May 18, 2019

The 2012 DU Law Stars Annual Gala to Be Held Sept. 13

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Law Stars event is just around the corner, to be held Thursday, September 13, 2012. Earlier this year, the law school named its awards recipients for the year, who will be honored at the event. Since 1993, DU Law Stars has recognized distinguished alumni and faculty for their achievements at the annual gala, which includes a light-hearted, humorous, and personal commemorative video of each honoree, recounting accomplishments both professional and personal.

This year’s awards recipients are:

Bill Keating, JD’71, Thompson G. Marsh Award:

A co-founder of the firm Keating Wagner Polidori Free, Bill has been listed in the Best Lawyers of America for more than 17 years. His strong work ethic and a love of the law and working with people has resulted in many honors including the invitations to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, whose membership is limited to 500 Fellows in the United States and the American College of Trial Lawyers – representing less than the top one percent of lawyers in Colorado, and the U.S.  Bill has also been elected to membership in the International Society of Barristers, the American Board of Trial Advocates, and the Academy of Catastrophic Injury Attorneys. In 2008 he was again selected by Colorado attorneys for inclusion in Colorado Super Lawyers list, and this year included among the Top 10 Colorado Super Lawyers. He lectures locally and nationally on litigation matters and is past president of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association.

Michael O’Donnell, JD’79, Outstanding Alumni Award:

Mike O’Donnell is a founder and the chairman of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell. Mike has served as national and regional counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies, including General Electric, Advanced Bionics, McKesson, Boston Scientific, Pfizer, and CNA.  Mike was elected a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and served as the chairman of its Colorado chapter for two consecutive years.  He was also elected to the American Board of Trial Advocates.  Mike is a former chairman of The Network of Trial Law Firms, a 7,000-member lawyer organization that offers continuing legal education programs on litigation topics.  Best Lawyers® lists Mike in five litigation practice areas and named him “Denver Legal Malpractice Lawyer of the Year” for 2011 and “Denver Product Liability Litigation Lawyer of the Year” for 2012. Mike has appeared on the Colorado Super Lawyers list since its inception, including making it onto its top-ten list multiple times.  In 2011, Law Week Colorado selected Mike as one of ten “Lawyers of the Decade.” In a survey conducted by Law Week Colorado in 2010, Mike was selected by his peers as the “Best Trial Lawyer” in Colorado.   In 2008, Mike became only the seventh defense lawyer to receive an award from the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for the highest standards of competency, ethics, and professionalism.

Mary Jo Gross, JD ’79, Alumni Professionalism Award:

Mary Jo Gross is the Senior Vice President, Secretary, and Corporate Counsel of ET Investments, LLC. Mary Jo came to ET Investments from United General Title Insurance Company where she served as Vice President and Corporate Counsel. Immediately prior to joining United General, Mary Jo was General Counsel for Transwest Trucks. And prior to her in-house corporate counsel career, Mary Jo was a shareholder and director of Fairfield and Woods, P.C., a long-standing Denver law firm. Mary Jo is a past President of the Denver Bar Association and a past Chairperson of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law Alumni Council.

Professor Joyce Sterling, Excellence in Teaching Award:

Joyce Sterling has devoted more than a decade to the study of the legal profession and legal education. Her recent research has focused on the problems facing women in legal careers compared to their male counterparts. Her most recent article appears in University of Texas Journal of Women and the Law (titled “Sticky Floors, Broken Steps, Concrete Ceilings in Legal Careers”.) Since 1997, Professor Sterling has been one of the co-principal investigators on the “After the JD” Study. Professor Sterling has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School (Academic Year 1985-86), Visiting Professor at University of Cincinnati Law School (Fall 1990) and most recently a Visiting Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation (Academic Year 2002-2003). Professor Sterling is called upon to give lectures about gender in the legal profession. These include the keynote address to the NALP Foundation annual meeting (2004), as well as speaking at the LSAC Annual Meeting, Law Access, Association of American Law Schools, and the Law and Society Association. Professor Sterling’s teaching areas include: History of American Law, Scientific Evidence, Legal Profession (course on legal ethics), and Law and Society Seminar.

The four will be honored at the gala event on September 13, 2012 at the Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum in Denver. More information about the DU Law Stars can be found here.

Click here to register for the event. Click here for information about becoming a Law Stars sponsor and table sales.

