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November 17th and 18th 2015 was the tenth Law Club Ethics Revue, again both nights at Lannie Garrett's Clocktower Cabaret. The edgy theme, 9.1 Shades of Gray, featured the character Ashley Madison as a novice attorney, drawn to unethical acts by the dark phantom-like partner of the law firm. A cappella, dancers, remarkable soloists, and even some acting ... another wonderful annual Ethics Revue. 

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Thanks to Julie Nichols and Greg Garner

November 4th and 5th, 2014 was the 9th Law Club Ethics Revue, sponsored by the CBA CLE and Ethics Committee. Our two night, three hour show, directed by Melissa McClure, was attended by a hundred attorneys, judges, and guests who sang and cheered and clapped and were the perfect audience. Our songs were new and old, as was our cast and band and ethics panel.
Billing Time Video (filmed by Greg Garner) and Rehearsal and
Pictures of the Show
Thanks to Julie Nichols

We were in Vail on September 9th, 2014 for the annual judicial conference's final lunch and 200 state judges. David Simmons came out of apparent retirement to direct our 20 person cast and 6 man band. The judges and magistrates stood at the end, and apparently for the most part were not just leaving ... 

On April 25th and 26th, 2014 at the historic Broadmoor in Colorado Springs several hundred Law Club members from many generations gathered to celebrate the Law Club Centennial, with a former-chair's dinner and sing-along, three separate complete Law Club shows from different Law Club eras, and an extra special 100th annual dinner meeting.
On the evening of Friday, April 25th the former Law Club Presidents and families and other members met for dinner and songs.
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The Club subsidized rooms at the Broadmoor for 80 members and 
their families.
 On Saturday, April 26th, Law Club memorabilia were available for perusal upstairs in the original Broadmoor building in the morning and members met informally for breakfast, lunch, and much golf. 

And then, at 1:30 pm, in the Broadmoor private movie theater Bob Kapelke and Cliff Eley directed the Oldtimers Show, songs and skits from the glory years of the Law Club, prior to 1988. 

The audience was the chorus. At 3:30 pm began the Middle Ages Show, directed by Diana Terry, highlighting productions from 1988 to 2000.  
We took a break at 5 pm and then met in the Golf Club at 6 for our 100th annual dinner meeting; as usual a raucous event with jokes, speeches, stories, the transfer of what little power the officers have, and dinner roll flinging. We went long enough that the 8 pm final show started pretty late.





More Dinner Pictures

The final Centennial show, directed by David Lichtenstein and Melissa McClure, began back in the movie theater at about 8:30 pm, and reprised dancing, singing, and what passes for Law Club acting from the modern period, 2000 to 2014. The Law Club stalwarts stayed right there till about 10:30 when we wrapped it all up.
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Thank you for all who attended. For those of you who missed it, put the next Centennial in your calendar for Friday and Saturday, April 23rd and 24th, 2114.

On April 9th, 2014 seventy-five to one hundred former, current, and future members of the historic Law Club joined together at the historic Denver Press Club on the night before the actual centennial day, in the first of many celebrations of the Law Club Centennial.  This first celebration (wonderfully conceived and arranged by Marion Brewer and Greg Cairns) featured dinner and drinks, camaraderie, a show rehearsal, the traditional cheese cutting ceremony featuring cheese-cutting celebrities including Chuck Turner, Norm Early, Gary Abrams, and Valerie McNaughton among other Law Club stars, the magnificent Doug Tisdale as host of the  Centennial Auction, and ending with often striking, usually loud, and sometimes talented karaoke provided by sometimes-music-director Cecil Pearson, that lasted well into the evening.
 
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On November 4th and 5th, 2013 the Law Club performed the 8th version of the Ethics Revue, again at Lannie Garretts. The critics raved:

From The Downtown Denver Bicycle Parking Lot News:
 
Law Club Show Hits High Notes:  Panel says "It's Not Unethical!"
By Ed. E. Toreal, special to the DDBPLN
 
The Law Club has done it again!  The highly-professional cast of attorneys and judges as shown here in a pictures from last-night's performance of "Austin Powers: International Man of Ethics."  Under the superb direction of Judge Diana Terry, the cast and musicians entertained crowds at Lannie's Cabaret for the 4th year in a row!

 
The audience cheered as the unethical antics of Dr. Evil, Mini-Me, and their henchpeople Number 2, the Client Communicating Cowboy, the Unethical Associate, and Managing Partner Frau Overlein, were foiled by Jamie Bond, Austin Powers, and The Law Club!  Ethical experts Ray, Amy, Gregory and Alec kept their interesting and entertaining commentary moving.  A veritable zoo showed up to dream of advertising under the new rules cooked up by panelist Alec Rothrock. Judge Ray Satter clarified that it is now OK for lawyers to represent marijuana dispensaries and to smoke pot.  Except when it isn't. 
 
