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DBA D-Brief

August 11, 2014
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Davis Award Nominations Sought-Deadline Monday, Sept. 1
Nominations are invited for the 2014 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 in 1992 by Davis Graham & Stubbs; the family of Dick Davis, former DBA President; and the Denver Bar Foundation to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 1. Download a nomination form here. Questions? Email Margee Fawley or call her at 303-892-7528.

The 2014 COBALT L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament-Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 a.m.
Join us for the 2014 COBALT L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Club, benefitting Colorado Uplift. Cost is $160 per player. Sign up as a foursome or as an individual. Includes arrowhead bag tag, swag bag, and lunch buffet. Click here to register.

Hold the Date-2015 Barristers Benefit Ball
The 2015 Barristers Benefit Ball will be on Saturday, April 25, at the Marriott City Center Denver. Additional information will be provided in The Docket and D-Brief in the coming months.

Two Great Programs with National Speaker Roy Ginsburg, J.D. on Thursday, Sept. 4: Learn How to Build Your Practice and Retain New Clients
Attend the morning, afternoon, or both programs with Roy Ginsburg-a lawyer coach who works with attorneys to help them achieve practice goals and career satisfaction. He offers practical examples and tools, and incorporates the ethics rules on marketing into his presentation. Morning Program: Build Your Practice: A Roadmap to Effective, Ethical Business Development. Attracting new clients in an unstable, competitive environment is more difficult than ever. This practical multi-media seminar delivers proven methods to build your practice within professional and ethical parameters. Afternoon Program: Retain New Clients: How to Provide Effective, Ethical Client Service. Many lawyers forget that law is a service profession. Studies show that the most frequent reason for grievances and for losing clients is poor service. And retaining clients in a volatile economy is crucial to your practice. So how do you make sure you're providing the best service? Click here to register for both programs, or for more info.

Advanced Estate Planning Symposium 2014 with Ted Atlass-Friday, September 5
Ted Atlass has once again brought together a distinguished faculty to discuss advanced estate planning issues. Some of the most respected and knowledgeable experts in the country will discuss topics that include: Planning to Minimize or Avoid Colorado and Other State Income Taxes on Trusts; Estate Planning in the New World Order: What to do Now That Estate Planning is More Complex Than Ever; A Look at Trusts as Beneficiaries of Retirement Plans; and Trust and Estate Update: New Rules and New Tools. Review the complete description and faculty.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed to Read With Denver Students-Two Trainings on Wednesday, Aug. 20
The Denver Lawyers and Schools Committee is teaming up with Reading Partners, a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students' reading skills. Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week. The committee will be hosting a one-hour training on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Meghan Bush if interested in getting involved.

Diary of a Debate Kid-Volunteers Needed
The Lawyers and Schools Committee and Bayer & Carey teamed up for a fourth-grade debate club at College View Elementary. Volunteers meet with students on a weekly basis to discuss and debate and debate prep, to teach basic research skills to help support their positions, and to practice public speaking skills. Topics for the debate club meetings include whether cities should be allowed to ban pit bulls, whether kids should be allowed to have cell phones in school, and whether kids should be required to have adult supervision at all times in public places. Volunteer for the fall session, which starts in October, by emailing Meghan Bush.

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