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DBA D-Brief

August 26, 2014
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Represent The First District Of CBA
The Denver Bar Association seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term beginning July 1, 2015, serving on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Friday, Sept. 19. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith.

Market yourself in the Colorado Legal Directory
Verification for the 2015 Colorado Legal Directory is open and runs through Oct. 1! Ensure your free directory listing is correct and verify your listing online. In addition, take advantage of the most effective and low-cost marketing available to Colorado attorneys by purchasing legal directory upgrades such as bold font, field(s) of practice, and firm listings. DBA members will receive a free copy of the 2015 Colorado Legal Directory at publication time but additional copies will be available for purchase at special DBA member rates. Questions? Email or call 303-860-1115.

DBA YLD Hosts Law Suit Days—Sept. 25–26
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 25 and 26, the DBA Young Lawyers Division will accept donations of gently used professional clothing, shoes, and accessories on the steps of the Denver City and County Building. Clothing should be clean and on hangers. The DBA YLD unfortunately will not be able to pick up donations and is unable to accept donations on other dates. If the weather is bad, the donation site will be moved inside the City and County Building. For more information, please contact Heather Clark.

Call for Member Travel Photos
Where have you traveled to in the past year? The Docket would like to publish pictures of your interesting adventures and worldwide travels! Email photos, along with a location and (very) brief description, to Courtney Gibb.

The Colorado Real Estate Market is Hot! Attend the Best Basic Skills Course in Colorado: The Colorado Real Estate Practice Course with Willis Carpenter—Begins Tuesday, Sept. 9
Colorado Real Estate Practice has been offered annually since 1977, and is recognized as the best basic skills course in the Colorado real property law area. If you are a recent bar admittee, an experienced practitioner desiring a comprehensive refresher, a real estate professional, or a legal assistant working in real estate, this is a course you don't want to miss. The CBA-CLE publications Colorado Real Estate Practice and Title Insurance Practice are the course books for this class. The authors and faculty for this course are Willis Carpenter, a partner with Carpenter & Klastin PC, and Blair Lichtenfels with Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck. Register now!

Two Great Programs with National Speaker Roy Ginsburg, J.D. on Thursday, Sept. 4: Learn How to Build Your Practice and Retain New Clients
Attend the morning, afternoon, or both programs with Roy Ginsburg—a lawyer coach who works with attorneys to help them achieve practice goals and career satisfaction. He offers practical examples and tools, and incorporates the ethics rules on marketing into his presentation. Morning Program: Build Your Practice: A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical Business Development. Attracting new clients in an unstable, competitive environment is more difficult than ever. This practical multi-media seminar delivers proven methods to build your practice within professional and ethical parameters. Afternoon Program: Retain New Clients: How to Provide Effective, Ethical Client Service. Many lawyers forget that law is a service profession. Studies show that the most frequent reason for grievances and for losing clients is poor service. And retaining clients in a volatile economy is crucial to your practice. So how do you make sure you’re providing the best service? Click here to register for both programs, or for more info.

Legal Community

The Colorado State Court System: The Judges’ Perspective—Friday, Sept. 12
Hosted by the Colorado Judicial Institute

The role of politics in selecting state judges has been a hot topic for legislatures, governors, and courts across the nation. Since 1966, Colorado’s State Constitution has provided for a merit-based selection system of appointing state judges rather than electing them based on partisan politics. This program will discuss Colorado’s merit selection system, provide a national overview of judicial fairness and impartiality, and give a judicial perspective on selection and retention of state judges. Join the CJI at the Ralph L. Carr Justice Center on Friday, Sept. 12 from 8 to 11 a.m. Three CLE credits are available including one ethics. Click here for more information.

The Law Firm Throwdown Wants You to Sweat for Charity
Sweat Equity is launching a legal challenge this fall encouraging law firms to increase fitness levels while raising money for charity. We encourage firms to sign up today to get moving and win money for great organizations like Metro Volunteer Lawyers. To learn more, click here.


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