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Aug. 14

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
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Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest Winners Announced
The Docket Committee is pleased to announce the winners of its inaugural creative arts contest:
  • In Fiction, the winner is Tarek F.M. Saad for “Are You Going to Answer That?”
  • In Nonfiction, the winner is Charles E. Norton for “An Essay About Mom and Dad.”
  • In Poetry, the winner is Manuel Ramos for “Fool Moon Madness.”
  • In Humor, the winner is Ruchi Kapoor for “Sports Lessons for the Uncoordinated.”
  • In Drawing, the winner is Lynda Knowles for “Due Process.”
  • In Painting, the winner is Judge James Breese for “Chasm Falls.”
  • In Photography, the winner is Trey Rogers for “Ladybug on Yellow Flower.”
  • In Sculpture, the winner is Travis Simpson for “Bear v. Darts.”
The winners will be featured in the September issue of The Docket. To thank all of the entrants and winners, a reception will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the first floor lobby of the DBA office building on Thursday, Sept. 6. All members are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. See and hear the winning works, mingle with the artists, and pick up a copy of the September issue of The Docket. Please RSVP to Kate Schuster by Friday, Aug. 31.
Golf Tournament to Support Colorado Legal Services—Register Now!
The COBALT Class of 2012 is hosting a golf tournament to benefit Colorado Legal Services on Friday, Sept. 21, at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton. Click here to register your foursome now, or learn more about this exciting new golf tournament here. Interested in sponsoring or making a donation? Email Amy Kolczak at
Continuing Legal Education
Learn How to Manage Your Own Law Practice at “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. Click here to learn more.
Colorado Real Estate Practice—Sept. 11–Nov. 19
Colorado Real Estate Practice has been offered annually since 1977, and is recognized as the best basic skills course in the Colorado real property law area. If you are a recent bar admittee, an experienced practitioner desiring a comprehensive refresher, a real estate professional, or a legal assistant working in real estate, this is a course you don’t want to miss. Click here to learn more about this 10-week course.
Back to School Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers Needed for Mock Congressional Hearings—Wednesday, Oct. 10
Rachel B Noel Middle School, 5290 Kittridge St., Denver, 7:15–9:45 a.m.

Serve on a mock congressional hearing panel as students investigate major concepts of our government and how they relate to their current surroundings and current events. Volunteers will provide feedback on students’ presentations. Training and prep materials are provided. Interested volunteers may contact Michael Grosso at 720-424-0800.
Partner With PALS for the 2012–13 School Year
The Democracy Education Committee’s Partner Alliance of Lawyers and Schools program is seeking volunteers or firms to adopt schools for the 2012–13 school year. PALS’ mission is to implement law-related education and volunteers into Denver Public Schools. It’s an organic, flexible program in which the volunteer seeks and fills a specific need at either Hill Middle School or Denver School of Science and Technology-Green Valley Ranch campus. Please email Meghan Bush for more information.
Help Students at Denver Public Schools Attendance Mediation Workshops
Developed through research-based practices, AMWs target habitually truant middle and high school students by re-engaging them in school. The Colorado Department of Education has awarded Denver Public Schools a $35,000 grant to train and implement AMWs for the 2012–13 school year. DPS and DBA are looking for attorneys to partner with DPS schools for three to five evening commitments throughout the school year. If you are interested in this opportunity, attend the training from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
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Corepower Yoga Discounted Membership
Studies show that yoga helps calm the heart and focus the mind. DBA members receive a corporate discount at Corepower Yoga, a great place to get rejuvenated during your busy day. Click here for pricing information. Contact Alexa Drago at the DBA to sign up for the discounted rates.

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