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  1. 1. • Arapahoe County Bar Association • October 2008 SAN DIEG S P R I N G C L E T R I P 2 0 0 9 A R A PA H O E C O U N T Y B A R A S S O C I AT I O N (See flyer inside) April 29-May 3 Where: Hacienda Colorado at Lone Tree 10500 Bierstadt Way Englewood, CO 80112 Social: 5:30 pm Dinner: 6:30 pm Cost: $30 (ACBA Members) $35 (Non-members) Join your colleagues for this Election Forum Dinner. Candi- dates (or their surrogates) for various offices will be introduced. Proponents and opponents of two controversial ballot issues – Amendment 46 (“Prohibition on Discrimination and Preferential Treatment by Colorado Governments”) and Amendment 48 (“Definition of a person”). The dinner and political conversation will be spicy. Reserve by October 20th at Noon using the reservation form enclosed. ELECTION 2008 Election Issues 2008 Dinner Thursday, October 23, 2008 CLE Seminars • What Every Estate/Trust Lawyer Needs to Know About Medicaid Friday, October 10 • Family Law - ENE/ENA Are Coming to a Court house Near You! Friday, October 15 • Coffee With the Judges Friday, October 17 • The Secrets of Successful Mediation Thursday, October 23 • Hot Topics in Family Law Friday, November 7 Meetings • Election Issues 2008 Dinner Thursday, October 23 • Meet CBA President, Bill Walters Wednesday, November 12 September-November EVENTS
  2. 2. ABCA News Briefs Page 2 2008 - 2009 BOARD OF DIRECTORS OFFICERS President Hon. Nancy A. Hopf President - Elect Hon. Christine Chauche Treasurer Tom Tomazin 303-793-0923 Secretary Paul A. Prendergast 303-797-3300 Immediate Past President David J. Stevens 303-797-3400 DIRECTORS Peter W. Burg Tamra A. Palmer Barb Johnson-Stern Lucy Denson Laura Trask Schneider Lori Hulbert Andy Contiguglia Teresa Seymour Sue Pray REPRESENTATIVES TO THE CBA BOARD OF GOVERNORS David J. Stevens Peter Burg Virginia Horton Robert Truhlar Lori Hulbert ________ Executive Director Angel B. McCall, CFP, MSLA ______ NEWS BRIEFS is a publication of the Arapahoe County Bar Association. If you have any announcements, notes, news, or reports on committee activities, please submit them to Angel McCall, Executive Director, to: 1150 West Littleton Blvd., Suite 250 Littleton, CO 80120 Phone: (303) 797-2227 Fax to (303) 991-6034 E-mail to: info@arapbar.org President’s Perspective Honorable Nacny A. Hopf, President Were you as captivated by the Olympics as I was? As I watched the teams march in the opening ceremo- nies carrying their national flags, en- joyed the competition between the nations’ athletes, then watched the athletes mix at the conclusion of the games having a good time together, I couldn’t help but think about compe- tition, team work and what it means to be part of a group. Competition and working together toward a com- mon goal as a team are essential hu- man characteristics. We have lots of competitors in our organization too-- isn’t that the nature of our ad- versarial profession? There are times, though, when we want and need to set aside our identities as competitors and just be together in community. As incoming President, I’ve also been thinking a lot about com- munity as it is reflected and en- couraged in the Arapahoe County Bar Association. Some of us live in Arapahoe County, some work here. But our focus isn’t just geographical. Our Association provides a home and a community of shared values for those who enjoy the practice of law and honor the rule of law. Our young lawyers move from firm to firm and try to figure out where and what they want to be in 5 or 10 years. Our experienced lawyers and judges participate as they transition to “senior” status. Want a group where you can find someone who’s been there, done that? Want to feel at home? The ACBA provides a community where competitors can sit down together and share a laugh at a meet and greet, share an idea at a business law lunch, work togeth- er on a House of Hope project, or honor our peers with a toast at the annual meeting after round of golf. Speaking of teamwork… I’m lucky to be taking the baton from DAVE STEVENS. He is a role model to us all-- he balanced home, law practice and community involvement while leading our organization and made it look so easy! We have a terrific vol- unteer leadership team this year. We welcome PAUL PRENDERGAST to the officer team as Secretary and LORI HULBERT (recipient of the Drinkwine Young Lawyer award) to the Board as Paul’s replacement. Check out the whole list of direc- tors and committee chairs. You can become part of the team by calling any of these folks to help out in your area of interest. Our Bar Association, one of the largest bar associations in Colorado, provides its terrific programs, CLE and social events due to the efforts and imagination of these leaders and the incredible skill and energy of our team coach and manager- ANGEL McCALL! So as we recall the Olympic spirit of teamwork and competition and move on to the partisan times ahead this fall, remember that whatever your party, stage of life or practice, we invite you to be in community with us at the Arapahoe County Bar Association. See you soon!
