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Past Events

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 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
Click here to Learn More About the Event and Our Wonderful Sponsors

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.

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.
Click here for slides from the presentation.

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.

December 17, 2015  
Pro Bono In-Service Training, Prisoner Rights Cases

Davis Graham & Stubbs, LLP
1550 17th St., #500,  12:00 - 4:30 p.m.
Click here to view a Getting Started Guide for Pro Bono Prisoner Representation
Click here to view an article about Deliberate Indifference and Medical Malpractice in Jails

December 3, 2015
Retirement Reception for the Honorable Sidney B. Brooks

Renaissance Hotel, 918 17th St., downtown Denver
Event starts at 5:30 pm – 8:00 p.m.

December 8, 2015
Faculty of Federal Advocates Annual Meeting and Reception

Space Gallery, 400 Santa Fe Drive
Event starts at 5:30 pm – 9:00 p.m.

November 13, 2015
Representing Pro Bono Clients in Federal Court, Civil Cases

Faegre Baker Daniels, LLP, 12:00 - 3:50 p.m.
1700 Lincoln St., Ste. 3200
Pro Bono Program Information

November 5, 2015
Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis
What Does Proportionality Mean Under the New Rules?

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

November 6, 2015
The Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar Roundtable
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center
1420 Stout St., Denver, Colorado
Bankruptcy Bench Bar Retreat Brochure Here

October 2, 2015
The Forum:  Life and Law – The Dialogue Continues

The Ritz Carlton, 1881 Curtis Street
Forum Brochure Here

September 18, 2015
Introduction to Federal Pro Bono Program: Prisoner Rights Cases

Faegre Baker Daniels, 1700 Lincoln St., Ste. 3200

August 13, 2015
Stephanie Evergreen

Presenting Data Effectively
Alfred A. Arraj U. S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street

July 30, 2015
Introducing the Electronic Discovery Guidelines and Checklist

Alfred A. Arraj U. S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street

July 8, 2015
The Honorable Mark W. Bennett
The Limits to Vigorous Advocacy

Alfred A. Arraj U. S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street

June 19, 2015
The Honorable Nina Y. Wang
Alfred A. Arraj U. S. Courthouse, 901 19th Street

May 29, 2015
Practicing as New Attorneys in Federal Court – What You Want to Know

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
Free program for new attorneys, staff and paralegals
Practicing as New Attorneys Brochure

May 7, 2015 at 5:00 p.m
The FBA Colorado Chapter Presents:
Looted Masterpieces: The Ethical Implications of World War II Stolen Art

The Colorado Supreme Court, 2 East 14th Avenue, Denver, CO 80203
To register for this program contact the Federal Bar Association

April 10, 2015
The Honorable Philip A. Brimmer
Long Trials - Considerations for More Effective Trial Advocacy
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

March 26, 2015
U. S. District Court Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice and Procedure Community Forum

February 27 and March 6, 2015
The Trial Advocacy Skills Workshop
Friday, February 27 program, 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m
Friday, March 6 program, 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:30 - 5:00 p.m.

February 20, 2015
The Honorable Kristen L. Mix
How to Survive a Motion to Dismiss
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
Contact: pmurphyffa@aol.com for more information

January 23, 2015
Annual State of the Court and When In Doubt, Count: Adding Up the Work of the District of Colorado
The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge, U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado and The Honorable Boyd N. Boland, Lead Magistrate Judge for the District of Colorado
Followed by a cocktail retirement reception for Lead Magistrate Judge Boland
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 918 17th St., Downtown, Denver

November 20, 2014
The Atomic Structure of Ethos
The Honorable Richard L. Gabriel and Forrest "Boogie" Lewis, Esq.
The Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Supreme Court Conference Room
pmurphyffa@aol.com to register and for more information

November 14, 2014 and December 5, 2014
The Faculty of Federal Advocates Presents
Representing Pro Bono Clients in Federal Court

Program One, Civil Cases, November 14, 2014
Program Two, Prisoner/Civil Rights, December 5, 2014
Location: Faegre Baker Daniels, 1700 Lincoln St., Ste. 3200
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register

Pro Bono Training Brochure

November 7, 2014
The Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar Roundtable
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center
1420 Stout St., Denver, Colorado 

Bankruptcy Bench Bar Brochure

October 24, 2014
Currents, Eddies and Whirlpools – A Discussion on the Flow of Life and Practice of Law
Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center, 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register and for more information

October 2, 2014
2014 Gathering of the Bench & Bar, University of Colorado Law School

Faculty of Federal Advocates Cocktail Reception, 5:00-7:30
St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder CO

September 20, 2014 
The Federal District Court Bench Bar Roundtable
The Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts,
1101 13th Street, Denver, Colorado.

