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PAST EVENTS SINCE MARCH 30, 2019 ARE LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAST ANNOUNCEMENT, THERE IS A LINK TO THE WRITTEN MATERIALS FOR THAT EVENT.

Events Calendar

    • Thursday, April 16, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

    DUE TO THE COVID-19 HEALTH CRISIS, THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR.

    THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020

    "A JUDGE'S PERSPECTIVE: Q&A WITH JUDGE ALLISON H. EID"
    TENTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS

    12 NOON - 1:15 PM

    Join us for an expansive lunchtime Q&A with Judge Allison H. Eid of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. Judge Eid will answer your questions regarding practice before the Court and the inner workings of the Tenth Circuit, and will share details from her experience on the bench.

    2 General CLE Credits approved.

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

    DUE TO THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, THE ROUNDTABLE HAS BEEN CANCELLED

    BE SAFE AND HEALTHY

    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!

    • Wednesday, May 06, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Webinar or Arraj Courthouse
    Register

    WEDNESDAY, MAY 6, 2020

    "BILLS OF COSTS IN CIVIL CASES — WHAT TO EXPECT, WHAT NOT TO DO, AND HOW TO FILE AN APPEAL"

    MAGISTRATE JUDGE MICHAEL E. HEGARTY
    U.S. DISTRICT COURT

    EDWARD BUTLER, LEGAL OFFICER
    U.S. DISTRICT COURT

    KENDRA N. BECKWITH, ESQ.
    MESSNER REEVES, LLP

    12 NOON - 1:15 PM

    LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED - EITHER ARRAJ COURTHOUSE
    OR VIA WEBINAR

    Filing a bill of costs at the end of a civil case is an option available and permitted under the federal rules. A hearing is held before a member of the clerk's office, and the parties then have a right to appeal the clerk's decision. This is a process that is often misunderstood and the District of Colorado's procedure differs from other federal and state courts. Legal Officer Ed Butler will focus on the Taxation of Costs hearing — what the procedure is, what the attorneys' roles are, and how soon a decision is reached. Practitioner Kendra Beckwith will offer her perspective about how to present arguments on common topics such as recovery of expenses for copying, depositions, witness fees, experts, attorney expenses, e-discovery, and costs hearings in diversity jurisdiction cases. Magistrate Judge Hegarty will speak about the process of deciding motions for review of the clerk's award, i.e., the "appeals" process, and what judicial officers look for from both the clerk and counsel.

    2 General CLE Credits requested.

Past events

Thursday, April 02, 2020 WEBINAR: Just Say "No:" Identifying High-Risk Clients and Navigating Ethical Issues
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession, the Workplace, and the Community: Interrupting it in Ourselves and Others
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Federal Court Practitioners
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Best Practices in Pro Se Party Litigation
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Remarks From the Bench with U.S. District Court Judge Domenico
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 Working Cooperatively to Avoid the E-Discovery Sideshow
Thursday, December 12, 2019 A Fireside Chat with Colorado's U.S. Attorney and Federal Public Defender
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 2019 Annual Reception & Pro Bono Celebration
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 The Ethics of Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Veteran's Day Presentation with USDC Clerk Jeffrey P. Colwell
Thursday, October 24, 2019 The ABCs of Courtroom Technology & Etiquette
Friday, October 18, 2019 2019 FFA Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Roundtable
Thursday, October 10, 2019 CANCELLED: Tips on Practicing in Grand Junction's Federal Courtroom
Thursday, October 03, 2019 Celebrating the Life and Legal Career of U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel
Thursday, September 26, 2019 United States Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak: Remarks from the Bench
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Evidentiary Lessons from the Bench: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Denver Jury Improvement Lunch
Thursday, August 29, 2019 The District Court, By The Numbers
Friday, August 16, 2019 “One Lawyer’s Story of Mental Health Challenges and How He Dealt with Them”
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 - with Ethics & Pro Bono Representation CLE
Friday, July 19, 2019 "Top Ten Rules of Effective Legal Research and Writing"
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Practicing as a New Attorney in Federal Court
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Avoiding Trial: Techniques & Strategies for Resolving Disputes through Negotiation, Mediation and Settlement
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Social Media and Lawyer Ethics: More Than Just "Friends" and "Likes"
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Effective Trial Presentations


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