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Dec. 11

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012
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From the Bar
DBA Mentoring Program: Mentors Needed!
The DBA is in need of mentors for the 2013 program. The program’s objectives are to promote pride in the profession; excellence in service; and strong relationships with the bar, courts, clients, and the public. This is accomplished by teaching the core values and ideals of the legal profession, as well as the best practices for meeting those ideals. Click here for additional information on the program and to fill out an application.
MVL and Colorado Gives Day Break Fundraising Records
Colorado Gives Day, held Dec. 4, culminated in approximately $15 million donated through 68,000 donations to more than 1,000 local organizations. Metro Volunteer Lawyers received 32 donations totaling $2,245, also a record-breaking high for MVL for the event. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Get Involved with One of the Most Fun DBA Events of the Year!
Join the Henry Hall Memorial Golf Committee and help plan the annual golf tournament. The event takes place in early June and includes a silent auction with all proceeds benefitting Metro Volunteer Lawyers. It is a fun day out for a great cause. Any help to plan the day, recruit players, or solicit silent auction items is welcome. Questions? Contact Heather Clark.
Pre-order the 2013 Colorado Legal Directory
An Indispensable Tool for Colorado Attorneys

The 2013 Colorado Legal Directory will be released in January 2013. If you have not taken the opportunity to order your copy, please do so now. The directory includes detailed listings for every Colorado attorney and their fields of practice, as well as up-to-date information on courts, judicial districts, and other legal organizations.
From the Young Lawyers Division
Complimentary Movie Night: “Win Win”—Tuesday, Dec. 11
Need last minute ethics credits? Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division at the CBA-CLE offices for a viewing of “Win Win,” followed by guest speakers Jack Tanner, director of Fairfield and Woods, P.C. and Robert Gibson, professor of philosophy at Metropolitan State University of Denver. One ethics CLE credit is available. Registration is free and includes pizza and refreshments. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Coffee Talk: Contempt in Colorado State Courts—Thursday, Dec. 13
Learn how the contempt proceeding process works in district and county courts. Understand how to pursue or defend against contempt sanctions. This presentation will include the perspective of a practitioner, Patrick Thiessen, and a judge, Hon. Raymond Satter. One general CLE credit is available. RSVP online or email
Complimentary DBA YLD Professionalism Vignettes CLE—Thursday, Dec. 13
Join Judge Richard L. Gabriel and Kennedy Childs’ Julie Warren as they present selections from the CBA’s Professionalism Vignettes in an informal and interactive format. Two ethics credits have been applied for. Registration is $10 for members and $25 for nonmembers. Click here for more information.
Continuing Legal Education
Colorado Legal Legends: A Fireside Chat with Hon. Roger Cisneros—Tuesday, Dec. 18
Interviewed by Federico Peña

Judge Roger Cisneros will be joined by his good friend and colleague Federico Peña for this luncheon program, as he shares his ethical and professional words of wisdom and his personal and practical advice. Join us for this special program and hear from one of Colorado’s leading legal minds. Submitted for two general CLE credits, including 1.5 ethics. Reserve your seat now!

Animal Law: Dog Bites, Animal Cruelty, Service Animals, and More—Thursday, Jan. 24
Animals are increasingly the subject of legislation and litigation. Take advantage of this opportunity to review the existing regulation of resident animals in Colorado; recent developments in animal welfare; enforcing Colorado’s neglect/cruelty provisions; laws regarding companion animals; procedural and substantive due process in animal regulation matters; and much more! See the complete agenda.

Optimize Your Membership
DBA Member Benefit: Discount Nuggets Tickets!
Entertaining guests and looking for something fun to do? Want to support the home team? This Friday, Dec. 14, at 8:30 p.m., come see the Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies.
Option 1: Guy’s Night Out. Get an upper level ticket, a drink voucher, and a T-shirt for only $29.50! Get your tickets!
Option 2: Get a lower level corner ticket for only $76, a lower level end ticket for only $60, or a club level end/corner ticket for only $50! Get your tickets!
Stay tuned for discount tickets for Nuggets vs. Bobcats (Dec. 22) and Nuggets vs. Lakers (Dec. 26).

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