Coach’s Corner: Be a Lawyer and a Teacher

Rebecca Mieliwocki of Burbank, Calif., was recently named 2012 Teacher of the Year and honored by President Obama at a White House ceremony.

Among other impressive achievements in her career, she went to law school. This transition is not peculiar. Lawyers are, after all, teachers. They tell stories to instruct jurors and judges for the benefit of their clients.

But lawyers may not realize that they can use teaching techniques in many other ways to make the business of law more successful.

Consider just a few examples and ask yourself how good a teacher you are.

Justify your fees

Value is ultimately determined by the client, not the attorney. But it’s the attorney who must educate the client about the value of his services.

Most clients recognize the importance of and are willing to pay a fair fee for value. What they do not want is to pay for inefficiencies, duplications or unnecessary services.

To avoid fee disputes, lawyers must regularly demonstrate that their skills and the way in which services are delivered to the client coincide with what the client wants and needs.

Blog to inform

Lawyers often know a great deal about industry and economic issues that are important to clients, and can educate their clients about trends and developments using blog posts.

A blog combines the lawyer’s observations on breaking legal or regulatory issues with specialized content and research and can offer the option to comment and ask specific questions. This defines a teaching relationship — and also often serves as the beginning of a client relationship.

Educate your staff

In the current law firm world, lawyers and staff are affected by the ongoing transformation of client expectations and legal service delivery. Lawyers must take the lead in helping all staff members understand this change.

More than the continuing sluggish economy alone, firms are contending with upheaval in the way law is practiced. Secretarial assistants, technology specialists, project managers, any staff — they all need a better understanding of the forces reshaping law firms, and the lawyers who employ them should provide that understanding.

Emphasize the value of beyond-the-case effort

Young lawyers too often view themselves as being at the mercy of the firm’s partners when undergoing annual reviews. They can enhance their situations by educating the partners on what the lawyer has actually done in a key area, such as business development.

Attending lunch or bar association functions, posting blogs and client updates, writing articles in trade or legal publications are all valid marketing activities. The young lawyer who engages in them can make a convincing argument at review time: “This is what I’ve done to promote myself and promote the firm.”

Don’t assume these efforts are well-known tactics. Teach those who matter about the value of the effort.

Education is all about communication. It is essential that those with whom a lawyer interacts knows what the lawyer is doing and understands why it is being done. As lawyers, our job is to help others. Constantly conveying how and why you are doing this is an excellent way to derive greater personal satisfaction from your practice.

Ed Poll is a nationally recognized coach, law firm management consultant, and author who has coached and consulted with lawyers and law firms in strategic planning, profitability analysis, and practice development for over twenty years. Ed has practiced law on all sides of the table and he now helps attorneys and law firms increase their profitability and peace of mind. He writes a syndicated legal column, Coach’s Corner, where this post originally appeared on June 20, 2012.

Upcoming Solo/Small Firm Monthly Networking Meetings: July 2012

The Solo/Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just members of the Solo/Small Firm Section, the sponsoring entity. Some offer CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.  You are encouraged to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker!

      • Downtown Denver
        • July 10 (Second Tuesday of every month)
          • Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
        • Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver, CO (303) 830-6839
        • Contact Jennifer D. McGinn, (720) 362-3000, Jennifer@mcginnlawoffice.com.
        • There is no parking at the bar but there is free 2-hour parking up one block on Sherman St. and there is a garage directly across the street from the bar on Lincoln St.  There is also plenty of metered parking on Lincoln.
      • Denver Tech Center Area
        • July 13 (Second Friday of every month)
          • Brown Bag Lunch at noon
        • Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO (303) 850-7080
        • Contact Phil Shuey, (303) 680-2595, shuey_p@comcast.net.
        • Exit I-25 and go west on Orchard and turn south on Quebec (or exit I-25 and go west on Arapahoe and turn north on Quebec).  From Quebec, turn east on E. Caley Ave.  The building is on the right, not far from Quebec.

Dates are subject to change; however, they will occur as scheduled unless prior notice has been sent to the Section membership via e-mail.  Please check this website on a regular basis.

Support The Legal Center at the 7th Annual Attorneys’ Night Out!

