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Past Events


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Perspectives From the Bench
Magistrate Judge Kathleen M. Tafoya
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Friday, October 5, 2018

Checking the Compass: How Courts Handle Forensic Science, from DNA to Firearms to Pathology, and the Potential Impact of Forensic Science Reform
Professor Christopher McKee

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Click HERE for the PowerPoint 
 

Thursday, September 13, 2018

What Modern Lawyers Can Learn from Lincoln
Magistrate Judge (Ret.) Boyd Boland 

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Thursday, August 9, 2018
Colorado Goes to the Supreme Court 

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Thursday, July 26, 2018
The District Court by the Numbers
The Honorable Michael Hegarty
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Thursday, July 19, 2018
Practicing as a New Lawyer in Federal Court 2018
Materials are on the Handouts Page. 


Thursday, June 21, 2018
Retirement Reception for Magistrate Judges Michael Watanabe & Craig Shaffer

Friday, June 15, 2018
Civil Pro Bono Panel Celebration Breakfast

Thursday, April 12, 2018

David W. Stark (Retired Partner, Faegre Baker Daniels)
Avoiding Malpractice Claims and Disciplinary Complaints
Click here to view slides from the presentation

 


Thursday, March 1, 2018

Litigation Holds: Ethical & Practical Considerations

Hon. Craig Shaffer (Magistrate Judge, USDC Colorado)
Shawn Cheadle (General Counsel, Military Space, Lockheed Martin Space Systems)
Charlotte Sweeney (Member, Sweeney & Bechtold)
Jessica Brown (Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher)
Ryan Bergsieker (Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher), Moderator

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Trial Advocacy Program Training Day

Click here to view the Technology Manual From Ed Butler's Presentation

Click here to view slides from Judge Robbie Barr's presentation on Openings

Click here to view slides from Judge Robbie Barr's presentation on Closings

Click here to view slides from Lisa Hogan's Presentation on Direct Examination

Click here to view the document from John Culver's Presentation on Evidence and Objections

Click here to view slides from Professor Karen Steinhauser's presentation on Cross Examination


Thursday, February 1, 2018

The State of the Court

The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

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Friday, January 26, 2018

The Law of Star Trek

Professor Mark Lemley
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

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Click here to view the PowerPoint from the presentation


Thursday, January 18, 2018

On Appeal: A Discussion with Tenth Circuit Judges Bacharach, McHugh, Moritz, and Phillips
Hon. Robert E. Bacharach
Hon. Gregory A. Phillips
Hon. Carolyn B. McHugh
Hon. Nancy L. Moritz
The United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pro Bono Skills Training and Luncheon

Presenters: Raja Raghunath, Edward Butler, Lisi Owen, Christine Samsel, and Charlotte Sweeney
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

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Tuesday, Decemver 5, 2017

The FFA's Annual Reception

Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.


Thursday, November 16, 2017

What Does Fairness Mean and Why Should We Care?

A Discussion with Judge John L. Kane on His Fortieth Anniversary as a Judge
With Judge Nina Y. Wang and Judge John L. Kane
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

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October 21, 2017

The 2016 Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Retreat
The Westin Downtown Denver, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

Click here to view handouts from the event.


Thursday, October 12, 2017
The Ethics of Witness Preparation

The Honorable Gary L. Miller, Marion Supreme Court, Indiana
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Click here to the PowerPoint from this presentation.


Friday, September 15, 2017

The FORUM: A Discussion on Emotional Intelligence, Mindfulness, Professionalism and Life in the Law

Speakers:

Kari Knutson, Knutson Consulting: Emotional Intelligence and the Law

Rhonda Magee, San Francisco School of Law: Mindfulness and the Law

Justice Richard Gabriel, Colorado Supreme Court: Professionalism and the Law

Participating Judges: 

Hon. Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge, United States District Court - CO
Hon. Robert E. Blackburn, United States District Court - CO
Hon. Michael J. Watanabe, United States District Court - CO
Hon. Michael E. Hegarty, United States District Court - CO
Hon. Nina Y. Wang, United States District Court - CO
Hon. Scott T. Varholak, United States District Court - CO
Hon. Brian D. Boatright, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Hon. Richard L. Gabriel, Justice, Colorado Supreme Court
Hon. Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr., Justice (ret.), Colorado Supreme Court
Hon. Daniel M. Taubman, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Robert D. Hawthorne, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Gilbert M. Roman, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Diana L. Terry, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Terry Fox, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Stephanie E. Dunn, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Elizabeth L. Harris, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Rebecca R. Freyre, Colorado Court of Appeals
Hon. Olympia Z. Fay, Denver County Court
Hon. Robbie M. Barr, BarrADR

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Click here for slides from Rhonda Magee's presentation.


Thursday, August 24, 2017

The District Court, By The Numbers

The Honorable Michael E. Hegarty
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

Click here to view the Memorandum from The District Court, By The Numbers


Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Ethics of Limited Scope Representation and Unbundled Legal Services Under the New Rules

The Honorable Robert E. Blackburn, United States District Court - Colorado
The Honorable Daniel M. Taubman, Colorado Court of Appeals
The Honorable Adam J. Espinosa, Denver County Court
Danaé Woody, Woody Law, LLC
Moderator Seth Benezra, Benezra & Culver

Free Presentation - Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP (410 Seventeenth Street, Suite 2200) 

Click here to view the PowerPoint Presentation from The Unbundled Legal Services Presentation


Friday, July 21, 2017

View from the Criminal Bench

The Honorable Philip A. Brimmer and The Honorable Christine M. Arguello
Veronica Rossman, Moderator
Free Presentation - Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. 

