Denver Bar Association
June 2009
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Unless otherwise noted, all DBA–CLE programs are at 1900 Grant St., third floor, large classroom. For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or register online at


Business Valuation Fundamentals: Applications and Models is June 17, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. This morning segment will focus on fundamental theory and concepts important to the valuation of closely held businesses and key elements of business valuation, including valuation methods, standards and premise of value, valuation report writing and applicable professional standards. Attendees will receive a copy of "Financial Valuation: Applications and Models," 2nd ed. — $115 value! Tuition is $199 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $249 for CBA members; $269 for nonmembers. Three general credits.

Critical Issues and Hot Topics in Business Valuation is June 17, 1:30–4:45 p.m. This afternoon segment will focus on valuation related to buy-sell agreements, valuation of intellectual property, S corporation valuations, double dipping in matrimonial law cases, tips and techniques for cross-examining valuation experts, and recent landmark case law updates. Particular emphasis will be given to how today’s distressed economy is impacting valuation work. Attendees will receive a copy of "Financial Valuation: Applications and Models," 2nd ed. — $115 value! Tuition is $199 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $249 for CBA members; $269 for nonmembers. Three general credits.

Federal Contracts: Introduction to Procedure and Compliance is June 19, 9:05 a.m.– 4:05 p.m. The program will focus on providing legal information relating to the federal procurement process. Presenters will provide an overview of the issues encountered during the life-cycle of a government contract, including government contract formation and bid protest issues, contract data rights, cost recovery, changes, contract closeout and termination matters, and other contract administration issues; subcontracting issues, specialty metals, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and mandatory reporting. Tuition is $209 for legal support staff; $209 for new attorneys (in practice two years or less); $229 for CBA Business Law Section members; $249 for CBA members and attorneys in public service; $299 for nonmembers. Six general credits.

Diversity Awards

DILP is seeking nominations for the Diversity Trailblazer and Diversity Leadership awards. The Trailblazer award recognizes a Colorado attorney who has made meaningful and significant efforts to advance diversity within his or her organization and/or the legal profession. The Qwest Diversity Leadership Award recognizes a Colorado law firm or corporate legal department that is a leader in diversity. The organization will have measurable results in areas, including attracting, welcoming, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys, thus showing a commitment to advance diversity within their organization. To nominate an individual or organization for either award, contact Cindy Hyman at by June 15.

Professional Development Group

Denver labor and employment attorneys Merrily Archer and Colin Walker, co-chairs of the legal Professional Development Group for the Colorado Human Resource Association, offer regular brown bag seminars where legal and regulatory topics of interest to employers and small businesses are offered free of charge. Four seminars have been held in recent months on topics such as reductions in force & layoffs and systemic discrimination and the EEOC. The next brown bag in the series is June 3 and is titled "Employment Law Issues re: Military Personnel." The event is free. To register or for more information, call CHRA, (303) 636-8585 or go to

CASA Needs You!

Court Appointed Special Advocates is recruiting volunteers in the metro Denver community to become trained court advocates for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases. CASA volunteers are ordinary citizens who have a passion for protecting children. Many volunteers have full-time jobs and/or families, yet they have made time to become a child’s voice in court. Your time of 10–15 hours a month will give the abused and neglected children in your community a more hopeful future. Right now, there’s a child in your community who needs you. Call today to learn how you can become a CASA volunteer at (303) 752-CASA (2272).

Legal Services Corporation

The Legal Services Corporation announces the availability of competitive grant funds to provide civil legal services to eligible clients during fiscal year 2010. A Request for Proposals (RFP) and other information pertaining to the LSC grants competition is available from In accordance with LSC’s multiyear funding policy, grants are available for only specified service areas. The listing of service areas for each state and the estimated grant amounts for each service area will be included in Appendix-A of the RFP. Applicants must file Notice of Intent to Compete in order to participate in the competitive grants process. The notice will be available from the RFP. Please refer to for filing dates and submission requirements. Please e-mail inquiries pertaining to the LSC competitive grants process to

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