Denver Bar Association
February 2010
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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

DBA–CLE February

Starts January 27: Understanding and Using Trusts: An Eight Program Series (January – April 2010). CBA-CLE and the CBA Trust and Estate Section are proud to present this informative, practical series of CLE programs for the attorney who wants an effective trusts practice. Registrants may sign up for the whole series (at one great price!) or sign up for individual programs within the series.

February 5: Federal Practice Update 2010. This program, with a focus on your federal practice, has been designed to give you the latest wisdom and insight from our distinguished faculty of judges, magistrate judges and federal attorneys. Walk away from this program better equipped to represent your clients in federal court.

February 17: Medical Marijuana. Taxing, permits, business models, leases, zoning… Legalization of medical marijuana has caused no shortage of legal questions. Our faculty will address all of these and the new medical marijuana bill. Don’t miss Robert J. Corry, Jr.’s presentation on "Leading the Way in Medical Cannabis Litigation."

February 19: The Judges Tell All. Want to know what the judges are thinking? Why not ask them? In this unique, half-day program, you will learn more about what the judges are thinking and looking for in their courtrooms than in any other program you’ve attended before. This is a unique opportunity to hear from three judicial panels: recently appointed judges, sitting judges and former judges who will address your most pressing questions, issues and concerns about succeeding and winning in the courtroom.

Bench–Bar Retreat

As always, this will be a great opportunity to interact and get to know numerous judges throughout the metro-Denver area in a relaxed, casual setting. April 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at The Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant Street in Denver. We will apply for 4 hours of CLE credit, including ethics credits, and breakfast will be provided. $65 for nonmembers, $60 for members, $40 for support staff.

The Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Summit

Save the date for this year’s Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Summit on March 16, at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Speakers include Arin Reeves, Ph.D., from The Athens Group in Chicago and members from Catalyst in New York. For more information, go to

2010 Legal Marketing Association Annual Conference

From March 10–12, the Legal Marketing Association will host the largest annual gathering of legal marketing professionals. The LMA is partnering with the CBA to invite members to attend the conference at the discount rate. Meet with and learn from more than 1,000 experts and leaders in their industry and get the practical information needed to remain competitive. Reference "Colorado Bar Association Member Discount" when registering at

Job search sessions

Participate in a safe, confidential forum where you can get practical information for your job search or career transition. Attend one or all of the brown-bag group sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Feb. 9, Mar. 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. To register, e-mail or call (303) 860-1115 (mention the date you’ll attend). The programs are sponsored by the CBA Economic Task Force. For more information, e-mail Heather Clark at

Wanted: Donations to Benefit Metro Volunteer Lawyers

The Barristers Benefit Ball Committee is looking for donations such as airline tickets, vacation getaways, sporting event tickets, electronic equipment or anything else befitting a raffle prize. If you have direct access to such treasures or have a contact that can be approached about donations, contact Dana Collier Smith at The ball proceeds go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers pro bono programming.

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