  3. 3. September-October 2008 Page 3 2008-2009 COMMITTEES & CHAIRPERSONS Annual Meeting Steve McBride (303-740-7422) Business Law Henry Smith (303-346-5045) CLE Lori Hulbert (303-228-0700) Jeff Klaus, Mollie Hawes Community Service Lucy Denson (Pro Se Clinics) (303-224-9000) Keith Lapuyade (303-228-0700) Marty Plank Courthouse Liaison Paul Prendergast (303-797-3300) Diversity April Jones (303-799-8155) Estate Planning Lori Hulbert (303-228-0700) Bruce Schilken (303-762-1954) Foundation Mike Miller (303-798-2525) Law Day Emily Maxfield (303-779-8224) Bonnie McLean Meetings Virginia B. Horton (303-795-4643) Membership Laura Trask Schneider (303-825-1670) Member Communications Susan Pray (303-228-0700) Mentor/Mentee Program Ben Currier (303-798-2526 Past Presidents Jennifer Poynter (720-479-3925) Public Relations Andy Contiguglia (303-798-2525) Speakers Bureau Thomas Tomazin (303-771-1900) Andrew Trexler (303-797-8055) Spring CLE Tamra Palmer (303-789-2899) Andy Contiguglia (303-780-7333) Young Lawyers Barb Johnson-Stern (303-229-9484) Max Stitch (303-773-8100) Youth Education Michael Price (303-797-1875) Hon. Julie Anderson Call the chair to sign up for a committee
  4. 4. ABCA News Briefs Page 4 Continuing Legal Education Seminars Coffee With the Judges When: Friday, October 17, 2008 Schedule: 7:30 am - 8:20 am Cost: $10.00 Location: Arapahoe County Justice Center 7325 S. Potomac Street Division 408 Courtroom Englewood, CO 80111 Honorable Charles Pratt invites you to join him and other civil court judges for this informal discussion group. Judge Pratt will introduce ACBA members tonewly appointed judges, discuss new security measures at the courthouse, and review new and improved docket procedures. RSVP by October 16th using the enclosed reservation form or by e-mail to info@ arapbar.org and pay cash or check payable to ACBA at the door. What Every Estate/Trust Lawyer Needs to Know About Medicaid When: Friday, October 10, 2008 Time: 7:00 am - 8:30 am Cost: $20 (Includes 1 CLE Credit and Breakfast) Location: Benedicts (720) 529-9797 8181 E. Arapahoe Road Greenwood Village On the corner of Arapahoe and Greenwood Plaza Blvd. RSVP by October 7, 2008 via email to info@arapbar.org The program will highlight changes in the 2008 Medicaid law and how it will apply to your everyday estate and trust planning practice. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the 2008 revisions and how Medicaid planning is an important part in our estate and trust law practices. Family Law - ENE/ENA Are Coming to a Courthouse Near You! When: Friday, October 15, 2008 Time: 5:30 pm Social 6:00 pm Dinner Cost: $30 (DEBA Members) $35 (ACBA Members) Location: Hacienda Colorado at Lone Tree 10500 Bierstadt Way Englewood, CO 80112 ACBA members have been invited to join this Douglas/Elbert Bar Dinner/CLE program. Susan Elkins and David S. Rolfe will introduce family law attorneys to ENE/ENA and discuss how it is being integrated into the family court process. Early Neutral Evaluations/Assesments are innovative ideas designed to provide the parties to both pre-decree and post-decree dissolution of marriage cases and paternity cases with early, neutral feedback on their case from a multi-disciplinary female/male team who will then be available to facilitate settlement. An NEA/ENE assessment is quick and significantly less expensive than a full blown evaluation of an investigation by a child & family investigator or a parental rights evaluation. In many cases, the ENE/ENA will meet the mediation requirement. They are designed to complement those tools and to assist the parties in early settlement of their disputes. Reserve by October 10th at 2:00 by e-mail to info@arapbar.org . (You will pay at the door with cash or by a check payable to DEBA.)
