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April 8, 2014
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Colorado Poverty Law Clinic at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless—Thursday, April 10
Join us on Thursday, April 10, at 5:30 p.m. for a happy hour and short training session on the Colorado Poverty Law Project legal clinic at the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless. The event is sponsored by DBA Access to Justice, and will be held at Kutak Rock LLP, 1801 California St., fl. 30. RSVP by Tuesday, April 8 to

New Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2: Marijuana Law Update—Thursday, April 10
On March 24, the Colorado Supreme Court adopted a comment to Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct 1.2. According to the comment, a lawyer may counsel a client regarding the validity, scope and meaning of Colorado's marijuana laws, and may assist a client in conduct the lawyer believes is permitted under state law. The comment also says, “the lawyer shall advise the client regarding related federal law and policy.” It is important to know what the comment says and does not say, as well as possible consequences for Colorado attorneys. Sign up now!

2014 Business Document Drafting Series: Boilerplate and Business Documents—Begins April 16
Co-sponsored by the New Lawyers Subsection of the CBA Business Law Section

Back by Popular Demand—Our Business Document Drafting Series! Registration is flexible; you can sign up for any of the programs individually or for the entire series and save with our series package discount. Attend and you will: Acquire Practical, Immediately Useful Drafting Skills; Better Understand Agreements that You are Regularly Hired to Draft; Receive the Expert Advice of Experienced Business Law Practitioners; Add Useful Tools to Your Business Document Toolbox. Register now!

15th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive—April 21 to May 2
Sign up your office as a donation location by Friday, April 18, to continue to fight hunger and feed hope in 2014. The food drive runsfrom April 21 to May 2 and benefits Metro CareRing, a nonprofit hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. Also, join us for the kick-off event at Barristers After Hours with the DBA’s YLD and the CBA’s Solo Small Firm Section on Thursday, April 17, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at ChoLon in Denver. Questions? Email Kate Schuster.

46th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference—May 9
Co-sponsored by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the CBA Business Law Section

You would have to travel to Washington, DC or New York, and pay thousands to find another conference that offers as much as this program. Topics include: Current Enforcement Trends and Priorities; the Defense Perspective; General Counsel Roundtable; Regulated Entities: Perspectives from the Regulators and the Industry; Corporate Governance: Current Issues Confronting Boards of Directors; Ethical Issues in SEC Investigations and Litigation; Insider Trading; Crowdfunding, and other JOBS Act Rules Update; Reserve your place and be part of this very special event right here in Denver!

Annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament—Monday, June 2
Save the date for the annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 2, at Inverness Golf Club in Englewood. A buffet lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m., shotgun to follow. There will be two formats as in years past: the Champions division or best ball, and the Challenge division or scramble. Sign up as an individual or as an incomplete foursome and we will assign you to a team or help you complete your team. Register online or contact Alexa Drago at
Barristers Ball
From the DBA Young Lawyers Division
Movie Night CLE: “Dazed and Confused”—Monday, April 21
CLE on New Marijuana Laws and Regulations in Colorado

DBA YLD will conduct a one-hour CLE related to new marijuana laws and regulations in Colorado led by Troy Rackham and Maureen (Mo) Weiland from Fennemore Craig. A showing of the movie “Dazed and Confused” will follow the presentation. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. and includes wine, beer, pizza, and networking. Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division for a fun and informative movie night at the DBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd fl. One ethics CLE credit has been applied for. RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
April Coffee Talk: Bankruptcy Basics, Nuances, and Red Flags for Beginners—Thursday, April 24
This one-hour program covers bankruptcy fundamentals for practitioners representing either the debtor or creditors, including chapter choice and eligibility requirements, property of the estate, the role of the trustee, filing proofs of claim, the automatic stay, and the bankruptcy discharge. The program also describes red flags for the young practitioner and common issues resulting in litigation within a bankruptcy case, such as non-dischargeable debt and avoidance actions. David M. Little of Onsager|Guyerson|Fletcher|Johnson will present the program. One general CLE credit applied for. RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
9th Annual Attorneys’ Night Out—Thursday, May 15
Join the DBA YLD as it celebrates The Legal Center’s mission of protecting the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado. The event includes a silent auction, live auction and a drawing for an iPad. The event will be held at the Blake Street Tavern from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 prior to the event and $35 at the door. Go to to purchase tickets. Contact Julie Busby at or 303-722-0300, ext. 507 for more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities.
Staff Changes at Metro Volunteer Lawyers
Please join us in celebrating Patricia Trujillo’s outstanding 25 years with The Thursday Night Bar/Metro Volunteer Lawyers on Tuesday, April 22 from 4:30–6:30 p.m. at Colorado Legal Services, 1905 Sherman St., Denver, 6th fl. No RSVP necessary, but if you have questions, contact Gina Weitzenkorn at 303-292-1441 or Barb Chamberlain at 303-770-9166.

Brandy Tulley, formerly the Program Coordinator for MVL, is now Legal Services Coordinator. MVL welcomes Leeah Lechuga as the new Rovira Scholar. She will also work as a part-time FLCP Coordinator. Philip Lietaer, the immediate past Rovira Scholar, has moved into the Family Law Court Program Coordinator position vacated by Kevin Murphy. Kevin Murphy has transitioned into private practice with his new firm, Murphy & French, P.C. Until their website at is up and running, Kevin can be reached at

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