Denver Bar Association
November 2013
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Wheels of Justice Appreciation Party—Wednesday, Nov. 6

The Wheels of Justice Cycling Team, co-sponsored by the Denver Bar Association, will host an appreciation party for riders and for those at the Children’s Hospital Colorado Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders who benefit from the team’s fundraising during the Courage Classic on Wednesday, Nov. 6.

The complimentary event will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the DBA offices.

The team, comprised of 271 riders, raised more than $375,000, making the team the top fundraiser at the Courage Classic for the fourth year!



Court Orientation— Nov. 7 and 8

The 2013 Colorado Court Orientation is a program geared at introducing new attorneys and attorneys new-to-the-area to the nuts and bolts of practicing law in Denver and around Colorado. This event will focus on pragmatic tips for new local attorneys in any practice area. Presentations will highlight key ethical considerations for practitioners, strategies for negotiation and litigation, practical legal writing tips, common substantive issues new attorneys face, and much more. The program will feature presentations from local judges, practitioners, and legal professionals.

The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in the Colorado Supreme Courtroom.

14 CLE credits, including two ethics credits, available. The cost to attend is $40 for members, $60 for non members, and $25 for students.

Thursday, Nov. 7, following the program, the DBA Young Lawyers Division will host Barristers After Hours at the Judicial Center. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided.

RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.


Veterans Day Reception — Monday, Nov. 11

In honor of Veterans Day, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell and the Military & Veterans’ Affairs Section of the Colorado Bar Association will host a Veterans Day reception on Monday, Nov. 11, at 370 17th St., Suite 4500. One CLE credit is anticipated. The reception will include a lecture by Major Keith A. Robinson, "Military Operations at Home and Abroad: A JAG’s Perspective." Robinson has served in the Army for 28+ years and holds the rank of Major. He currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Colorado National Guard. Robinson is the chief legal and ethics advisor to the Adjutant General of the Colorado and his staff. All members are invited to attend. Lecture at 4:30 p.m. followed by reception at 5:30 p.m.

RSVP to either or both complimentary events by Nov. 6 to or (303) 244-1979.


Strikes for Tykes —Saturday, Nov. 16

Put on your bowling shoes (or rent them) and join the DBA’s Community Action Network at Strikes for Tykes—a bowling benefit for the Children’s Outreach Project. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elitch Lanes, located at 3826 Tennyson in Denver. Cost is $35 for adults, $20 for children (12 and under), and $150 to sponsor a lane.

RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.


Practice Area Preview:
Real Estate Law—Tuesday, Nov. 19

Join DBA Young Lawyers Division on Tuesday, Nov. 19 for an informal discussion and networking event for young lawyers led by young lawyers. Speakers will discuss how they got into the field of real estate law and what it is like to practice in that area. Come learn about a new field of law and bring your questions.

Complimentary drink and appetizers will be provided. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Blake Street Vault, 1526 Blake St., Denver. RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.


Coffee Talk:
Identifying and Protecting Client Confidential Information and Other Ethical Considerations— Wednesday, Nov. 20

The DBA Young Lawyers Division Coffee Talk program will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 8 to 9 a.m. at the DBA offices. Chief Justice Michael Bender will present a one hour program titled "Identifying and Protecting Client Confidential Information and Other Ethical Considerations." Chief Justice Bender will lead an interactive discussion on the Rules of Professional Conduct, including the importance of protecting confidential client information. One ethics CLE credit available. This event is free for members.

RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.


DBA YLD Movie Night CLE: "Miracle on 34th Street"— Tuesday, Dec. 3

James Garts and Becky Bye will be conducting a CLE related to the movie, "Miracle on 34th Street." Similar to the legal themes of the movie, the CLE will focus on ethical issues associated with representing clients with competency issues. Additionally, there will be some discussion on federal and state pre-emption issues (since this issue played a pivotal role in the movie).

The fun and informative movie night will be held at the DBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., third floor, starting at 5:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided.

RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Look for registration fee information in upcoming enewsletters.


Gear Up for Lawyers’ League Basketball

The Lawyers’ Basketball League will kick off its 2013 season in January, and will be held at the University of Denver Hamilton Gym. The expected team entry fee will range from $600 to $700. Sign-up information will be sent to last year’s team captains in Oct.; others who are interested in registering, forming, or joining a team should contact Todd Jansen at or Rob Hooke at

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