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May 3

May 3, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Another Successful Barristers Benefit Ball
  • Lawyers at Midlife
  • Read the May Issue of The Docket
  • 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Delay Prevention Order Issued
  • DBA Member Mixer
  • Rocky Mountain Securities Conference
  • Class Action Lawsuits
  • Getting Out of Debt
  • Raise Your Paws for a Good Cause
From the Bar
Another Successful Barristers Benefit Ball!
Our thanks and congratulations to our VIP dancers who raised more than $14,000 for MVL!! Cyndy Ciancio was the top fundraiser and the People’s Choice Award winner. Contributions can still be made here, and photos from the ball can be seen here.

Congratulations to the raffle winners: Rodney Wallace Portrait - Terry Cipoletti; Cottages at the Broadmoor - David Starbuck; The Twist Express hybrid bicycle - Roger Chamberlain; Creekside at Beaver Creek - Lynn Lyon; iPad - Mary Dilworth; Breckenridge Condo - Amy Darby.

Lawyers at Midlife: Planning for and Living the Rest of Your Life, Thursday, May 5
Join the CBA Transitions Committee and Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers at 8:30 a.m. on May 5, as Oregon Attorney Assistance Program Counselor Mike Long looks at the emotional aspects and the need for meaningful engagement after transitioning from practice. Lawyers who are at all stages of retirement planning will be introduced to the full range of issues, including financial planning, facing them during the transition. Click here for more information.
Read the May Issue of The Docket
The May issue of The Docket is available online and you can read the entire issue here. This month, we’re celebrating Law Day, with winners from our Law Day art contest on the cover. Justices Greg Hobbs and Nancy Rice also wrote about the exchange, via letters between John and Abigail Adams. Read the article here.

Also in this issue, join Mitch Morrissey on a journey to the United Arab Emirates, where he took in the local culture and taught on how Denver law enforcement works to solve crimes. “When Abu Dhabi decided to build the finest crime lab in the world, it researched the best administrative practices and how to manage the new resources it was building,” he writes. “Because of this track record, Abu Dhabi turned to Denver for guidance and instruction.” Read more here.
2012 Colorado Legal Directory Verification Forms and E-mails
The Denver Bar Association has taken over the production of the Legal Directory and we hope to make a terrific product for members. Look for your verification form in August. If you have questions, please contact
From the Courts
Delay Prevention Order Issued by Denver County Court Presiding Judge
The Denver County Court is conducting a judicial review of its civil cases that are not presently set for trial and cases that are more than one year old. The aim of the review is to determine whether these actions are being diligently prosecuted. For more information, click here.
Networking Events
DBA Member Mixer and “Future of the Legal Profession” Ignite-Style Presentations, Thursday, June 9
Join your fellow and potential members at the second DBA Member Mixer on June 9, starting at 5:30 p.m. at CBA–CLE, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300. This year, we are spicing it up with Ignite-Style presentations on the topic of the Future of the Legal Profession. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Interested in giving a presentation at this event? Contact Alli Gerkman.
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Continuing Education Opportunities
43rd Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference, Friday, May 6 – There Still is Time to Register
Dodd–Frank created the most dramatic changes in the regulatory environment in decades and these regulations continue to be enacted weekly. This conference is an opportunity to hear from leading national and local industry and regulatory authorities about the developments affecting business law practitioners. Click here for more information.
Are Class Action Lawsuits About to Become Obsolete? Find out More on Tuesday, May 10
That idea of class action lawsuits becoming obsolete seems inconceivable, but many experts are now arguing that it is very possible. The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision: AT&T Mobility LLC v. Concepcion and its impact will be discussed in this one-hour CLE program. Register now or click here for more information.
Job Search and Career Transition Support Group: Getting Out of Debt, Tuesday, May 10
This complimentary session is designed to give good strategies for those who are early into their careers and others who are wanting ideas on managing their personal finances. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Click here for more information.
Giving Back
Raise Your Paws for a Good Cause
The Denver and Colorado Bar Associations have set up a corporate team for the Denver Dumb Friends League’s annual Furry Scurry at Washington Park. The two-mile walk and fun run will take place on May 7 at 9:00 a.m. To sign up, visit; click on the Furry Scurry “register now” icon; select “join a team”; and then type the team name “CBA/DBA.” For more information, contact Tracy Rackauskas at 303-824-5326 or

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