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February 2, 2011
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In this issue...
  • The Docket Has a New Look
  • Barristers Early Bird Pricing Extended Until Feb. 7
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Networking Events
  • Preventing Legal Malpractice – Litigation Track, Feb. 4
  • Become a More Valuable Player–Never Lose Your Job
  • New Federal Tax Act, Feb. 15
  • Free Legal Film Night, March 2
  • Sign up Your Firm for the Toothbrush Drive
  • Discounted Tickets for Shen Yun Performing Arts
From the Bar

The Docket Has a New Look
The Docket has a new look starting in February. This month we're talking about social media and how lawyers use it. Jim Thomas went from having a poorly used LinkedIn account to being on Facebook, Twitter, and writing his own blog, No Funny Lawyers, as well as for Huffington Post. Read about his social media experience here.

Also in this issue, read about what it’s like trying to make a home on a base in Iraq. Judge Advocate and Denver attorney Jeffrey Sherman shares what acclimating to deployed life at FOB Warhorse is like, from getting settled in a Containerized Housing Unit to the chow. Read about his experience here.

Networking Opportunities
Barristers Early Bird Pricing Extended Until Feb. 7
Get your discounted tickets today for the “Dancing With the Bar Stars” 2011 Barristers Benefit Ball, April 30, at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Don’t delay—this is your last chance for early bird pricing. Save money now while donating to an important cause—Metro Volunteer Lawyers. To purchase tickets visit
Solo and Small Firm Section Networking Events
Have you hung your own shingle? Well, come hang with your fellow solo and small firm practitioners.
  • Downtown Denver —Feb. 3 at 7:30 a.m. Tavern Restaurant DAC, 1325 Glenarm Place Contact Frank Slaninger at 303-617-4446.
  • Downtown Denver —Feb. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Stoney’s Bar and Grill, 1111 Lincoln St. Contact Jennifer D. McGinn at 720-362-3000.
  • Denver Tech Center Area —Feb. 11 at noon Law Offices of Julian Izbiky, 7400 E. Caley Ave., Ste. 300, Centennial. Contact Phil Shuey at 303-680-2595.

If you’re interested in starting a networking meeting in your area, contact Section Chair Jim Duve at 719-578-5800, or Reba Nance, Section Staff Liaison, at 303-824-5320.

Continuing Education Opportunities
Preventing Legal Malpractice - Litigation Track, Feb. 4
This program, specific to litigators, can teach you how to prevent problems that lead to malpractice claims! The agenda includes: Recent Trends in Legal Malpractice Litigation; Risk Management and Ethical Advice; Legal Malpractice from the Plaintiff's Perspective; Miscellaneous Minefields (Including Electronically Stored Information (ESI) and Litigation Finance Companies); and Medicare Set-Asides. Have two or more CBA Members from your office attending? Each additional member attending the live or webcast program is only $159 per person.
Complimentary program: Become a more Valuable Player–Never Lose your Job, Feb. 8
Every second Tuesday, we offer job search sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. Jim Rohr from Loyalty Partners, Inc. will discuss ways in which employed people can help keep their jobs, and how solo and small firms can improve their business. Attend this brown-bag group session to participate in a safe, confidential forum and share your experiences, network, and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. The group will meet at the CBA–CLE offices at 1900 Grant St., 3rd Floor, Denver. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
The New Federal Tax Act, Feb. 15
At Last! We are presenting a program that thoroughly discusses and demystifies all those thorny issues and questions you have about handling probate and guardianship / conservatorship cases in the Probate Court. This program is designed for attorneys and paralegals who deal with the day-to-day issues involving court procedures for protective proceedings, probate procedures in the various districts, efficient handling of matters efficiently with the probate clerks, the management of new procedures and forms, and the specific procedures for guardianships and conservatorships. Hear it all directly from the probate registrars themselves, Colorado's Probate Coordinator, and Hon. Jean Stewart, Presiding Judge of the Denver Probate Court.
Free Legal Film Night, March 2
“The Social Network,” presented by DBA YLD and the DU Student Business Law Society on Wednesday, March 2, at 6 p.m., at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Moot Court Room 165. This event is free and open to the public. Food and parking are also free of charge. Two CLE credits including one ethics, have been applied for. RSVP to 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail Include your name and “DBA YLD Legal Film Night” in the e-mail.
Volunteer Opportunities
Sign up your Firm this week for the Fun and Easy Toothbrush Drive
The Annual Toothbrush Drive to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry is Feb. 7–11. We are looking for firms to collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. All donations will be picked up by IKON the week of Feb. 14. Sign up today and be part of the DBA’s Community Action Network event. Click here to get started, or contact Kate Mills at or 303-824-5312.
Optimize your DBA Membership
Discounted Tickets for Shen Yun Performing Arts
Shen Yun Performing Arts is returning to Denver, bringing its exhilarating and highly acclaimed blend of classical Chinese dance and music. Discover for yourself the brilliant choreography, gorgeous costumes, live orchestra, and state-of-the-art backdrops that have astounded audiences everywhere. Shen Yun Performing Arts brings together more than 100 of the world's foremost classically trained dancers, choreographers, and musicians. Based in New York, Shen Yun seeks to revive and breathe new life into traditional Chinese culture while providing an experience of sublime beauty.

Performances are Saturday, March 19, at 2:00 and 7:30 p.m. at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. DBA members receive 10 percent off tickets with promomotional code "SYO10." Click here for tickets.

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