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2019 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, Feburary 28, 2019

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
Students: $50

Ethics Credit:

Current Ethics Trends
Justice Melissa Hart, Colorado Supreme Court
Marilyn Chappell, Sweetbaum Sands Anderson PC

General Credits (Pick two):

Effective Advocacy on Original Rule 21 Proceedings in the Colorado Supreme Court
Justice Brian Boatright, Colorado Supreme Court
Patrick O’Rourke, University of Colorado, Board of Regents

Making Sure You’re Covered:  Preserving Issues for Appeal
Judge Alan Loeb (Retired), Colorado Court of Appeals
Shannon Stevenson, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP

21st Century Oral Arguments – Recent Developments in Oral Arguments at the Court of Appeals including Pre-Argument Questions and Remote Oral Arguments
Judge Gilbert Roman, Colorado Court of Appeals
Peter Koclanes, Sherman & Howard L.L.C.

Effective Tips for Opening and Closing Arguments
Judge John Madden, 2nd Judicial District
Mark Clouatre, Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Creating a Pipeline for Diverse Judges to Balance the Imbalance
Judge Shelley Gilman, 2nd Judicial District
Judge Gary Jackson, Denver County Court
Judge William Lucero, Colorado Supreme Court, Presiding Disciplinary Judge

Tips for Effective Trial Presentation – Professional and Ethical Techniques to Win Your Case and Pioneer Cutting Edge Law
Judge Scott Crabtree (Retired), JAMS
Diana Powell, Griffiths Law, PC

Contact Cynthia Ophaug-Johansen at 303-766-7501 or Cynthia@ColoradoJudicialInstitute.org with questions.
Advanced registration is now closed.  Please see the CJI staff at the event to register. 


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