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TCL > August 1999 Issue > 1999 CBA Convention Highlights: September 24-26

August 1999       Vol. 28, No. 8       Page  29

1999 CBA Convention Highlights: September 24-26

A Sampling of the CLE Programs to be Offered:


  • "Integrating the Internet in Your Practice"
  • "Changes in the Practice of Law: Multi-disciplinary and Multi-jurisdictional Practice"
  • "Family Law at the Millennium: Issues for the Next Century"
  • "Bridging the Gap—Part V"
  • "Making the Most of Technology in Your Practice"
  • "Unbundled Legal Services"
  • "Adoption of ‘Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers’ "
  • "Atticus Revisited"

Luncheon Speakers


Friday, Sept. 24

Morris Dees,
founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center:
"Justice in the
21st Century"

tcl-1999august-conventionSaturday, Sept. 25

Tim Gill,

founder of Quark, Inc.: "Steamrollered by
Technology: Looking into
the 21st Century"


Social Events

Friday, September 24

5:00-7:00 p.m. — FAC Party, Bar Mart & Tech Fair

Saturday, September 25

5:00-6:00 p.m. — President’s Reception

6:30-8:00 p.m. — The Law Club Show


Featured Sunday Morning Program

"Lawyers and Presidents—Issues of Leadership" (3 general/ethics credits)


Laurence Luckinbill as Lyndon Johnson

Part I – Lyndon. On March 31, 1968, at the height of the nightly onslaught of bad news exploding from America’s war in Vietnam, President Lyndon Baines Johnson appeared on television to announce the sudden de-escalation of the war and the cessation of the bombing of North Vietnam, and his hope that North Vietnamese president Ho Chi Min would respond favorably and come to the peace table to talk. Then President Johnson, who had been returned to office in 1964 by the greatest electoral landslide in our history, made an announcement so dramatically simple, so startling, and so unexpected, that those who saw it have never forgotten the moment: "I shall not seek, and will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as your President." He had decided to retreat with honor. He had shouldered the presidency in a moment of national horror: the incredible, senseless assassination of one of the most popular presidents in our history, John F. Kennedy. He had accepted JFK’s legacy and his domestic and foreign policy teams and agendas, and then proceeded, with the energy of ten Paul Bunyans, to mold them into his own gigantic plan to change America for the better. Two hundred pieces of domestic legislation were passed to help people climb out of poverty, to educate themselves, to start businesses, and to live in tolerance of each other. It was called "The Great Society." It was intended to defeat "the ancient enemies of poverty, bigotry, ignorance and disease." No one but Johnson, the son of the frontier, master of Congress, could have done it. No president before had done remotely as much, except for his great ideal and mentor, Franklin D. Roosevelt. No one since has even thought of trying to do it. Johnson wanted America to live up to its own ideals. But Vietnam intervened, and ultimately destroyed Johnson’s vision of a better land, along with 58,000 of America’s youth. And that responsibility he bore as well. He learned that he could not have both "guns and butter." It was a bitter, tragic lesson, taught as burning ghettos, campus revolutions, and protest marches became almost a second front of the war. But even to the last, he never quit trying to awaken ordinary citizens to the greater America we have within our grasp, if we could only seize it. You will encounter Lyndon Baines Johnson after he has made his fateful, final television announcement. You will hear, face to face, "the greatest persuader one on one since Lucifer," as he struggles to tell his story. It is an audacious, moving, and often hilarious tale and one of the quintessential stories of our nation.

Part II – Panel Discussion. The political trial of the century featured an impeachment but concluded without the conviction of William Jefferson Clinton, attorney, teacher of law, and President. Our illustrious panel will confront and provoke Colorado’s lawyers with some of today’s greatest professional and political problems; e.g., power without ethics, profit without professionalism, and image without integrity. The discussion will be moderated by Pat Furman, an author and University of Colorado School of Law professor. Our company of panelists includes Congressman Asa Hutchinson (former U.S. Attorney and one of the House Managers charged with conducting the Senate trial of President Clinton); U.S. Senator Russ Feingold (member of the Senate Committee on the Judiciary); Colorado Attorney General Ken Salazar; former Colorado Supreme Court Justice Jean Dubofsky; Michael Sabbeth (private attorney and author of Sailing the Seven C’s, a book about teaching ethics to children); and Orthodox Archpriest Eugene D. Tarris (biblical scholar and translator).


Convention brochures containing the complete schedule, program descriptions, and
registration forms have been mailed to all CBA members. Please contact Dana Vocate at the CBA office in Denver, (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736, if you have any questions.

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