For the seventh year, The Young Lawyers Division of the Denver Bar Association is hosting Attorneys’ Night Out to raise funds for The Legal Center for People with Disabilities & Older People. Join us on June 20, 2012, from 5:30 to 9:00 pm at The Blake Street Tavern and a enjoy great night out complete with appetizers and cocktails, a silent auction, scotch tasting, and much more.

Some of the items being auctioned at the event include: memberships to local cultural venues, custom artwork, restaurant and vacation excursions, one-night stay at the Magnolia Hotel, two-night stay at the M Resort in Las Vegas, Maruca designer handbags, Rockies tickets, and much, much more. For a full listing click here.

This event is open to everyone, even non-attorneys. If you are a member of the community who enjoys good networking and an opportunity to support the mission of The Legal Center, this event is for you! We strongly encourage your attendance at this year’s event to raise essential funding.

Purchase your $25 tickets today by clicking here or contact Joshua at (303) 722-0300 for more information about this fun-filled evening! A student discount of $5.00 off your ticket price is available with the promo code 2012ANO-STU. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $30.

The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People is an independent non-profit organization specializing in civil rights and discrimination issues.  They protect the human, civil, and legal rights of children and adults with developmental disabilities, people with mental and physical disabilities, people with HIV, and older people throughout Colorado (in education, employment, public accommodations, and housing related issues).

Upcoming Solo/Small Firm Monthly Networking Meetings: June 2012

The Solo/Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just members of the Solo/Small Firm Section, the sponsoring entity. Some offer CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.  You are encouraged to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker!

        • Colorado Springs
          • June 6 (First Wednesday of every month)
            • Luncheon at 11:30 am, CLE at 11:45
          • Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 635-8484
          • Contact Jim Duve, (719) 578-5800, JCD@DuveLaw.com, or John Holcomb, (719) 548-8968, jholco@gmail.com
        • Downtown Denver
          • June 12 (Second Tuesday of every month)
            • Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
          • Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver, CO (303) 830-6839
          • Contact Jennifer D. McGinn, (720) 362-3000, Jennifer@mcginnlawoffice.com.
          • There is no parking at the bar but there is free 2-hour parking up one block on Sherman St. and there is a garage directly across the street from the bar on Lincoln St.  There is also plenty of metered parking on Lincoln.
        • Downtown Denver
          • June 7 (First Thursday of every month)
            • Breakfast at 7:30 am
          • Tavern Restaurant inside the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO (303) 534-1211 – Reservation under D.A. Bertram
          • Contact Frank P. Slaninger, (303) 617-4446, slaninger@comcast.net.
        • Denver Tech Center Area
          • June 8 (Second Friday of every month)
            • Brown Bag Lunch at noon
          • Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO (303) 850-7080
          • Contact Phil Shuey, (303) 680-2595, shuey_p@comcast.net.
          • Exit I-25 and go west on Orchard and turn south on Quebec (or exit I-25 and go west on Arapahoe and turn north on Quebec).  From Quebec, turn east on E. Caley Ave.  The building is on the right, not far from Quebec.
        • Dates are subject to change; however, they will occur as scheduled unless prior notice has been sent to the Section membership via e-mail.  Please check this website on a regular basis.

Upcoming Solo/Small Firm Monthly Networking Meetings: May 2012

The Solo/Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just members of the Solo/Small Firm Section, the sponsoring entity. Some offer CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.  You are encouraged to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker!

      • Colorado Springs
        • May 2 (First Wednesday of every month)
          • Luncheon at 11:30 am, CLE at 11:45
        • Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 635-8484
        • Contact Jim Duve, (719) 578-5800, JCD@DuveLaw.com, or John Holcomb, (719) 548-8968, jholco@gmail.com
      • Downtown Denver
        • May 8 (Second Tuesday of every month)
          • Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
        • Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver, CO (303) 830-6839
        • Contact Jennifer D. McGinn, (720) 362-3000, Jennifer@mcginnlawoffice.com.
        • There is no parking at the bar but there is free 2-hour parking up one block on Sherman St. and there is a garage directly across the street from the bar on Lincoln St.  There is also plenty of metered parking on Lincoln.
      • Downtown Denver
        • May 3 (First Thursday of every month)
          • Breakfast at 7:30 am
        • Tavern Restaurant inside the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO (303) 534-1211 – Reservation under D.A. Bertram
        • Contact Frank P. Slaninger, (303) 617-4446, slaninger@comcast.net.
      • Denver Tech Center Area
        • May 11 (Second Friday of every month)
          • Brown Bag Lunch at noon
        • Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO (303) 850-7080
        • Contact Phil Shuey, (303) 680-2595, shuey_p@comcast.net.
        • Exit I-25 and go west on Orchard and turn south on Quebec (or exit I-25 and go west on Arapahoe and turn north on Quebec).  From Quebec, turn east on E. Caley Ave.  The building is on the right, not far from Quebec.
        • West Denver Metro Area (Jefferson County)
          • May 9 (Second Wednesday in odd months)
            • Breakfast at 7:30 am
          • Mimi’s Café, 14265 West Colfax Ave., Golden, CO, 303-384-9350
          • Contact Dayle Anderson, (303) 980-7990, d.l.anderson@comcast.net.

