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January 13, 2015
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MLK Day Book Drive: Jan. 9 through Jan. 19
The DBA Lawyers and Schools Committee is collecting gently used books for K–5th grade levels. These books will be used in the one-to-one tutoring that the students receive in the Reading Partners program by helping them build their libraries at home. Books of all other reading levels are welcome too and will be distributed to schools to build their libraries. Boxes are located in the lobby of the DBA offices. If you want more information please contact Meghan Bush.
January Barristers After Hours—Thursday, Jan. 15
Everyone is welcome to join the DBA Young Lawyers Division for Barristers After Hours at Wynkoop Brewery, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

2015 Barristers Benefit Ball Early-Bird Pricing—Ends Feb. 1
Join us for the annual Barristers Benefit Ball on Saturday, April 25, at the Marriott City Center. Click here for ticket pricing and RSVP information.

January Coffee Talk: Individual Income Tax—Thursday, Jan. 22
If Individual Income Tax were a movie, this CLE would be the trailer. You will gain a basic understanding of filing requirements, types of income, typical deductions, calculating capital gains, and options for clients in tax trouble. The goal of this CLE is to make you conversant in individual income tax matters so that you can ask clients or supervisors appropriate questions and partake in a dialogue related to individual income tax. The program will be from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the DBA offices, 9th floor. One general CLE credit available. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Call for DBA Awards Nominees—Deadline for Submission is Friday, Jan. 30
The DBA Awards Committee needs your nomination for its annual awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, DBA Volunteer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, Education in the Legal System and Outstanding Programs or Projects. Please submit a brief statement online at bit.ly/DBAAwards or email Courtney Gibb on why the nominee deserves the honor. The committee will consider involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar association, and career history and accomplishments. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 30.

7th Annual Law Day Art Contest—Student participants needed!

The Law Day 2015 Art Contest is co-sponsored by the Denver Art Museum (DAM), Denver Public Schools and the Denver Bar Association. K–5 Denver Public School students are encouraged enter an illustration (K–5) or digital photograph (6–8) that represents the theme, "Magna Carta: Symbol of Freedom Under Law." Winners will receive a Target gift card and free admission to the DAM. Their winning illustrations will go on display at the DAM in May. Complete details are located at coloradocivics.com. Deadline for students to enter is Feb. 16.

Advanced Estate Administration: Complexities Explained—Jan. 23
Co-sponsored by the Trust and Estate Section of the Colorado Bar Association
When are third-party payors liable for distributions made to fiduciaries? How do you file a portability tax return? Will your malpractice insurance cover you if there is a tort claim for breach of fiduciary duty? Get answers to these complex questions and more from this Advanced Estate Administration seminar! Plus, get tips on locating and collecting digital assets in our digital world. Also included: uncertainty regarding the legal test for capacity in Colorado, and ethics on conflicts of interest issues that arise in estate administration. Register now!

Get Organized and Trained in the Latest Technology in 2015!—Programs on January 29 & 30 with National Speaker Paul Unger
Tame the Clutter and Digital Chaos! On Jan. 29, learn how to manage your daily tasks and how technology can help you to improve client communication and achieve your professional goals. Enhance your time management and technology skills to regain control of your law practice… and your life. Click here for more info or to register.

iPad for Legal Professionals On Jan. 30, bring your iPad for some hands-on training! We will take a quick tour of the iPad and walk through a “day-in-the-life” of an iPad-using lawyer. You have the option of taking the morning Basics iPad program, the afternoon Advanced iPad program, or both! Click here for more info on the Basics Program. Click here for more info on the Advanced program.

Members: Send us Your Travel Photos
Where have you traveled to in the past year? The Docket staff would like to publish pictures of your adventures and worldwide travels! Email photos, along with the location and (very) brief description, to Courtney at cgibb@cobar.org.

Legal Community

Dean Martin J. Katz Included Among Most Influential People in Legal Education
Martin J. Katz, Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, was named #4 in The National Jurists “2014 Most Influential People in Legal Education.” Congratulations Dean Katz! Read more about this here.

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