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Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013
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Help Us Pay Homage
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 complete and submit a nomination form online or send your nomination by email to Heather Clark. The committee will consider involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar associations, career history, and accomplishments. The deadline to submit nominations is Thursday, Jan. 31.
Call for Entries: 2013 Denver Lawyers Arts & Literature Contest
Calling all attorneys with a creative side: The Docket will open entries for its second annual Denver Lawyers Arts & Literature Contest on Friday, Feb. 1. Contest categories include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and humor writing, as well as painting (watercolors and oil/acrylic/mixed media), drawing, sculpture, and photography. In all categories, the subject matter is open to the artists’ choice—no legal subject matter is required. The entry period will close at 11 p.m. on April 15. Entries will be judged by The Docket Committee and winners will be recognized in the September issue of The Docket. For more information about the contest, entry guidelines, and to see past winners, click here.
From the Young Lawyers Division
DU Law Recent Grad Reunion—Friday, Feb. 8
Hockey Game and Reception

The University of Denver Sturm College Of Law and Denver and Colorado Bar Associations’s Young Lawyers Divisions invite you to this great event for recent graduates for the classes of 1998 to 2012. Join us for a private reception before the DU Pioneers take on the. Colorado College Tigers hockey game. Echo Brewing Company (owned by 1997 alumna Katy Dukes), MouCo Cheese Company, and Continental Sausage will host a tasting. Register by Friday, Feb. 1. For questions, contact Felicia Ho at or 303-871-6940.
Wee Give Children’s Charity Drive
Save your children’s clothes, strollers, cribs, car seats, and any other similar items for our annual donation drive. The DBA and CBA YLD are collecting donations for the local charity Wee Cycle, which gives necessities to needy children and families across Colorado. If you are interested in having your firm participate as a drop-off center, please email Carlos Migoya. The drive will begin with a kickoff party at Katie Mullens at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, which is being held in conjunction with DBA YLD’s Barristers After Hours, and will run through the month of March.
Denver Cutthroats Hockey Game and Fundraising Event—Friday, March 1
YLD invites you to enjoy a hockey game for a good cause. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by clicking here. (The promo code is COLORADO.) A ticket includes a seat in the lower bowl, access to the “party deck” with free food, and two drink tickets for beer or soda. Best of all, the Cutthroats will donate $5 from every ticket sold to COLTAF.
Barristers Ball
Continuing Legal Education
A Crash Course in Motor Vehicle Accident Law—Thursday, Feb. 21
Whether you are contemplating taking your first motor vehicle accident case or you are an experienced practitioner wanting updates, this program provides current information to enhance your skills. The content is presented by top Colorado practitioners in auto accident and insurance law who share their extensive experience and expertise. See the complete program.

Limited Liability Companies in Colorado—Tuesday, Feb. 26
Regardless of your practice, it’s important to understand limited liability companies. Issues involving this flexible and common form of business entity arise in litigation, transactions, estate, business and tax planning, real estate development, and more. Learn the ins and outs of LLC formation, best drafting practices, rights and obligations, duties, and creditors rights from seasoned professionals Herrick Lidstone and Allen Sparkman. Register now.

Volunteer Opportunity
Encourage Future Legal Minds—Help Judge Mock Trial State Finals
Volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and community leaders are needed to judge the 2013 Denver Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament on Feb. 8 and 9 at the Denver City & County Building. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Several shifts available. Click here for a volunteer form.
Optimize Your Membership
Save at Hyatt Hotels in Downtown Denver
The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Hyatt Hotels of downtown Denver are pleased to extend a 20 percent discount on a room and free wired high-speed Internet to DBA members. Click here for more information.

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