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February 25, 2014
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From the Bar and DBA-CLE
Mediation Basics: Learn to be Effective in Mediation—Thursday, Feb. 27
Learn from Teddi Ann Barry how to choose the mediator best for your client and his or her situation. Barry also discusses preparing for mediation and focusing on the fix instead of the fight. Barry is a Family Law attorney and mediator with offices in Denver and Avon. With the tagline of “Saving Children and Restructuring Families,” Barry emphasizes resolution and finding ways to keep her clients out of court—successful mediation is key. One general CLE credit is available. RSVP online, by email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Oil & Gas Development in Colorado: Balancing Energy and the Environment—Friday, Feb. 28
With the Hon. Bill Ritter as Keynote Speaker
Energy production and use is desirable, but does not come without challenges and risks. Environmental regulation is effective and positive, but is not without costs. Learn how hot-button energy and environmental interests are being balanced by state and local governments, the energy industry, environmental and technical professionals, and practitioners. Colorado’s leading energy and environmental experts unravel these issues. Find out more here.
The Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest
Get ready to ignite your creative spark! The Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest is accepting submissions through Wednesday, April 30. The contest includes both writing and visual categories. All DBA members are eligible, except for members of the Docket Committee (who are the judges). Artists may enter previously unpublished work in multiple categories. Learn more here.

Book Drive—March 10–14
Join the DBA YLD in collecting books for the Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center. Books are needed for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Please email Blair Bowen or Heather Clark, or go online to sign your firm up for the drive.
Employment Law 2014—March 20–21
Co-sponsored by the CBA Labor & Employment Law Section

The 2014 Employment Law Conference is invaluable, whether you are interested in state or federal issues, the plaintiff or defense perspective, or are new to employment law or are a seasoned professional. You can choose the litigation or counseling tracks, or a combination of the two. Experienced and knowledgeable faculty give balanced and comprehensive reviews of key cases, legislation, regulations and the most recent updates for you and your clients. Click here to register.
Happy Hour at the Bar and Stratum-Ribbon Cutting Event—Tuesday, April 8
Co-sponsored by the DBA Fit to Practice Task Force, the DBA Young Lawyers Division, and the CBA Solo and Small Firm Section
Stratum is the first-of-its kind for the Denver Bar Association—a community-focused, co-working space for members. Stratum will give members a stronger sense of community and collegiality, while provid the business amenities needed to enhance their 21st century practices. Come to the ribbon-cutting event and see what we mean on Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the DBA offices. Complimentary drinks and appetizers provided. RSVP online, email or call 303 860-1115, ext. 727.
Barristers Ball
The Legal Center and DBA Team Up for the Colfax Marathon
Join your fellow members and The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People on Sunday, May 18, to form a marathon relay team. Click here to find out more about the event and to register. Contact Heather Clark to find out more about joining an existing team.

DBA Member Spinning Classes at The Gym Uptown
Join us for weekly spinning classes at The Gym Uptown, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 100, from 7 to 8 a.m. The cost to attend is $5. Full use of the facilities is available to attendees. Space in the class is limited, so RSVP early to secure your bike seat by clicking on a link below. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Thursday you will attend.
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. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Friday you will attend.
From the Legal Community
DU Celebrates 110th Anniversary of the Clinical Programs
On April 11 and 12 Denver Law will celebrate the 110th anniversary of the Clinical Programs and honor a legend in clinical education, Professor Emeritus Howard I. Rosenberg. The weekend includes a dinner featuring keynote speaker Bryan Stevenson, the founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Click here for more information.
DU’s Pro Bono Research Project
Interested in getting support from law students for your pro bono work? Want to mentor students? Believe in exposing law students to the wonderful world of pro bono? If you answered yes to these questions, Denver Law invites you to participate in its new Pro Bono Research Project. Through the project, lawyers get the legal support they need, help students fulfill their 50-hour public service requirement, and teach students the value of pro bono. For more detailed information contact Alexi Freeman at or 303-871-6788.
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

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