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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
The first in a series of informal trainings sponsored by the Doyle Inn will take place on October 21, 2015. The Inn is applying for 2 CLEs for each session. There is no charge for attendees and members of all area Inns of Courts are welcome.
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. We hope this will be an interactive process with participants feeling free to ask questions and contribute experiences.
Please let Randy Bramer know if any of your Inn members, young lawyers or law clerks may be interested in attending. RSVP to email@example.com.
For the April Meeting, Judge Gorsuch’s Group presented the program “THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DUTY TO DEFEND THE LAW” featuring guest speaker former Colorado Attorney General, John Suthers.
Mr. Suthers, currently a candidate for Mayor of Colorado Springs, interacted with Inn Members during the cocktail hour and talked about the transition from being the Attorney General of Colorado to a candidate in a mayoral election.
During his speech, Mr. Suthers explained to the Inn members his view of the office of Attorney General and what he believed were consitutional and appropriate actions to take. He emphasized that as Attorney General, his role was not to take positions based on his personal views or public policy, but was duty bound to defend state laws regardless. This included, for example, his defending Colorado’s gun control laws despite the fact that members of his own party greatly opposed them. Mr. Suthers also guided the members through his reasoning for his actions during the controversy over gay marriage laws in Colorado. Mr. Suthers opposed attorneys general from utilizing what he has coined a “litigation veto,” which is failing to defend a state law because that A.G. believes the law to be unjust or bad policy. When challenged by Inn Members, Mr. Suthers also defended his decision to join the states’ lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act.
The latest Doyle Inn training, open to members of all Colorado Inns, entitled “How to Navigate Private Practice-What You Need to Know” was held April 15, 2015 with a great turn-out. The two-hour CLE included a panel discussion on what lawyers need to know before entering into private practice. The topics included: the importance of finding a mentor, partner’s expectations-what the new attorney should know, finding the right Firm-fit, work/life balance, mistakes to avoid as a new attorney at a firm, transitioning to partner, and solo/small firm practice.
The Training was organized and moderated by Elizabeth J.M. Howard of Childs McCune. The instructors on the panel included John Tatlock, Special Counsel at Harris Family Law, Craig May, Partner at Wheeler, Trigg and O’Donnell, Nancy Rodgers, Partner at Kissinger & Fellman, John Watson, Partner Bernbaum Weinshienk, P.C., and Wadi Muhaisen, Partner Muhaisen & Muhaisen, LLC.
The Doyle Inn once again thanks Holland & Hart, LLP for hosting the training at their Downtown Denver office.