The 2015-2016 Pupilage Group Assignments list is now available through a link on the Membership Page. Note that the Membership Page is password-protected and available only to members. If you are a member and do not have the password, please send a request to RhoneBrackett@gmail.com.
Mentoring is a cornerstone principle of the American Inns of Court. As part of its dedication to this principle, the Rhone Brackett Inn of Court has established a formal mentoring program that matches up students and young lawyers with more experienced lawyers to serve as professional mentors. We encourage all members to participate in this program. The time commitment is as much or as little as each attorney is willing to give to the program. We have opportunities for long-term mentorship matches as well as opportunities to provide one-on-one mentoring for a particular question or issue.
To participate either as mentor or mentee, please click here to fill out our mentoring intake sheet:
Members — here is the meeting schedule (all regular meetings are at the University Club):
September 17, 2015
October 15, 2015
November 19, 2015
January 21, 2016
February 18, 2016
March 17, 2016
April 21, 2016
RSVPs for monthly meetings and other events will be done using the Pingg online event service. If you don’t receive a Pingg invitation within a week or so before the September 17 meeting, please let us know so that we can be sure to update your contact information.
The Master’s Meeting will be held at the Avenue Grill on 17th Avenue on Wednesday, August 26, 2015, at 6:00 pm
Please find the biographies of our esteemed guest speakers from the March 19, 2015 presentation in the link below. Those speakers included Dan Garfield, Emily Pastorious and Ann Toney.
Save the date for the following meetings:
April 16, 2015
September 17, 2015
October 15, 2015
November 19, 2015
December 17, 2015
Members, we received the following message from Randy Bramer, a member of the Doyle Inn of Court, inviting our own members to participate in this series of FREE CLE programs for students and young lawyers. Please see Mr. Bramer’s message below for more details:
Colleagues – I would like to invite you to a series of informal trainings focusing on practical skills in civil litigation for students, law clerks and young lawyers. We are applying for 2 CLE’s for each of the sessions. There is no charge for attendees. These sessions are sponsored by the Doyle Inn of Court.
The schedule for this year includes the following sessions:
October 15, 2014 – Practical Suggestions for Taking and Defending Depositions
November 19, 2014 – Negotiation and Settlement – The Things You Have to Know
January 29, 2015 – Direct Examination
February 25, 2015 – Cross Examination
April 15, 2015 – How to Succeed in Private Practice
May 20, 2015 – Appellate Practice
The first session on taking and defending depositions will be held on October 15, at 4:00 PM at the office of Holland & Hart in downtown Denver. The session will last approximately two hours. Materials will be distributed ahead of time so participants will have examples for future use.
I hope this will be an interactive process with participants feeling free to ask questions and contribute experiences. We also invite experienced practitioners to share experiences as well as sample pleadings and outlines.
The sessions will be held at the downtown Denver office of Holland & Hart at 555 17th Street, Suite 3200 (32nd floor). There’s a reception desk on the 32nd floor where people should let someone know they are attending the session, and they will be directed to the right area.
Please let me know if any of your Inn members, young lawyers or law clerks may be interested in attending. Also please have them RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. I hope these talks will help further the Inns’ purpose of educating and mentoring young lawyers.
USDA Office of the General Counsel
Rocky Mountain Region
740 Simms Street, Suite 309
Golden, CO 80401
Members, following up on our presentation and discussion during yesterday’s meeting, we have created a Jobs Board page on this website. See the link at the top of the main page. The page is password protected and available to members only. Please feel free to contact Paul Karlsgodt for the password information.
Members, for those of you who attended David Akerson’s program on the International Tribunals, see the message below from David to Judge Gerdes regarding an upcoming FREE CLE program on the topic, along with the graphic below describing the program:
Dear I addressed the Inn of Court a while back on the International Tribunals. I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event that will be discussing similar issues. On April 2nd at 4:30 at Anderson Academic Commons (main DU library), our speaker is going to be Fergal Gaynor, the victims’ representative at the Int’l Criminal Court in the case against sitting president of Kenya. In an innovation at the international tribunals, he is appointed to represent the 20,000 victims and appears as a party independent of the prosecutor and defense attorney in the proceedings. He will be talking about this new kind of trial counsel, and the differences in the representation and participation of victims at the Rwanda Tribunal versus this new model at the ICC.