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February 9, 2016
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Barristers After Hours at Wynkoop Brewery — Thursday, Feb. 18
Join your fellow DBA members for a jointly sponsored Barristers After Hours with the Young Brokers of the Denver Metro Commercial Association of REALTORS at the Wynkoop Brewery, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303–860–1115, ext. 727.
Calling All Spanish–Speaking Young Attorneys and Law Students!
Are you interested in networking with Spanish–speaking Supreme Court justices, Court of Appeals and federal judges, and accomplished attorneys while enjoying free food and drink? If so, then please RSVP to attend the Spanish–Speaking Lawyer Committee’s speed–mentoring event as a mentee! The event will be held on February 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center. This will be a speed–networking event, so you will have the chance to talk to each of the accomplished mentors for several minutes each, with time for mingling both before and after the speed networking. Please RSVP to Courtney Butler, 303-297-9171 by February 11.
Encourage Future Legal Minds: Judge A Denver Regional Mock Trial — Feb. 12 & 13
Volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals and community leaders are needed to judge the 2016 Denver Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament February 12 and 13 at the Denver City and County Building. Several timeslots are available; breakfast or lunch provided. To sign up, visit coloradohighschoolmocktrial.com.
8th Annual Law Day Art Contest — Classroom Volunteers Needed
The Law Day 2016 Contest is co–sponsored by the Denver Public Schools and the DBA. K–8 Denver Public School classrooms will be visited by DBA volunteers to discuss and complete an activity regarding our theme, “Justice is Blind.” Each participating classroom will be entered in a drawing to win a free field trip to the Ralph Carr Judicial Center and a pizza party with a Judge. Complete details are located at coloradocivics.com/2016-law-day. Get your child’s classroom involved! Deadline for teachers to sign up for a volunteer attorney visit is February 29, 2016. Contact Meghan Bush for more information.
CAN’s Toothbrushes for Tots Drive, Feb. 29–March 11
The Community Action Network (CAN) is sponsoring the Annual Toothbrush Drive to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND). To register your firm, please click here .
Ski and CLE at Arapahoe Basin — Saturday, March 19
Join us for our second annual Ski and CLE! This will be a fun day with your colleagues on the slopes at Arapahoe Basin, paired with a CLE program. On the bus ride up, enjoy a CLE presentation by Trenton Ongert on Colorado Ski Law. The rest of the day is about skiing and fun! We’ve chartered a Front Range Ski Bus for 30 that will take us to there and back. The bus will be departing from the Wooly Mammoth lot at 9 a.m. The cost to attend is $20. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303–860–1115, ext. 727.
Mark Your Calendars for the DBA Golf Tournament — Friday, June 24
The Denver Bar Association Golf Tournament will be held Friday, June 24 at the City Park Golf Course in Denver with a shot gun start at 1 p.m. Cost to play is $60 for young lawyers (37 years or younger, or five years of practice or less) and $75 for all else. Contact Heather Folker to register your team or as an individual today.
Order Additional Copies of the 2016 Colorado Legal Directory — Discounted for DBA Members
DBA members receive a complimentary copy of the Colorado Legal Directory as part of your DBA member benefits. You can order additional copies of the directory for your staff at a discounted rate. Click here to order.
Social Security Disability 2016 — Friday, Feb. 19
Co–Sponsored by the CBA Disability Law Section

Six judges, ODAR and Colorado Disability Determination Services Officials, and a vocational expert will provide the latest information on: post krauser issues; recent developments and perspectives of the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review; job duties and claimant work history descriptions; recent changes at the Colorado Disability Determination Services Office; useful briefs: prehearing, post hearing and OTR decision requests; new regulations: submission of evidence; and courtroom do’s and don’ts. Register now!
Estate Planning Basic Skills 2016 — Feb. 26-27
Co–sponsored by the CBA Trust and Estate Law Section

If you are an attorney who wants to develop an estate planning practice, a legal assistant working in the estate planning area, or would just like to improve your skills in this important area of the law, you don’t want to miss this valuable program! Timely topics to be covered include: ethical concerns, the planning and drafting process, transfer tax issues, planning for smaller estates, and estate planning with life insurance. The judicial panel will share candid insights on the most important problems and pitfalls estate planning attorneys face. Save your seat now!
News from The Docket
The February issue of The Docket features a graphic novel adaptation of the history of Metro Volunteer Lawyers, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The collective brainchild of Emma Garrison, Kate Schuster and Jessica Volz, this special insert is certain to renew your passion for the practice of law and inspire you to champion those 50+ hours of pro bono service in 2016.
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 Docket Editor Jessica Volz at jvolz@cobar.org.
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