        Dates are subject to change; however, they will occur as scheduled unless prior notice has been sent to the Section membership via e-mail.  Please check this website on a regular basis.

Top 10 Reasons Your Firm Should Play Lawyers’ League Softball

10. Have fun. Let’s face it: slow-pitch, co-ed softball in a relaxed league (there are no umpires, and balls and strikes are not called) is simply fun. It’s way less frustrating than golf and there are more cardio benefits. And you might get a cool trophy at season’s end.

9. Have fun with others at your office. You don’t have to be a lawyer to play in the Lawyers’ League, so it is a great way to bond with the rest of your office.

8. Get out of the office on the weekend. Not that you should need an excuse to get out of the office on the weekend, but it is nice to have a built-in one if you do. Games are finished on Saturday by about lunch time, so you have the rest of the weekend to work if you really have to.

7. Be a part of history. I’ve been league commissioner for nearly 20 years, and I have contacted the last two commissioners before me. Nobody can even remember when the league began, thus if you join you can be part of something where “the memory of man runneth not to the contrary.”

Join Lawyers League Softball
DBA Lawyers’ League Coed Softball starts June 9 and runs through Aug. 11. Games are played Saturdays at Cranmer Park (at 1st Avenue and Bellaire Street). This is a relaxed league more concerned with having fun than, well, pretty much anything else. Cost varies depending on the number of teams in the league. For more information or to sign up, contact Jack Tanner at jtanner@fwlaw.com.

6. Have fun with clients. Did you know being up with two on and two out is a marketing moment? Well, it can be (especially if you come through with a hit). I guarantee you that if your client spends 90 minutes playing softball, drinking adult beverages, and generally having a good time on Saturday, that client will call you first when a legal need arises on Tuesday.

5. Save a life. I grew up on the Gulf Coast and was a lifeguard from seventh grade through law school, but never once actually saved anybody. Playing softball in the Lawyers’ League, however, I once used CPR to help revive a guy who had been struck by lightning.

4. Have fun with your family. Bring your kids (or grandkids, or parents, or distant relatives, or dog) and have a good time as a family. One of my favorite things about this league is that it is one of the few things my teenage son and I do together.

3. Bond with other members of the Bar. Even if you don’t like how a fellow litigator acts during discovery, that same litigator can be a peach on the softball field. If not, it’s always more incentive to play hard for a win.

2. It’s cheap! Because we play days (and therefore on an unlighted field) and have no umpires, the field fees are nominal. The cost is only a few hundred bucks per team for the entire summer.

1. You’ll be doing a service to the Bar. If I get enough teams to play this year, I won’t have to try to drum up more next year, and no one will have to read another article from me next year.

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Upcoming Solo/Small Firm Monthly Networking Meetings: March 2012

The Solo/Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just members of the Solo/Small Firm Section, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.  You are encouraged to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker!

