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June 14, 2016
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From the Bar
Anatomy of a Legal Malpractice Claim: What Plaintiffs Look For and How To Defend — Thursday, June 16
This program will focus on an interactive discussion about legal malpractice claims, what they are and what conduct lawyers engage in that counsel for plaintiffs are looking for. The speakers will also discuss risk management prevention to help avoid a claim or limit the damage exposure. The presentation begins at 5:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo Conference Center and is followed by a complimentary reception. RSVP online or email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Practicing Civil Rights Law: Perspectives from Young Plaintiff and Defense Lawyers — Thursday, June 23
The DBA invites you to a Coffee Talk CLE Program on civil rights law. The event will feature a panel discussion with Arash Jahanian (Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC), Amy Kapoor (Johnson, Brennan & Klein), Conor Farley (City and County of Denver), DJ Goldfarb (Senter, Goldfarb & Rice LLC) and Lauren Fontana from CREEC (Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center). Moderated by Amy Kapoor (Johnson, Brennan & Klein). One general CLE credit applied for. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for nonmembers, and includes a continental breakfast. The program is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online, by emailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Roll Out the Barrels Happy Hour — Thursday, June 23
Please join us at Metro Caring for a happy hour on June 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m., as we kick off this year’s Roll Out the Barrels food drive! Come see exactly where your donations go while enjoying free drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Bring your friends and colleagues, the more the merrier! RSVP here by June 16.
Metro Volunteer Lawyers Director Position
Metro Volunteer Lawyers is looking to hire a director to manage all day to day operations. The applicant must be licensed and in good standing in Colorado with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in practicing law. Experience in domestic relations, protection orders, landlord/tenant, consumer, bankruptcy, guardianships, wills, and public benefits is helpful. Click here for a complete job description. To apply, email
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News From The Docket
In Their Own Words: The Winners of the 2016 DBA Awards

The Denver Bar Association would like to thank those who took the time to submit nominations for this year’s Awards. Over the past 125 years, the achievements of DBA members have never failed to impress. This year’s honorees have taken the meaning of dedication to particularly inspiring heights. Read more here.
34th Annual Real Estate Symposium — July 21-23
Co-sponsored by the CBA Real Estate Section
Join more than 400 of your friends and colleagues for this once-a-year opportunity to talk about the most important issues you face in your real estate practice today, in the beautiful town of Breckenridge. Program highlights include: legislative and case law update; drones and real estate — what you need to know; a look at the federal government’s program to give away entire towns and how it affected Colorado; rights of first offer, rights of first refusal and options; conveyance issues in the estate planning and trust and estate administration context; quasi-judicial hearings on land use applications; and much more! Review the complete agenda and faculty here.
2016 Annual Family Law Institute — Aug. 5-7
Presented by the CBA Family Law Section — In Cooperation with CBA CLE

The Institute has become the annual gathering place for the Colorado family law community. Talk with past Institute chairs, Family Law Section Council members past and present, and listen to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced family law practitioners, judicial officers, and mental health professionals in the region, who will provide the strategies and information most relevant to your work. See old friends… make new connections…this is one Institute you can’t miss. Register today.
From the Courts
Rule Change 2016(8)
Click here to find the recently announced Rule Change 2016(8) which deals with Colorado Appellate Rules. Click here to see all rules adopted, amended, repealed, and corrected through June 9, 2016.
From the Legal Community
Make a Difference in Someone’s Life — Contribute to the Legal Aid Foundation Today
Legal Aid provides access to legal help for people who are trying to protect themselves and their families. It assures fairness for all in our civil justice system, regardless of individual economic circumstances. You can help provide timely access to Legal Aid for those who need it. The Legal Aid Foundation’s annual Campaign For Justice ends June 30. Please make your gift today.
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The AAA Four Diamond award–winning Hyatt Hotels of downtown Denver are pleased to extend to DBA members a 20 percent discount on a room and free wired high–speed Internet. Click here for more information.
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