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NACDL's 58th Annual Meeting & Seminar, "High Altitude Trial Skills from the Masters of Advocacy"will be held at the Westin Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, CO July 23-26, 2015.
Come to Denver and learn how to light-up the courtroom with smokin’ hot trial skills employed and perfected by The Masters of the criminal defense bar. NACDL presents this innovative program devoted to the art, science, and development of trial skills, with hands-on interactive lectures by the most highly-regarded defense lawyers from around the country. The faculty will implement live demonstrations throughout their presentations to impart new tactics and effective trial skills that can be used and applied in any kind of case by defense advocates at all experience levels.
This unique seminar will allow participants to watch acclaimed trial lawyers use their proven techniques in LIVE DEMOs with real jurors, and learn how to develop fact-based theories and supporting themes that will resonate with jurors throughout trial. Interactive lectures will also include effective opening and closing statements, and creating cross-examinations that work, with the use of real witnesses during the seminar.
Join us for this first-of-its-kind trial skills seminar that will allow every participant to immediately use and implement the skills you will see and experience at this event.
CLE Credits NACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in all states requiring mandatory CLE Training. NACDL will apply for at least 12 general credit hours in every state requiring pre-approval. Approved hours for each state will be identified at the seminar. Some states, IL, GA, NC, NE, PA, TX and UT require additional fees by the attendee in order to receive credit.
THINGS TO SEE AND DO
Urban sophistication meets outdoor adventure in the Mile High City. With 300 days of sunshine, a walkable downtown, thriving art and cultural scenes, and the Rockies as a backdrop, Denver offers affordable exploration of the world’s most spectacular playground. A free shuttle carries visitors up and down this central corridor, providing quick access to world-class art and culture, wine bars, restaurants, and live music hot spots in Larimer Square or historic LoDo. Upscale shopping awaits at Cherry Creek, while Denver’s seven professional sports teams showcase this city’s active spirit. Experience what the locals know. For more details go to www.visitdenver.org.
Top 10 Things To Do In Downtown Denver
1. Colorado State Capitol
Stand exactly 5,280 feet above sea level (one mile high!) on the west steps, then climb to the rotunda for a panorama of snowcapped peaks. It’s against state law to block the view of the 200 named mountains visible from the dome. Free tours on weekdays.
2. Denver Art Museum
There are two buildings – one a fortress-like structure from Italian architect Gio Ponti, the other, a structure that resembles a titanium crystal with peaks and shards designed by Daniel Libeskind. Inside, find the world's greatest collection of Native American art and 68,000 other art objects, including works from European masters, and Old West classics.
Learn how to make money! The Mint produces 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little “D” for Denver. Free tours show every step in the process of turning a dull, blank, metal slug into shiny pocket change.
4.16th Street Mall - Pedestrian Mall
Lined with 200 trees and 50,000 flowers, this festive, mile-long pedestrian promenade has 28 outdoor cafes and offers Denver's best people watching. I.M. Pei designed the gray and pink granite pathway to resemble the pattern of a diamondback rattlesnake. Hop on the bus – they're free and stop on every corner. After dark, horse-drawn carriages clatter up and down the Mall.
5. Larimer Square
This trendy block of Victorian buildings is home to chic shopping, dance clubs, a comedy club, outdoor cafes and a dozen of Denver's best restaurants. For 40 years in downtown Denver, it's hip to be at the "Square."
6. LoDo Historic District
Denver's historic district is filled with turn-of-the-century warehouses, now home to 90 brewpubs, sports bars, restaurants and rooftop cafes. Stop by Rockmount Ranchwear for a snap button Western shirt at the store where they were invented; browse from 6:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Tattered Cover Bookstore; listen to jazz at El Chapultepec, one of Esquire Magazine’s 50 best bars.
7. Confluence Park
Denver was founded here as a gold mining camp in 1858. Today, the river park is the heart of Denver's 850-mile bike trail network, and is surrounded by attractions. Gear up for the mountains at the REI Flagship store; ride the Platte River Trolley to the Downtown Aquarium to see stingrays and sharks; eat and drink in the nearby neighborhoods of Riverfront, LoHi and Highlands.
8. Elitch Gardens Amusement Park
Open from May through October, Elitch Gardens offers affordable family fun and entertainment with two parks in one: a family theme park with thrilling roller coasters suitable for all ages, and the Island Kingdom Water Park, a refreshing aquatic wonderland.
9. Denver Performing Arts Complex
This four-block, 12-acre site hosts Broadway blockbusters, Tony Award-winning theatre, ballet, opera and symphony. See a show or take a tour. Ninety-minute guided tours take visitors to dressing rooms, rehearsal studios, and costume departments.
10. Museum of Contemporary Art Denver
One of the Mile High City’s newest museums, the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver is housed in sleek, eco-friendly building designed by acclaimed architect David Adjaye. With five galleries that rotate cutting-edge pieces by some of the world’s most creative minds, each visit to the Museum is guaranteed to be a new, eye-opening experience.