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September 20, 2016
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From the Bar
Denver Bar Association's Strategic Plan
In May of this year, the DBA’s Board of Trustees approved a five year strategic plan for the association, which we are now in the early stages of implementing. Click here to read about its mission, vision, and goals.
Succeeding in the Practice of Law — Thursday, Sept. 22
Colorado Supreme Court Justice Rich Gabriel will share his thoughts, based on more than two decades in private practice and seven years on the Court of Appeals, regarding what it takes to succeed in the practice of law. The morning program will be held at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center from 8 to 9 a.m. Click here for more details or to RSVP.
DBA YLD Hosts Law Suit Days — Oct. 5 & 6
From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 5 and Thursday, Oct. 6, the DBA YLD will accept donations of gently used professional clothing, shoes, and accessories on the steps of the Denver City and County Building for Bayaud Enterprises. For more information please contact Courtney Butler.
DBA’s 125th Anniversary and Pro Bono Week Celebration — Thursday, Oct. 13
Help us celebrate at Boney’s BBQ, inside the Odd Fellow Hall (the original location of the DBA), on Thursday, Oct. 13, at 5:30 p.m. Explore the beautiful space, get to know new and tenured bar members, meet your DBA leadership, and learn about opportunities to volunteer in your community. This is a complimentary social event with free drinks and appetizer! Sign up today and bring a colleague along. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
News from The Docket
In the Running: A Lawyer’s Perspective on Ultra-Marathons
Read DBA Past President Ilene Lin Bloom’s inspiring article on how she balances her need for outdoor adventure with a job that generally confines her to four walls.
Represent The First District of the CBA
The Denver Bar Association seeks applicants to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term beginning July 1, 2017. Nominations are due this Friday. For more information or to send nominations, contact Melissa Nicoletti.
Call for Member Travel Photos
To which wondrous lands have your travels led you in the past year? The Docket would like to publish photos of your most memorable adventures. Please email photos, accompanied by a (very) brief description, to Docket Editor Jessica Volz.
Three Short, Valuable, Topical CLE Programs — All Next Week!
Monday, Sept. 26: New Technology for Evidence Preservation: Drones, Dashcams, Black Boxes and More, Tuesday, Sept. 27: Why Lawyers Get Sued, and Wednesday, Sept. 28: Workshop for Lawyers: Establishing a Strategic Plan for Your Balanced Legal Career.
Annual Tort Law Update — Thursday, Sept. 29
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

Learn new case law, important pending and settled cases, recently enacted and pending legislation, new legal theories and defenses, judicial and discovery trends, and recent developments in courtroom strategy and tactics. Reserve your seat now.

Ethics and Professionalism in the Practice of Law 2016 — Friday, Oct. 7
This program presents ethical and professional situations through a carefully crafted series of interactive vignettes to give you the tools to improve the professionalism in your law practice. Sign up now.

From the Legal Community
The History of the United States Attorney’s Office for the District of Colorado — Wednesday, Oct. 12
The Historical Society of the Tenth Judicial Circuit invites you to attend a free roundtable discussion and reception from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse. RSVP to lhoward@gibsondunn.com or call 303-298-5767.
DU Law Stars — Tuesday, Nov. 1
Register now for DU Law Stars on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at the Marriott City Center downtown. For information about the honorees, sponsorship, table, ticket, and ad sales click here.
Optimize Your Membership
Discounted Colorado Ballet Tickets
The Colorado Ballet is offering members of the DBA a 15 percent discount on all tickets and performances for the 2016–17 season. Click here for tickets and use promo code COBAR.

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