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Oct. 11

October 11, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Law Suit Days
  • Represent the First District of CBA
  • Pre-order the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Family Law Fall Update
  • Ethics Revue—Your Choice of Three Nights
  • Denver District and County Court Orientation
  • Complete the Five-Minute DBA Membership Benefits Survey Regarding Pro Bono
  • Celebrate Pro Bono Week
  • Be a Mentor, Make a Difference
  • Save the Date—2011 Barristers Benefit Ball, May 5
From the Bar
Law Suit Days, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 13 and 14
The Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will accept donations on the steps of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday and Friday. Donate gently used professional clothing, shoes, and accessories. Clothing should be clean and on hangers. Click here for more information.
Represent the First District of CBA
The DBA seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term beginning July 2012, serving on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Oct. 14. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at
Pre-order the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory—An indispensable Tool for Colorado Attorneys
The 2012 Colorado Legal Directory will be released in late November 2011, so if you have not taken the opportunity to order your copy, please do so now. Remember, all Denver Bar Association members receive one complimentary copy of this publication. The Directory includes detailed listings for every Colorado attorney and their fields of practice, and up-to-date data on courts, judicial districts, and other legal organizations.
Continuing Education
Family Law Fall Update, Friday, Oct. 28
At this year's fall update, don't miss a fascinating discussion of the Hague Convention and international child abduction, or Court of Appeals Judge Roy's talk about the most recent family law cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. A panel of judges will share their expertise on evidentiary issues unique to family law cases, including the ever-challenging child hearsay question. Register now.
Ethics Revue—Your Choice of Three Nights: November 15, 16, or 17 at Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret
The Denver's Law Club and CBA–CLE cordially invite you to this year’s Ethics Revue—a much anticipated, annual continuing legal education ethics program produced and performed by members of the famous (or infamous!) Law Club and the Colorado Bar Ethics Committee. Attending the performance is the most unique and entertaining way to fulfill CLE ethics requirements. As an added feature this year, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Metro Volunteer Lawyers to support crucial and much needed legal services in Colorado. The program is offered for three Ethics credits, register now!
Denver District and County Court Orientation, Thursday, Nov. 17
This program is designed for newly admitted and new-to-the-area attorneys. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Denver City and County Building. Judges and staff will be on hand to introduce you to the facilities and provide key information about procedures and resources. Six CLE credits, one ethics credit applied for. Click here for more information.
Celebrate Pro Bono
Complete the Five-Minute DBA Membership Benefits Survey Regarding Pro Bono
As we strive to keep our member services current with your changing needs, it’s critical to get timely input from our members. The DBA Board of Trustees is interested in learning your needs in connection with pro bono work. Please access the online survey here. Of course, your response will be anonymous. The survey will close on Monday, Oct. 17.
Celebrate Pro Bono Week with the Denver Bar Association, Oct. 24–28
Join us for the Collections Clinic training on Monday, Oct. 24, and the Small Claims Clinic training on Tuesday, Oct. 25. Each training includes lunch, is from Noon to 2 p.m., and is approved for two CLE credits. Registration is $49 for members and $69 for non-members, or complimentary when you sign up to volunteer for a clinic. Also join us for the Pro Bono Week Kick Off Party from 5:30 to 8 p.m., at Kutak Rock, for complimentary appetizers, beverages, a welcome by Chief Justice Michael Bender, and Ignite presentations on the topic of pro bono. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Networking Opportunities
Be a Mentor, Make a Difference
The DBA Mentoring Program provides a unique opportunity for young or new lawyers to regularly meet and talk with a seasoned mentor who can assist in the decision-making process. Issues discussed include how to manage a practice, factors to consider when accepting a client, client communications, handling difficult clients or opposing counsel, and how to achieve work–life balances. The program is accepting applications for mentors and mentees. Applications are due by Nov. 15.
Save the Date—2011 Barristers Benefit Ball, Saturday, May 5
Mark your calendars and get your dancing shoes ready! The 2012 Barristers Benefit Ball to support Metro Volunteer Lawyers will be held on May 5 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver. This year's ball will be themed "Dancing With the Bar Stars for MVL."

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