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November 17, 2015
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DBA Fall Membership Kickoff Event at EDGE—Thursday, Nov. 19
Please join us at the next 15x15 event this Thursday at EDGE at the Four Seasons! Explore the beautiful space, get to know new and tenured Bar members and meet your DBA 15x15 Task Force to discover the benefits of the DBA. This is a complimentary social and networking event with free drinks and appetizers! Sign up today and bring a nonmember along to explore all the Bar has to offer! RSVP by emailing or by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Court Orientation—Thursday, Nov. 19
Court Orientation is a program designed to introduce new attorneys and attorneys new to the area to the nuts and bolts of practicing law in Denver and around Colorado. Presentations will highlight key ethical considerations for practitioners, strategies for negotiation and litigation, practical legal writing tips, common substantive issues new attorneys face and much more. The program will feature presentations from local judges, practitioners and legal professionals. Approximately 8 CLE credits, including two ethics, will be applied for. It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 19 at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center in the Court of Appeals courtroom. The cost to attend is $30 for member, $45 for nonmembers and $20 for students. RSVP online or by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Denver Bar Association Mentoring Program—Applications due Monday, Nov. 30
Applications for both mentors and mentees for the 2016 DBA Mentoring Program are now being accepted. The objectives of the program are to promote professional pride and identity in the legal profession; to promote the pursuit of excellence in service to clients; and to promote strong relationships among the Bar, courts, clients, law schools and public through the teaching of the core values and ideals of the legal profession and the training in the best practices for meeting those ideals. Mentoring matches will be for 1 year from January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016.

Applications for mentors and mentees are due no later than Nov. 30. Applications can be found here. Please submit them to Melissa Nicoletti at
DBA Bench Bar District Court Panel Discussion—Wednesday, Dec. 2
Join the DBA Bench Bar Committee as Judge Gilman, Judge Madden, Judge Bronfin and Judge Buchanan discuss some of the hot-button issues affecting practice in the court, including tips for drafting pleadings, resolution of discovery disputes and the new rules of civil procedure in a panelist-style presentation. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss these issues directly with the panelists as part of the Q&A portion of the event. This event awards two general CLE credits and costs $15. Please RSVP online or by emailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Support MVL for Colorado Gives Day—Tuesday, Dec. 8
The Denver Bar Association's Metro Volunteer Lawyers is participating in Colorado Gives Day for the sixth consecutive year. Presented by partners Community First Foundation and FirstBank, Colorado Gives Day is an annual statewide moment to celebrate and increase philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. The $1 Million Incentive Fund created by the partners is one of the largest gives-day incentive funds in the country. Thank you for supporting MVL's mission to provide free and low-cost legal services to people in need. For more information, or to donate, click here.
Seniors Holiday Party—Friday, Dec. 11
Join the Seniors Committee at noon on Friday, Dec. 11 to share holiday cheer at their annual Holiday Lunch, which will be held at the DBA offices (1900 Grant Street, Suite 900.) The cost to attend is $15. Please RSVP by Dec. 9 by by emailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727. You may also register for the event online.
DBA Health Fair—Thursday, Jan. 14
For only $10, you'll earn one ethics credit and learn how to better manage stress within your practice, receive a biometric screening with cholesterol, glucose and body composition tests, have an opportunity to review your results with a physician, receive a breathing test, consult with other health professionals and take advantage of healthy food and drinks (and a free chair massage). You don't want to miss this! The DBA Fit to Practice Task Force will host its Third Annual Health Fair on Thursday, Jan. 14 at the DBA offices from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with the CLE scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. To RSVP for the Health Fair, click here; to RSVP for the ethics CLE on staying sane, click here; or RSVP by emailing or by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727. The cost to attend is $10 for members and their guests or $20 for non-members. Registration includes the CLE program.
Controlling Corporate and Contract Risks in the 21st Century—Friday, Dec. 11
Risk at the corporate level threatens the continued viability of the entity; risk at the contract level threatens the viability of the deal. This program examines the lawyer's role with respect to various aspects of corporate and contract risk. As stories with familiar names like "Enron," "the banking collapse," "MF Global," "the London Whale" and "FIN4," unfold, investors question who's to blame for these scandals. This program will review: 1) corporate risk in the context of recent scandals to see what went wrong and who is responsible; 2) insights gleaned in the aftermath of these scandals; and 3) practical recommendations for identifying and coping with corporate risk. Register now!
Ethics with National Speaker and Humorist Sean Carter—Friday, Dec. 18
CLE can be both fun and informative! Sean Carter has proven this in more than 500 lectures for lawyers, executives, HR professionals and many others. Sean Carter draws on his unique background as a former securities lawyer, corporate vice president and stand-up comedian to create educational programs that are not only laugh-out-loud funny but also relevant to legal professionals. These programs run the gamut from legal ethics to professionalism to corporate compliance to diversity. They all have one thing in common: humor and plenty of it. Don't miss the opportunity to meet Sean. Sign up now!
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Colorado Avalanche Specials for Bar Members
Don't forget that DBA members received discounted tickets to Avs games throughout the 2015-16 season. Cheer on the Avs as they take on the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, Dec. 9. Click here for more information about this game and other discounted events for DBA members.

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