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Oct
28
Fri
Law Club Luncheon – Jean Arnold of Arnold & Arnold on “CDARA Wars” @ The University Club
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon - Jean Arnold of Arnold & Arnold on "CDARA Wars" @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States

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.

 

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Jan
27
Fri
Law Club Luncheon 1/27/17 – Dan St. John on Agister’s liens @ The University Club
Jan 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon 1/27/17 -  Dan St. John on Agister's liens @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States

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.

 

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Feb
24
Fri
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? @ The University Club
Feb 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

 

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

 

Mar
15
Wed
Law Club Karaoke Night @ Armida's Mexican Restaurant & Lounge
Mar 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
What: Karaoke, conviviality, and consumption 
 
When: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 (BEWARE THE IDES OF MARCH) 
 
When (more specifically): 6 pm – whenever.  From 6 – 8, we will be upstairs.  After 8 pm, Karaoke Kids can           move to the 1st floor Karaoke room to mix with the general public. 
 
Where: Armida’s Restaurant & Lounge (Westword Top Denver Karaoke Bar several years in a row), 840 Lincoln St., Denver,          CO 80203 http://armidas-karaoke.com/
 
Who: All Law Club Members (whether you have paid dues or not), your family, and your friends (especially those who think                they can sing).
 
Why: Karaoke, conviviality, and consumption are cool.  In addition, this is a sneaky way to try to recruit new performers and            members, so bring a Legal Buddy.  Prizes will be awarded to those who bring the most Legal Buddies.  (Children do not            count as Legal Buddies unless they have a JD.)
 
Who’s Paying: Cairns & Associates, P.C. will sponsor the private, upstairs Karaoke room (with 2 mics and a private bar) for 2          hours.  The Law Club will sponsor the first round of drinks.  Food and additional beverages are up to you.  
 
Where to Park: Some Lincoln Street meter parking should be available at the 6 o’clock hour.  There is a public lot located                between 7th and 8th on the West side of Lincoln.  Ride-shares and Designated Drivers are highly recommended.
 
What to Wear: Clothes, please.
 
RSVP: Hell no, just show when you want and stay for as long as you want!  Just be sure to come.  And bring Legal Buddies.
 
Questions: Call Greg Cairns at 303-248-6548.
Mar
17
Fri
Law Club March Luncheon TABOR AT 25: STILL A FOUNT OF LITIGATION by David W. Broadwell, Denver Asst. City Attorney @ The University Club
Mar 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

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.

Apr
20
Thu
Ethics Revue in Boulder @ The Nomad Playhouse
Apr 20 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The Ethics Revue
Starring the Law Club – 102 Years Young
Boulder Ethics Revue Show Added – December 13, 2016, The Nomad Playhouse, 1410 Quince Avenue, Boulder!
Program Highlights:
Missed the Sold Out Ethics Revue in Denver last fall? Here is your chance to go to the show in Boulder – Thanks to the Boulder County Bar Association!
The Law Club and CBA-CLE invite you to the first-ever live performance in BOULDER of “The Ethics Revue” at The Nomad Playhouse in north Boulder.
– Original Production
– Live Show in BOULDER – One Time Only!
– Starring the Law Club – Founded in 1914
– At The Nomad Playhouse — Boulder’s Beloved, Historic Theater Where Artists and
Audiences Have Come Together to Explore Ideas Through Art for Over 50 Years
– Complimentary Hosted Hors D’ Oeuvres Prior to Show and at Intermission
– Musical Production by the Law Club and by Special Arrangement with the CBA Ethics Committee
The Ethics Revue, unlike any other CBA-CLE continuing legal education ethics program, is coming to Boulder LIVE for the first time!  A CLE musical extravaganza produced and performed by members of the famous (or infamous!) Law Club and the Ethics Committee of the Colorado Bar Association is your 4/20 Day Must-Do. Attend a performance and learn ethical conduct in an engaging and memorable way. With a unique combination of wit, song, and commentary, the cast of multi-talented attorneys will heighten your awareness of a variety of ethics issues, which arise in the practice of law, such as:
Conversion
Misrepresentations
Billing and Fees
Conflicts of Interest
Confidentiality
Witness Preparation
CRPC 3.1/CRCP 11/Frivolous Motions
Trial Tactics
Pro Bono Obligations
Discovery Obligations
Candor Toward the Tribunal
Sex with Clients and Others
… And more!
Plus, quick-thinking commentary on a variety of ethical issues will be provided by an astute CBA Ethics Committee panel:
 
Gregory G. Sapakoff, Esq., Podoll & Podoll, P.C
Catherine (“Cat”) Shea, Esq., Assistant Regulation Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation, Colorado
Supreme Court
James S. Sudler, Esq., Formerly  Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel, Trial Division, Office of Attorney Regulation, Colorado Supreme Court
Moderated by: Honorable Raymond N. (Ray) Satter, Senior Judge, Formerly Judge, Denver County Court
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Special thanks to the Law Club!
Get some education. Have some fun.  And, earn three ethics credits at “The Ethics Revue,” Boulder. Just don’t ask who wrote the song lyrics … The Law Club never tells!
 
Special thanks to the Law Club!
 
The Law Club was founded on April 10, 1914, as an organization of young (under 40), male members of the Denver Bar Association. It was to meet twice a month to discuss legal topics of interest to the members.
In 1939, for reasons that are obscure, a group of Law Club members began putting on entertainment at the annual meetings of the Colorado Bar Association. Early shows were put on during the first day luncheon. However, after World War II, the luncheon skits grew to full shows. These elaborate productions involved months of planning. Soon they, and not the staid biweekly meetings, became the hallmark of the Law Club. Archives of the Law Club are replete with both written and photographic records featuring many of today’s distinguished judges, as well as today’s respected founders and senior partners of some of Colorado’s most prestigious law firms, making fools of themselves in public at Law Club shows.
The Club continues to write, produce and perform its own brand of irreverent musical satire before a variety of audiences in the Colorado Front Range.
The Law Club still holds monthly meetings, and topics of interest are still presented – and frequently CLE credit is now received for attending. The original limits as to gender and age have been set aside. Today, attorneys and law students throughout Colorado are eligible for membership and encouraged to join.
As a century of distinguished jurists, judges, and even one United States Supreme Court Justice has shown, Law Club membership is no impediment to a successful legal career.
May
19
Fri
2017 Law Club Annual Banquet @ The University Club
May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Law Club Annual Banquet!

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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 jnichols@cairnslegal.com.

Want to Sponsor?: We are looking for firms or individuals to sponsor attendees, in whole or part.  Please contact Julie Nichols at jnichols@cairnslegal.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

 

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Dec
1
Fri
Law Club Luncheon 12/1/17 – Justice Gabriel on CO Supreme Court Practice @ The University Club
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon 12/1/17 - Justice Gabriel on CO Supreme Court Practice @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States

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.

 

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Jan
26
Fri
Law Club Luncheon 1/26/18 – Dmitry Vilner on the Emoluments Clause @ The University Club
Jan 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Law Club Luncheon 1/26/18 - Dmitry Vilner on the Emoluments Clause @ The University Club | Denver | Colorado | United States

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.

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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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