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In this issue:   April 2016
 
Message from Your Chair

Congratulations to our two new council members, Jason Slothouber and Benjamin Johnston, for 2016-2018 (term begins July 1). Jason is an Assistant Attorney General at the Colorado Office of the Attorney General and brings both diversity to our Council as a member working in public interest and an organizer with a long track record of piloting social, networking, and continuing education opportunities in Colorado and (previously) Oklahoma. Our second new council member, Ben Johnston, is an associate at Balcomb & Green, P.C in Carbondale, Colorado. Ben will be a great addition to our Council as a representative of the 9th Judicial District Local Bar Association and will continue efforts for statewide outreach on the Western Slope. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2015, Ben demonstrated a strong ability to organize and lead events for the Missouri Bar Association while he was in both private and public interest practices in Kansas City, Missouri. Since relocating, Ben has dived headfirst into bar association activities and leadership. We welcome both Jason and Ben and look forward to what they will do on the Council!

A great thank you to all of our applicants who pursued opportunities with the Executive Council. We hope to continue to see you involved in the CBA-YLD and pursuing leadership opportunities at the Bar!


Nicole Marie Black
Chair of the CBA-YLD Executive Council (2015-16)

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Next Executive Council Meeting Information

The next meeting of the CBA-YLD Executive Council is Wednesday, May 4 at 6:00 PM at the CBA Offices, 9th Floor, 1900 Grant Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. Members and guests are welcome to attend.

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Outside with the YLD!

Last Call to Run the Cherry Creek Sneak with the CBA-YLD!

CBA-YLD organized a team to run the Cherry Creek Sneak 5k on Sunday, April 24, 2016. It’s not too late to sign up and join the fun! We ordered performance shirts and have some extras if you are interested. Contact Kevin Burns, at kburns@fortislawpartners.com.
 

Rapids Game Outing

When: Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00 PM
Where: Marcos Pizza Canopy at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park


Join your fellow YLDers on May 11 at the Marcos Pizza Canopy at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park and watch the Rapids take on the Sporting KC. Attendees will have their own private area in the stadium reserved with tables and chairs, stocked with pizza and sodas, and be able to enjoy a great view of the game. The game starts at 7 p.m. Cost to attend is $25, which includes the game ticket and pizza. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727. RSVP now! Only 30 spots available.

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Upcoming Networking Events

The Generation Gap: Fostering Communication Between Generations of Lawyers

A Co-Sponsored Program by the CBA-YLD & Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP)
(1 Ethics CLE Credit, pending)

When: April 14, 2016from 4:30pm-6:30pm
Where: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center, Room 1D
2 East 14th Avenue, Denver, Colorado 80203


This Program will feature an open and honest discussion of the differences between generations of lawyers, roadblocks to communication between generations, and tools necessary to bridge the communication gap. The discussion will be led by a distinguished panel who will include: Julia T. Waggener, Partner at Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP; S. Kato Crews, Partner at Hoffman Crews Nies Waggener & Foster LLP; Natalie Brown, Senior Attorney at Franklin D. Azar & Associates, P.C.; and Lucia Padilla, Attorney at the Colorado Office of the Attorney General. The moderator will be Pilar Rodarte, Deputy District Attorney at the District Attorney’s Office for the Sixteenth Judicial District.
Free for Colorado Bar Association Members.  Food and Drink Provided.  Please RSVP to Lauren Eisenbach, l.eisenbach@jd.state.co.us.

Barristers After Hours at Tavern Platt Park

When: April 28 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Where: Tavern Platt Park in the DU area

Join your fellow DBA members for a Barristers After Hours at the Tavern Platt Park. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. Come mingle with your peers! RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Modest Means Taskforce in Colorado Springs

When: May 17 at 12:00PM
Where: Jack Quinn's
21 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Have Questions about Limited Representation Rules and Ethical Considerations?
Join us for a Q&A Session with Judge Daniel Taubman and Danae Woody to have your questions answered.

Networking Event with the CBA and El Paso County Bar Association YLDs

When: May 18th from 5:30 to 8:30 pm
Where: Jack Quinn
21 South Tejon Street
Colorado Springs, CO 80903


Please join us for cocktails and networking with the El Paso County Bar Association and Colorado Bar Association, Young Lawyer Division. All are encouraged to attend!!!  

Please RSVP to Joi G. Kush at joi@dmjohnsonlaw.com by May 10th.

Barristers After Hours at Ignite

When: Thursday, May 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM
Where: Ignite


Join your fellow DBA members and members of the CBA Solo/Small Firm Section for Barristers After Hours at Ignite.  Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. Come mingle with your peers! RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115 ext. 727.