  5. 5. September-October 2008 Page 5 Continuing Legal Education Seminars Hot Topics in Family Law When: Friday, November 7, 2008 Schedule: 11:30 am Registration 11:45 am Lunch Buffet 12:00 pm Panel Discussion by the Family Court Judicial Team of the 18th Judicial District Court 1:30 pm CaseLawandLegislativeUpdate presentedbyPaulaJ.Smith,shareholder of LitvakLitvakMehrtensandEpstein, P.C. Cost: $40 (ACBA Members) $45 (Non-members) Location: Franciscan Event Center 6553 S. Revere Parkway Englewood, CO 80111 RSVP by Monday, November 3, 2008 using the reservation form enclosed The Secrets of Successful Mediation When: Thursday, October 23, 2008 Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm Cost: $35 (ACBA Members) $40 (Non-Members) Location: City of Greenwood Village (720) 773-0252 6060 S. Quebec Street Community Room Greenwood Village, CO Secrets of Successful Mediation - Panel: Susan Macey from JAG; Jim Miller from JAMS; Joe Epstein from Conflict Resolution Ser- vices; and Katy Miller from Littleton Alternative Dispute Resolution. The moderator will be The Honorable Judge John Wheeler. Elements of Mentoring: Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Dave Little discuss the important elements of mentoring young lawyers. Dave is an accomplished speaker who will surely be able to provide insight into, not only the importance of mentoring, but how to be successful at mentoring. Ethics Update: A great way to get your ethics credit before the end of the year. Anthony van Westrum, will discuss the ethical obliga- tions of both attorneys as mediators and lawyers in the mediation process and highlight ABA Opinion No. 06-439 “Lawyers Obligation to Truthfulness When Representing a Client in Negotiation: Application to Caucused Mediation.” Dos and Don’ts about Bankruptcy Law When: Tuesday, October 14, 2008 Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Cost: No Charge Location: Conference Room at Patterson, Nuss & Seymour (303) 741-4539 Legacy Building, 5613 DTC Parkway, Suite 400 Greenwood Village, CO Directions: From I-25, go East on Belleview taking the 1st right onto DTC Parkway. Follow the street which curves to the right at its intersection with E. Prentice Avenue. The Legacy Building is on the right with its back to I-25. Park in the Visitors Parking. LOST? Call (303) 741-4539. One (1) CLE Presented by: George Carlson of George T. Carlson & Associates George Carlson, an experienced bankruptcy attorney, will discuss legal pitfalls for both the debtor and creditor. He will also discuss how lawyers can secure their fees. Significant recent bankruptcy law developments will be covered. RSVP by Monday, October 20, 2008 using the reservation form enclosed
  6. 6. ABCA News Briefs Page 6 Reservation Form Arapahoe County Bar Association Event Date Time/Location Topic Price A 10/10/08 7:00 - 8:30 am Medicaid Law Update RSVP by October 7, 2008 $20 B 10/15/08 5:30 pm DEBA Family Law Dinner CLE $35 RSVP by October 7, 2008 Pay at the door C 10/17/08 7:30 - 8:20 am Coffee Talk with the ACJC Civil Court Judges RSVP by October 16, 2008 $10 D 10/23/08 1:00 - 4:00 pm Mediation CLE RSVP by October 20, 2008 $35/$40 E 10/23/08 5:30 - 8:00 pm Election Issues Dinner RSVP by October 20, 2008 $30/$35 F 11/7/08 11:30 - 2:30 pm Family Law CLE w/the Judicial Bench RSVP by November 3, 2008 $40 G 11/12/08 5:30 pm ACBA/DEBA Dinner with CBA President $30 RSVP by November 7, 2008 Pay at the door CLE Seminars & Dinners Name(s) Event Event Event ___________________________________ ___ $______ ____ $________ ____ $________ ___________________________________ ___ $______ ____ $________ ____ $________ __________________________________ ___ $______ ____ $________ ____ $________ Total Enclosed for all seminars and dinners above $____________ Total Amount Paid $______________ Payment Type: __ check __credit card __ pay at the door *Credit Card Number: ______ ______ ______ ______ Visa__ MasterCard___ Expiration Date ______/______ 3-digit security code on back of card ___________ Name on the card: _________________________________________________________________________________ Law Firm or Business: _____________________________________________________________________________ Phone:___________________________ E-mail:________________________________________ Checks payable to and mailed to Arapahoe County Bar Association - Please keep a copy for your records. 1150 W. Littleton Blvd., Suite 250, Littleton, CO 80120 Questions? 303-797-2227 Fax: 303-991-6034 E-mail: info@arapbar.org *Credit card information will be kept confidential. A credit card processing fee of 2.5% will be added. (A,B,C,D...) (A,B,C,D...) (A,B,C,D...)
