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This presentation, which is based on a July 2010 Colorado Lawyer article, will delve into the fascinating story behind Graves v. People, 18 Colo. 170, 32 P. 63 (1893). This case was the first documented “murder-by-post” case, and was as legally complex as it was factually interesting.
Join our presenter as he walks us through the trial and appeal, focusing both on the evidence presented and the parties’ trial strategies. This presentation also will discuss the evidentiary issues that featured prominently in the case, as well as the impact that the modern Rules of Evidence would have had on the trial. Don’t miss this trip back into Colorado’s legal past.
Frank Gibbard is a staff attorney with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. He also serves as secretary of the Tenth Circuit Historical Society and frequently writes for the Colorado Lawyer about Colorado legal history.
This presentation will help lawyers learn how to design contracts that help their clients align their legal documents with their commitments to transparency and customer service. The course will provide examples of innovative drafting techniques, as well as anecdotes about ways that these techniques can improve your clients’ businesses.
Susanne van der Meer is a creative lawyer and strategic illustrator. She worked as an attorney and corporate lawyer in the Netherlands for twelve years. Recognizing the need for user-friendly ways to communicate legal information, she started to develop a visual language for lawyers. She has been training lawyers in visual communication since 2005 and currently works on visual contract design solutions.
Law Club Annual Banquet!
Murder in Hollywood Mystery Dinner & Annual Meeting Honoring Hon. Ray Satter
What: Murder in Hollywood: Interactive Mystery Dinner
When: Friday, May 11, 2018
When (more specifically): 6:00 pm: Reception in the Lounge. 6:30 pm – 9:00: Dinner / Show in the Main Room. Club Business 9:00 – 10:00 also in the Main Room.
Where: Adams Mystery Playhouse, 2406 Federal Boulevard, Denver, Colorado 80211 USA, (303) 455-1848
Who: All Law Club Members (whether you have paid dues or not) and guests.
Why: Annual report from outgoing officers, election of new officers, roast, and show! We will be honoring the Honorable Ray Satter.
How Much: $50 per person.
Need a Sponsor?: A limited number of sponsorships may be available for you baby attorneys, impoverished clerks, and those who think the price is just too damn high. Please contact Brian Caplan at email@example.com.
Want to Sponsor?: We are looking for firms or individuals to sponsor attendees, in whole or part. Please contact Brian Caplan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where to Park: On site.
What to Wear: While dressing like you are going to the Oscars is encouraged, the only real requirement is clothing on top and below.
Questions: Email Brian Caplan at email@example.com.
Are you inexperienced in appeals and find the Colorado Appellate Rules spooky? Are you an experienced appellate attorney who finds the extensive rule changes ghoulish?
Either way, join the Law Club for its Halloween meeting where we will be learning all about the recent changes to the Colorado Appellate Rules. Colorado’s Deputy Solicitor General, Glenn Roper, will walk us through these changes and share handy tips and tricks. Whether you are a seasoned appellate practitioner or are still learning how to spell “appellant,” this will be for you.