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Upcoming CLE for Young lawyers

Lobbying: The Lifecycle of a Legislative Session in the Colorado Legislature

When: Thursday, April 28 from 8:00-9:00 AM
Where: DBA Offices
1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor
Denver, Colorado 80203


Sarah Clark of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck LLP will speak about the ins and outs of lobbying. One general CLE credit pending. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for nonmembers, and includes a continental breakfast. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

A Primer on Advising Nonprofit Organizations

When: May 4
Where: Colorado CLE


The 2016 Primer is designed to introduce practitioners to more general aspects of the laws governing the formation and operation of nonprofit organizations, obtaining and retaining tax-exempt status, taxation of unrelated business income, the distinctions between nonprofit entities, and operational issues for tax-exempt organizations.
http://cle.cobar.org/Seminars/Event-Info/sessionaltcd/BL050416L

Marketing and Business Development for Young Lawyers

When: Wednesday, May 4 at 5:30 PM
Where: Denver Bar Association Offices
1900 Grant Street, 9th floor
Denver, CO 80203


Join us for our annual skills building event on Wednesday, May 4, at 5:30 p.m. at the Denver Bar Association. This year, nationally recognized speaker Mark Beese, will present “Marketing and Business Development for Young Lawyers -- Four things you need to do to create a career that you want.” The presentation will focus on creating a personal business development plan, expanding your network, conducting business development meetings, updating your bio and using LinkedIn for business development. A short networking session with refreshments will begin at 5:30 p.m. with the hour and a half, interactive presentation to start at 6 p.m.. Cost for members is $15, Non-members $25, and law students $10. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Evidence Practicum for Family Lawyers: Courtroom Techniques

When: May 6
Where: Colorado CLE


Don't miss the opportunity to practice the elements of courtroom evidence that are most important for family law practitioners to know. First, as a larger group, you will learn the evidentiary technique. Then you'll break out into small groups for role-playing and discussion. Faculty members, both experienced practitioners and judges, will lead your small group as you practice the technique and give you individual attention and feedback. Whether it's learning the hearsay rules, how to lay a foundation, expert testimony or the ins and outs of social media, don't miss this chance for one-on-one learning from some of the most knowledgeable family law judges and litigators in Colorado.

Each attendee receives a copy of the Colorado CLE book Playing by the Rules: Winning with Evidence in Colorado Family Law Cases" by Denise Mills!

http://cle.cobar.org/Seminars/Event-Info/sessionaltcd/FL050616L

A Crash Course in Motor Vehicle Accident Law 2016

When: May 12
When: Colorado CLE


Do you represent, want to represent, or have you been asked to represent, an injured party, insurance carrier, or an alleged tortfeasor in a car crash? This program will provide you with essential knowledge as well as an update on major issues impacting motor vehicle accident cases. The typical, not so typical, nuances and skills will be addressed by your faculty of experts in auto accident and insurance law at this day long program.

http://cle.cobar.org/Seminars/Event-Info/sessionaltcd/TI051216L

Join the Honorable John Webb on - Better Appellate Writing, Briefing, and Oral Argument 2016

When: May 25
Where: Colorado CLE


Spend the morning with Colorado Court of Appeals Judge John Webb, who will show you how to:

  • Write more persuasively by being clearer, shorter and livelier.
  • Give a powerful oral argument, including how to handle questions from the bench
  • Identify and avoid ethical problems unique to appellate practice
  • Your day also includes an interactive in-class writing exercise, so you can practice your new skills immediately.

http://cle.cobar.org/Seminars/Event-Info/sessionaltcd/LW052516L

A New Lawyer's Guide to Purchasing Lawyers' Malpractice Insurance

When: Thursday, May 26 from 8:00 to 9:00 AM
Where: Denver Bar Association
1900 Grant Street, 9th floor
Denver, CO 80203


Join Insurance Specialist, Kurt Whitmire, to explore what you need to know about lawyers’ malpractice insurance, including and most importantly why you should have it. This course will cover types of protection malpractice policies provide, when to purchase insurance, what you premium dollars should cover, and how to navigate the application process. One general CLE credit applied for. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for nonmembers, and includes a continental breakfast. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Practicing Civil Rights Law: Perspectives from Young Plaintiff and Defense Lawyers

When: Thursday June 23 from 8:00 to 9:00 AM
Where: Denver Bar Association Offices
1900 Grant Street, 9th floor
Denver, Colorado 80203

The Denver Bar Association invites you to a Coffee Talk CLE Program on civil rights law. The event will feature a panel discussion with Arash Jahanian (Rathod Mohamedbhai LLC), Amy Kapoor (Johnson, Brennan & Klein), Conor Farley (City and County of Denver) and DJ Goldfarb (Senter, Goldfarb & Rice LLC). One general CLE credit applied for. Cost is $5 for members and $20 for nonmembers, and includes a continental breakfast. The program is from 8 to 9 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online, by emailing lunches@cobar.org or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

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Stay Active with CBA Young Lawyers Division

Monthly CBA YLD meetings are the first Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Ste 900, Denver. They are open to anyone who wishes to attend. Please RSVP to asreenen@cobar.org.

Check us out on Facebook and the YLD website stay updated about our events.

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