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Feb. 12

Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013
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Toothbrush Drive
Toothbrush Drive to Benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry—Feb. 18–22
We are looking for firms to collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. All donations will be picked up during the week of Feb. 25. Sign up today and be a part of the DBA’s Community Action Network event. Click here to get started or contact Kate Schuster.
Richard Marden Davis Award Goes to Franz Hardy
Franz Hardy was presented the Richard Marden Davis Award at an event at the Brown Palace Hotel on Feb. 6. Each year, this prestigious award is given to a Denver lawyer under the age of 40 who combines excellence as a lawyer with creative civic, cultural, educational, and charitable leadership, as to best exemplify the character and promise of Richard Marden Davis. Hardy maintains a successful practice at Gordon & Rees, LLP. He participates in the legal community as President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado, and serves on the Center for Legal Inclusiveness Board of Directors and the University of Colorado Law School Alumni Board. Click here to view photos from the event.
Wheels of Justice
The Wheels of Justice Team Rides Again
Register today for The Children’s Hospital’s Courage Classic cycling fundraiser, July 20–22. Click here to join the DBA-sponsored team, the Wheels of Justice. To sponsor the team or for more information, visit
Wee Give Children’s Charity Drive—Thursday, Feb. 21
Save your children’s clothes, strollers, cribs, car seats, and any other similar items for our annual donation drive. The DBA and CBA Young Lawyer Divisions are collecting donations for the local Wee Cycle charity, which gives necessary items 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.
Barristers Ball
From the Courts
Toothbrush Drive
Be Recognized by the Colorado Supreme Court for Your Firm or In-house Counsel Group’s Pro Bono Achievement—Deadline Feb. 15
Each year, the Colorado Supreme Court recognizes those law firms, solo practitioners, and in-house counsel groups that achieved the annual goal of 50 hours of pro bono legal services by their Colorado-licensed attorneys—averaged across the firm and pro-rated for part-time attorneys—primarily for the indigent and/or organizations serving the indigent. If your firm or group achieved the pro bono goal in 2012, please notify Justice Greg Hobbs, c/o Law Clerk Lauren Dickey, at or 720-625-5440, by Friday, Feb.15. Include the name and contact information of your pro bono coordinator, as well as phone number, email, and mailing address. Looking for pro bono opportunities? Check out
Apply for Denver Board of Ethics—Applications Due Tuesday, March 5
The Denver Board of Ethics has three vacancies. Judicial and/or ethics experience is desired. Click here for a complete position description. The Denver Board of Ethics, established by Denver ordinance and the City Charter, is an independent agency governed by specific provisions of the City Charter, the Denver Code of Ethics, and its own Rules of Procedure. Download the application here.
Continuing Legal Education
Estate Administration Basic Skills—Friday, Feb. 22
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Trust and Estate Section

Learn to master the basics of estate administration, a process with many details and deadlines. In this program, hear experts give an overview of the essential steps to take in areas including tax, creditors’ claims, real estate matters, and much more. CLE Elite Passholders can attend this program for free. Learn more about the pass. Review the complete agenda here.

Premises Liability Litigation—Thursday, March 21
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

This program is a unique opportunity to learn about such topics as Colorado’s premises liability statute vis-à-vis the attractive nuisance doctrine; contractors; the dog bite statute; implied and express consent; negligence and respondeat superior claims; the Dram Shop Act, and the Workers’ Compensation Act. Register now!

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