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November 5, 2013
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Final Hora Social of 2013—Wednesday, Nov. 13
Please join the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee for their last happy hour of 2013. No need to be fluent in Spanish—just come with a desire to learn. We will meet at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 100% Agave, 975 Lincoln St. RSVP to Roberto Ramirez.
Strikes for Tykes—Saturday, Nov. 16
Put on your bowling shoes and join the Denver Bar’s Community Action Network at Strikes for Tykes—a bowling benefit for the Children’s Outreach Project. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 16, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elitch Lanes, located at 3826 Tennyson in Denver. Cost is $35 for adults, $15 for children (12 and under), and $150 to buy your own lane. Click here to RSVP.
Practice Area Preview: Real Estate Law—Tuesday, Nov. 19
The DBA Young Lawyers Division will hold their Practice Area Preview networking event on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Blake Street Vault. Join them for an informal discussion and networking event. Speakers will discuss how they got into the field of real estate law and what it is like to practice in that area. Come learn about a new field of law or just come to network. Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Identifying and Protecting Client Confidential Information and Other Ethical Considerations—Wednesday, Nov. 20
All are invited to attend the DBA Young Lawyers Division Coffee Talk program on Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 8 to 9 a.m. at the DBA offices. Chief Justice Bender will lead an interactive discussion on the Rules of Professional Conduct, including the importance of protecting confidential client information. One ethics CLE credit available. Free for members. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Movie Night CLE: “Miracle on 34th Street”—Tuesday, Dec. 3
James Garts and Becky Bye will be conducting a CLE related to the movie, “Miracle on 34th Street.” Similar to the legal themes of the movie, the CLE will focus on ethical issues associated with representing clients with competency issues. Additionally, there will also be some discussion on federal and state pre-emption issues (since this issue played a pivotal role in the movie). This fun and informative movie night will be held at the DBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., third floor, starting at 5:30 p.m. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. One ethics CLE credit available. Registration is $5 for members, free for students, and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP online, or by emailing or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Bench-Bar Event: Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Protective Orders and Restraining Orders—Thursday, Dec. 5
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss all you have ever wanted to know about protective orders and restraining orders in Colorado. Denver District Court Judge Elizabeth Starrs, County Court Magistrate Beth Faragher, and attorney Karen Steinhauser will discuss and answer questions about their own experiences, discuss the fundamentals and latest issues and topics in these areas, and provide practice tips in Denver District Court and county courts. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 5 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly room on the fourth floor of the City and County Building. $15 for DBA Members, $25 for non-DBA Members, including lunch. Click here to register.
Barristers Benefit Ball: Talk Derby to Me—Saturday, May 3
The Ball will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Marriott City Center in downtown Denver. Please join us this year to celebrate Metro Volunteer Lawyers—Derby Style! Click here for details about the sponsorship packages and other options. To purchase tickets or a table email Denise Lynch at
Yoga @ the Bar—Fridays at 7 a.m.
Join us on Fridays at the DBA offices from 7 to 8 a.m. for free yoga. The instructor will be there beginning at 6:45 a.m. for those who want to begin, or end, earlier. Below is a list of upcoming classes. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Friday you will attend.
DBA Member Spinning Classes at the Downtown YMCA
Join us for weekly spinning classes at the downtown YMCA from 7 to 8 a.m. The cost to attend is $10 and includes full use of the facilities for the day. Space in the class is limited, so RSVP early to secure your seat by clicking on a link below.
Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series—Fridays at Noon
Join us one Friday a month at the DBA offices starting at noon for an hour and fifteen minutes of nutrition and health instruction. Below is a list of upcoming classes. RSVP by clicking on the links below. Registration is $10 and includes lunch.
  • Friday, Nov. 22—Is What I’m Eating Making Me Uninspired, Lethargic, and Sick?
  • Friday, Dec. 20—How to Navigate the Holidays and Business Socials and End Up Leaner, Healthier, and Fit to Practice
  • Click here for a list of all upcoming classes.
Continuing Legal Education
Employment Law Fall Update—Friday, Nov. 15
The theme for the 2013 fall update is new—new cases and new legislation. Experienced faculty members share their analysis of cases and statutes and what they mean for your employment law practice. They discuss crimes in the workplace, the most recent U.S. Supreme Court cases on arbitration and retaliation, and current trends in FLSA/collective actions. They also cover questions about workplace violence. Peter Wingate, Deputy Director of the Colorado Division of Labor and Employment, discusses new Colorado employment law legislation assigned to the Division. Register now.
2013 Ethics 7.0—Friday, Nov. 22
James Sudler, Chief Deputy Regulation Counsel, Office of Attorney Regulation; Hon. Daniel Taubman, Colorado Court of Appeals; and other distinguished faculty lend their expertise on topics that include: Basics of Ethics: What You Used to Know, Never Knew, and Need to Know; Recent Disciplinary Cases of Interest; Business Law Ethics Entity Representation; Evolving Social Media Ethics; and Marijuana: It's Not Just Pot. More details here.
Volunteer Opportunities
Flood Legal Relief—Volunteers Needed
The Joint Disaster Legal Services Task Force comprises the Colorado Bar Association, Colorado Legal Services, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, and several local bar associations. The Task Force, in conjunction with FEMA and the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, launched a website and helpline for victims of the floods. If you are interested in assisting at a clinic or on the helpline, sign up online at Questions? Email
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DBA Members Save on Colorado Ballet Tickets
DBA members receive 15% off tickets for the 2013-14 season of the Colorado Ballet. The Nutcracker, beginning Nov. 30, features unforgettable characters, dazzling costumes, classic choreography and Tchaikovsky’s extraordinary arrangement performed live by the Colorado Ballet Orchestra. Click here for more information on all discounted events for DBA members and to purchase tickets.
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