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June 5

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
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In this issue...
  • DBA Member Appreciation Week
  • iPads for Lawyers
  • Hands on Practice Management
  • Acrobat X for Lawyers
  • The Paperless Trial
  • Get Involved and Win
  • DBA YLD Attorneys’ Night Out
  • Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest
  • Federal Practice Update 2012
  • 2012: Recent Case Law Effects on the Anatomy of a Residential Construction Defect Lawsuit
  • Denver Senior Law Day
DBA Member Appreciation Week
It’s Member Appreciation Week here at the DBA, which means we’re hosting fun events, giving away great prizes, and putting on complimentary CLE programs, all to say “Thank You” to our members. Be sure to follow the DBA Facebook and Twitter for ways to win prizes, and reserve your spot in the free CLE programs listed below.
DBA Member Appreciation CLE Programs
The live programs are complimentary for DBA members, $15 for CBA members, $50 for non-members
iPads for Lawyers—Noon to 1p.m., Thursday, June 7
Presented by Verizon at CBA-CLE offices

This course will give you the ability to have hands-on training with both an iPhone and iPad by reviewing current applications for daily use, as well as highlighting a few of the top legal applications lawyers are using. One general CLE credit is available and lunch is provided. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext 727.
Hands-on Practice Management: From Intake to Invoicing—1 to 2 p.m., Thursday, June 7
Presented by Jack Newton, co-founder and CEO of Clio, at CBA-CLE offices

Learn how to use a management system to do everything from client intake to invoicing and everything in-between. Topics include conflict screening, time tracking, document management, billing, and trust accounting. One general CLE credit is available and lunch is provided. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext 727.
Acrobat X for Lawyers—1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, June 8
Presented by CBA President David Masters at CBA-CLE offices

One component of competent representation is the ability to work with PDF files. This presentation will show attorneys how to effectively use Adobe Acrobat X Pro for their legal needs. Two general CLE credits are available. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext 727.
The Paperless Trial—2:30 to 4 p.m., Friday, June 8
Presented by CBA President David Masters at CBA-CLE offices

Trying cases without paper will soon be the norm. This presentation will take you from disclosure and discovery through opening statements and the presentation of evidence to closing argument, using everyday, off-the-shelf tools. Two general CLE credits are available. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext 727.
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From the Bar
Paper Shredding and Electronic Recycling Day—Wednesday, June 6
Grant Street between 19th and 20th Avenues

Join us for our annual paper shredding and electronic recycling day. There is no cost for this event, which runs from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. However, a donation of one food item or $2 is requested per box or electronic item, with all contributions benefitting Metro CareRing. There is a limit of 20 boxes (no three-ring binders) and five electronic items per vehicle. Click here for more information.
Get Involved and Win!
During Member Appreciation Week, we will offer/give a prize to a member drawn at random daily from our database. In addition, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win in the following categories:
  • Stories—Using a video, photo, or simply text, share specific ways you put your DBA membership benefits to work via Facebook and Twitter. Winners will be chosen each day and prizes given.
  • Trivia—Daily, we will ask members via Facebook and Twitter a different historical legal trivia question. The first DBA member to answer correctly will win a prize!
  • Thanks—Member Appreciation Week wouldn’t be the same without a whole lot of “thank yous” going around. Join us in sharing your appreciation of other members or anything/anyone else using #DBAthanks. We will publish your comments in the July/August issue of The Docket.
  • Get Involved—During Member Appreciation Week, sign up for a DBA Committee, attend a program or event, or submit your story and get entered to win The Grand Prize!
Support the Legal Center at the Seventh Annual Attorneys’ Night Out—Wednesday, June 20
For the seventh year, The DBA YLD is hosting Attorneys’ Night Out to raise funds for The Legal Center for People with Disabilities & Older People. Join us on June 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Blake Street Tavern and enjoy a great night out complete with appetizers and cocktails, a silent auction, scotch tasting, and much more. Click here to purchase tickets.
Get Creative: Participate in the Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest
The Docket and Colorado Lawyers for the Arts are launching an arts contest for members of the DBA. Categories include Writing—Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Humor, and Visual Arts—Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Photography. Download this entry form for rules and guidelines. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 16. Contact Kate Schuster for more information.
Continuing Legal Education
Federal Practice Update 2012—Friday, June 15
Experienced federal attorneys and magistrate judges will share the recent developments that affect your practice, the ethical issues you are bound to face, just what is expected of you, and what you can expect in return from the court. Our panel of magistrate judges will teach you about successfully handling your cases in their courtrooms, including useful practice pointers that you can take back to the office. Click here for more information.
2012: Recent Case Law Effects on the Anatomy of a Residential Construction Defect Lawsuit—Friday, July 13
The program will highlight recent liability, damages, and insurance case law developments, as a supplement to the 2011 Third Edition of Residential Construction Law in Colorado (CLE-CBA). The program will follow the separate thought processes and strategies of two lawyers representing, respectively, a property owner-claimant and a construction professional, in light of recent case law. A copy of the book is included as part of the course materials. Click here for more information.
Volunteer Opportunity
Senior Law Day—Saturday, July 28
Denver Merchandise Mart

The Annual Senior Law Day is a community event supported by the CBA, CBA-CLE, the CBA Trust and Estate and Elder Law Sections, and several other organizations! The event in Denver will attract more than 1,000 seniors, adult children, and caregivers. Volunteers are needed for registration, directing guests, and other tasks. Please contact Casey Williams at if you would like to volunteer.

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