C-SPAN Recording of Genetics Session is Available Now

The C-Span recording of Genetics: Anthropology, Forensics, Responsibility and Society is available online now at http://www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Forensi.  This session was held August 30, 2013 in a general session of the conference. Speakers include:

Professor Hank Greely, Stanford Law School
Professor Lynn Jorde, University of Utah
Professor Shannon Novak, Syracuse University
Professor David Kaye, Pennsylvania State University School of Law
Professor Nita Farahany, Duke University

The Broadmoor Room Block is Closed: Call for Availability

The 2013 Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference will be held at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. 

The room block closed on July 23, 2013, however you may still contact The Broadmoor to check availability of the conference rate.  To make a reservation call 1-800-634-7711 and ask to register in the block for the “U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.” Cancellations or changes must be made one week before arrival in order to avoid a one night’s room charge.

The conference rate is $273/night plus 9.63% tax and 2.47% public improvement fee. A separate resort fee will be charged at a rate of $16 per day for single occupancy and $2.50 per day for each additional occupant.

Please note that registering for the conference does not reserve you a hotel room.

For more information about The Broadmoor visit their website at http://www.broadmoor.com.

CLE Credits Available: Check Here for Details on Your State

Approval of continuing legal education credit for this program has been requested from the states within the Tenth Circuit: Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Utah, and Wyoming.  Attendees are individually responsible for obtaining CLE credit in any other jurisdiction. Forms for both in- and out-of-circuit CLE credit will be available at the conference registration desk.

This course has been approved by the Colorado State Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 15 hours of General credits and 3.6 Ethics credits.

This course has been approved by the Kansas CLE Commission for a maximum of 15 hours of CLE credits, including 3.5 Ethics & Professionalism credits and 1.0 credit in Law Practice Management (30 Tech Tips for Every Day on Sat, 8/31/13).

This course has been approved by the New Mexico MCLE Board for 11.8 hours of CLE credit, including 3 Ethics credits.

This course has been approved by the Oklahoma MCLE Board for 15 hours of CLE credit, including 3.5 Legal Ethics credits.

This course has been approved by the Utah State Board of CLE for 12.5 hours of CLE credits, including 3.0 Ethics credits.

This course has been approved by the Wyoming State Bar Board of Continuing Legal Education for 12.5 hours of CLE credit, including 3 Ethics credits.

Judges and Judiciary Employees: Conference Code for Travel Vouchers

This year the Judiciary has instituted a new program for centrally tracking conference-related expenditures. The new program requires all judges and other judiciary employees to include a unique code when submitting expenses related to the conference.

The conference code for the 2013 Tenth Circuit Bench & Bar Conference is CONF130012.  Please note this conference code on your travel voucher for this meeting only, so that your finance personnel can include it in the FAS4T database.

Individual Retirement and Benefits Counseling for Judges

Carol Sefren, Chief of the AO’s Judges Compensation and Retirement Services Office and her staff will be offering individual benefits and retirement counseling sessions for Circuit, District, Bankruptcy and Magistrate judges and their spouses during the conference. These optional 30-45 minute sessions include personalized benefits materials for each judge, no matter what stage of their career. On the registration site, judges will be asked if they would like to sign up for one of these optional sessions. The times on the registration site are approximate windows. A member of Carol’s staff will contact each judge who signs up to schedule a specific time and place for the meeting.