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May 20, 2014
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May Coffee Talk: Client Advocacy—Thursday, May 22
Young lawyers, you’ve learned a lot of law and are settling into practice. But how adept are you at performing an attorney’s usual functions? On May 22, Jon Fero, Assistant Solicitor General in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will help you become a better counselor and advocate in all aspects of your work. Whether you routinely sign documents or help the partner shine, Jon will share time-tested strategies honed from his extensive litigation, appellate, and general counsel experience that can be applied to a wide variety of tasks and help you maximize your clients’ interests. One general CLE credit applied for. Coffee Talk programs are the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Military & Veterans Affairs Section Reception and CLE—NOTE DATE CHANGE—Thursday, June 12
The CBA Military & Veterans Affairs Section would like to invite everyone to attend a reception and CLE presentation on Thursday, June 12, starting at 5 p.m. at Wheeler Trigg. Join us for this complimentary event and hear Judge Brian Bowen talk about Veterans’ Court in Adams County. One general CLE credit applied for. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception will follow. RSVP online, by emailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Lawyers Have Hearts, Don’t They? Of Course They Do! Keep Yours Healthy —Thursday, May 29
The speaker, Dr. Jeff Boone, is an internationally recognized expert on the effects of mental stress on the heart. Through his work with high-intensity groups such as NFL executives, firefighters, military leadership, and oil executives, Dr. Boone has developed protocols to first identify those who are vulnerable during times of increased mental stress, then treat them before any event occurs. Join the Transitions Committee on Thursday, May 29, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the CBA CLE offices. Click here to register online and learn more about this program.

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. Fill out this registration form or contact Alexa Drago at

Essential Legal Research Methods & Resources for Colorado Lawyers—Thursday, June 5
Recommended for all newer legal researchers, including summer associates and law clerks, and others who want practical advice on research in a real-world practice setting (and those new to this subject). Legal research in a university setting often involves analyzing a long-standing legal issue with well-established outcomes. Research in practice can be difficult, so can dealing with emerging legal issues with conflicting and ethical issues. Presenters emphasize free online resources and discuss cost-effective strategies for using available licensed research databases within one’s organization. Find out more.

New Clinic on Collecting Child Support
The DBA Access to Justice Committee will be providing a training for the presentors of the newly created “How to Collect Child Support” public clinic. This clinic is a great way to get involved with the Denver community, gather information, and teach basic techniques for collecting support. The Child Support training will be on June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 CBA 9th floor offices, 1900 Grant St. One CLE credit has been applied. Contact Meghan Bush at to register.

Federal Practice Update 2014—Friday, June 20
Co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and the Litigation Section of the Colorado Bar Association
The 2014 annual Federal Practice program provides updates on changes and emerging issues in federal court. It also gives practice tips in such areas as: eDiscovery, ethics, third-party subpoenas, local rules, and removal. In addition, judges share their thoughts on what works, and what doesn’t work in their courtrooms and for a federal civil court practice. This program will help you to be “smarter” and more effective in evaluating a case, writing a brief, preparing for trial or a hearing, and trying a case in federal court. Register now!

DBA Waterman Fund Seeks Applicants for Administrators—deadline to apply is Friday, June 27
The DBA Waterman Trust Fund is seeking two attorneys to serve as a DBA administrators to assist in managing the fund. The fund was established to assist members of the bar who are “aged, infirmed, or otherwise incapacitated” and financially needy. Click here for more information on the Waterman Fund. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé by Friday June 27. Send to: DBA Waterman Fund, c/o Janet Bauer, Denver Bar Association, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203; or e-mail Janet Bauer.

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