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August 25, 2015
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Your 2016 Colorado Legal Directory Listing
Verification for the 2016 Colorado Legal Directory is open until Thursday, Oct. 1. Don’t miss a referral because of a wrong number: Ensure that your Directory listing is correct by verifying your listing online at Upgrade your listing in the Directory and make a significant marketing impact at a minimal cost. CBA members receive great pricing discounts in the Colorado Legal Directory:
  • Stand out by adding bold font to your listing for just $25.
  • Emphasize your specialty practice areas. Field of practice listings start at $35.
  • Why not list your practice? Firm listings are only $19!
Questions? Email or call 303-860-1115.
Davis Award Nominations Sought—Deadline Sept. 1
Nominations are sought for the 2015 Richard Marden Davis Award, which honors attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and as a leader in Denver’s civic, educational and charitable activities. Nominations are due Sept. 1. Download a nomination form. Questions? Contact Margee Fawley at 303-892-7528 or
Represent the First District of CBA
The Denver Bar Association seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term, beginning July 1, 2016, to serve on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Friday, September 25. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith.

The DBA Seniors Committee Presents Bennett S. Aisenberg for Roasting—Tues., Oct. 6
This exciting annual event will be held at The University Club in Denver. Tickets, which include a cocktail reception and dinner, are $50 per person. For more information or to RSVP, please contact Heather Folker at or Jessica Volz at

Call for Member Travel Photos
To which wondrous lands have your travels led you in the past year? The Docket would like to publish photos of your most memorable adventures. Please email photos accompanied by a (very) brief description to the Editor of The Docket, Jessica Volz at

Search & Seizure Law in Colorado: Update and Overview—Friday, Sept. 18
This half-day seminar will give practitioners an overview of search and seizure law while highlighting the latest decision from the U.S. Supreme Court and Colorado appellate courts. Not one word of the Fourth Amendment has changed in over 200 years. Nonetheless, search and seizure law is constantly evolving as new cases are added to the Fourth Amendment mosaic. This seminar is designed to be useful for both experienced criminal law experts, as well as new practitioners. The course materials consist of the updated edition of Search & Seizure Law in Colorado, which can be taken to court at the next suppression hearing, putting the applicable case law at your fingertips. Register now!

Attorney Skills Training: Turbo Charge Your Legal Writing, Negotiation and Time Mastery Skills—Wednesday, Sept. 30 through Friday, Oct. 2
Learn from national experts how to write more cleanly and concisely, negotiate better and manage your time more efficiently. Sept. 30: "Time Mastery for Lawyers: Over 100 Ways to Maximize Your Productivity and Satisfaction" Click here for more info; Oct. 1: "Legal Writing in the Smartphone Age and Writing to Win" Click here for more info; Oct. 2: "Gain the Edge Negotiation Strategis for Lawyers" Click here for more info.

From the Legal Community

CWBA Foundation Raises the Bar with Dinner—Thurs., Sept. 10
The CWBA Foundation’s Annual “Raising the Bar” Dinner will be held at the Brown Palace Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. This year, the Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary by honoring “Five Female Attorneys Who Will Make An Impact Over the Next 10 Years.” The honorees are: The Honorable Cynthia Coffman, Colorado Attorney General; Janet Stansberry Drake, Special Prosecutions Unit, Colorado Attorney General’s Office; Cristal Torres DeHerrera, Deputy City Attorney, City and County of Denver; Carolyn F. Fairless, Managing Partner, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP; and Patricia M. Jarzobski, The Law Office of Patricia Jarzobski. Proceeds from the dinner help the CWBA Foundation fund scholarships for both Colorado law schools; the money also provides funding for CWBA educational and mentoring programs. For more information, click here.

Legal Resource Day Volunteers Needed on Friday, Oct. 2
The Colorado Judicial Branch is hosting Legal Resource Day at the Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center on Friday, Oct. 2, for people representing themselves in court. The free event will allow pro se litigants to learn more about court processes, legal information and available resources through a series of informational clinics, “Ask an Attorney” sessions, tours and vendors. Attorneys are needed to volunteer for the “Ask an Attorney” sessions. The session blocks are 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m. and 12:45–2:45 p.m. The pro se litigant would have a chance to sit with an attorney for up to 15 minutes and discuss matters pertaining to the areas of family law and general civil law (including evictions, small claims, money cases, etc.). If interested in volunteering please contact Brigitte Smith at or call 720-772-2503.

Optimize Your Membership

LCCU Affinity Credit Card Program—Benefitting the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation
The DBA and CBA are pleased to introduce our affinity credit card program with the Legal Community Credit Union (LCCU). It has been designed to benefit the Colorado Legal Aid Foundation. For over 30 years, the Legal Aid Foundation has helped ensure that free civil legal services are available to low-income Coloradans. When you make purchases with your CBA credit card, you help ensure that indigent populations in Colorado receive equal access to justice. You must become a member of LCCU to apply for the CBA branded Visa Card. For more information. visit

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