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June 3, 2014
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Wheels of Justice Kickoff Party–Thursday, June 5 at 5:30 p.m.
Enjoy complimentary food and drink as you hear stories of hope and courage from patients, families, and doctors of Children‘s Hospital Colorado‘s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders. The event is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the atrium of the Denver Post building, 101 W. Colfax Ave. Public parking is available in the attached garage at 15th and Cleveland. RSVP to Heather Clark.

New Clinic on Collecting Child Support
The DBA Access to Justice Committee will be providing a training for the presenters 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 training will take place on June 13 from 8:30 a.m. to 10 DBA offices. One CLE credit has been applied for. Contact Meghan Bush to register.

Federal Practice Update 2014—Friday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the Federal Bar Association and the CBA Litigation Section

The 2014 annual Federal Practice program provides updates on changes and emerging issues in federal court. It also gives practice tips and in such areas as: eDiscovery, ethics, third-party subpoenas, local rules, and removal. Also, judges share their thoughts on what work, and 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!

All are Invited to Attend the Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception—Thursday, June 26 at 5:30 p.m.
The 2014 honorees are: Judge Richard L. Gabriel, Award of Merit; Ilene Lin Bloom, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year; Margrit Parker, Young Lawyer of the Year; and Judge Dennis A. Graham, Judicial Excellence. Everyone is invited to celebrate with the honorees at the DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, June 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center. RSVP online, by emailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.


Book Reception for Judge Morris Hoffman’s New Book “The Punisher’s Brain” —Thursday, June 26, 4:30 p.m.
The DBA Bench Bar Committee invites you to join us them for a complimentary Book Reception on Thursday, June 26 at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Supreme Court Courtroom. Judge and author Morris Hoffman will discuss his recently published book “The Punisher’s Brain,” by Judge Maurice Hoffman. Click here to purchase the book on Amazon. After the book reception, stick around for the DBA annual awards ceremony and reception. Click here to RSVP.

Working with Clients with Diminished Capacity: Rule 1.14 and Beyond—Thursday, June 26, 8 a.m. to Noon
The normal client–lawyer relationship is based on the assumption that your client is capable of making decisions about important matters. Questions arise when you suspect your client has diminished capacity and is at substantial risk of physical, financial, or other harm if nothing is done, and cannot act in his or her own interest. Recognizing the signs of diminished capacity, and understanding the unique ethical and practical decisions that arise, are critical to providing competent representation. Find out more!

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.

Sign Up Your Firm for the DBA School Supply Drive—July 21–Aug. 1
The DBA Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public Schools and Children‘s Outreach Project. To sign up, go to and click on “Sign-up Your Firm.” Email Alexa Drago or Kate Schuster for more information.

Optimize Your DBA Membership
DBA Members Save on Denver B-cycle Annual Memberships
DBA members can now receive $50 (normally $80) Denver B-cycle annual memberships. Denver B-cycle, Denver’s bike-sharing program, has 84 bike stations located throughout Denver for easy transportation around the city. Annual memberships do not start until a member checks out a B-cycle for the first time, so there is no need to hold off on purchasing your membership. Click here for more information.

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