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August 23, 2016
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From the Bar
COBALT 2016 Class Project — Season to Bid
The Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT) 2016 Class is excited to unveil its service project, Season to Bid: A Fundraiser for Civil Legal Aid. Our goal is simple — to raise $20,000 to benefit the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado. To meet our goal, we’re holding an ongoing online auction of tickets to a wide range of concerts, sporting events, and other shindigs. Bid now and bid big to support the Legal Aid Foundation!
Davis Award Nominations Sought — Deadline Sept. 1
Nominations are invited for the 2016 Richard Marden Davis Award to honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities. The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. Download a nomination form here.
Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Reception and DBA YLD Barristers Afterhours — Thursday, Sept. 15
The arts contest winners and their works will be featured in the September issue of The Docket. To thank all of the entrants and winners, a reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Mike Wright Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 15. All are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. See and hear the winning works, mingle with the artists, and pick up a copy of the September issue of The Docket. RSVP online or to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
News from The Docket
Franz Hardy: Your Unstoppable President-Elect
Franz Hardy is passionate about the DBA’s spectrum of work and feels honored to have the opportunity to serve its members in a more all-encompassing capacity. Read more about his extraordinary accomplishments and aptitude for effective leadership here.
Sign Up For DBA Lawyers Football League
This fall begins another season for the Denver Bar Association Lawyers Football League. The season runs from the weekend after Labor Day to the first weekend in November. Interested teams or individuals should contact John Stevens at jhs@giffordstevens.com or 303-495-5988.

Two Ethics Programs with National Speaker Stuart Teicher — Thursday, Sept. 8
Ethically Inspired Marketing: The Boundaries of Chasing Success — Learn how you can rise to the top by following a new paradigm, while knowing the boundaries for chasing success. This morning program is offered for 3 ethics credits. Register now.

Ethics
Lessons From the Trenches — The scariest stories are those where responsible lawyers who care about acting in an appropriate manner get into disciplinary trouble. In this program, we learn about the common missteps that are made by otherwise responsible attorneys. This afternoon program is offered for 3 ethics credits. Register now.

Annual Tort Law Update 2016 — Thursday, Sept. 29
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

Back by Popular Demand! This is Colorado’s most useful and time-efficient CLE program on tort law! Learn new case law, important pending and settled cases, recently enacted and pending legislation, new legal theories and defenses, judicial and discovery trends, recent developments in courtroom strategy and tactics, and other invaluable information from some of Colorado’s leading practitioners. Reserve your seat now.
From the Legal Community
An Evening with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor — Thursday, Sept. 1
The Metropolitan State Univeristy of Denver is hosting U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor on Sept. 1 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Auraria Campus. This is a complimentary event. Click here for more information and to reserve your tickets.
CWBA Foundation Dinner — Thursday, Sept. 8
The CWBA Foundation’s Annual “Raising the Bar” Dinner will be held at the Brown Palace Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5:30 p.m. This year, the Foundation honors “Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar by Maintaining a Significant and Sustained Commitment to Pro Bono Services.” Click here for more information.
Optimize Your Membership
Corepower Yoga
Maintain balance and rejuvenate your body and mind with yoga. DBA members receive discounted class passes along with a monthly membership option. With nine Denver studios, there’s bound to be an opportunity around the corner to unwind. The discounted rate for a 10-pack is $140 while monthly auto pay is $112.20. To take advantage of this member benefit, contact Vanessa Babarsky today.

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