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April 7, 2015
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From the Bar

The Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest
Got flair? The Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest is accepting submissions through Wednesday, April 15. The contest includes writing and visual categories. All DBA members are eligible, except for members of the Docket Committee (who are the judges). Artists may enter previously unpublished work in multiple categories. Learn more here.
Play Softball in the Lawyers' League—It's Really A Lot of Fun
The headline pretty much says it all. Lawyers’ League softball is just plain fun. You get out of the office on a Saturday morning and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. It’s co-ed. There are no umpires, so balls and strikes are not called, and it’s inexpensive. You don’t even have to be a lawyer—staff, family, friends, clients, and new acquaintances are all welcome. Games are Saturdays at 11 a.m. from June 6 to Aug. 8 at Cranmer (Sundial) Park. Interested captains should contact Jack Tanner at jtanner@fwlaw.com or 303-894-4495.
2015 Employment Law Conference—Live Only: April 22–23
Program highlights include: Cat's Paw Theory; Affordable Care Act; Transgender Issues in Employment Law; Common Investigation Mistakes and How to Avoid Them; and An Update from the Colorado Division of Labor. Learn more about this outstanding conference, with leading employment law professionals teaching, plus two incredible two keynote speakers, here!
Closely Held Businesses: Strategies for Tackling Key Issues—Thursday, April 30
Advising closely held businesses and their owners requires you to be knowledgeable on a wide range of issues including financials and securities issues, while also dealing with individual personalities and business dynamics. Whether you are a seasoned business lawyer, expanding your practice, new to the field or simply need a refresher, this program will provide you with practical advice in important areas for advising closely held business owners. Register now!

From the Legal Community

The Colorado "I Have a Dream" Foundation
On Monday, April 13, CIHAD will host its inaugural Work is Success Corporate Sponsorship Breakfast from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the Mile High United Way. Emily J. Curray, Stern & Curray managing partner, will be the keynote speaker. In addition to an overview of WISIP, including its talent development model, placement criteria and corporate sponsorship model, guests at this free event will have an opportunity to meet Dreamers who are previous WISIP participants and will hear from partners who have sponsored a Dreamer intern.

To learn more about the Work is Success Internship Program, or to RSVP for the April 13 breakfast, visit wisip.org, or contact Stephanie Costner at 303-861-5005 or scostner@cihadf.org or Marius Finch at mfinch@cihadf.org. For more information about CIHAD, visit cihadf.org.

From the Courts

Colorado Court of Appeals Judge James S. Casebolt to Retire
The Supreme Court Nominating Commission invites qualified attorneys to apply for a Colorado Court of Appeals judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable James S. Casebolt, effective July 1. The Commission will meet May 11-12 at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center to interview applicants and select nominees for appointment by the governor. To be eligible for appointment to fill a vacancy, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the State of Colorado and must have been admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years. Applications also available on the court’s home page.

Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center
In 2014 the Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center served 2,609 children. Parent surveys have shown a high (99%) satisfaction rate. Their goal is to “provide a warm welcome, a safe haven, and a learning experience to each child who comes through our doors and receives care while their parents are conducting business with the judicial system in Denver.” The center is asking for donations of gently used books, stuffed animals, educational toys, or children’s clothing to ensure continued success. Contact Program Director Anne Conklin at 720-865-9932 or anne.conklin@denvergov.org.

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