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July 17

Tuesday, July 17, 2012
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From the Bar
Help Youth through Bridging the Gap Program
The DBA Access to Justice Committee is continuing to partner with Bridging the Gap at Mile High United Way for 2012. BTG assists youths who are aging out of foster care and detention facilities. BTG offers Java & Juice, a monthly meeting in which an attorney guest speaker engages the young attendees in a topical discussion. One or two DBA volunteers are needed for each session. Click here for more information, including dates and topics. Interested volunteers should email Meghan Bush.
Last Week to 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.
Calling All Lawyer-Artists
Compete to Get Your Work Published—Deadline for Entries is 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.
Continuing Legal Education
Hanging Your Shingle—Aug. 16–18
Are you considering embarking on the adventure of starting your own law firm? If you’re thinking about it, or have decided to take a chance, register today for this year’s Hanging Your Shingle program. It’s jam-packed with all the tools you need to start and grow a thriving law practice. Read more here.
4th Annual Elder Law Retreat—Aug. 24–25
For three years, the Elder Law Retreat has been the annual event for elder law lawyers in Colorado. This year promises to deliver another can’t miss-agenda with programs on ethics, drafting, and advocacy. Join us in Vail and be a part of the fastest-growing elder law program in Colorado! Read more here.
In the News
CBA Upgrades to the New Casemaker on July 18
Casemaker, the Colorado Bar Association’s free legal research member benefit, will be upgraded on Wednesday, July 18, to provide new features and functionality that will greatly improve users’ legal research experience. Click here to read more.
Optimize Your Membership
Optimize Your Membership with Hyatt
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Hyatt Hotels of downtown Denver are pleased to extend to DBA members a 20 percent discount on a room and free wired high-speed Internet. Click here for more information.

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