  7. 7. September-October 2008 Page 7 Meet Bill Walters, Colorado Bar Association President Joint Dinner Meeting with the Douglas Elbert Bar Association Bill has practiced law for more than 33 years in Denver, Colorado. At Kelly, Garnsey, Hubbell & Lass LLC. His practice areas include advice and counsel to nonprofit organizations, trade and professional associations, for-profit business entities as well as expertise in antitrust and trade regulation law. Legal services include by-law and policy review, drafting conflict of interest policies, certification programs, antitrust compliance, ethics and disciplinary procedures, compliance with state and federal laws, statutory and regulatory drafting, litigation, contract and lease review, trademarks, and employment law. Bill also has a special expertise in automotive law and has represented franchised automobile dealers for over twenty-five years. Additionally, Bill serves as a Special Assistant Attorney General representing the Colorado Milk Marketing Board. From 1978 to 1981, Bill served as an Assistant Attorney General, for the State of Colorado with responsibilities for prosecuting and enforcing both criminal and civil provisions of federal and state antitrust laws. He prosecuted the State’s first civil antitrust case and was responsible for the State’s involvement in numerous federal multi-district cases as well as State criminal prosecutions. From 1974 to 1978, he was an associate with Sherman & Howard with dual assignments in business and litigation. He provided business planning advice to nonprofit organizations, corporations, banks, partnerships, sole proprietorships and governmental entities. Wednesday, November 12, 2008 Reserve by Friday, November 7th at 2:00 by e-mail to info@arapbar.org. You pay at the door with cash or by check payable to the DEBA. Location: Hacienda Colorado at Lone Tree 10500 Bierstadt Way Englewood, CO 80112 Cost: DEBA Members $30 ACBA members $30 Time: 5:30 pm Social 6:30 pm Dinner
  8. 8. ABCA News Briefs Page 8 303.471.4377 www.lawqteam.com Law Q LLC We Specialize in Recruiting the Finest Attorneys, Paralegals, and Legal Secretaries for Arapahoe County Law Firms and Companies on a Permanent or Temporary Basis. what Can we Do For You? . Find the Best Legal Talent . Meet Your Unique Recruiting Needs . Comprehensive Background Checks . Total Confidentiality . Low Rates and Flexible Billing Give us a trY For the First time David James Fennell, Esq. R. Christopher Newton david@lawqteam.com chris@lawqteam.com ACBA Members Rule the Court! Members of the Arapahoe County Bar Association took time to relax and enjoy a BBQ Social on Thursday, September 18, 2008, at the Dove Valley Park a/k/a Arapahoe Community Park in Centennial, Colorado. Organized by the Young Lawyers Committee, this social event was open to all judges, attorneys and their guests. Volleyball, croquet, bocce ball and badmiton we some fun activities offered to members who felt brave enough to contend with Arapahoe judges. ACBA would like to thank The Miller-Steiert Law Firm for providing all the delicious food for the cookout. Mark Your Calendar! Annual High School Mock Trial Tournament February 27 - 28, 2009
  9. 9. September-October 2008 Page 9 Firmly Commited to Excellence® is pleased to announce that Stephen J. Burg has joined the firm as an associate. 40 Inverness Drive East Englewood, CO 80112 www.burgsimpson.com • (303) 792-5595 Denver • Cody • Cincinnati • Dallas • Phoenix • Washington D.C. Firmly Commited to Excellence® is pleased to announce that Jennifer L. Gardner has joined the firm as an associate. 40 Inverness Drive East Englewood, CO 80112 www.burgsimpson.com • (303) 792-5595 Denver • Cody • Cincinnati • Dallas • Phoenix • Washington D.C.
