Check Out Our New Mentoring Page!

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We have added a new page to this site with information about the Rhone Brackett Inn of Court’s mentoring programs.  Please click the “Mentoring” link at the top of this page for more information.

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All-Inn Cocktails, May BBQ, Students, Mentoring Participants!

Hello RBIC Members!

This is an announcement blast with important information. Please read it and take action if it applies to you! See you on April 21 at our last regular meeting at the U Club for the 2015-2016 year!  (Look for the Pingg in the coming weeks.)

1) All-Inn Cocktail Event – Please sign up by April 18th!

The All-Inn Cocktail Event is May 12, from 5:30-7:30pm at the Supreme Court Rotunda.  If you would like to attend, you need to fill out the Google Form located here by APRIL 18:  http://goo.gl/forms/i3ZJ1DqJKJ

2) May End of Year BBQ!

The end of the year RBIC BBQ is going to be May 13th at Heidi’s house!  Spouses/Partners and children are welcome. Please save the date and an invite will be coming out closer to the event.

3) Student Applications are now open!

We are now accepting student applications for 2016-2017!  Interested law students (who are not graduating this year) should send their resume and cover letter to “rhonebrackett [at sign] gmail [dot] com” by April 18th.

If you recommend them, please have them reference you! If they attended a meeting with you, please have them tell us that, too!

4) Looking for Mentoring Program Testimonials!

In our ever-constant process of improving our Mentoring Program, I’m looking for testimonials – if an RBIC match-up touched your life in a particular way, please tell me about it by e-mailing “rhonebrackett [at sign] gmail [dot] com”!

Also, 2015-2016 year participants (one-time and full-program match-ups) will be receiving a survey later this month.

 

Cross Examination – What You Need to Know

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The Doyle Inn would like to invite you to a training focusing on the successful cross examination of witnesses at trial in civil cases. It is entitled “Cross Examination – What You Need to Know”.  This session is part of the basic practical skills in civil litigation sponsored by the Doyle Inn.   We are applying for 2 CLE’s for each of our sessions.  There is no charge for attendees.

The purpose of this session is to provide young lawyers with practical advice on cross examining a witness at trial.  It will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at the downtown office of Wheeler, Trigg, O’Donnell at 370 Seventeenth Street, Suite 4500 Denver, Colorado 80202-5647.  Our instructors will include Kevin Traskos, Civil Chief, Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Colorado and Craig May from Wheeler, Trigg and O’Donnell.

Materials will be distributed ahead of time so participants will have examples for future use.  We 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.

Please RSVP to randy.bramer@ogc.usda.gov. We hope these talks will help further the Inns’ purpose of educating and mentoring young lawyers.

DU BK Moot Court Team

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Matthew Faga and Ken Buechler are coaching the team this year (here is the 2016 Competition Brochure).  We have three DU students signed up. They have just submitted their brief for the competition.  We need to get them to New York for the oral argument rounds in March. The estimated travel costs are $10,000 to take 3 students and 2 coaches.

Any and all donations are appreciated.  The donations are tax deductible as a non-profit contribution. The checks can be made payable to the “University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Bankruptcy Moot Court Team” and sent to the following person at DU:

Jenny Savage, Donor Relations & Stewardship, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2255 East Evans Avenue, Denver, CO 80208

Matt and Ken appreciate everyones’ generous support. After the competition, we plan on hosting a luncheon for all of the supporters to let them know how the team did and to thank you for your support.

 

2015-2016 Meeting Schedule / Program Topics

Members, here are the meeting dates for the rest of this year, along with the Pupilage Group assigned to organize the presentation for each meeting and the tentative presentation title.  All meetings will be held at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St, Denver, CO 80203.

Please note that the presentation titles for the 2016 meetings are tentative and subject to change as the programs are further developed.

Date Pupilage Group Program Topic
October 15, 2015 Harrell Important Figures in Colorado Legal History
November 19, 2015 McDermott / Kutcher Satisfaction BINGO
January 21, 2016 Rodgers It is a Privilege – Service to Community (Tentative, subject to change)
February 18, 2016 Woods / Drake Satisfaction – What does that look like to you? (Tentative, subject to change)
March 17, 2016 Cain / Alvarez Find your passion (Tentative, subject to change)
April 21, 2016 Bricmont / Caldwell / Heiserman Find YOUR area of the law (Tentative, subject to change)

Check Out these Fantastic Training Opportunities Sponsored by the Doyle Inn of Court

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Editor’s Note – We received the following invitation from Doyle Inn of Court Executive Committee Member Randy Bramer.

Colleagues –

I would like to invite you to the first in a series of informal trainings sponsored by the Doyle Inn.  We are applying for 2 CLEs for each session.  There is no charge for attendees.

Our first session will be entitled Writing for the Reader.  Our presenter will be Bob Russel, Appellate Chief of the United States Attorney’s Office.  The session will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday October 21, 2015 at the downtown office of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP, Republic Plaza, 370 17th Street, 45th Floor, Denver, CO 80203.

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. 

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 randy.bramer@ogc.usda.gov. I hope these talks will help further the Inns’ purpose of educating and mentoring young lawyers.