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May 7

Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Volunteers Needed for Native American Reservation Allotment Land—Thursday, May 9 Informational Meeting
Denver Bar Association President Jim Benjamin recently met with the state commissioner of Indian Affairs regarding the difficulties Native American “allottees” have faced proving marketability of title to their allottee tracts of land within the Fort Berthold (Mandan) Indian Reservation. The commissioner requested DBA assistance in creating a more efficient and pragmatically useable land title recordation system. Already, a half dozen DBA members already have volunteered for this pro bono program, but many more will be needed. If you would like to learn more about this exciting pro bono project, an informational meeting has been scheduled at 2 p.m. for this Thursday, May 9 at the DBA. No RSVP is necessary.
Social Networking: An Ethical Minefield—Thursday, May 23
As licensed professionals, it is critical to be mindful of responsibilities in interactions with others, including those that occur electronically or via social media. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. There may be dangers for lawyers who may be unaware of the interaction between the use of social media, and their responsibilities under the Rules of Professional Conduct. Join the discussion with Amy DeVan, of Attorney Regulation Counsel. One ethics credit applied for. Coffee Talk programs are held every fourth Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online or email
Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament—Monday, June 10
Join us at noon on Monday, June 10, at Valley Country Club in Centennial for the annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament. DBA members pay $135 for lunch, greens fees, range balls, cart, and snacks. There will be a silent auction after the tournament with all proceeds benefitting Metro Volunteer Lawyers. For a registration form, click here. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago at
8th Annual Attorney’s Night Out—Thursday, June 27
Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division as they celebrate The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People’s protection of the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado since 1976. The event includes a silent auction and will held at the Blake Street Tavern from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available by contacting Joshua Anderson at or 303-722-0300, ext. 507.
Membership Appreciation Week
The following Membership Appreciation Week programs are limited to members only. DBA members may attend for free, with a suggested donation of $15 to Metro Volunteer Lawyers, and CBA members who are not DBA members may attend for $15.
Retaining Client Files: Limiting Exposure to Paper Cuts—Monday, June 3
No rule of professional conduct expressly requires a lawyer to maintain a client file, but it is difficult to envision the practice of law without them. Join Chip Mortimer as he discusses the life cycle of a client file, and Reba Nance, who will present tips on scrubbing your PC. Attend this program in preparation for our Annual Document Shredding and Electronics Recycling event on Friday, June 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. One ethics credit applied for. Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to RSVP, or email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Stemming the Digital Tide—Tuesday, June 4
Reba Nance will demonstrate ways to manage the deluge of emails and other information we receive daily. Through effective time and email management, you’ll learn tips and tricks to keep on top of things and help ensure nothing falls through the cracks. One general credit applied for. Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to RSVP, or email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Apps to Help Your Practice for Android and Apple—Wednesday, June 5
Presented by Miles Buckingham, Kennedy Childs PC; Jerry Marroney, State Court Administrator; and Dan McCune, Kennedy Childs PC. Join us for a hands-on demonstration of the panelists’ favorite apps that assist them in their practice. Regardless of your practice area, you’ll find something you can take back and use right away! One general credit applied for. Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to RSVP, or email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
The Paper(less) Office—Thursday, June 6
Presented by Karen Kishbaugh, Kishbaugh Law Firm LLC, and Brenda Speer, BL Speer & Associates. Most of us would like to go paperless, if only we knew how! Join us for a practical program where two solo practitioners explain how they went paperless. Even if you don’t think you can go paperless, we guarantee you will walk away with ideas to go with “less” paper. One general credit applied for. Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to RSVP, or email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Casemaker Training—Friday, June 7
Join Reba Nance for training on Casemaker, the legal research tool exclusively for CBA members. One general credit applied for. Lunch is provided. Click here for more information and to RSVP, or email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Continuing Legal Education
Truths & Untruths 2013: A Practical Look at Ethics
A Legal Ethics Program with Judge Kim Goldberger—Offered in Three Locations.

CBA-CLE is pleased to bring back one of our most popular ethics programs. Judge Kim Goldberger’s highly interactive presentation is an entertaining mixture of topical and insightful looks into the issues of telling the truth and lying, as demonstrated through his video and audio clips, and involves the audience in a rousing discussion of ethics in the practice of law. Learn more about the live program offered in Denver on May 8, Grand Junction on May 17, and Colorado Springs on May 22.

Bankruptcy Update 2013—Friday, June 21
Whether you are a seasoned bankruptcy practitioner or new to this practice area, this program will help you get up to speed on recent developments that affect your bankruptcy practice, ethical issues you could face, and what is expected of you and what you can expect in return from the Bankruptcy Court. Judges also will provide valuable tips for successfully handling cases in their courtrooms. Register now!

Optimize Your Membership
Discounted Tickets to the Colorado Symphony
DBA members receive up to 70 percent savings on tickets for upcoming performances by the Colorado Symphony at Boettcher Concert Hall. Tickets are available for “The Rite of Spring” on May 24, 25, and 26; and for “Bugs Bunny at the Symphony” on June 2. Click here for more information.

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