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May 21

Tuesday, May 21, 2013
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Join Lawyers’ League Softball
DBA Lawyers’ League Coed Softball starts June 8 and runs through Aug. 10. Games are played Saturdays at Cranmer Park (1st Avenue and Bellaire Street). This is a relaxed league more interested in having fun than, well, pretty much anything else. Cost varies depending on the number of teams in the league. For more information or to sign up, contact Jack Tanner at
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, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn. There may be dangers for lawyers who may be unaware of the relation 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
Legal Community Donates More Than $54,000 in Food and Cash for Annual Drive
Members of the legal community donated food and dollars totaling $54,145 to the hunger relief organization Metro CareRing through the Denver Bar Association’s 14th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive, collecting 3,000 pounds more food than in the previous year. Forty-eight law firms participated in the drive, collecting 10,093 pounds of food and $31,940 in cash donations. This year’s top donating firms are Berenbaum Weinshienk PC, the Castle Law Group, Faegre Baker Daniels, Katz, Look & Onorato PC, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, and Orten Cavanagh & Holmes LLC. The food drive was sponsored by the DBA’s Community Action Network and ran April 15 to 26. Read more here.
Membership Appreciation Week
Pro Bono—Paying it Forward—Monday, June 3
Member Appreciation Week Kick-Off Event

Organized by the DBA Access to Justice Committee, the event will begin with a presentation by Justice Gregory Hobbs and feature several Ignite-style presentations by local nonprofits. From 5 to 8 p.m. at the CBA-CLE offices located at 1900 Grant St. in Denver. This complimentary event includes appetizers, wine, beer, one general credit, and lots of networking potential. Click here for more information. RSVP or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Annual Awards Party—Thursday, June 6
Those recognized at this annual celebration will be Charley Garcia, Karen Spaulding, Justice Alex Martinez, and Jaclyn Casey for their excellence in the legal profession and support of the DBA. The party is at the Ralph Carr Colorado Judicial Center from 6 to 8 p.m. Click here for more information. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Award Winners

Continuing Legal Education
Time Mastery for Lawyers—Thursday, June 6
Are You Feeling Overwhelmed and Overworked? Learn How to Maximize Your Productivity and Satisfaction

National speaker Frank Sanitate has taught thousands of lawyers and other professionals how to gain mastery over their time. He’ll teach you how to eliminate stress, balance work and personal life, achieve greater productivity and satisfaction, and comply with the Code of Professional Conduct. Learn 100 practical ideas you can implement immediately. Save your seat now.

Essential Legal Research Methods and Resources for Colorado Lawyers—Thursday, June 20
Learn the Essential Facts and Issues on Fracking

In this CLE program, three law librarians from the University of Colorado Law School—Professors Susan Nevelow Mart, Joan Policastri, and Robert Linz—will use a legal problem to demonstrate research resources and methods to find applicable law and locate background information. The legal facts and issues will be about hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a major issue in Colorado. As oil and gas companies use this technique to extract natural gas resources trapped in shale rock, state and local governments are grappling with laws to balance the competing interests of companies, consumers, and citizens. Find out more.

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The AAA Four Diamond award-winning Hyatt Hotels of downtown Denver are pleased to extend to DBA members a 20 percent discount on a room and free high-speed Internet. Click here for more information.

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