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Events Calendar

    • Thursday, September 26, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2019

    "REMARKS FROM THE BENCH"

    UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE SCOTT T. VARHOLAK
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT, DISTRICT OF COLORADO

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

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

    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 approved.

    • Thursday, October 03, 2019
    • 3:30 PM - 5:45 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, CO, Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    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 Wiley Y. Daniel (1946-2019).

    The program will be held in the Jury Assembly Room on the first floor of the
    Alfred A. Arraj 
    U.S. Courthouse, located at 901 19th Street, Denver, CO 80294 on:

    Thursday, October 3, 2019 from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m.

    The program will begin at 3:30 pm and feature comments by: U.S. District Judge
    Christine M. Arguello, U.S. Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak, Clerk of the Court Jeffrey P. Colwell, and Arash Jahanian. A reception will follow the program.

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

    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

    • Thursday, October 10, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, 901 19th Street, Denver, Jury Assembly Room
    Register

    THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2019

    "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 approved.

    • Friday, October 18, 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver
    Register

    The 2019 Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Roundtable

    Friday, October 18, 2019
    1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

    The Westin Denver Downtown
    1672 Lawrence Street, Denver

    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 three successive discussion groups on wide-ranging issues relating to bankruptcy law and practice in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado.

    Judicial Participants will Include:

    The Honorable Michael E. Romero, Chief Judge
    The Honorable Elizabeth E. Brown
    The Honorable Thomas B. McNamara
    The Honorable Cathleen D. Parker
    The Honorable Kimberley H. Tyson

    Registration Fees:
    $100 for FFA Members
    $120 for Non-Members

    Registration begins at 1:00 p.m.; program starts at 1:30 p.m.
    Please join us for a cash bar social after the event.

    Colorado CLE Credits have been requested.

    • 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 requested.

    • 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, 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

    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.

    • 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!


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