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Feb
23
Fri
Law Club Luncheon 2/23/18 – A Brief History of Anonymous Juries in CO with Joe Michaels @ The University Club
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon 2/23/18 - A Brief History of Anonymous Juries in CO with Joe Michaels @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States
Join the Law Club on Friday, February 23, for “A Brief History of Anonymous Juries in Colorado,” presented by Joe Michaels.

Federal courts employ anonymous juries in special cases based on need.  This “need” originates from the nature of the crime (e.g., organized crime trials), the nature of the accused (e.g., particularly dangerous + additional considerations), or special circumstances (e.g., specific threat to the jury).  Anonymous juries occur where juror information is withheld from both the public and the parties.  But anonymous juries can implicate a variety of constitutional concerns ranging from the presumption of innocence, to First Amendment fair and public trial considerations, to equal protection.

This CLE will trace the federal backdrop creating and applying anonymous juries.  It will discuss animating principles behind employing anonymous juries as well as necessary protections to ensure the safeguarding of a defendant’s constitutional rights.  Next, it will turn to various state and federal treatment of the “numbers jury.”  It will conclude by reviewing Colorado’s treatment of the same, including procedures for a trial court to ensure the full panoply of constitutional protections.

Joe Michaels is a Senior Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Department of Law.  He currently practices in the Criminal Appeals Section, defending criminal convictions in state and federal appellate courts.

For this lunch, we will be applying for 1 general CLE credit, and the cost to attend is $30. Please register by Tuesday, February 20, by 12:00 p.m.

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Law Club Luncheon 2/23/18 – A Brief History of Anonymous Juries in CO with Joe Michaels @ The University Club
Feb 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon 2/23/18 - A Brief History of Anonymous Juries in CO with Joe Michaels @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States
Join the Law Club on Friday, February 23, for “A Brief History of Anonymous Juries in Colorado,” presented by Joe Michaels.

Federal courts employ anonymous juries in special cases based on need.  This “need” originates from the nature of the crime (e.g., organized crime trials), the nature of the accused (e.g., particularly dangerous + additional considerations), or special circumstances (e.g., specific threat to the jury).  Anonymous juries occur where juror information is withheld from both the public and the parties.  But anonymous juries can implicate a variety of constitutional concerns ranging from the presumption of innocence, to First Amendment fair and public trial considerations, to equal protection.

This CLE will trace the federal backdrop creating and applying anonymous juries.  It will discuss animating principles behind employing anonymous juries as well as necessary protections to ensure the safeguarding of a defendant’s constitutional rights.  Next, it will turn to various state and federal treatment of the “numbers jury.”  It will conclude by reviewing Colorado’s treatment of the same, including procedures for a trial court to ensure the full panoply of constitutional protections.

Joe Michaels is a Senior Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Department of Law.  He currently practices in the Criminal Appeals Section, defending criminal convictions in state and federal appellate courts.

For this lunch, we will be applying for 1 general CLE credit, and the cost to attend is $30. Please register by Tuesday, February 20, by 12:00 p.m.

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Mar
30
Fri
Law Club Luncheon 3/30/18 – A Fine Old Whiskey: The Murder-by-Mail Slaying of Josephine A. Barnaby @ The University Club
Mar 30 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon 3/30/18 - A Fine Old Whiskey:  The Murder-by-Mail Slaying of Josephine A. Barnaby @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States
Join the Law Club on Friday, March 30, for “A Fine Old Whiskey: The Murder-by-Mail Slaying of Josephine A. Barnaby” presented by Frank Gibbard.

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.

For this lunch, we will be applying for 1 general CLE credit, and the cost to attend is $30. Please register by Tuesday, March 27, by 12:00 p.m.

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Apr
27
Fri
Law Club Luncheon – Friday, April 27 – Visual Contract Design @ The University Club
Apr 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon - Friday, April 27 - Visual Contract Design @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States
Join the Law Club on Friday, April 27, for “Visual Contract Design” presented by Susanne van der Meer.

We all come across fine print several times a day. We click “I read and agree” when purchasing an online ticket without reading a single word. We sign “the paperwork” at doctor’s offices and banks. As lawyers, have we done enough to create more user-friendly and accessible legal documents?

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.

This lunch has been approved for 1 general CLE credit, and the cost to attend is $30. Please register by Tuesday, April 24, by 12:00 p.m.

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May
11
Fri
2018 Law Club Annual Banquet @ Adams Mystery Playhouse
May 11 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Law Club Annual Banquet!
Murder in Hollywood Mystery Dinner & Annual Meeting Honoring Hon. Ray Satter

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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 briancaplan1@gmail.com.

Want to Sponsor?: We are looking for firms or individuals to sponsor attendees, in whole or part.  Please contact Brian Caplan at briancaplan1@gmail.com.

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 briancaplan1@gmail.com.

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Sep
24
Mon
Ethics Revue Reprise and the Colorado State Judicial Conference @ Vail Marriott
Sep 24 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Oct
26
Fri
Law Club Luncheon 10/26/18 – Appellate Rule Update @ The University Club
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon 10/26/18 - Appellate Rule Update @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States

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.

We will be applying for 1 general CLE credit. Please register by Wednesday, October 17.

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Nov
13
Tue
Ethics Revue 2018 in Denver! @ Clocktower Cabaret
Nov 13 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re BACK! The CBA Ethics Committee and the Law Club once again join to present legal ethics in a fun and song-filled format!  On November 13 and November 14, 2018, in Denver and on November 29, 2018 in Boulder, you can once again experience the unique humor and music of the Law Club.  Plus, quick thinking commentary on a variety of ethical issues will be provided by an astute CBA Ethics Committee panel, moderated by Charles Luce, Esq., Moye White LLP, Denver.   Ethics credits, musical merriment, and a cash bar–what could be better?  Get your tickets now!

 

Nov
14
Wed
Ethics Revue 2018 in Denver! @ Clocktower Cabaret
Nov 14 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re BACK! The CBA Ethics Committee and the Law Club once again join to present legal ethics in a fun and song-filled format!  On November 13 and November 14, 2018, in Denver and on November 29, 2018, in Boulder, you can once again experience the unique humor and music of the Law Club.  Plus, quick thinking commentary on a variety of ethical issues will be provided by an astute CBA Ethics Committee panel, moderated by Charles Luce, Esq., Moye White LLP, Denver.   Ethics credits, musical merriment, and a cash bar–what could be better?  Get your tickets now!

 

Nov
29
Thu
Ethics Revue 2018 in Boulder! @ Nomad Playhouse
Nov 29 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
We’re BACK! The CBA Ethics Committee and the Law Club once again join to present legal ethics in a fun and song-filled format!  On November 13 and November 14, 2018, in Denver and on November 29, 2018, in Boulder, you can once again experience the unique humor and music of the Law Club.  Plus, quick thinking commentary on a variety of ethical issues will be provided by an astute CBA Ethics Committee panel, moderated by Charles Luce, Esq., Moye White LLP, Denver.   Ethics credits, musical merriment, and a cash bar–what could be better?  Get your tickets now!