November 15, 2017 – The Stern/McCallin group presented “COMPASSION FATIGUE, STRESS AND BURNOUT Real Life Strategies When Real Life Is Too Much” during the November dinner. The special presenter was Kari Knutson with Knutson Consulting http://knutsonconsulting.com/
Ms. Knutson gave a very practical and useful presentation on the times when the demands of the job outweigh the emotional reserves a person has available to them. In such times, a person can suffer from “compassion fatigue” as well as stress and burnout. She gave many tips for attorneys to deal with stress and achieve work-life balance. “Sleep is a bodily function, leisure is a choice.”
October 19, 2017 – The Wheeler Group presented “PERCEPTION IS REALITY – An hour with Alan Prendergast from Westword and Julie Cardi of Law Week Colorado about media reporting on the law, attorneys, law firms and judges.” The panelists initially answered questions about journalism generally, then each spoke to the members about the state of journalism and reporting related to the law and legal system. Topics included the changing landscape of journalism, specifically the reduction in coverage of legal cases and the effects on the public’s access to information about the legal system. The speakers also advised the members on tips when speaking to reporters about legal matters.
Denver Law Classes of 1984-2005 Park Hill Alumni Reunion
As DU Law continues to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the University of
Denver’s law school, join for a chance to reconnect with your
Park Hill campus classmates at this special reunion.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Johnson & Wales University
(formerly Colorado’s Women’s College campus) University Event Center, 7039 E. 18th St., Denver, CO 80220
Attire is business casual
Program to include former law building tours, reception and entertainment $12.50 per person (to celebrate our 125th anniversary year!)
Fees will be directed to the Denver Law Fund, which supports the law school’s
most important strategic priorities, including affordability, curricular
innovation and postgraduate professional opportunities.
Free parking provided. Please register by Friday, October 6.
Park Hill Law Alumni! Who’s got school spirit? We are holding a contest for the class that can bring back the largest percentage of classmates. The winning class will not only have bragging rights at the event, they will also be invited as a class to attend a DU-CC hockey game at Magness! Spread the word to classmates and go Pios!!!
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September 27, 2017 – The Judge Goldberg Group presented “Hot Topics in Immigration Law and Policy” for the September Inn meeting. The guest panelists included Jeff Joseph, Senior Partner with the Joseph Law Firm, P.C.; and John Canedy, Deputy Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who was joined by Michael Williams the Community Relations Offivcer for the ICE Denver Field Office. The panel and the members had an informative and widely ranging discussion about pressing immigration legal and policy issues ranging from the administration’s enforcement priorities and methods to the possible fates of Deferred Action recipients.
Our guests can be reached at:
John Canedy, Deputy Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Michael Williams Community Relations Officer, Denver Field Office (CO/UT/WY/NV/MT/ID)
Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement
Community Engagement/Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Jeff Joseph. Esq.
Director of Corporate Immigration & Employer Compliance
Joseph Law Firm email@example.com
The final session is Legal Writing: Process and Product. Our presenters will be Bob Russel, Bishop Grewell, and Karl Schock — appellate lawyers from the United States Attorney’s Office. The session will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday May 17, 2017, 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. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions.
Please let Randy know if any of your Inn members, young lawyers, or law clerks are interested in attending. Also, please have them RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope these talks will help further the Inns’ purpose of educating and mentoring young lawyers.
WASHINGTON — Longtime Doyle Inn of Court member Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in on Monday as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch, 49, took his judicial oath in the White House Rose Garden. “I promise you that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation,” he said.
WASHINGTON — Federal appeals court and longtime and current Doyle Inn member Judge Neil Gorsuch appeared before Congress for his Supreme Court confirmation hearings. The Wednesday March 22′ proceedings marked what is likely the last day of testimony for Gorsuch before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Congratulations to Inn member and Master Jack Robinson for a very important decision at the United States Supreme Court. In the 8-0 decision authored by Chief Justice Roberts, the Court held that school districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful, “appropriately ambitious. ” The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District could have far-reaching implications for the 6.5 million students with disabilities in the United States.
I would like to invite you to the sixth in a series of informal trainings focusing on basic practical skills in civil litigation sponsored by the Doyle Inn. We are applying for 2 CLEs for this session. There is no charge for attendees.
This session will focus on the successful preparation of witnesses to testify at deposition and trial in civil cases. It is entitled “So You Are Going to Be Witness –Now What?” The session will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on March 22, 2017 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. Also please have them RSVP to email@example.com. I hope these talks will help further the Inns’ purpose of educating and mentoring young lawyers.
October 22, 2015 – The Casebolt/Goldberg Group presented “Hot Topics in Sports Law” for the October presentation. The speaker was Jack Mills, former assistant athletic director at the University of Colorado, and practitioner of sports law for more than 30 years. Jack’s practice primarily emphasizes football, but he has also represented clients in hockey, basketball, baseball, golf, skiing, and wrestling. Jack teaches a course in Sports Law at the University of Colorado Law School. In 1993, the National Sports Law Institute presented Jack with the Joseph E. O’Neill award, in recognition of his significant contribution to the development of sports law, ethics, and integrity.
Jack presented a step-by-step analysis of the process and legalities of the “Deflategate” controversy between the NFL and the Players Association, then addressed other current legal issues in the sports world that members raised. From the beginning of Jack’s talk, members asked countless questions and the Inn engaged in a lively discussion on this topic which has never been presented before at the Doyle Inn.