The DDBPLN was delighted by the gorgeous harmonies and catchy tunes used by the cast of talented singers and dancers, although we missed our favorite sea shanties.  Maybe the Club can bring back that all-copyright-free-show next year.  And another thing: Our focus group complained that people kept singing while the lovely Melissa, Yosy, and Ann were dancing.  Maybe the Club can do away with the distractions next time. 
 
The musicians, many of whom seem to be judges (don't they have ethical canons about this kind of thing?) were first-rate, complementing the musicians in every possible way.  Maybe that piano player should give up law and turn pro!

The show was well-done, very tight (as was much of the cast, we hear), and may be reprised at a theater or Inn of Court near you.

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We entertained at the 2013 judicial conference in Vail on September 10, 2013 for lunch. They are always a very perceptive audience. 
... oh, and of course, they loved us.   

On June 13, 2013 in the afternoon we entertained the alumni at the DU Law School in the commons with a shortened version of the 2012 Ethics Revue. There was no booze and so they were sober. They loved us anyway and took us to a bar. Brenda directed and Mark made Anne laugh.     


On December 6, 2012 we presented to the Marsh Inn of Court at the University Club. Last minute line changes made it more interesting. Doug saved the day ... again ... yawn ...


November 12th and 13th, 2012, was the seventh-ever incredible 2012 Ethics Revue; once again two nights at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret. The second night was standing room only and by the end of the show the whole crowd was standing. And applauding and shouting and screaming ... The November 19th Law Week Colorado front page article (which was on page 3 that week) shouted "Ethics Revue Does Impossible" and goes on "Well, they did it again ..."





On  Tuesday September 11, 2012 at the Vail Marriott (which is in Vail) we again entertained at the annual Colorado Judicial Conference. The judges didn't stand up for us as we took the stage, but they did as we got ready to leave ... It was a good show ...

In March 2012 the remarkable Law Club band, Judicial Notice, with chanteuse Brenda Taylor, entered the ABA Battle of the Bands contest with this following video treat. Oddly, the ABA picked a different band, though none of the other entrants were even close.


Judicial Notice --The Law Club's Fabulous Band on You Tube

On February 29th, 2012 at Moye White we again held the Law Club's Leap Day "Judges of the Law Club" Celebration. With songbooks in hand the judges and magistrates of the Law Club led the crowd in raucous sing-along celebration, well into the evening, until the booze ran out ...

On November 15th, 16th, and 17th in the evenings, once again at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret, was the fabulous 2011 Ethics Revue. The shows were always different ... though not always on purpose. There were three shows because the two 2010 shows sold out way too early.

Pirate

DENVER, COLORADO.  Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret was awash with laughter and learning last night as the Law Club and the CBA Ethics Committee brought their own special brand of edu-tainment to LoDo.  A panel of distinguished panelists provided witty commentary about Ethical issues in between a story of litigation on the high seas.  While one member of the panel droned on a bit too long at the beginning, the situation was corrected when he was kidnapped by pirates early in the program. *** [Excerpted and reprinted with permission from the Denver Bicycle Parking Lot News, November 16, 2011]***
Downtown Denver Bicycle Parking Lot News proclaims Pirates of the COBAR  the Best Pirate-Themed Ethics CLE You Will See This Year!

Not realizing that they had also been duped into boarding a pirate ship under false pretenses, the audience truly enjoyed stellar performances by the actors, singers and dancers, including a Mark Berry solo that left panelist Marcy Glenn "verklempt."  (As a side note, between the costumes, an Al Gore striptease in Act II,  and a certain song that is not in the program, the show has lost its "G" rating.  Don't bring the kids.)


Ethics Revue Pirates of the Cobar Trailer from Colorado Bar Association CLE on Vimeo.

Other Videos of the show ...

"We Gotta Get Out of this Case"

The Al Gore Striptease -- Youtube

"Pirates of the Cobar Promo" -- selected scenes at Vimeo

 

On Tuesday September 13, 2011, in Colorado Springs, the Club entertained the state judges at their Annual Conference with tales of judicial ethics. Another standing ovation, and a remarkable last-minute substitution by Judge Diana Terry. 

At the show for the CWBA on June 11, 2011 at 3 pm in Vail the room was half-full at the beginning, but there was standing room only after the intermission. Even the bridge players came. An errant mouse threatened us all, but Director Doug crooned us back into place. Another standing ovation.