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**Thursday, March 21, 2019**

"My Path to the Federal Bench & What I've Learned So Far as a Magistrate Judge"

Magistrate Judge Kato Crews

In this CLE, Magistrate Judge Crews will outline the process he went through to become a federal magistrate judge, and will discuss insights he's had since taking the bench.

12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
901 19th Street, Denver
Jury Assembly Room

2 general CLE credits approved

Click HERE to register for the March 21, 2019 program.

**Tuesday, April 23, 2019**

"Preparing and Presenting a Winning Oral Argument" 

12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
901 19th Street, Denver
Jury Assembly Room

This program will feature insights and perspectives from four expert appellate advocates with extensive experience presenting oral arguments in the Tenth Circuit. During a roundtable discussion, the panelists will offer tips on every stage of preparing for and presenting oral argument, from the day that an argument is scheduled through presenting rebuttal argument. Topics to be covered include selecting the issues to be argued, developing answers to expected questions, participating in moots, dealing with a "hot" or skeptical bench, and reserving time for rebuttal. The panel comprises appellate advocates from diverse perspectives -- with experience representing civil plaintiffs, civil defendants, criminal defendants, and the prosecution.

Gail K. Johnson, Johnson & Klein, PLLC
Andrew M. Low, Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP 
Marcy G. Glenn, Holland & Hart, LLP 
Marissa R. Miller, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

Approved for 2 general CLE credits

Click HERE to register for the April 23, 2019 CLE.  



The Forum

** Friday, May 3, 2019**
1 - 4:30 p.m.
Westin Denver Downtown

Multiculturalism and the Dynamics of Power - 
Not Your Typical Diversity Program

Please join us for the FFA's signature non-traditional CLE. The Forum has been crafted to foster dialogue among practitioners and the judiciary and explore the challenges of life in the legal field.

Attendees will enjoy a unique speaker in Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler, and will participate in a lively, rotating roundtable conversation with at least one judicial officer at each table. In the true tradition of The Roman Forum, topics will be diverse, ever-changing and dictated by the "crowd" at the table. This program is open to all attorneys; a limited number of free registrations for law clerks and law students will be available.

Approved for 1.4 Ethics/4 General CLE Credits.

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**Thursday, October 24, 2019**

"The ABCs of Courtroom Technology & Etiquette'"

Edward Butler, USDC Legal Officer

12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
901 19th Street, Denver
Courtroom A201

Since all the U.S. District Court's judicial officers require proficiency with courtroom technology equipment and protocol, here is your chance to get a hands-on familiarization with the equipment and procedure for courtroom presentation of evidence. This is also an opportunity to learn from a court staff member's perspective about courtroom etiquette, procedural practice tips, often misunderstood or ignored local rules, and the secret three-word mantra that all must know.



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