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August 3, 2010

August 3, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- CLE: Joint Defense Agreements

- Seniors Golf Tournament 

- CLE: Hanging Your Shingle 

- Things I Didn't Know About China 

- Judicial Vacancy

- DirectWomen Institute 

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*** CLE:  Professional Liability & Ethics Series-Joint Defense Agreements, Aug. 9
The Joint Defense Agreements to be addressed in this session are those agreements between defense counsel on behalf of their clients in civil litigation. This program will review issues with joint defense agreements, including professional conduct rules and statutory provisions regarding communications with clients, the attorney-client privilege, the attorney work product doctrine, and conflicts of interest.

*** Last chance to sign up for the DBA Seniors Golf Tournament
The DBA Seniors Committee annual golf tournament is Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Homestead Golf Course, 11500 W. Hampden Ave. A casual lunch is at noon, with tee-off around 1 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes greens fees, cart, prizes and lunch. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 1 to Tara Miller at (303) 824-5312 or
tmiller@cobar.org. Send a check made out to the DBA for $50 to: DBA Seniors Golf, Attn: Tara Miller, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** CLE: Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 19-21
This comprehensive program gives a step-by-step guide for opening a law firm including: Setting up Your Office, Choice of Entity, Practice Management, Managing Your Malpractice Exposure, Marketing and Business Development, and Developing a Business Plan. In addition, there are more tech topics, such as Technology: Your First Partner and The Ethics of Technology.

*** Things I Didn’t Know About China, Part One
Read about the ins and outs of China and Docket Committee member Marshall Snider’s observations during his recent visit to this expansive country.
Check out The Docket article here! 

*** Denver County Court Judicial Vacancy — Deadline Aug. 13
The Denver County Court Judicial Nomination Commission is accepting applications from qualified attorneys to fill the vacancy for Denver County Court Judge created by the retirement of Judge Herbert Galchinsky. Applicants for the position, which currently pays $152,445 per year plus benefits, must be qualified electors of Denver at the time of application and licensed Colorado attorneys with a minimum of five years practicing law. The original and eight copies of the completed application must be filed with the Denver County Court Presiding Judge's office no later than Friday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. The application is available online.

*** Calling all women attorneys!
DirectWomen
is a program supported by the American Bar Association and hosts a two-day Institute, Feb. 9–11 in New York City, with discussions about key issues facing current and future directors. The sessions are led by experts from the boardroom, academia and legal practice and provide networking opportunities with alumnae, firm consultants and award winning women directors. The organization plans to select 20 women to attend the fourth annual DirectWomen Board Institute. Past members include general counsel of major companies with significant board experience, as well as corporate lawyers, litigators and academics with significant board and corporate governance experience. Submit names and contact information to directwomen2011@gmail.com; a representative will contact them with more information about the application process.

 

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