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July 3

Tuesday, July 3, 2012
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From the Bar
Calling All Lawyer-Artists
Compete to Get Your Work Published—Deadline for Entries Monday, July 23

The Docket and Colorado Lawyers for the Arts are launching an arts contest for the creative and artistic members of the Denver Bar Association. Categories include:
  • Writing—Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Humor, and
  • Visual Arts—Painting, Drawing, Sculpture, and Photography
Download this entry form for rules and guidelines. Winners and their work will be featured in the September issue of The Docket. Entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Monday, July 23. Contact Kate Schuster for more information.
Difference Works—Wednesday, Aug. 29
DBA–CBA Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee (DILP), in partnership with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, will host Difference Works: Attorney Leadership, Retention & Results. Caroline Turner, gender and generational differences expert, will discuss ways to increase employee engagement, reduce turnover, and maximize the value of your diverse workforce. Submitted for one ethics and one general CLE credit. Click here 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.
In the News
Elizabeth Starrs Appointed as Second Judicial District Court Judge
Today Governor John Hickenlooper announced his appointment of Elizabeth Ann Starrs to serve as a district court judge in the Second Judicial District, which covers Denver County. Starrs will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of the Honorable Christina Habas. Her appointment is effective July 13.
U.S. Commerce Department to Open Regional Patent Office in Denver
On Monday, the U.S. Commerce Department announced plans to open a regional Patent and Trademark Office in Denver. The office will function as a hub of innovation and creativity, helping protect and foster American innovation, and adding regional economic growth. In addition to Denver, regional USPTO offices will open in Dallas, Texas and the Silicon Valley, California. Read more here.
Continuing Legal Education
Congressional Redistricting: Who Scored and Who Fumbled?—Thursday, July 12
An Appellate Practice Case Study

An excellent appellate practice learning tool, Hall v. Moreno is a fascinating and noteworthy case for study and analysis focusing on unique appellate procedural issues in addition to the common issues of standard of review and briefing. This program will focus on the principle briefs of the named parties, representing the major political parties, which were filed simultaneously rather than sequentially, creating a unique opportunity to evaluate how each side independently approached and argued its case. Read more here.
How Green Can You Be? The FTC Green Guides and the Perils of Green Claims—Wednesday, July 25
Green sells. Everywhere you look companies are making claims about how environmentally friendly their products are. The increase in such claims has led to a flood of consumer fraud cases, enforcement actions by the FTC, and class-action litigation. In this program, Colin Deihl will discuss what claims can be made and which rise to the actionable level. Read more here.
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