          • Colorado Springs
            • March 7 (First Wednesday of every month)
              • Luncheon at 11:30 am, CLE at 11:45
            • Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 635-8484
            • Contact Jim Duve, (719) 578-5800, JCD@DuveLaw.com, or John Holcomb, (719) 548-8968, jholco@gmail.com
          • Downtown Denver
            • March 13 (Second Tuesday of every month)
              • Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
            • Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver, CO (303) 830-6839
            • Contact Jennifer D. McGinn, (720) 362-3000, Jennifer@mcginnlawoffice.com.
            • There is no parking at the bar but there is free 2-hour parking up one block on Sherman St. and there is a garage directly across the street from the bar on Lincoln St.  There is also plenty of metered parking on Lincoln.
          • Downtown Denver
            • March 1 (First Thursday of every month)
              • Breakfast at 7:30 am
            • Tavern Restaurant inside the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO (303) 534-1211 – Reservation under D.A. Bertram
            • Contact Frank P. Slaninger, (303) 617-4446, slaninger@comcast.net.
          • Denver Tech Center Area
            • March 9 (Second Friday of every month)
              • Brown Bag Lunch at noon
            • Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO (303) 850-7080
            • Contact Phil Shuey, (303) 680-2595, shuey_p@comcast.net.
            • Exit I-25 and go west on Orchard and turn south on Quebec (or exit I-25 and go west on Arapahoe and turn north on Quebec).  From Quebec, turn east on E. Caley Ave.  The building is on the right, not far from Quebec.
            • West Denver Metro Area (Jefferson County)
              • March 14 (Second Wednesday in odd months)
                • Breakfast at 7:30 am
              • Mimi’s Café, 14265 West Colfax Ave., Golden, CO, 303-384-9350
              • Contact Dayle Anderson, (303) 980-7990, d.l.anderson@comcast.net.
            • North Metro Area – NEW NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY!

              • March 15 (Third Thursday of every month)
                • Happy Hour at 5:00 pm
              • Doubletree Hotel 8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO (303) 427-4000
              • Contact Bill O’Meara, (303) 298-9888, wmpomeara@klaaslaw.com, or Aileen Law, (303) 301-2650, aileen@alawfirmpc.com

            Dates are subject to change; however, they will occur as scheduled unless prior notice has been sent to the Section membership via e-mail.  Please check this website on a regular basis.

Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Annual Banquet This Weekend

The 2012 Colorado Hispanic Bar Association Annual Banquet & Membership Meeting will be held Saturday, January 28, 2012 at the EXDO Event Center (1399 35th Street) in Denver. The Keynote Speaker for the event will be former Colorado Supreme Court Justice and Denver’s New Manager of Safety, Alex Martinez. Join the CHBA for great food, entertainment, and networking this weekend!

Click here for more information and registration.

The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association was first incorporated on February 23, 1977 as the Chicano Bar Association, envisioned as legal advisor to the Hispanic community and a force in expanding the number of Hispanics in the legal profession. Today, there are approximately 500 Hispanic attorneys in Colorado specializing in all facets of the law. It has worked to ensure the appointment of Latinos to the bench, district attorney offices, educational institutions, governmental entities, and private law firms.

The Legal Center and the DBA Young Lawyers Division Team Up for the Colfax Marathon

Did you set a fitness resolution for 2012? Are you a runner, jogger, or walker?

If so, then consider joining other Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division members in conjunction with The Legal Center on May 19 and 20 in the marathon, half marathon, Urban 10 miler, 5K, or 3K (walk or run) from City Park in Denver!

Visit www.coloradocolfaxmarathon.org, click on Charity Partners, and find out how you can register for, support The Legal Center, or otherwise share in the spirit of Colorado’s largest charity partnership event.

Over 70 charities are partnering with the Colorado Colfax Marathon, and this year we hope to have extensive involvement from DBA YLD members (by participating, raising dollars in support of The Legal Center, and joining The Legal Center team)! And, if you have already registered, it’s not too late to help out The Legal Center.

Register by January 25 to take advantage of early-bird registration fees; registration is open until May 19.  Contact Matt Larson at mlarson@irelandstapleton.com or Blair Dickhoner at blairdickhoner@gmail.com to find out how you too can complete your personal New Year’s Resolution by participating in one of the Colfax Marathon Events and/or joining a marathon relay team with your fellow DBA YLD members!

Upcoming Solo/Small Firm Monthly Networking Meetings: February 2012

The Solo/Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just members of the Solo/Small Firm Section, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.  You are encouraged to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker!

