Summer BBQ!

The summer BBQ is set for May 19, 2017 starting at 6:00pm. Families are welcome.

A Pingg will go out with details.

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How to Take and Defend a Deposition: What You Need to Know (Doyle Inn Course Announcement)

Following is an invitation from the Doyle Inn of Court:

Colleagues, I would like to invite you to the second in a series of informal trainings sponsored by the Doyle Inn of Court focusing on basic practical skills in civil litigation.   We are applying for 2 CLE’s for each of our sessions.  There is no charge for attendees.

This session is titled How to Take and Defend a Deposition: What You Need to Know.   This session will offer practical advice and suggested models for taking and defending depositions.

Our instructor will be Randy Bramer.  Mr. Bramer is a Senior Counsel with the United States Department of Agriculture Office of the General Counsel for the Rocky Mountain Region. He previously served as a Special Counsel for the Department of Justice as well as spending several years as a trial attorney with Civil Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C.

This session will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 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.  We also invite experienced practitioners to share experiences as well as sample pleadings and outlines.

Please let me know if any of your Inn members, young lawyers or law clerks may be interested in attending.  Please have them RSVP to randy.bramer@ogc.usda.gov. I hope these talks will help further the Inn’s purpose of educating and mentoring young lawyers.

Randy Bramer (303-275-5537)

 

 

 

2016-2017 Meeting Dates and Topics

2016

September 15, 2016 – Introductory meeting and discussion of theme for year

October 18, 2016 – Presentation on The Future of Legal Education by Woods/Drake Pupilage

November 17, 2016 (Joint Meeting with Doyle and Marsh Inns) – Presentation on The 50th Anniversary of the Judicial Process in Colorado by McDermott/Kutcher Pupilage

December 2016 – Date TBA – Holiday Party

2017

January 19, 2017 – Presentation on The Ideal Lawyer by Bricmont/Caldwell Pupilage

February 16, 2017 – Presentation on The Ideal Lawyer by Cain/Alvarez Pupilage

March 16, 2017 – Presentation on The Ideal Lawyer by Harrell Pupilage

April 20, 2017 – Presentation on The Ideal Lawyer by Rodgers Pupilage

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.