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Feb. 7

February 7, 2012
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In this issue...
  • Sections and Committees Open House
  • The Wheels of Justice Team Rides Again
  • Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Complimentary Session on Transitioning into Another Career
  • Winning Presentation Skills: For the Courtroom, the Boardroom, and Business Development
  • Estate Planning Basic Skills 2012
  • Permanent Protective Order Training
  • Project Visibility Training for People Serving Older Adults
  • Colorado Court of Appeals: Use of Medical Marijuana Violates Terms of Probation; No Constitutional Harm
  • Be Recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for Your Firm or In-house Counsel Group’s Pro Bono Achievement
  • DU's Contract Work Initiative
  • Get Involved by Serving on a Board
From the Bar
Sections and Committees Open House, Friday, March 30
The DBA-YLD and CBA-YLD are hosting an “Open House” on March 30 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Warwick Hotel. Various sections and committees of the DBA, CBA and other local bar associations will be featured and highlighted so that members can become more familiar with the various benefits that these organizations offer their members. Click here for more information and RSVP to lunches@cobar.org
The Wheels of Justice Team Rides Again
Register today for The Children’s Hospital’s Courage Classic cycling fundraiser, July 21–23. Click here to join the DBA-sponsored team, the Wheels of Justice. To sponsor the team or for more information, visit wheelsofjusticecycling.org.
Golfers Get Ready! Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament, Monday, June 4
The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is June 4 at the Hiwan Golf Club, a private golf club in Evergreen. Most of the biggest names of golf have played this course! Lunch and range balls will be available at noon, and there will be a shotgun start at 1:15 p.m. Registration forms will be available in April on denbar.org, and in The Colorado Lawyer and The Docket. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago.
Continuing Education
Complimentary Session on Transitioning into Another Career, Tuesday, Feb. 14
Every second Tuesday, we offer a job search and career transition session from noon to 1:30 p.m. Dawn McKnight, DBA-CLE’s Assistant Executive Director and Publications Director will lead a discussion on successfully transitioning out of the practice of law. Attend this 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. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Click here for more information.

Winning Presentation Skills: For the Courtroom, the Boardroom, and Business Development, Thursday, Feb. 16
This dynamic seminar will offer you practical skills to enhance every aspect of your presentation delivery, and will show you the simple changes you can make to lead your listeners to the conclusions you want them to reach. Through this entertaining learning experience, including movie clips and live demonstrations, you will learn the techniques that professional actors and directors use to paint a clear picture and win the objective. Click here for more information.

Estate Planning Basic Skills 2012, March 1–2
If you are an attorney who wants to develop an estate planning practice, a legal assistant working in the estate planning area, or would just like to improve your skills in this important area of the law, you will not want to miss this valuable program! Experienced estate planning attorneys will show you the best tools to employ in common situations, a judicial panel will candidly discuss the most important errors and pitfalls attorneys face, and you will apply the concepts you have learned during an interactive session. Click here for more information.

Permanent Protective Order Training, Thursday, Feb. 23
The Colorado Women’s Bar Association is sponsoring training on obtaining a permanent protective order for a client experiencing domestic violence. Proceeds benefit Colorado Legal Services and Project Safeguard. Cost is $25 for attorneys who volunteer to represent two CLS or PSG clients at PPO hearings, or $100 in lieu of volunteer commitment. Free for law students. Seven general and two ethics CLE credits will be applied for. Click here for more information.

Project Visibility Training for People Serving Older Adults, Wednesday, Feb. 15
There is increasing evidence that LGBT elders in our community are uncertain where to turn and what to do if they need care or support services. Project Visibility is a sensitivity program that began through Boulder County Aging Services, and has developed into a dynamic and continually updated training format that has touched hundreds of concerned providers in Colorado and across the country. Click here for more information.

In the News
Colorado Court of Appeals: Use of Medical Marijuana Violates Terms of Probation; No Constitutional Harm
The People appealed the trial court’s order denying a motion for reconsideration of a previous order approving the use of marijuana for medical purposes by the defendant, who is a probationer. The Court of Appeals determined that the defendant’s federally prohibited use of medical marijuana would constitute an “offense” within the meaning of CRS § 18-1.3-104(1) and violate the terms of his probation. Also, the defendant’s alleged constitutional right to use medical marijuana may be curtailed during the term of his probationary sentence. Therefore, the trial court’s order was vacated. Click here to read more.
From the Courts

Be Recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for Your Firm or In-house Counsel Group’s Pro Bono Achievement
Each year, the Supreme Court recognizes law firms and in-house counsel groups that commit to an annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services per attorney, averaged across the firm each year for its licensed Colorado attorneys and pro-rated for part-time attorneys, primarily for the indigent and nonprofit organizations that serve the indigent. It awards certificates signed by the justices to those firms and in-house counsel groups that achieved this goal in the previous calendar year and lists your firm or group on the judicial Web page. If your firm or in-house counsel group met the goal during the 2011 calendar year, or if your firm or group would like to make the annual commitment starting in calendar year 2012, please contact Justice Gregory Hobbs by Feb. 15.

From the Law Schools
Need Short-term Help? Try DU's Contract Work Initiative
Need short-term help with legal research, writing, due diligence, discovery, or other matters? The University of Denver Sturm College of Law can help! DU Law’s Office of Career Development & Opportunities has recently launched a Contract Work Initiative. Through this program, the CDO has identified a group of recent graduates who are specifically available to do contract work. For more information, please contact Eric Bono at (303) 871-6478 or ebono@law.du.edu.
Volunteer Opportunities
Get Involved by Serving on a Board
Serving on a school board is a great way to be involved with the community and work to improve education, and school boards are always looking for people with legal expertise. Get Smart School’s Board Bank is an organization that matches individuals interested in serving on the boards of autonomous schools to those in need of board members. Go here for more information.

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