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July 19

July 19, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Volunteer for Constitution Day
  • From Legal Talk Network: The Pluses and Minuses of Google+
  • Pre-Employment Social Media Background Screening—What are Employers’ Responsibilities?
  • Seniors' Golf Tournament, Aug. 17
  • Delivering a Killer Cross-Examination, July 27
  • Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 18–20
  • 2011 Richard Marden Davis Award
Volunteer
Volunteer for Constitution Day
Volunteer attorneys are needed to speak about the Consitution to 5th and 8th grade DPS students Sept. 12–16. Materials will be provided and available for pick up, (with donuts and coffee), at the DBA offices Sept. 7–9 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interested? Please contact Carolyn Gravit at cgravit@cobar.org.
In the News
From Legal Talk Network: The Pluses and Minuses of Google+
In this podcast, Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell talk about Google Plus—both the tool and the phenomenon, its potential impact on social networking, and whether you need to be setting up Circles and moving to Google Plus. Listen here.
Pre-Employment Social Media Background Screening—What are Employers’ Responsibilities?
Last month, the Federal Trade Commission published a letter closing its investigation into whether an “Internet and social media background screening service used by employers in pre-employment background screening” complied with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The letter contained the following important conclusion: employers that rely on a social check service to search social media for information about job candidates must comply with the FCRA. Click here for more information.
From the Bar
Seniors' Golf Tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 17
This year's tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. Lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player. Questions? Email Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org.
Continuing Legal Education
Delivering a Killer Cross-Examination, Wednesday, July 27—Featuring attorney and speaker Larry Pozner
With more than 35 years' experience in courtrooms and before juries, Pozner focuses his practice on complex civil and criminal litigation—as well as teaching exceptional trial tips and techniques to attorneys around the country. This half-day program sets out the fundamental techniques of advanced cross-examination using the chapter method. Find out the details on this Litigation Trial Skills Series program.
Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 18–20
You may be going solo, but that doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own. Learn from others who have started their own practice. This experienced faculty of attorneys and professionals have either been in your shoes or have helped attorneys just like you, and they will walk you through the process and offer best practices. Review the complete agenda here.
Nominations Sought
2011 Richard Marden Davis Award
The Davis Award honors attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities. Nominations are due Sept. 1. For a nomination form or for answers to any questions, contact Margee Fawley at Davis Graham & Stubbs at 303-892-7528 or margee.fawley@dgslaw.com or click here.

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