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June 19

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
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From the Bar
Second Judicial District Judicial Recommendation Survey
The Colorado Judicial Department has nominated Daniel Christopher, Kandace Gerdes, and Elizabeth Starrs as the three finalists for the Second Judicial District bench vacancy, created by the resignation of Denver District Judge Christina Habas. For brief biographies on each candidate, click here.
Each time a judicial vacancy occurs, the DBA surveys its members on the nominees in order to provide feedback to the Governor’s office. Please take a few minutes to fill out this confidential survey regarding the nominees by 5 p.m. Friday, June 22.
Get Creative: Participate in the Denver Lawyers’ Art 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. Monday, July 16. Contact Kate Schuster for more information.
Sign up for the School Supply Drive—July 23–Aug. 3
The Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public Schools and Children’s Outreach Project. Fill out this form to sign up. Contact Heather Clark or Kate Schuster for more information.
Continuing Legal Education
2012 Legislative Update with Michael Valdez: Tales from Under the Golden Dome—Tuesday, July 10
CBA Director of Legislative Relations Michael Valdez will recap the 2012 regular and special legislative sessions. Michael’s presentation will cover CBA-sponsored legislation, uniform acts, and an overview of the state and judicial budget picture, as well as stories that will not be printed in any publication. In addition, learn about notable legislation that may impact your practice. Click here for more information.
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In the News
The Google-Powered Law Office: Quick Tips for Gmail and Word Processing
On Friday, June 29, Carole Levitt and Mark Rosch, internationally recognized Internet trainers and authors of five ABA books, will be in the CBA-CLE classroom to show you how super-charging your Google search strategies will assist you in your discovery and trial preparation needs, in addition to locating missing persons and successfully completing transactions. They have provided two quick Google Apps/Docs tips to enhance your email communications and word processing. Click here to read more.
Education Opportunity
Informational Program Hosted by the Diversity Committee—Tuesday, July 24
The Diversity Committee of the Federal Magistrate Judges Association will host a panel on July 24 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Arraj Courthouse. The panel will inform and increase awareness of the Federal Magistrate Judges Program. The Diversity in the Legal Committee (DILP) Committee encourages interested individuals to attend this informative event; contact DILP co-chair Tracy Davis 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. Visit Qi’s website for more information and class schedules. Contact Alexa Drago to set up your discounted membership.

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