*** Looking for Outstanding Lawyers, Young and Old
It’s time to nominate outstanding members for the DBA awards, given at the Annual Party in the spring: Award of Merit, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Young Lawyer of the Year, and Judicial Excellence. Send your nomination, along with a short statement of support, to firstname.lastname@example.org. Nominations are due Monday, Jan. 30. Full details here.
*** DBA Coffee Talk Program Cancelled for Wednesday, Jan. 25
“The Energy Policy Act of 2005” Coffee Talk CLE is postponed because the speaker had a last-minute client meeting. We will get the word out when it is rescheduled. If you have questions, contact Mary at (303) 824-5313 or email@example.com.
*** Molly Hughes, TV Anchor for Channel 4, to Present DBA CAN Awards
Don’t miss the DBA Community Action Network Winter Soirée and Silent Auction this Thursday, Jan. 26, 6 p.m., at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. TV Anchor Molly Hughes will present the DBA CAN Awards and the photo contest winners. There will also be IMAX movies, amazing silent auction items, museum tours, and great food and drinks. Proceeds benefit Children's Outreach Project. Tickets are only $25 in advance; children are welcome and admitted free. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact information and event name. Thanks to everyone who submitted photos for the “Through the Eyes of a Child” photo contest; you can click here for winners.
*** Learn Adobe from a Master: Jan. 31
David Masters, a lawyer from Montrose and author of the ABA’s second edition of The Lawyer’s Guide to Adobe Acrobat, will explain how lawyers can best use Adobe Acrobat in their practices. This Tuesdays at the Bar program is Jan. 31, noon–1 p.m., at the DBA, 3rd floor. Two lucky attendees will receive a copy of David’s book, and one will receive a copy of "Acrobat Professional." All participants will receive a free copy of Adobe’s CD, “Acrobat for Legal Professionals,” which includes training on legal-specific features of Acrobat 7. To register, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Cost is $15 for DBA members and support staff; $25 for non-members.
*** Breakfast at Racines
The Solo/Small Firm Section’s Denver networking meeting is Thursday, Feb. 2, 7:30 a.m., at Racines Restaurant, 650 Sherman St. This is a great opportunity to network and discuss practice management and technology issues. The group meets regularly on the first Thursday of even months. No RSVP is required. Questions? Contact Frank Slaninger at (303) 758-5200 or email@example.com. For information on other networking meetings hosted by the Section, click here.
*** CBA–CLE: Corporate Legal Practice Tips
Whether you’re starting out in a corporate legal practice, or just want a refresher, this program is for you. Co-sponsored by the CBA Business Law Section, it introduces the legal considerations involved with advising clients about the best entity structures for their businesses. Register online: Choosing A Colorado Business Entity, Feb. 3, 2006. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit http://www.cobar.org/cle.
*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
The Colorado Estate Planning Forms (The Orange Book Forms) 2005 supplement includes: a Non-Tax Planning Revocable Trust (Form 23); a Community Property Agreement (Form 24); Life Insurance Beneficiary Designations Sample Language (Tab F); language discussing HIPAA issues inserted into three current forms; and an update to reflect the changes to regulations affecting the ESBT Election and the QSST form. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit http://www.cobar.org/cle.