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**Friday June 2, 2017, 1:00 - 4:15 p.m.**

Practicing As A New Attorney in Federal Court: What You Need to Know

Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room

This presentation is FREE for all.

1:00 - 1:05 p.m.: Welcome and Overview
1:05 - 1:30 p.m.: Introduction to Practice in the U. S. District Court
1:30 - 1:55 p.m.: Introduction to Practice in the U. S. Bankruptcy Court
1:55 - 2:20 p.m.: Practicing Before the U.S. District Court: Filing and Other Matters
2:30 - 2:55 p.m.: Practicing Before Magistrate Judges in the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
2:55  - 3:30 p.m.: Personal Experiences: Recent Participants in the Pro Bono Panel Program
3:30 - 4:15 p.m.: Lawyers Who Think: Ethics and Conduct in Federal Practice

The Faculty of Federal Advocates is pleased to offer a practical and informative orientation to practicing in Federal Court. This program is specifically designed for attorneys who have been admitted to the United States District Court in Colorado for less than five years.

Judges and special Court personnel will provide an overview and valuable insight into the many unique aspects of practicing in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado and the United States Bankruptcy Court. In addition, local attorneys will provide personal experiences related to practicing as a new attorney in Federal Court. 

4 General and .9 Colorado CLE Credits Approved

*Click here to register for the 6/2 New Lawyers Program.*


**Friday June 16, 2017, 12:00 noon - 1:15 p.m.**

View from the Grand Junction Bench

The Honorable Gordon P. Gallagher

Wayne Aspinall Federal Building, Grand Junction 
Broadcast to Alfred A. Arraj Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room

This presentation is FREE. Please consider joining the FFA here to support our free and low cost programming.

Please join Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher as he provides his unique perspective from the Grand Junction Bench. Topics will include:

  • Practice before Judge Gallagher, in federal court in Grand Junction
  • Guidance for the uninitiated -- state-court litigators with a federal case, or non-GJ federal litigators with a case, before Judge Gallagher
  • The new limited-scope representation rules, and how they apply in Judge Gallagher’s division
  • Judge Gallagher’s unique perspective as both a judge and criminal defense attorney

2 General CLE Credits Approved

*Click here to register for the 6/16 Presentation with Magistrate Judge Gallagher.*


**Friday, September 15, 2017, 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.**

The Faculty of Federal Advocates FORUM - a Discussion of Life and Law

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. Join the conversation about mindfulness, bias, ethics, and designing a meaningful, integrated, and authentic life in the law.


Hyatt Regency Denver

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