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You are cordially invited to the Law Club’s 2016 Annual Meeting
Come see us elect new officers, try out new songs and see whether the current officers can successfully hand over the levers of power to someone else!
6:00 – 7:00 pm cocktail hour (cash-only bar)
7:00 – 9:00 pm dinner and entertainment
Our very own Jean Arnold will present “CDARA Combat: A Review of Local Ordinances Attacking the Construction Defect Action Reform Act (“CDARA Wars”). A one hour CLE credit is pending.
Jean Arnold is a partner at Arnold & Arnold, LLP. Ms. Arnold has been practicing law in Colorado since 1983, when she received both her MBA and JD from the University of Denver. Ms. Arnold’s practice consists primarily of litigation in the fields of construction law and mechanics liens.
Ms. Arnold is going to speak to the Law Club regarding the ongoing “CDARA Wars” between legislators and communities that want to encourage residential development. She will tell us how communities are passing their own ordinances to combat the perceived deficiencies in CDARA and how such ordinances are important to practice areas from real estate to construction law.
Our very own Dan St. John of Wick & Trautwein, LLC will present an educational and entertaining discussion of agister’s liens. If your initial thought was “What’s an agister’s lien?” then this is the luncheon for you! Dan will share with us his knowledge of the governing statute and case law, and share his own experiences with this fascinating area of the law. The Law Club promises there will be much “horsing around” at this event!
Please register by Monday, January 23 by 5:00 p.m.
Law Club February Luncheon
Injuries While in the Company Parking Lot, Traveling, and Working At Home: Are These Accidents Really Compensable Under Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law?
by Greg Cairns and J.J. Fraser
Please RSVP no later than February 20th
|WHEN: Friday, February 24, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
WHERE: The University Club
Our very own Greg Cairns of Cairns & Associates, PC and J.J. Fraser of will present “Injuries While in the Company Parking Lot, Traveling, and Working At Home: Are These Accidents Really Compensable Under Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law?” With over 50 years of experience in Colorado Workers’ Compensation Law, Greg and J.J. will certainly be able to answer all of your burning questions about the intricacies of on-the-job injuries. And with their flair for entertainment, this CLE is sure to be a fun time for all!
We know there are still some new members to initiate. If you performed in a show last year but have not yet been initiated, please let one of the officers know and we will prepare the initiation scaffold, um, I mean, ceremony, for the luncheon. The current officers are: J.J. Fraser (President), Greg Cairns (V.P.), Carin Ramirez (Secretary), and Josh Keltner (Treasurer).
Please register by Monday, February 20th by 5:00 p.m. using the link below.
For this lunch, we will be applying for 1 general CLE credit, and the cost to attend is $30. Please register no later than Monday, February 20th at 5 p.m.
TAKE NOTE, REGISTRATION FOR THIS LUNCHEON IS THROUGH THE LAW CLUB’S BRAND NEW WEBSITE. PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW OR VISIT WWW.THELAWCLUB.ORG
Law Club March Luncheon
TABOR AT 25:
STILL A FOUNT OF LITIGATION
by David W. Broadwell, Denver Asst. City Attorney
Please RSVP no later than March 13th
WHEN: Friday, March 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm
WHERE: The University Club
David W. Broadwell, Assistant City Attorney of the City and County of Denver Department of Law of will present “TABOR at 25: Still a Fount of Litigation.” David Broadwell was appointed an Assistant City Attorney/Supervisor in the Land Use and Revenue Section of the City and County of Denver’s Department of Law in 1999. He is now in charge of special projects for the Department. Prior to joining the city, he served for seven years as the staff attorney for the Colorado Municipal League. He is the principal author of TABOR: A Guide to the Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (1999), and contributed to numerous other CML publications while at the League. Since 1993, he has written the chapter on local government law for the Annual Survey of Colorado Law. Mr. Broadwell also frequently participates as an amicus curiae representing the interests of Colorado municipalities in Colorado appellate courts, and regularly appears as a presenter on continuing legal education programs for local government attorneys in Colorado. In 2002, he received the Award for Distinguished Public Service by a Local Government Attorney from the International Municipal Law Association. From 1982 until 1992, Mr. Broadwell served as a planner and city attorney in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. He holds his law degree and master’s degree in regional planning from the University of North Carolina.
Mr. Broadwell will teach us about recent litigation regarding Colorado’s Taxpayer Bill of Rights including constitutional challenges, what qualifies as an exempt enterprise, what tax changes require taxpayer approval, when fees are considered taxes, and other litigated aspects of TABOR. He will also discuss ongoing and future implications of this unique law on Colorado’s financial well-being.
Please register by Monday, March 13th by 5:00 p.m. using the link below.
For this lunch, we will be applying for 1 general CLE credit, and the cost to attend is $30. Please register no later than Monday, March 13th at 5 p.m.
Law Club Annual Banquet!
What: The Law Club Annual Banquet 2017
When: Friday, May 19, 2017
When (more specifically): 6 pm: Reception in the Reading Room. 7 pm: Dinner in the College Room.
Where: The University Club, 1673 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203.
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!
How Much: $75 per person.
Need a Sponsor?: A limited number of sponsorships are available for you baby attorneys, impoverished clerks, and those who think the price is just too damn high. Please contact Julie Nichols at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Want to Sponsor?: We are looking for firms or individuals to sponsor attendees, in whole or part. Please contact Julie Nichols at email@example.com.
Where to Park: You know where.
What to Wear: Clothes, please. Nice ones. Leave your cell phones at home or in the car (or just don’t use them!)
Main Course Dinner Options:
– Vegetarian Mushroom Risotto with Assorted Mushroom topped with Steamed Broccoli and Shaved Parmesan (GF)
– Grilled Salmon with Grilled Vegetable Escalivada on Basil Laced Mashed Potato and Herb Infused Oil (GF)
– Mustard & Herb Crusted Pork Tenderloin with Pearl Cous Cous, Asparagus and Apple Reduction
Are you about to appear before the Colorado Supreme Court? Just want to know how to make the Justices smile? Our early December luncheon will feature Justice Richard Gabriel speaking about tips for the certiorari process and effective advocacy in the Colorado Supreme Court. This presentation is sure to be entertaining and informative, and you don’t want to miss it!
Please register by Tuesday, November 28 by 12:00 p.m.
2017 awakened in many legal scholars an interest in an oft-forgotten provision of the Constitution: the Emoluments Clause. Join Dmitry Vilner and the Law Club of Denver as we discuss this clause and government ethics more broadly. This presentation will highlight some lesser and better known scandals in political history and how the law handled these scandals.
Who is Dmitry Vilner? Dmitry Vilner is an associate at White and Steele, P.C. He graduated magna cum laude from Brandeis University and attended the University of Colorado Law School. While in law school, Dmitry served as an associate editor of the University of Colorado Law Review and competed as a member of the National Moot Court Team. After graduating, Dmitry clerked for the Honorable Robert D. Hawthorne and the Honorable Diana L. Terry, both of the Colorado Court of Appeals.
For this lunch, we will be applying for 1 general CLE credit, and the cost to attend is $30. Please register by Tuesday, January 23 by 12:00 p.m.