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**Friday, April 20, 2018** This Event has Sold-Out

The 2018 Faculty of Federal Advocates Bench-Bar Roundtable

Friday, April 20, 2018
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Registration
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. Program
4:30 - 5:30 p.m. Cash Bar Reception
Magnolia Ballroom, 17th Street & Stout Street, Downtown Denver
1 Ethics/3 General Colorado CLE Credits Approved
Light refreshments will be served.
*$120.00 2018 FFA Members
*$120.00 Government/Nonprofit Attorneys
*$150.00 Non-Members
*$100.00 Recent attorneys who have passed their first bar in any jurisdiction since 1/14
*A limited number of free registrations for law students and court clerks are available. If this option is not available on the pull-down menu, these spots have been filled and a waitlist option will be available.

Please note that refunds will not be issued after 72 hours before this event.


This event sells out quickly, so register soon.


The Faculty of Federal Advocates Bench-Bar Roundtable offers a unique opportunity to engage in a series of roundtable discussions with Federal District and Magistrate Judges and federal court practitioners. Attending practitioners and federal officers will  discuss relevant pre-trial and trial issues.


The program will follow a roundtable format. Attendees will each be assigned a rotation schedule and participate in three successive 50-minute discussions with other attendees, judges, and faculty moderators.


Federal District and Magistrate Judges Attending May Include:
Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, Chief
Honorable Philip A. Brimmer
Honorable Christine M. Arguello
Honorable R. Brooke Jackson
Honorable Michael J. Watanabe
Honorable Craig B. Shaffer
Honorable Michael E. Hegarty
Honorable Nina Y. Wang
Honorable Gordon P. Gallagher


Roundtable Topics Include:
Topic 1: More Moving Motions:  Effective Written Advocacy
Topic 2: New Federal Rules of Evidence 902(13) and 902(14): Authentication of ESI without a Live Witness
Topic 3: When They Go Low: Sanctions and Professionalism
Topic 4: Attorney-Client Privilege and The Work Product Doctrine: Challenges in a Technological Age
Topic 5: Daubert: Discussion with a Gatekeeper
Topic 6: Legal Writing: Pet Peeves and Cheap Tricks
Topic 7: The Top Ten Damaging Mistakes by Lawyers in Federal Court
Topic 8:  How to Avoid Embarrassment and Look Good in Trial:  Advice from Deputy Clerks
Topic 9: What Judges Wish Lawyers Knew and What Lawyers Wish Judges Knew
Topic 10: Mastering the Motion: Effective Summary Judgment Briefing


*April 20, 2018 Bench-Bar Roundtable Registration - SOLD OUT - Click HERE to be added to the waitlist*


**Friday, June 15, 2018**

Practicing as a New Lawyer in Federal Court: What You Need to Know

Friday, June 1, 2018
1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room
Colorado CLE Credits Pending.


*Registration for June 1, 2018 Coming Soon*





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