Click here to view the PowerPoint Presentation from View from The Criminal Bench


Friday, June 16, 2017

View from the Grand Junction Bench

The Honorable Gordon P. Gallagher
Wayne Aspinal Federal Building broadcast to the Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. 


Friday, June 2, 2017

Practicing as a New Federal Trial Lawyer: What You Need To Know
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 1:00 - 4:15 p.m. 

Click here to view the PowerPoint "Practice Tips for New Lawyers" from  Edward Butler's Presentation


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Professor Bryan Garner: The Winning Oral Argument
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 1:30 - 3:00 p.m.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Ethics Panel: How to Get Into (Or Avoid) Ethics Trouble in Federal Court
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

Panelists:

Virginia Grady, Federal Public Defender
Kevin Traskos, Civil Chief, U.S. Attorney’s Office
Deborah Cantrell, Professor, University of Colorado Law School
Moderated by Bishop Grewell

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Friday, March 31, 2017

Discussion On Rule 30(b)(6) with The Honorable Craig B. Shaffer
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.


Thursday, March 16, 2017

The U.S. District Court Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure Community Forum
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.

The Local Rules Advisory Committee:

SENIOR JUDGE ROBERT E. BLACKBURN 
JUDGE RAYMOND P. MOORE 
* * * * * * 
MAGISTRATE JUDGE MICHAEL E. HEGARTY 
MAGISTRATE JUDGE KRISTEN L. MIX 
* * * * * * 
Sharon Shahidi, Law Clerk, U.S. District Court 
Terry Sheahan, Chief Deputy Clerk, U.S. District Court 
Edward Butler, Legal Officer, U.S. District Court 
Gregory Goldberg, Esq. 

Click here to view the Local Rules or to comment.

Friday, March 3, 2017
The Honorable David M. Ebel
The Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals/United States District Court
Effective Trial and Appellate Advocacy
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. 

Thursday, January 26, 2017
The Honorable Scott T. Varholak
Magistrate Judge, The United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Perspectives from the Bench
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m. 

Friday, December 16, 2016
Pro Bono Prisoner's Rights Training
Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.
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Friday, December 2, 2016
Brenda Taylor, Esq.;
Jordan Lipp & Charles Casteel, Esqs., Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP;
Diane King, Esq., King & Greisen, LLP;
N. Reid Neureiter, Esq., Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP;
Scott Moss, Esq., The University of Colorado Law School; 
Lessons Learned from Historical Trials

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 – 1:15 p.m.
Click here for slides from the presentations and here for bios of the speakers. 

Thursday, December 1, 2016
Retirement Reception for
The Honorable Howard R. Tallman
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Colorado

The Marriott Denver City Center, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

November 29, 2016
Faculty of Federal Advocates
Annual Reception & Civil Pro Bono Panel Celebration

History Colorado Center, 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

October 26, 2016
Presentation by Linda Hirshman
Author of Sisters in Law: How Sandra Day O'Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg Went to the Supreme Court and Changed the World 

Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center; 4:00 p.m. presentation, 5:15 p.m. Reception/Signing
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October 21, 2016
The 2016 Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Retreat
The Westin Downtown Denver, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

October 6, 2016
Probation Office Perspectives on Supervised Release

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

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September 30, 2016
The Honorable Kristen L. Mix
The Future of Federal Court Litigation

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
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August 25, 2016
Marilyn S. Chappell, Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC;
Edward Butler, Legal Officer, United States District Court for the District of Colorado;
Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D., Senior Litigation Consultant, Persuasion Strategies
“Back to School” with the U.S. District Court

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Click here to view the Courtroom Tech Manual from Ed Butler's Presentation

July 14, 2016
The Honorable Michael E. Hegarty
The District Court, By The Numbers

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
Click here to view the PowerPoint from Judge Hegarty's Presentation

June 24, 2016
Rick D. Bailey, Esq. and David Stevens, Ph.D.
Psychoanalytic Observations on Unconscious Factors that can Influence Ethical Decision-Making by Lawyers and Judges in Lawsuits

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

June 17, 2016
The Honorable Michael J. Watanabe, The Honorable Kristen L. Mix, and The Honorable Kathleen M. Tafoya
Magistrate Judges' Perspectives on Federal Criminal Practice

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

June 2, 2016
Practicing as New Attorneys in Federal Court: What You Need to Know - A Free Continuing Legal Education Opportunity and Introduction to Practicing in the Federal Courts

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:15 - 4:15 p.m.
Click here to view the PowerPoint "Practice Tips for New Lawyers" from Jeffrey Colwell & Edward Butler's Presentation
Click here to view the PowerPoint from N. Reid Neureiter's Ethics Presentation and the Pro Bono Panel Discussion with Kendra Beckwith, Ruth Moore, Amy Wills, and Hermine Kallman

May 12, 2016
David Skaggs: Wishing for a Change in Legal (and Political) Culture: The Necessity for Compromise

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Click here to view the PowerPoint from the Presentation

April 8, 2016
The Federal District Court Bar/Bench Roundtable

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Denver
Click here to view handouts prepared by Roundtable Moderators

February 19, 2016 and March 4, 2016
The Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

March 4, 2016
Rules Amendments Roadshow

Alfred A. Arraj U. S. Courthouse, 8:30 a.m.
www.frcpamendments2015.org

February 11, 2016
Annual State of the Court
The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Couthouse, 8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

January 22, 2016
The Honorable R. Brooke Jackson and The Honorable Raymond P. Moore

Perspectives from the Bench on Federal Criminal Practice
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.

January 8, 2016
The Honorable Craig B. Shaffer and The Honorable Nina Y. Wang
Federal Rules Civil Procedure Amendments
Discussion of the Recent Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse, Noon – 1:15 p.m.