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Tuesday, November 6, 2012
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Support MVL on Colorado Gives Day—Tuesday, Dec. 4
For the third year, Metro Volunteer Lawyers is participating in Colorado Gives Day, which aims to support nonprofits that protect and nurture quality of life in Colorado. For 24 hours, starting at midnight on Dec. 4, donations will be taken online for local nonprofits, including MVL. One hundred percent of your donation will go to MVL, supporting its mission to provide free and low-cost legal services to people in need. For more information or to donate, click here.
Seniors Holiday Lunch—Thursday Dec. 6
Join the Seniors Committee at noon on Thursday, Dec. 6, to share holiday cheer at their annual Holiday Lunch. The luncheon will be held at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. Cost to attend is $12. Please RSVP by Dec. 4 to Sara Crocker at or 303-824-5347.
Call for DBA Awards Nominees
The DBA Awards Committee needs your nomination for its annual awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, DBA Volunteer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, and Teacher of the Year. You can submit a brief nominating statement online or email Heather Clark. The committee will consider involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar associations, and career history and accomplishments. The deadline for nominations is Thursday, Jan. 31.
Read The Docket Online
The November issue of The Docket is available online! Read it here. Mentors and mentees reflect on their year in the DBA’s Mentoring Program in “The Perfect Match.” Ryan Jardine sits down with Mayor Michael Hancock to talk about his first year in office. And, Cal Sutliff offers sage advice for how to work with people who you feel are “hard to deal with” or “difficult.”
From the Young Lawyers Division
DBA YLD Court Orientation Program—Wednesday, Nov. 14
Court Orientation is a day-long event that introduces new attorneys and new-to-the-area attorneys to the nuts and bolts of practicing law in Denver. The event will feature 11 presentations on a variety of legal practice areas, geared specifically to practice in Denver. The event will take place in the jury assembly room at the Denver City and County Building. Eight CLE credits, including one ethics have been applied for. Registration is $15 for students, $30 members, and $45 for nonmembers. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Coffee Talk: Contempt in Colorado State Courts—Thursday, Dec. 13
Learn how the contempt proceeding process works in both district and county court. Understand how to pursue or defend against contempt sanctions. This presentation will include both the perspective of a practitioner and a judge. Presented by the Honorable Raymond Satter and Patrick Thiessen. One general CLE credit applied for. Click here to RSVP.
Continuing Legal Education
Sneak Preview of the Amazing 2012 Ethics Revue, “The Suspenders”
Starring the Law Club

We don’t want to give away too much for the upcoming Ethics Revue starring the Law Club, but we’ll set the stage. After suffering a bite by a venomous arachnid, our hero, Trevor has a vision of Ralph Carr urging him to be a better, more ethical person, and to assemble a team of lawyers, each with a special superpower for professionalism. He will call this team of ethical do-gooders, “The Suspenders.” Enjoy hilarious songs and skits, interrupted by pearls of wisdom from the panel (Gerry Pratt, Judge Ray Satter, Chips Portales, and Amy DeVan). Your choice of Monday, Nov. 12 or Tuesday, Nov. 13. Check out the video preview.

Social Security Disability 2012—Friday, Nov. 16
Whether you are considering entering this field or are a seasoned social security disability practitioner, this intensive program delivers the latest information and insight from our experienced faculty including: discharging social security disability overpayments in bankruptcy, equal access to justice act fees, medical marijuana and the impact on social security disability cases, claimant credibility, and more. Register now!

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Save 50 Percent at the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra
DBA members will receive a 50 percent discount on tickets to the Denver Philharmonic Orchestra for the rest of the season. The next concert is Friday, Nov. 16 and features Hayden’s “Symphony no. 99,” Rautavaara’s “Fiddlers, op. 1,” and Brahms’ “Violin Concerto.” Click here for more information.

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