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December 3, 2013
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Fit to Practice Spinning CLE: Dealing with the Rambo Lawyer—Thursday, Dec. 5
Join the DBA Fit to Practice Task Force for their wildly popular spinning CLE class at the downtown YMCA on Thursday, Dec. 5, from 7 to 8 a.m. Slip into your workout gear and get ready to work your legs while John Baker works your brain! Baker will discuss dealing with the “Rambo” attorney without becoming one 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 and these classes fill up fast, secure your seat on a bike by registering early online or by emailing, or calling 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 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.
Social Security Disability 2013—Friday, Dec. 6
Co-sponsored by the CBA Disability Law Section

Get the latest information on topics, including the state of the Colorado Disability Determination Services Office; ODAR: Denver Hearing Office perspective; Observations from an administrative law judge; the “Significant Numbers of Job” burden; appeal strategies: favorite arguments and cases; and step four “Prior Job” issues. Click here for more information.
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.
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.
Appellate Practice Update 2013—Friday, Dec. 13
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section and Appellate Practice Subcommittee

An all-star lineup of judges, appellate practitioners, and court clerks present the most current and challenging issues facing lawyers in appellate practice today. This program is intended to teach you how to maximize your clients’ chances of winning on appeal and includes valuable insights, and appellate trends and statistics. Click here for more details.
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.
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, Dec. 20—How to Navigate the Holidays and Business Socials and End Up Leaner, Healthier, and Fit to Practice
  • Friday, Jan. 24—How do We Get Back on the Road to Health and Wellness
  • Friday, Feb. 28—We Dress for Success, so Why Not Dress Our Kitchen for Success?
  • Click here for a list of all upcoming classes.
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. It will include 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.
Optimize Your DBA Membership
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
DBA Members Save with the Colorado Symphony
DBA members are eligible to receive 20% off tickets to the 2013–14 Colorado Symphony Season. Whether your preference is Masterworks, Pops, or the fun-filled Family Series, you will experience the rare talent and unique versatility of the orchestra. Click here for information on this and other discounted events for DBA members.

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