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Past Events

    • Thursday, May 09, 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
    • Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 901 19th Street, Denver Courtroom A201
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    **Thursday, MAY 9, 2019**

    "EFFECTIVE TRIAL PRESENTATIONS'"

    Chief Judge Philip A. Brimmer
    Magistrate Judge N. Reid Neureiter
    United States District Court, District of Colorado

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

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

    Chief Judge Brimmer and Magistrate Judge Neureiter will present a CLE that will focus on techniques and best practices for effective trial presentations.  Topics to be discussed include effective use of Powerpoint and the newly-installed document viewers as well as creative deployment of technology and summary analyses for demonstratives, opening statements, and closing arguments.

    This CLE will be delivered in the ceremonial courtroom to facilitate live use of some of these technologies.

    2 General CLE Credits have been 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 will be 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.



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