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September 21, 2010

September 21, 2010 D-Brief Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association
  • Second Judicial District Nominating Commission Vacancy
  • Nominations Sought for DBA 2011–12 Leadership
  • Pre-order the 2011 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Secrets of a Successful Practice
  • CLE: 11th Annual Colorado Business Law Institute
  • CLE: Half-Day, Half-Year Fall Update 2010
  • CLE: Greed, Recklessness and the Meltdown
  • CLE: The Fourth Annual COALSP eDiscovery Summit

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***Second Judicial District Nominating Commission Vacancy
The Second Judicial District is seeking applications to fill a vacancy on the nominating commission to replace Monica Marquez. The application can be found on the Judicial Branch website. Applications and resumes, can be -emailed or faxed to Cheryl Stevens at 303-861-7429. Currently, this commission has four members who are registered as Republicans, so a Republican cannot be selected to fill this vacancy. Applicants must reside within the City and County of Denver and applications must be received by Oct. 1.

***Nominations Sought for DBA 2011–12 Leadership
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2011–12 DBA leadership positions, including President-elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, three for the Board of Trustees, and 11 for the CBA Board of Governors.  Deadline for nominations is Jan. 15. For more information or to submit nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at

***Pre-order the 2011 Colorado Legal Directory—An indispensable tool for Colorado attorneys
The 2011 Colorado Legal Directory will be released in November 2010, so if you have not ordered your copy, go to Remember, all Denver Bar Association members receive one complimentary copy. The Legal Directory includes detailed listings, including attorney fields of practice; up-to-date data on Courts and Judicial Districts and other legal organizations; and special listings of CPAs, Court Reporters, and Process Servers. Order your copy today!

***Secrets of a Successful Practice, Sept. 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m.
Most lawyers don’t think of themselves as businesspeople — and that can be a problem. To build a successful practice, you must be skilled in business, not just the law. We will teach you what they didn’t in law school. This free 60-minute seminar, developed specifically for the legal profession, will introduce you to proven business solutions and tools. The program is presented by Pam and Scott Lippitt, Certified Business/Executive Coaches and Master Franchisees for Colorado Mars Venus Coaching. Click here for more information. No CLE is offered for this program. To RSVP email or call 303-860-1115 ext. 727.

***CLE: 11th Annual Colorado Business Law Institute, Sept. 30–Oct. 1, at the Pinnacle Club in Denver
The Institute will review important case law and legislative updates; compensation issues in LLCs and other pass-through entities; a corporate and LLC veil-piercing update; instruction on workouts and acquisitions involving distressed assets; socially responsible and sustainable businesses; drafting insurance-related provisions for business documents; and more! The faculty includes leading outside and in-house counsel speakers, as well as local and national business law professors and government officials.

***CLE:  Half-Day, Half-Year Fall Update 2010, Oct. 7
The change of pace in IP law is quickening and every month brings new case law and new developments out of the USPTO and TTAB. This year, we are inaugurating a new Half-Day, Half-Year IP Fall Update, focused on the latest developments in IP law from the people who bring you the annual Rocky Mountain IP Institute in the spring. Topics will include: “After All the Waiting, What Exactly Did Bilski Do?… and Other Patent Updates;” “When Not to Send a Cease and Desist Letter and Other Updates on Trademarks and Copyrights;“ and “Trade Secret Issues in the News.”

***Greed, Recklessness and the Meltdown: Will Financial Reform Save Us from Ourselves, Sept. 23
This seminar will be in a “town hall” discussion format with Securities and Exchange Commission Commissioner Luis Aguilar, PCAOB Member Steve Harris, Former SEC Chief Accountant Lynn Turner and Securities Attorney David Zisser. Discussion will go from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the June Swaner Gates Concert Hall in the Robert and Judi Newman Center for the Performing Arts. A reception will follow. CLE credits are available and there is no cost to attend. Visitor parking will be available in the Newman Center parking garage. For more information, contact Haven Smith.

***The Fourth Annual Colorado Association of Litigation Support Professionals eDiscovery Summit, Oct. 1
The Summit will be held at the Westin Tabor Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by a reception. Seven CLE credits available, including one ethics. Registration is $125 for non-COALSP members, and free to all COALSP members. Click here for more information and to register.

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