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Sept. 6

September 6, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Read the September Issue of The Docket
  • Seniors Roast
  • Two Weeks Left to Verify Your Colorado Legal Directory Listing
  • Strikes for Tykes
  • Getting Paid: Using Credit Cards at Your Solo or Small Firm
  • Mock Interviews
  • Annual Tort Law Update
  • “Famous Firsts” Honored by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation
  • Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers
  • Western Conference of the Bench and Bar
  • Discounted Qi Athletic Club Memberships
From the Bar
Read the September Issue of The Docket
The September issue of The Docket is available online and can be read in full here. Inside, you’ll read about Monica Rosenbluth’s experience teaching in a Denver classroom for Constitution Day and the first part of a murder mystery by members of The Docket Committee. Top law students are being killed, and it’s up to one Denver detective to find out why.
Save the Date: Seniors Roast, Tuesday, Oct. 4
Larry DeMuth will be toasted and roasted at the Seniors Roast Oct. 4 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the University Club. Cost to attend is $45. RSVP to Alexa Drago at or 303-824-5313 and please note your meal choice of surf and turf, chicken, or vegetarian.
Two Weeks Left to Verify Your Colorado Legal Directory Listing
Upgrade your listing by Sept. 15 in the Legal Directory by appearing in more than one field of practice, by putting your entry in bold type, or by being listed in the firms section. For a small additional fee for each, you will stand out in the crowd! Simply click here to get started. Click here for FAQs. Other questions? Call 303-860-1115 or e-mail
Save the Date—Strikes for Tykes, Saturday, Nov. 5
Put on your bowling shoes and come join the DBA’s Community Action Network (CAN) at Strikes for Tykes (a bowling benefit for the Children’s Outreach Project). This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 5 from 11a.m.–3p.m. at Elitch Lanes located at 3826 Tennyson, Denver. Cost is $50 for adults and $35 for children (12 and under). Questions? Contact Kate Mills at
Continuing Education
Getting Paid: Using Credit Cards at Your Solo or Small Firm, Monday, Sept. 12
Small Firms, Big Success: A Business-focused Series for Client-focused Lawyers

Set up your credit card system the correct way for your solo or small firm practice. Lean how to manage your clients’ cards and understand the ethical implications involved when you accept credit cards at your practice. Find out more.
Mock Interviews from Noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 13
Attend this complimentary group session at noon to participate in a safe, confidential forum to share your experiences, to network, and to acquire practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. On Sept. 13, we will be conducting mock interviews and videotaping the interviews for you. RSVP to to set up a time.
Annual Tort Law Update 2011, Thursday, Sept. 22
Learn from leading Colorado practitioners the latest legislation, new fact patterns, legal theories and defenses, judicial and discovery trends, and recent developments in courtroom strategy and tactics. This fast-paced 30-minute topic segments format is offered for five CLE credits. Review the complete agenda and list of faculty.
In the News
Raising the Bar: “Famous Firsts” Honored by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation
Last week, hundreds of attorneys, friends, and others gathered at the Brown Palace in downtown Denver to celebrate three women who are pioneers of the legal profession in Colorado. Jean Dubofsky, Gale Norton, and Patricia Schroeder were honored by the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation as “famous firsts” for Colorado women. The event was emceed by Tamara Banks, and her interviews with the women can be viewed here.
Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers—A Perspective From an Innovative DU Professor
Many attorneys in practice have wished that their newly hired law school graduates had more training in what attorneys actually do. Traditionally, law school has offered courses that were mostly grounded in the major doctrinal areas of law. Although this foundation is certainly important, for a long time there has been a gap between law school and the profession. But this is starting to change.
From the Courts
United States Court of Federal Claims Western Conference of the Bench and Bar
The court’s 24th Annual Judicial Conference, Western Conference of the Bench and Bar, will be held Oct. 18 and 19 in Berkeley, CA. This year’s two-day program highlights many key areas of the court’s jurisdiction, including bid protests, government contracts, patents, Fifth Amendment takings, and Indian law. Click here for more information.
Optimize Your Membership
Discounted Membership Rates at Qi Athletic Clubs
Voted Best Health Club by 5280 Magazine in the 2009 “Top of the Town” issue, Qi’s approach of combining indoor cycling and yoga, allows students to experience all the components of fitness in one class. With multiple locations around Denver, Qi makes it fun and convenient to stay healthy. Contact Alexa Drago to set up your discounted membership.

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