Dedicated to improving the quality of legal practice in Colorado's federal courts.

PAST EVENTS SINCE MARCH 30, 2019 ARE LISTED AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE. AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH PAST ANNOUNCEMENT, THERE IS A LINK TO THE WRITTEN MATERIALS FOR THAT EVENT.

Events Calendar

    • Wednesday, August 12, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar
    Register

    WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12, 2020

    "WHAT ARE 'BLOCKCHAIN' & 'BITCOIN,' AND
    WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM?"

    EMILY R. GARNETT, ESQ.
    U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission

    THOMAS J. KRYSA, ESQ.
    Foley & Lardner, LLP

    DAVID TONINI, ESQ.
    U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

    HETAL DOSHI, ESQ., Moderator
    U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado

    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    WEBINAR

    We invite you to join this webinar, in which experts Emily Garnett of the SEC, David Tonini of the DOJ, and Thomas Krysa, formerly with the SEC and now in private practice at Foley & Lardner, will introduce us to digital currencies such as Bitcoin. They will discuss civil and criminal investigations generally, as well as enforcement priorities and trends, including schemes arising out of the COVID crisis. The discussion will include case anecdotes to help those unfamiliar with this topic obtain a basic understanding of how 21st century crimes and offering frauds are being facilitated by cryptocurrency, in addition to how this can be presented to juries.

    2 general CLE credits approved.

    • Thursday, August 20, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar
    Register

    THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020

    "2019 IN PERSPECTIVE: A STATISTICAL ANALYSIS OF THE
    BUSINESS OF THE FEDERAL DISTRICT COURT"

    MAGISTRATE JUDGE MICHAEL E. HEGARTY
    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT


    12 noon - 1:15 p.m.

    WEBINAR

    Judge Hegarty will present an overview of 2019 in the District of Colorado, including trial outcomes, ADR activity, consent before magistrate judges, and other useful information. Judge Hegarty's analysis of court filings and trials in the District provides critical data for all attorneys who litigate in federal court in Colorado and for their clients. He will touch on ethical issues as they relate to the cases litigated

    2 general CLE credits approved.

    • Thursday, December 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MST)
    • Live or Virtual tbd

    HOLD THE DATE

    FFA ANNUAL RECEPTION & BUSINESS MEETING

    THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020
    5-6:30 P.M.


    WHETHER IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL IS YET TO BE DETERMINED


    Join FFA leadership in an annual celebration of the organization's members and programs. 

    More information will be provided in the near future.

Past events

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 Introduction to Litigation Finance
Thursday, July 16, 2020 Your Microphone is Muted! Navigating Virtual Settlement Conferences
Wednesday, July 08, 2020 Ethics in the Time of COVID-19
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Labor & Employment Implications of Coronavirus
Thursday, June 11, 2020 Update on Court Operations During COVID-19 and on General Procedures and Practices on the Western Slope.
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 The "New Normal": Adding Remote Depositions to Your Skill Set During COVID-19
Wednesday, May 06, 2020 Bills of Costs in Civil Cases - What to Expect, What Not to Do, and How to File an Appeal
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 Viral Survival — Maintaining Mental Health in the Time of COVID-19
Friday, April 24, 2020 CANCELLED - 2020 Federal Bench-Bar Roundtable
Thursday, April 16, 2020 PROGRAM POSTPONED: A Judge's Perspective: Q&A with Judge Allison H. Eid
Thursday, April 02, 2020 WEBINAR: Just Say "No:" Identifying High-Risk Clients and Navigating Ethical Issues
Wednesday, March 11, 2020 Implicit Bias in the Legal Profession, the Workplace, and the Community: Interrupting it in Ourselves and Others
Thursday, February 20, 2020 Cybersecurity Fundamentals for Federal Court Practitioners
Thursday, February 13, 2020 Best Practices in Pro Se Party Litigation
Thursday, January 30, 2020 Remarks From the Bench with U.S. District Court Judge Domenico
Wednesday, January 08, 2020 Working Cooperatively to Avoid the E-Discovery Sideshow
Thursday, December 12, 2019 A Fireside Chat with Colorado's U.S. Attorney and Federal Public Defender
Wednesday, December 04, 2019 2019 Annual Reception & Pro Bono Celebration
Tuesday, November 19, 2019 The Ethics of Representing Clients with Diminished Capacity
Wednesday, November 06, 2019 Veteran's Day Presentation with USDC Clerk Jeffrey P. Colwell
Thursday, October 24, 2019 The ABCs of Courtroom Technology & Etiquette
Friday, October 18, 2019 2019 FFA Bankruptcy Bench-Bar Roundtable
Thursday, October 10, 2019 CANCELLED: Tips on Practicing in Grand Junction's Federal Courtroom
Thursday, October 03, 2019 Celebrating the Life and Legal Career of U.S. District Judge Wiley Y. Daniel
Thursday, September 26, 2019 United States Magistrate Judge Scott Varholak: Remarks from the Bench
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Evidentiary Lessons from the Bench: A Panel Discussion
Thursday, September 12, 2019 Denver Jury Improvement Lunch
Thursday, August 29, 2019 The District Court, By The Numbers
Friday, August 16, 2019 “One Lawyer’s Story of Mental Health Challenges and How He Dealt with Them”
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Pro Bono Work to Empower and Represent Act of 2018 - with Ethics & Pro Bono Representation CLE
Friday, July 19, 2019 "Top Ten Rules of Effective Legal Research and Writing"
Thursday, June 27, 2019 Practicing as a New Attorney in Federal Court
Thursday, June 20, 2019 Avoiding Trial: Techniques & Strategies for Resolving Disputes through Negotiation, Mediation and Settlement
Thursday, June 13, 2019 Social Media and Lawyer Ethics: More Than Just "Friends" and "Likes"
Thursday, May 09, 2019 Effective Trial Presentations


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