  10. 10. ABCA News Briefs Page 10 Thank You to All Of Our Sponsors For Cabral Law Firm, LLC 1450 South Haven Street Ste 412 Aurora, CO 80012 Telephone: 303.975.2666 Fax: 303.454.5662 JAMS The Resolution Experts Colorado Experts National Expertise 410 17th Street, Suite 1600 Denver, CO 80202 Tel: 303.534.1254 Toll Free: 1.866.534.1254 Godfrey & Lapuyade Professional Corporation 9557 South Kingston Court Englewood, CO 80112 Telephone: 303.228.0700 Fax: 303.228.0701 www.godlap.com BURGSIMPSONBURG | SIMPSON | ELDREDGE | HERSH | JARDINE PC Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine 40 Inverness Drive East Englewood, CO 80112 Telephone: 303.792.5595 www.BurgSimpson.com David J. Stevens Attorney & Counselor at Law 1150 W. Littleton Blvd., Ste. 200 Littleton, Colorado 80120 Tel: 303-797-3400 Fax: 303-797-8280 Email: brecklaw@aol.com www.littletonatty.com THOMAS J. TOMAZIN, P.C Attorneys at Law 5445 DTC Parkway Suite 1036 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 www.tomazinlaw.com 303-771-1900 FAX: 303-793-0923 Thomas J. Tomazin Michong Son
  11. 11. September-October 2008 Page 11 for the Annual Meeting and Golf Tournament LRC Legal Resolution Center Donald E. Abram U.S. Magistrate Judge (Retired) LRC Office Home 7907 Zenobia Street 4950 So. Clinton St. Westminster, CO 80030 Greenwood Village, CO 303-426-7365 303-740-9089 Fax 303-426-7714 Fax 303-224-0551 7340 South Clinton Street Englewood, CO 80155 303.858.0111 8375 South Willow Street, 3rd Floor Lone Tree, Colorado 80124 Phone: 303.858.8000 Fax: 303.858.8001 www.familylawcolorado.com Willoughby & Eckelberry, LLC 303 East 17th Street, Suite 810 Denver, Colorado 80203 Telephone: 303.839.1770 Fax: 303.839.1750 www.willoughbylaw.com
  12. 12. C a l e n d a r o f E v e n t s PRSRTSTD U.S.POSTAGE PAID Denver,CO PermitNo1736 ArapahoeCountyBarAssociation 1150WestLittletonBlvd.,Suite250 Littleton,CO80120 (303)797-2227 info@arapbar.org October November Board of Directors Meeting Noon-1:30 PM at 188 Invernes Drive Board of Directors Meeting Noon-1:30 PM at 188 Invernes Drive Family Law CLE See page 5 for more information Medicaid Law CLE See page 4 for more information 2 10 6 7 December Bankruptcy Law Brown Bag CLE See page 5 for more information14 DEBA Family Law Dinner CLE See page 4 for more information15 Coffee Talk with ACJC Civil Judges See page 4 for more information17 Mediation CLE See page 5 for more information 23 Election Issues Dinner See page 1 for more information 23 ACBA/DEBADinnerw/CBAPres. See page 7 for more information 12 Board of Directors Meeting Noon-1:30 PM at 188 Invernes Drive 4 Holiday Party See insert for more details 5