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January 18, 2005

***WEDNESDAY, JAN. 26: DON'T MISS THE DBA YLD COFFEE TALK: OH BEHAAAVE! THE ETIQUETTE AND ETHICS OF SOCIALIZING FOR NEW PRACTITIONERS
Learn how to conduct yourself in front of fellow lawyers, clients, and complete strangers in social situations; how to avoid ethical problems at cocktail parties; which fork to use, how to gracefully exit a boring conversation, and how not to embarrass yourself giving a toast; when to say “when” and how to tell when others should say “when.” It’s 8 - 9 a.m., 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. Cost is $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Continental breakfast included. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

***TUESDAY, FEB. 1: DRAFTING LEGAL FEE AGREEMENTS TO AVOID USING THE DBA LEGAL FEE ARBITRATION COMMITTEE
Hear how to draft legal fee agreements and, if things don’t go well, how to use the Legal Fee Arbitration Committee when you have a dispute with a client. One ethics credit requested.

***TUESDAY, FEB. 8: TECHNOLOGY UPDATE: WEB SITES, THE INTERNET, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES
Mel Reveles, director of the CBA Internet department, will go over all the latest and greatest information to help you in your practice. One CLE credit requested.

***TUESDAY, FEB. 15: COLORADO EMPLOYMENT LAW UPDATE
Hear what’s new and what you need to know as a lawyer and an employer. This program will help. One general credit requested.

***TUESDAY, FEB. 22: PRACTICING SAFE E-MAILING: THE CAN-SPAM ACT OF 2003
Michelle Fagin will tell you what to know to advise your clients about this up-and-coming area of regulation. Her talk will be based on her October article in The Colorado Lawyer. One general credit requested.

***WEDNESDAY, FEB. 23: DBA YOUNG LAWYERS DIVISION COFFEE TALK: MECHANICS' LIENS
Speaker is Carrie A. Rodgers of McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter, who has a background in mechanic’s lien claims and bond claims and co-authored the handbook, Colorado Construction Mechanic Lien Practice. In this interactive program, participants are encouraged to ask questions. Join colleagues from 8 to 9 a.m. at 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. Cost is $5 for DBA members and $15 for non-members. Continental breakfast included. RSVP by sending a check to DBA Coffee Talk. One CLE  requested.

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Please circle the programs that you would like to attend.

Feb. 1, Noon-1 p.m., $15
Drafting Legal Fee Agreements to Avoid Using the DBA Legal Fee Arbitration Committee

Feb. 8, Noon-1 p.m., $15
Technology Update: Web Sites, the Internet, and Other Technologies

Feb. 15, Noon-1 p.m., $15
Colorado Employment Law Update

Feb. 22, Noon-1 p.m., $15
Practicing Safe E-Mailing: The CAN-SPAM Act of 2003