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January 27, 2015
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2015 Barristers Benefit Ball Early-Bird Pricing—Ends Feb. 1
Join us for the annual Barristers Benefit Ball on Saturday, April 25, at the Marriott City Center. Click here for ticket pricing and RSVP information.

Call for Nominations for 2015–16 DBA Leadership Positions
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for 2015–16 DBA leadership positions, including President-Elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, three members of Board of Trustees, and 11 members of the CBA Board of Governors. Deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 30. For more information or to submit nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith.
Call for DBA Awards Nominees—Deadline for Submission is Friday, Jan. 30
The DBA Awards Committee needs your nomination for its annual awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, DBA Volunteer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, Education in the Legal System, and Outstanding Programs or Projects. Please submit a brief statement online or in an email to Courtney Gibb on why the nominee deserves the honor. The committee will consider involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar association, and career history and accomplishments. The deadline for nominations is Friday, Jan. 30.
Toothbrush Drive to Benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry—Feb. 23–27
We are looking for firms to collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. All donations will be picked up during the week of March 2. Sign up today and be a part of the DBA’s Community Action Network event. Click here for more information and to sign up.

Preventing Legal Malpractice 2015—Your Choice of Two Programs, Feb. 5 or 6
Co-sponsored by the CBA Professional Liability Committee

Each program is offered for 4 General CLE Credits, including 4 Ethics, and every attendee receives a copy of the 2015 edition of CBA-CLE’s, Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado. This seminar is approved by the CBA endorsed lawyer’s professional liability insurance program, underwritten by CNA Insurance Company and exclusively administered by Mercer Consumer. Premium credits are available to both new and renewal qualifying Insureds under their firm’s policy for attendance. Preventing Legal Malpractice 2015—Managing Risks and Client Relations on Feb. 5: Find out more. Preventing Legal Malpractice 2015—A Perspective on Practice Pitfalls on Feb. 6: Find out more.

Understanding and Using Trusts: 9 Program Series—Begins Feb. 11
Co-sponsored by the CBA Trust & Estate Section
The expert faculty will explain the purposes, mechanisms and key clauses included in a variety of trusts typical for a Colorado trust and estate practice. Speakers will explain the client needs each trust addresses and how each trust meets those needs. The faculty will also review common errors that practitioners can make and discuss important issues that include: taxation, ethics, liability, and malpractice. Each program offers four CLE credits, with the option to take just one session, or several, or the entire series for a total of 36 CLE credit hours of instruction. Click here for more info.

Save the Date—Annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament, Monday, June 8
This year’s annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is on Monday, June 8, at Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen. A buffet lunch and range balls will be available starting at noon, followed by a 1:15 p.m. shotgun. There will be two formats as in years past: the Champions division or best ball, and the Challenge division or scramble. If you sign up as an individual or incomplete team, we will assign you to a foursome or help you complete your team. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago.

Volunteer Opportunity

Grab your sweetie on Valentine’s Day for a FREE HOT MEAL and to judge a Denver Regional High School Mock Trial
Volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and community leaders are needed to judge the 2015 Denver Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament on Feb. 14 at 7 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Denver City and County Building. Click here for a volunteer form. For more information, please email Meghan Bush at mbush@cobar.org.

Legal Community

Supreme Court’s 2015 Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony
The Supreme Court’s 2015 Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony will be at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center on Friday, May 1, from 4 to 5 p.m.. Tours of the Judicial Center will be offered before the ceremony between 3 and 4 p.m. If you or your firm will be participating in the Pro Bono Recognition Program, please report by Feb. 16 whether you were able to reach your commitment for the 2014 calendar year to tracey.tiedman@judicial.state.co.us.

Chief Justice Nancy Rice to Speak About Her First Year on the Job—Tuesday, Feb. 17
Come hear Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice, talk about her first year in the position, as well as the latest updates from the Colorado Supreme Court, on Tuesday, Feb. 17, at the Brown Palace in Denver. The program is $36 per person including lunch, and runs from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Click here to reserve your place.

Optimize Your DBA Membership

STRATUM: A Place to Work, A Place to Connect, A Place to Grow
Come check out STRATUM, a members-only, working space for lawyers at the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. STRATUM will give members a stronger sense of community and collegiality, as they share the space, as well as provide the business amenities they need to enhance their 21st century practices. Click here for more information.

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