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Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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Denver Bike Social—Thursday, Aug. 15
Join us for the first ever DBA bike social on Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 6 p.m. Cyclists will meet up at B-Station located at 1601 Platte St. in Denver. B-Cycle is a sponsor of this event and has generously offered free bike passes to anyone without a bike that day. After approximately an hour of biking, the group will gather at the Denver Beer Company, 1695 Platte St. Denver, for drinks. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Please let us know whether you will need a bike!
Spinning CLE at the Downtown YMCA with Chief Justice Michael Bender—Thursday, Aug. 29
Join the DBA Fit to Practice Task Force for the first ever Spinning CLE class at the downtown YMCA on Thursday, Aug. 29, from 7 to 8 a.m. Slip into your workout gear and get ready for Chief Justice Michael Bender to “school” you on the Rules of Professional Conduct. Justice Bender will delve into the importance of protecting confidential client information as you sweat away on your stationary bike. This is a members-only event, and the cost to attend is $15. One ethics credit has been applied for. Space is limited so RSVP early to secure your seat by clicking here, emailing, or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Introducing—Friday Nite Yoga @ the Bar!
Join us for Friday Nite Yoga @ the Bar every Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 6. Friday Nite Yoga will take place on the 10th floor at 1900 Grant St. Some exceptions will apply, so please check our calendar each week. Why yoga? Read Friday Nite Yoga instructor Lorraine DAversa’s article in the July/August Docket on how you can de-stress and find balance through regular yoga practice. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727 and tell us which Friday you are RSVPing for.
From the Bar
Represent the First District of the CBA
The Denver Bar Association seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term beginning July 2014, serving on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Monday, Sept. 16. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at
Save the Date, Transitions Lunch—Wednesday, Sept. 4—Health Care Changes Coming!
Save the date for the next Transitions lunch, Wednesday, Sept. 4 at noon at the CBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St, 3rd Floor. This program will focus on the new Health Care Act and what lawyers in solo practices and small firms need to know to prepare for the implementation. The speaker will be Patty Fonteneau, local expert on health care and policy. Members cost to attend is $15 includes lunch; non-members $45; One cle credit applied for. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Continuing Legal Education
Real Estate
Colorado Real Estate Practice with Willis Carpenter—The Fundamental Course & Text in Colorado Real Estate
Begins Sept. 3
Colorado Real Estate Practice has been offered annually since 1977, and is recognized as the best basic skills course in the Colorado real property law area. If you are a recent bar admittee, an experienced practitioner desiring a comprehensive refresher, a real estate professional, or a legal assistant working in real estate, this is a course you don’t want to miss. With a convenient after-work start time. Register now.
Colorado Business Law Institute—October 16–17—Live Only
Co-sponsored by the Business Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
This is an exceptional program whether you are in private practice or in-house counsel–and if you’re new to business law or have many years of experience. This blend of dynamic topics and talented professionals can provide important lessons that directly affect your business practice. Plenary sessions include: Colorado Business Case Law and Legislative Update; Exploring Current Corporate Transactional Issues Through Recent Delaware Case Law; What Business Lawyers Do that Litigators Love; and Legal Ethics for Corporate and Transactional Attorneys. Find out more.
Volunteer Opportunities
Be a Mock Trial Coach
You can help students gain beneficial life skills that will help them throughout life, such as team work, collaboration, the importance and value of setting goals, and productive argument! The DBA is looking for attorney coaches to help with several High School Mock trial teams. For more information, visit the program website here.
Volunteer with the Children’s Law Center
The Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center is seeking attorney volunteers for its Special Education Advocacy Program. A complimentary training for volunteers on Monday, Aug. 26, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., is hosted and sponsored by Patton Boggs. Space is limited. Please RSVP to
Optimize Your Membership
CO Ballet
Discounted Tickets to the Colorado Ballet
DBA members receive 15 percent off tickets for the 2013-14 season. Enjoy such classics as Giselle, The Nutcracker, and Cinderella. Click here for more information and to purchase.

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