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June 1, 2010


June 1, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- DBA Annual Awards Party 

- Find Your Passion in the Law

- CLE: Your Shingle 

- New Member Mixer

- Week-long luncheon programs 

- CLE: HOA Info and Resources

- Attorneys' Night Out 

- District judge vacancy 



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*** DBA Annual Awards Party to honor outstanding Denver attorneys, Tuesday, June 8
Plan to join us at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 8, at the Curtis Hotel to honor the 2010 DBA Award Recipients: Award of Merit — Mark Fogg, Volunteer of the Year — Jason Crow, Young Lawyer of the Year — Kara Veitch, and Judicial Excellence — Judge Larry Naves. Read about the recipients in the May issue of The Docket. Thanks for all the nominations of deserving members who are doing amazing work. The party is free to attend. Appetizers, beer, wine and music will be provided. So we have an accurate guest count, please RSVP to or call Denise Richardson at (303) 860-1115.

*** Free Job Search and Career Transition Workshop: Find Your Passion in the Law, Tuesday, June 8
Find Your Passion in the Law is a one-and-a-half-hour workshop to help you discover (or rekindle) your passion in the law, identify what’s in your way of realizing it, and start making plans to make it happen. Come prepared to reflect, write and share your thoughts with other attendees at noon on Tuesday, June 8, at the CBA–CLE offices. Free to attend and lunch is available for those who register. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** CLE: Your Shingle: Considerations and Resources for New Lawyers Starting Law Firms, Tuesday, June 8
If you are a new lawyer and considering hanging your shingle, attend this program to learn the basics of starting your own firm, receive a list of valuable resources, and get answers to questions you have.

*** New Member Mixer — Free Networking for Everyone, Thursday, June 10
Whether or not you are a new member, we encourage you to bring attorneys who are considering joining the DBA this
New Member Mixer at 5 p.m. on Thursday, June 10, at the DBA offices. Enjoy free food and libations and rub elbows with bar leaders. Enter a drawing for a chance to win a Kindle, iPod Touch, free DBA Membership and much more. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** June 7–11: Special Week-Long Tuesdays at the Bar from noon to 1 p.m. each day
Pay only $10 each for the TAB programs and lunch. RSVP with the title of the program to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.
• Monday, June 7: Hyperlinking and Electronic Briefs
  One general CLE credit offered. Presented by David Masters.
• Tuesday, June 8: Ethics of File Retention
  One ethics CLE credit offered. Presented by Nancy Cohen.
• Wednesday, June 9: Casemaker 2.2
  One general CLE credit offered. Presented by Reba Nance.
• Thursday, June 10: Retirement Planning
  A free program presented by Rahul Kashyap. No CLE credit offered.
• Friday, June 11: Mindfulness for Lawyers
  One general CLE credit offered. Presented by Stephanie Allen West.

*** CLE: What CCIOA Practitioners Need to Know: The HOA Information and Resource Center, Thursday, June 10
Get updated and review HB10-1278, which creates the "HOA Information and Resource Center" within the Colorado Division of Real Estate. Learn more about this new group, as well as the requirement that common interest communities register with the HOA IRC and the implications if they don't.

*** Food, Drink & Networking all for a good cause: Attorneys’ Night Out, Thursday, June 17
The DBA Young Lawyers Division is hosting the fifth annual Attorneys’ Night Out to benefit The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People on Thursday, June 17, 5:30 p.m., at The Blake Street Tavern, 2310 Blake St. Enjoy hot appetizers, a complimentary beer or glass of house wine, and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 at the door. Purchase tickets by contacting Terry Galpin-Plattner at For sponsorship or volunteer opportunities, contact Sharon Riley at

*** Second Judicial District accepting applications for vacancy — Deadline Aug. 23
The Second Judicial District Nominating Commission has a district judge vacancy, created by the retirement of Hon. J. Stephen Phillips, and is accepting applications until Friday, Aug. 6. The commission will meet Monday, Aug. 23, to interview and select nominees. To be eligible for appointment, the applicant must be a qualified elector of the Second Judicial District and must be admitted to the practice of law in Colorado for five years.
More information and application forms are available here.


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