        • Colorado Springs
          • February 1 (First Wednesday of every month)
            • Luncheon at 11:30 am, CLE at 11:45
          • Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 635-8484
          • Contact Jim Duve, (719) 578-5800, JCD@DuveLaw.com, or John Holcomb, (719) 548-8968, jholco@gmail.com
        • Downtown Denver
          • February 14 (Second Tuesday of every month)
            • Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
          • Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver, CO (303) 830-6839
          • Contact Jennifer D. McGinn, (720) 362-3000, Jennifer@mcginnlawoffice.com.
          • There is no parking at the bar but there is free 2-hour parking up one block on Sherman St. and there is a garage directly across the street from the bar on Lincoln St.  There is also plenty of metered parking on Lincoln.
        • Downtown Denver
          • February 2 (First Thursday of every month)
            • Breakfast at 7:30 am
          • Tavern Restaurant inside the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO (303) 534-1211 – Reservation under D.A. Bertram
          • Contact Frank P. Slaninger, (303) 617-4446, slaninger@comcast.net.
        • Denver Tech Center Area
          • February 10 (Second Friday of every month)
            • Brown Bag Lunch at noon
          • Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO (303) 850-7080
          • Contact Phil Shuey, (303) 680-2595, shuey_p@comcast.net.
          • Exit I-25 and go west on Orchard and turn south on Quebec (or exit I-25 and go west on Arapahoe and turn north on Quebec).  From Quebec, turn east on E. Caley Ave.  The building is on the right, not far from Quebec.
          • Downtown Denver
            • February 2 (First Thursday of every month)
              • Breakfast at 7:30 am
            • Tavern Restaurant inside the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO (303) 534-1211 – Reservation under D.A. Bertram
            • Contact Frank P. Slaninger, (303) 617-4446, slaninger@comcast.net.
          • North Metro Area – NEW NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY!

            • February 16 (Third Thursday of every month)
              • Happy Hour at 5:00 pm
            • Doubletree Hotel 8773 Yates Drive, Westminster, CO (303) 427-4000
            • Contact Bill O’Meara, (303) 298-9888, wmpomeara@klaaslaw.com, or Aileen Law, (303) 301-2650, aileen@alawfirmpc.com

        Dates are subject to change; however, they will occur as scheduled unless prior notice has been sent to the Section membership via e-mail.  Please check this website on a regular basis.

Upcoming Solo/Small Firm Monthly Networking Meetings: December 2011

The Solo/Small Firm Section networking meetings are a great opportunity to connect with your peers, as well as a practice management and technology discussion forum. The meetings are open to all CBA members, not just members of the Solo/Small Firm Section, the sponsoring entity. Colorado Springs routinely offers CLE credits, although sometimes there is no formal agenda, and no RSVP is required to attend any of the meetings.  You are encouraged to think about and prepare questions or ideas to present to the group.  Don’t hesitate to e-mail a meeting coordinator to suggest a CLE topic and/or speaker!

  • Colorado Springs
    • December 7 (First Wednesday of every month)
      • Luncheon at 11:30 am, CLE at 11:45
    • Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon, Colorado Springs, CO, (719) 635-8484
    • Contact Jim Duve, (719) 578-5800, JCD@DuveLaw.com, or John Holcomb, (719) 548-8968, jHolco@msn.com
  • Downtown Denver
    • December 13 (Second Tuesday of every month)
      • Happy Hour at 5:30 pm
    • Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St., Denver, CO (303) 830-6839
    • Contact Jennifer D. McGinn, (720) 362-3000, Jennifer@mcginnlawoffice.com.
    • There is no parking at the bar but there is free 2-hour parking up one block on Sherman St. and there is a garage directly across the street from the bar on Lincoln St.  There is also plenty of metered parking on Lincoln.
  • Downtown Denver
    • December 1 (First Thursday of every month)
      • Breakfast at 7:30 am
    • Tavern Restaurant inside the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver, CO (303) 534-1211 – Reservation under D.A. Bertram
    • Contact Frank P. Slaninger, (303) 617-4446, slaninger@comcast.net.
  • Denver Tech Center Area
    • December 9 (Second Friday of every month)
      • Brown Bag Lunch at noon
    • Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Suite 300, Centennial, CO (303) 850-7080
    • Contact Phil Shuey, (303) 680-2595, shuey_p@comcast.net.
    • Exit I-25 and go west on Orchard and turn south on Quebec (or exit I-25 and go west on Arapahoe and turn north on Quebec).  From Quebec, turn east on E. Caley Ave.  The building is on the right, not far from Quebec.

Dates are subject to change; however, they will occur as scheduled unless prior notice has been sent to the Section membership via e-mail.  Please check this website on a regular basis.