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November 19, 2013
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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 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.
Social Security and Medicare Update—Wednesday, Nov. 20
Back by popular demand is Crispin Sargent of CS Advocare, Inc., who has presented to our members a number of times in the past. She will update us on any changes to Social Security and Medicare, and share her thoughts about strategy and timing. This program is at noon in the CBA-CLE 3rd floor large classroom. Approved for one CLE credit. Click here to register.
The Many Sides of Immigration Law: Know How It Crosscuts Practice Areas—Thursday, Nov. 21
Co-sponsored by the CBA Immigration Law Section

Leading national and Colorado immigration law experts, as well as distinguished criminal, family, constitutional, and business law practitioners, will provide information and updates on the complex and evolving immigration law arena. Learn its impact on a variety of practice areas, acquire best practices skills, and avoid pitfalls and potential malpractice. Find out more.
Movie Night CLE: “Miracle on 34th Street”—Tuesday, Dec. 3
James Garts and Becky Bye will be conducting a CLE-accredited program related to the movie “Miracle on 34th Street.” The discussion will focus on ethical issues associated with representing clients with competency issues. Additionally, there will be some discussion on federal and state pre-emption issues (this issue plays a pivotal role in the movie). This fun and informative movie night will be held at the DBA-CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd 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 email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Bench-Bar Event: Learn the Nuts and Bolts of Protective and Restraining Orders—Thursday, Dec. 5
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to discuss everything you have ever wanted to know about protective and restraining orders in Colorado. Join us on Thursday, Dec. 5 from noon until 1:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly room on the 4th floor of the City and County Building. $15 for DBA members, $25 for non-members, including lunch. Click here for more information and to register.
Mentoring Program—Deadline for Applications is Friday, Dec. 6
We are accepting applications for the 2014 year for the DBA mentoring program for both Mentors and Mentees. Applications can be found here. Applications are due no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6. The program is limited to DBA members. If you previously served as a mentor, there’s no need to complete the application; simply send an e-mail with your interest and area of practice to Melissa Nicoletti.
Support MVL on Colorado Gives Day—Tuesday, Dec. 10
The DBA’s Metro Volunteer Lawyers is participating in Colorado Gives Day, which aims to support nonprofits that protect and nurture quality of life in Colorado. For 24 hours—starting at midnight on Dec. 10—donations will be taken online to endorse local nonprofits such as MVL. One hundred percent of your donation will go to MVL, supporting its mission to provide free and low-cost legal services to people in need. For more information or to donate, click here.
Deposition Techniques and Strategy with David Markowitz—Thursday, Dec. 12
For more than 30 years, David Markowitz has been studying deposition and trial techniques. He has presented seminars to improve the skills of practicing attorneys across the country. Markowitz shares 10 important goals to accomplish, including avoiding undesired results. Learn the value of questions structure and how to deal with evasive and incomplete answers. Critical questions and techniques used by the best lawyers are covered, including a key component of any deposition—knowing when to stop asking questions. Click here to register.
How to Green a Law Firm—Thursday, Dec. 12
Join us for a half-day presentation about the CBA’s Environmental Sustainability Program on Thursday, Dec. 12, beginning at 11 a.m. Hear from experts how to institute a paperless office, use energy and water more wisely, and track your energy use. Throughout the program, you will learn why a sustainable law practice is good not only for the environment, but also is professionally responsible and economically efficient. “How to Green a Law Firm” will be held at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center, a LEED Gold-certified building. There is an optional tour of the building’s green features before the program. Four and a half CLE credits, including one ethics, have been requested. Click here to register.
Seniors Holiday Lunch—Friday, Dec. 13
Join the Seniors Committee at noon on Friday, Dec. 13, to share holiday cheer at their annual Holiday Lunch. The luncheon will be held at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. Cost to attend is $15. Please RSVP by Dec. 11 online, by email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Order Additional Copies of the 2014 Colorado Legal Directory—Discounted for DBA Members
DBA members receive a complimentary copy of the Colorado Legal Directory as part of your DBA member benefits. You can order additional copies of the directory for your staff at a discounted rate. For more information or to order a directory, go to
Call for Donations for the Raffle and Mystery Box Prizes
If you would like to donate any items or have a connection to places that could provide great gifts, we need your help! We are also looking for volunteers to help with the 2014 Barristers Benefit Ball. Please contact Denise Lynch.
Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series—Fridays at Noon
Join us one Friday a month at the DBA offices starting at noon for nutrition and health instruction. Below is a list of upcoming classes. RSVP by clicking on the links. 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.
Lawyers’ League Basketball Sign-up Deadline is Monday, Dec. 2
The Lawyers’ Basketball League will kick off its 2013 season in January. It will be held at the University of Denver Hamilton Gym. The expected team entry fee will range from $600 to $700. Sign-up information was sent to last year’s team captains; others who are interested in registering, forming, or joining a team should contact Todd Jansen or Rob Hooke.
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.
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 Health Fair—Thursday, Jan. 9
Get “fit to practice” for the New Year! The DBA Fit to Practice Task Force will host a Health Fair on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the DBA offices, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Look for health screening services, a nutritional expert, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist—as well as healthy food and beverages. This is the perfect place to jump start your 2014 fitness goals and gear up for the DBA’s Fitness Challenge supporting the Sean May Memorial Run and Wheels of Justice Courage Classic. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Holiday Giving
Rocky Mountain Human Services Toy Drive
Please join Rocky Mountain Human Services this November and December to celebrate the 2013 holiday season. With your help, we can ensure that children with developmental disabilities and their families throughout the Front Range wake up to a gift that will bring a huge smile to their face. Contact Kelsey Gibbons for more information.
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DBA Members Save on Newman Center Tickets
Enjoy the most diverse Newman Center Presents season yet. DBA members receive $10 off all tickets in price levels one, two and three. Upcoming performances include MOMIX “Botanica” on Nov. 22 and 23, or ETHEL on Dec. 12. Click here for information on this and other discounted events for DBA members.
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