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Events Calendar

    • Thursday, June 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
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    Thursday, JUNE 13, 2019

    "SOCIAL MEDIA AND LAWYER ETHICS: MORE THAN JUST "FRIENDS" AND LIKES"'"

    Ericka F. Englert, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP
    Katrin M. Rothgery, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
    901 19th Street, Denver
    jury assembly room

    Facebook, texts, blogs, tweets...these days, communication via social media has become the norm. In this program, the speakers will address ethical issues related to lawyers using social media. Learn how the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct address issues such as establishing a lawyer/client relationship through social media, confidentiality considerations, appearance of impropriety, document retention, and potential conflicts of interest. 

    2 General/ 1.5 Ethics CLE Credits approved.

    • Thursday, June 20, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
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    Thursday, JUNE 20, 2019

    Avoiding Trial: techniques and strategies for resolving disputes through negotiations, mediation and settlement'"

    Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty, U.S. District Court
    Professor C.J. Larkin, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
    James M. Lyons, Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie, LLP

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
    901 19th Street, Denver
    jury assembly room

    Trial is expensive and time-consuming. Resolving disputes outside of the courtroom is often the most advantageous outcome for all involved parties. In this CLE program, speakers will discuss the latest methods and strategies for resolving disputes through negotiation and mediation, as well as ethical issues to consider when discussing and negotiating a settlement. 

    2 General/ Ethics CLE Credits requested.

    • Thursday, August 08, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
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    Thursday, August 8, 2019

    "Visual aids at trial and in written briefs'"

    Robert Mason, Trial Support Manager
    Ryan Lambrecht, Trial Support Specialist
    Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, LLP

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
    901 19th Street, Denver
    jury assembly room

    Learn how to enhance your arguments to judges and juries with visual aids. Go beyond standard, text-heavy PowerPoint slides. Consider new ways to develop visual aids that convey complex messages and legal themes in easily understandable formats.

    This presentation will suggest innovative ways to create different kinds of visual aids to suit your varying needs, including physical, electronic, static and interactive aids. It will also address how to use such aids in briefs and at trial. In addition, the presentation will explore how to balance the time and monetary costs of visual aids, and the technology barriers to creating them, so you can make informed decisions about cost-effective ways to maximize your presentation.

    2 General CLE Credits approved.

    • Friday, August 16, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
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    FRIDAY, AUGUST 16, 2019

    "ONE LAWYER'S STORY OF MENTAL HEALTH CHALLENGES AND HOW HE DEALT WITH THEM"

    David P. Hersh, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh Jardine, PC
    Chip Glaze, COLAP (Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program)

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
    901 19th Street, Denver
    jury assembly room

    It isn’t often that a lawyer is willing to share a personal story of stress, anxiety, depression and substance abuse, but one such lawyer has a powerful message for other lawyers. During this CLE, David Hersh will share his story of despair and the road he took to recovery. Attendees will not only hear about Mr. Hersh’s journey, but they will learn about the invaluable and life-saving resources available through COLAP (Colorado Lawyers Assistance Program) for lawyers who are facing similar challenges. Throughout the presentation, references will be made to ethics rules from the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct that address situations were lawyers are impaired by any type of mental health issues.

    This is a difficult subject to consider but the professional and personal consequences for lawyers with mental health issues are something that cannot be ignored.

    2 General/ Ethics CLE Credits requested.

    • Thursday, August 29, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
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    Thursday, August 29, 2019

    "the district court, by the numbers'"

    Magistrate Judge Michael E. Hegarty
    United States District Court, District of Colorado

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
    901 19th Street, Denver
    jury assembly room

    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.

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


Past events

Thursday, May 09, 2019 Effective Trial Presentations


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