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Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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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 starting Friday, Sept. 6 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Friday Nite Yoga will take place on the 10th floor at 1900 Grant St. Times will vary, 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 will attend.
From the Bar
Davis Award Nominations Sought—Deadline Sept. 1
Nominations are invited for the 2013 Richard Marden Davis Award to honor attorneys “under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities.” The award was established in 1992 by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of former DBA President Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice. Nominations are due Sept. 1. Download a nomination form here. Questions? Contact Margee Fawley at 303-892-7528 or
In re the Marriage of Swink and Pro Bono work—Monday, Sept. 16
Learn how to be awarded attorney fees in this one hour “brown bag lunch” presentation. A court-ordered award of attorney fees can provide not only compensation for you and your client; it also can supplement the time and resources you spend on pro bono/low fee cases, as well as provide an opportunity for you to make a charitable donation to Metro Volunteer Lawyers and support its much needed services. One general CLE credit has been applied for. Click here for more information. RSVP to Ciara Faber at 303-837-2881 or
Docket Art Contest
Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Reception—Thursday, Sept. 19
The Docket Committee is pleased to announce the winners of its second annual creative arts contest:
  • Fiction: Andy Engeman for “Ricoche”
  • Nonfiction: Catherine Ricca for “An Elevator Operator’s Fine Art”
  • Poetry: Erin Agees for “Twelve”
  • Drawing: Leslie Kaye for “Ink Doodle”
  • Painting (Watercolor): James Breese for “Gonna Be a Good Day”
  • Painting (Oil/Acrylic/Mixed Media): Leslie Matthews for “Esalen”
  • Photography: Dan Shifrin for “Faceoff”
  • Sculpture: Barry Bartel for “Roots and Branches”
The winners and their works are featured in the September issue of The Docket. To thank all of the entrants and winners, a reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell on Thursday, Sept. 19. All DBA members are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. See and hear the winning works, mingle with the artists, and pick up a copy of the September issue of The Docket. Please RSVP by Monday, Sept. 16 to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Transact with Confidence: Minimizing the Risk of Environmental Liabilities—Thursday, Sept. 26
Rebecca L. Almon, environmental attorney at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe PC, will help real estate, transactional and in-house attorneys account for and address environmental liabilities, including anticipated changes to environmental site assessment guidelines and new vapor intrusion guidelines, before executing or relying on a purchase or lease agreement. Click here for more information.
Continuing Legal Education
Annual Tort Law Update for 2013—Friday, Sept. 20
This is Colorado’s most useful CLE program on tort law—with even more topics and speakers featured this year. This is your opportunity to learn from Colorado’s leading practitioners new case law, important pending and settled cases, recently enacted and pending legislation, new fact patterns, legal theories and defenses, judicial and discovery trends, recent developments in courtroom strategy and tactics, and other important updates. Register now!
The New Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Regulations: CFPB—What Does It Mean for Your Clients? Friday, Sept. 27
Co-sponsored by the CBA Real Estate Section and the Business Section’s Financial Institutions Subsection
An overview of the new rules and regulations implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in accordance with the Dodd-Frank Act and a discussion of the potentially significant implications for real estate lawyers, brokers, and mortgage lenders. This half-day program is offered for three general CLE credits. Find out more.
Optimize Your Membership
Discounted Tickets for Avs Preseason Games
DBA members can now purchase discounted tickets to upcoming Colorado Avalanche preseason games. Watch the Avs as they take on the Anaheim Ducks, LA Kings, or Dallas Stars in September at the Pepsi Center. Click here for more information and to purchase your tickets.

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