Roundtable Brochure

September 4, 2014
Panel of Magistrate Judges Discussing Consent Jurisdiction
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15 pm 
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register

July 10, 2014
The Honorable Philip A. Brimmer 
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15 pm 
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register or buy tickets below:

June 20, 2014
The Honorable R. Brooke Jackson 

The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15 pm 
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register

April 17, 2014
The Honorable Raymond P. Moore 
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15 pm 
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register

February 21, 2014 
The Honorable Robert E. Blackburn and the Advisory Committee to the Local Rules 
Recent Revision to the District Courts Local Rules of Practice 

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 
Contact pmurphyffa@aol.com to register

February 4, 2014
The Honorable Ronald J. Hedges 
Ethics and ESI GO Hand-In-Hand 

Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 

January 24, 2014 
The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge 

The State of the Court 
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

December 5, 2013
The Annual CLE Extravaganza and the Annual Meeting and Reception
The Magnolia Ballroom, 817 17th Street, Denver, Colorado

November 12, 2013  
A Brown Bag with the Honorable Timothy M. Tymkovich and
the Honorable Neil M. Gorsuch

Byron White Federal Courthouse

November 7th, 2013
Pro Bono In-Service Training, 1:00- 5:00 pm
Faegre Baker & Daniels

October 25, 2013
The Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar Roundtable
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center
1420 Stout St., Denver, Colorado

October 4, 2013  
The Honorable Robert E. Blackburn
The Most Important Rules of Evidence for Trial Lawyers

The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15 pm 
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

September 13 and 20, 2013

The Trial Advocacy Program
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

September 13, 2013
A Brown Bag on "Leaning In: Ensuring We are All at the Table" inspired by Sheryl Sandberg's book Lean In: Women Work, and the Will to Lead

 with U.S. Representative Diana DeGette,
 the Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge,
 U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado, and
 D. Rico Munn, Esq., Superintendent, Aurora Public Schools,
 at the Colorado Supreme Court Courtroom,
 Ralph L. Carr Colorado Justice Center, 12:00 - 1:30 pm
View the Video of this Event on Youtube

August 30, 2013
Faculty of Federal Advocates Cocktail Reception, 4:30-7:00
The 2013 Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar Conference
The Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs

July 25, 2013  
The Honorable Marcia S. Krieger, Chief Judge
The Little Black Book of Juror Comments & Tips for Effective Jury Advocacy
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15 pm
Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

May 16, 2013 
The Honorable Christine M. Arguello
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15.
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

April 19, 2013
Consent Jurisdiction -What Is It and How Does It Work in the District of Colorado?
The Honorable Boyd N. Boland and The Honorable Michael E. Hegarty
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15.
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

February 28, 2013
E-Discovery in Criminal Litigation: A Free Brown Bag
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15.
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
Handouts for this Event:
Hedges, et al, "ESI discovery in criminal litigation" Powerpoint Download
JETWG, “Recommendations for Electronically Stored Information (ESI) Discovery Production in Federal Criminal Cases” PDF Download
Andrew D. Goldsmith, "The New Criminal ESI Discovery Protocol: What Prosecutors Need to KnowPDF Download
Justin P. Murphy and Adrian Fontecilla, "Social Media Evidence in Criminal Proceedings: An Uncertain FrontierPDF Download
The Sedona Conference, "ESI-Related Criminal DecisionsPDF Download

February 21, 2013
Representing Guantanamo Detainees: Criminal Defense and Habeas Corpus Actions
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15.
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

December 6, 2012
The Annual CLE and the Annual Meeting and Reception
The Magnolia Ballroom, 817 17th Street, Denver, Colorado
Annual CLE from 1:00 to 5:00 pm, followed by the Annual Meeting and Cocktail party
Extraordinary Circumstances Handout

October 20, 2012
The Ninth Annual Federal Judges and Federal Magistrate Judges Roundtable
The Donald R. Seawell Grand Ballroom, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts,
 1101 13th Street, Denver, Colorado.

September 28, 2012
The Faculty of Federal Advocates Bankruptcy Bench Bar Roundtable
Embassy Suites Denver Downtown Convention Center

September 20, 2012
2012 Gathering of the Bench Bar, University of Colorado Law School
Faculty of Federal Advocates Cocktail Reception, 5:00-7:30

St. Julien Hotel, 900 Walnut Street, Boulder CO
Gatherine of the Bench & Bar
Conference information Website

August 2, 2012
The Honorable Michael J. Watanabe 
Practical Tips for Pretrial Discovery and Procedure in Federal District 
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15.
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

June 28, 2012
The Honorable Christine M. Arguello and The Honorable Boyd N. Boland
Handling Civil and Criminal Cases with Pro Se Litigants in the U. S. District Court for the District of Colorado: Views from the Bench and Bar
The presentation will begin at 12:00 and end at 1:15.
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse

May 31, 2012
The Sedona Conference Cooperation Proclamation Panel Discussion Brown Bag
The Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse
901 19th Street, Denver, Colorado

April 26, 2012, 2012
The Honorable Michael E. Hegarty and The Honorable Kristen L. Mix
Early Neutral Evaluations and Settlement Conferences: The Recent Evolution of Alternative Dispute Proceedings in the U.S. District Court for Colorado.

Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 

February 23, 2012
The Honorable R. Brooke Jackson
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 

February 10, 2012
TOWN HALL MEETINGS ON THE RECENTLY REVISED LOCAL RULES
Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse 

January 27, 2012
Professor George Gopen, J.D., Ph.D,  Duke University
Legal writing from the Perspective of the Reader: An Approach That Works

Jury Assembly Room, Alfred A. Arraj Federal Courthouse