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March 24, 2015
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15x15 Networking Event at the EDGE—Thursday, March 26
Please join us at the next 15x15 event this Thursday, March 26, at EDGE at Four Seasons! Explore the beautiful space, get to know new and tenured bar members, and meet your DBA 15x15 Task Force to discover the benefits of the DBA. This is a complimentary social and networking event with free drinks and appetizers! Sign up today and bring along a nonmember to explore all the Bar has to offer! RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
March Coffee Talk: Forming and Funding Early Stage Companies—Thursday, March 26
Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division as members Joel Jacobson and Trevor Crow discuss working with early stage companies at the DBA offices from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 26. Attendees will learn how to navigate critical issues along the way from formation to funding. The program will specifically cover entity selection and vesting, key agreements, counseling clients on raising money, securities law exemptions, and major terms in a Series A term sheet. One general CLE credit applied for. RSVP online, by emailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Small Talk...It’s No Joke!—Wednesday, April 1
Have you ever felt awkward at Bar Association networking events? Or sat staring at other attendees waiting for a meeting to start? Join Debra Fine for her fast-paced, interactive and entertaining presentation The Fine Art of Small Talk. In Debra’s presentation you’ll laugh, learn and leave with insightful and informative conversation tips and techniques on how to strike up conversations and keep them going, avoid conversation “killers”, exit conversations with grace and develop business relationships. Join us on Wednesday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m., at the DBA CLE offices, third floor. Appetizers, beer, wine and soda will be provided. Cost to attend is $25 for members, $20 for law students and $50 for nonmembers. RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive—April 6–17
Sign up your office as a donation location by Friday, March 27, or donate online, to continue to fight hunger and feed hope in 2015. The food drive runs from April 6-17 and benefits Metro Caring, whose mission is to provide nutritious food to hungry families and individuals while promoting self-sufficiency. This year, the need is critical—the newly opened Hunger Relief Center will triple the size of the previous facility and vastly expand services Metro Caring will be able to provide. Questions? Email Alexa Drago.

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 both 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.

Family Law Spring Update 2015—Friday, March 26
Co-sponsored by the Family Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
Get updates on important case law and legislation, including late-breaking topics from the legislature. Complex financial issues are addressed, as well as the highly controversial and potentially ground-breaking manner in which ADR or non-legal paraprofessionals get involved to a greater degree in family law. Plus: “Lightning Round” topics of significant interest! Get the details here!

Truths & Untruths 2015: A Practical Look at Ethics—Thursday, April 2
One of our most popular ethics programs! Judge Kim Goldberger’s highly interactive, practical look at ethics in your professional practice is an entertaining mixture of topical and insightful looks into the issues of truth and lying, demonstrated through his video and audio clips. Offered for 4 Ethics Credits—Register now!

Annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament—Monday, June 8
Save the date for the annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 8, at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen. A buffet lunch will begin at 12:00 p.m. with a 1:15 p.m. shotgun to follow. There will be two formats as in years past: the Champions division or best ball, and the Challenge division or scramble. Sign up as an individual or as an incomplete foursome and we will assign you to a team or help you complete your team. Please complete a registration form here. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago at

From the Legal Community

Colorado Judicial Institute’s Straight Talk With Judges—Thursday, April 9
Colorado Judicial Institute is pleased to present this popular CLE program designed to promote education and interaction with some of Colorado’s top judges and attorneys. Participants will be separated into small groups and rotate through their choice of eight topics from which they can make inquiries and gain insight from established judges and attorneys. The program will take place at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell, 370 17th Street, Suite 4500, Denver, from 6 to 8 p.m. Visit for more information.

From the Courts

Applications Being Accepted for Second Judicial District Court Vacancy—Deadline to Apply is Tuesday, April 21
The Second Judicial District Nomination Commission is accepting applications from qualified attorneys to fill the office of disctrict judge on the Second Judicial District (Denver County), to be vacated by the Honorable Herbert L. Stern III on June 1. Applications must be filed no later than Tuesday, April 21. Click here for more details.

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