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2018 Straight Talk with Judges:

An Interactive CLE with Judges and Attorneys

Hosted by the Colorado Judicial Institute and Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

The Colorado Judicial Institute is pleased to once again present this popular CLE program designed to promote education and interaction with some of Colorado's top jurists and attorneys. Participants will be separated into small groups and will rotate through their choice of topics from which they can make inquiries and gain insight from established judges and attorneys.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Sherman & Howard L.L.C.
633 Seventeenth Street
Suite 3000
Denver, Colorado 80202

Registration and Networking:  5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sessions:  6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Submitted for 2 General CLE Credits and 2 Ethics Credits

CJI Members: $100
Non-members: $125 (The non-member registration fee for CJI non-members includes an annual membership at a discounted rate of $25, 75% off CJI’s regular membership fee of $100.)
Students: $50

Contact Cynthia Ophaug-Johansen at 303-766-7501 or [email protected] with questions.

Each participant will be registered in:

Legal Ethics – At the Intersection of Advocacy, Professionalism & Civility
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Melissa Hart and Peter G. Koclanes. Esq.   

Participants can then choose (subject to space availability) two of the following topics:

What Every Litigator Needs to Know About Expert Witnesses
United States District Court Chief Judge Marcia S. Krieger and Lino S. Lipinsky de Orlov, Esq.

"Keep It Simple, . . ."  Keys to Effective Written Advocacy
Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender (Retired) and Marilyn Chappell, Esq.

Jury Selection: Do You Really Want To Know What The Jurors Are Thinking?
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Brian Boatright and Mark A. Fogg, Esq.

Succeeding at the Practice of Law
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard L. Gabriel and David P. Hersh, Esq.

Pet Peeves and Best Courtroom Practices
District Court Judge Gary M. Kramer, Elizabeth Bonanno, Esq., and Tia Zavaras, Esq.

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