges and the jurors are divided) and there is limited space, please make your reservation in advance by clicking HERE.
Practicing lawyers are asked to pay $10 for their own lunches.
For more information, please contact the Civil Jury Project's Administrator, Kaitin Villaneuva, at KV20@nyu.edu.
This lunch will be hosted by Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP and Sherman and Howard, LLC.
CLE credit has been requested for this program.
Please join us for a panel discussion with United States District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello, United States Court Judge R. Brooke Jackson, and United States Bankruptcy Court Judge Thomas B. McNamara about timely topics related to the presentation of evidence at hearings and trial. Subjects to be discussed include character evidence, expert witness issues, effective (and ineffective) objections, valuation evidence, and exhibit management. The panel discussion will conclude with a presentation from Judge McNamara on the upcoming change to Federal Rule of Evidence 807.
2 CLE Credits requested.
Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak will share remarks on effective advocacy in federal court. His remarks will cover topics relevant to both civil and criminal cases.
2 General CLE credits requested.
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 requested.
Please join us for an afternoon of open discussion of bankruptcy law and practice in Colorado. This will be a discussion group format. As an attendee, YOU will participate in four successive discussion groups on wide-ranging issues relating to bankruptcy law and practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado. Each discussion group will include approximately ten practitioners, two moderators, and a current U.S. Bankruptcy Judge.
More information and the registration form will be available soon.
Edward Butler, USDC Legal Officer
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.
Jeffrey P. Colwell, Esq.
Clerk of the Court, U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
2 CLE credits requested by the CBA.
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 Ethics CLE Credits requested.
Please join us for conversation and camaraderie!
FFA's Annual Reception
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
email@example.com or 720-667-6049.
This program offers a unique opportunity to engage in a series of roundtable discussions between Federal District and Magistrate Judges, Deputy Clerks, and federal court practitioners. Attending participants and federal officers will be able to discuss relevant pre-trial and trial issues.
More information and registration will be available in early 2020.
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