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November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010 D-Brief Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association
  • JAG Attorney Shares Why He Serves
  • Veteran's Day Gathering Thursday, Nov. 11
  • Ground Water 201
  • District and County Court Orientation for the City and County of Denver, Nov. 18

  • Introducing The Docket eFile
  • Bench and Bar Luncheon Series: Reel Ethics: Hollywood Looks at Lawyer Behavior
  • Check DBA's Facebook Page Today for a Chance to Win King Tut VIP Tickets!
  • Appellate Practice Fall Update 2010
  • Who will be Colorado's next Supreme Court Chief Justice?

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***JAG Attorney Shares Why He Serves
Following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, Denver attorney Jeffery Sherman joined the U.S. Army Reserve JAG Corps. He currently is deployed with the 2nd Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at FOB Warhorse, Iraq. “It was an opportunity to give back to the country that had given me so much. I could be empowered, knowing that I was contributing in some small way to our country’s defense,” he writes in a piece for the December issue of The Docket. Read more when the issue is online Dec. 1.

***Veteran's Day Gathering Thursday, Nov. 11
All military veterans are invited to a get-together at the Breckenridge Blake Street Pub, 2220 Blake St., at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 11. The CBA/DBA is springing for snacks, but it will be a cash bar. Expect Happy Hour prices. Hope to see as many of you as possible—all branches, all ranks, all eras. Please RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727, so we can give the restaurant an idea of numbers. However, please come even if you forget to RSVP!

***CBA–CLE: Ground Water 201, Nov. 18
This is the second course in the Technical and Engineering Program Series, and builds on the basics covered in Ground Water 101. It will cover well permitting; boundary effects, image well analysis, and stream-aquifer interface; ground water allocation and quantification; analytical stream accretion and depletion analysis; use and development of water budgets in hydrogeologic investigations; development of unit response functions; injury to ground water rights; a case history of an alluvial stream depletion and recharge project, and the skeletons that lurk in the hydrologic closet.

***District and County Court Orientation for the City and County of Denver, Nov. 18
Presented by the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, this program is designed for newly admitted and new-to-the-area attorneys. Denver District and County Court judges and staff will be on hand to introduce you to the facilities and provide key information about procedures and resources. Seven CLE Credits, including one ethics, are offered. This program will be held at the Denver Justice Center, Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse, 520 W. Colfax Ave., Room 100, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The cost is $45 for DBA Members and $55 for non-DBA Members. RSVP by Nov. 15 to 303-860-1115, ext. 727, or *After the program, join the DBA YLD for “Barristers After Hours” at Prime Bar, 1515 Arapahoe St., Denver.

***Introducing The Docket eFile
The Docket eFile is a new way to bring your favorite Denver Bar Association publication to you digitally via The Learned Lawyer. We hope to offer some extras so that you can read, link, and interact with these stories. To introduce The Docket eFile is a piece on marketing yourself through social media by Tomasz Stasiuk, “Are you the ghost of marketing mediums past? How to exist online.” And don't forget; you can still read the full issue online at

***Bench and Bar Luncheon Series: Reel Ethics: Hollywood Looks at Lawyer Behavior, Dec. 15
Using short excerpts from a wide ranging selection of movies and television programs, Denver District Court Judge Robert L. McGahey, Jr. and NITA's Director of Specialty Programs, Mark S. Caldwell, compare the lawyer behavior to the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility. The result is a lively discussion of ethical and professional behavior. Join us for a view of how Hollywood treats lawyer ethics. Two ethics CLE credits have been applied for. The December program is free, and will take place from noon to 1:40 p.m. in the Law Library at the City & County Building. Lunch may be purchased for an extra $15 in advance (please indicate you would like a lunch when you register for the program), bring your own lunch. RSVP prior to Dec. 10 by e-mailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

***Check DBA's Facebook Page Today for a Chance to Win King Tut VIP Tickets
The King Tut exhibition is now entering its final weeks at Denver Art Museum. This is the only Rocky Mountain appearance for the one of the greatest blockbuster exhibitions of all time. More than 150 priceless Egyptian artifacts are on display, including objects found on King Tut's actual mummy! The DBA will give away six pairs of VIP exhibition tickets and audio tour tickets. The VIP tickets include the following;

  • front-of-the-line “fast track” access
  • audio tour guide narrated by Harrison Ford
  • good for any date and time the exhibit is open to the public, even when the exhibition is sold out!
Visit the DBA Facebook Page today around 2 p.m. We will be giving away six pairs of VIP tickets to the first six DBA members who “like” the King Tut promotion once it is posted.

***CBA-CLE: Appellate Practice Fall Update 2010, Nov. 19
Join us to hear a distinguished faculty of judges and top appellate practitioners present this year's Appellate practice pointers and updates that are so critical to winning an appeal. Specific topics include: Finality of Judgments—When Does the Time to Appeal Start Running?; Interlocutory Appeals in State and Federal Courts; Winning and Losing—How Appellate Judges Decide Cases and What That Means for Your Appellate Strategy; Ethical Issues for the Appellate Practitioner;  Brief Writing—Using Often-Overlooked Sections to Persuade the Court; and Sanctions, Costs, and Attorneys Fees on Appeal. There will also be a luncheon roundtable on Appellate Advocacy with Hon. Allison H. Eid, Colorado Supreme Court, Hon. David J. Richman, Colorado Court of Appeals, and Hon. Timothy M. Tymkovich, U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit.

***Who will be Colorado's next Supreme Court Chief Justice? Participate in The Learned Lawyer's Poll
Okay, we admit it. We don't actually have an inside scoop on who will be chosen. But we're hearing the decision will be made soon. Because the result is anyone's guess, we wanted to know yours. So, what do you say? Who will lead the new Court?

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