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March 15

March 15, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Vote for the Barristers Bar Stars Dancers
  • Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
  • A Crash Course in Motor Vehicle Accident Law 2011
  • Bench and Bar Luncheon CLE: Litigating a Civil Case in Denver County Court
  • Partnership Capital Accounts Series
  • A Leak in the Pipeline: Retaining Women in the Practice of Law
  • Watch the Colorado Rockies and Support MVL this Summer
  • Golfers Get Ready! 2011 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
  • Discount rates at the Warwick Hotel
From the Bar
Vote for the Barristers Bar Stars Dancers
The four Bar Stars Dancers who will perform at the Barristers Benefit Ball-Cyndy Ciancio;Hubert Farbes, Jr; Vicki Johnson; and John Moye-have their own donation pages to help win their dancing competition and to raise money for the DBA's Metro Volunteer Lawyers. You can now vote ahead of the ball with your wallet and vote in person at the ball on April 30. Each donation or vote puts the dancer you choose one step closer to becoming the dancing Bar Star. Most important, your donation will help support MVL. Click on the name of your favorite Bar Star and donate today!
Volunteer Opportunity
12th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
Sign up your office by April 11 to help fight hunger and feed hope again this year. Last year, this two-week drive collected $37,000 in donations, and we hope to collect even more this year! The food drive runs from April 18 to 29. Donation barrels will be delivered and picked up for ease of participation. To secure your donation barrel, sign up here. Questions? E-mail Kate Mills at
Continuing Education Opportunities
A Crash Course in Motor Vehicle Accident Law 2011, April 8
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

Whether you are contemplating taking your first motor vehicle accident case, or you are a seasoned practitioner wanting the most up-to-date and critical information in the motor vehicle accident arena, this program will sharpen your skills to better serve your clients. This program is presented by the state’s top practitioners in auto accident and insurance law who will share their extensive experience and expertise. Program highlights and topics include: Uninsured Motorist Insurance Law; Update on Insurance Bad Faith Cases Arising out of Motor Vehicle Accident Law; Updates on Physician/Patient Privilege and Medical Releases; Defense Tactics in Motor Vehicle Litigation Cases; and Ethical Considerations in Motor Vehicle Cases. Click here to find out more, or to register.

Bench and Bar Luncheon CLE-Litigating a Civil Case in Denver County Court, April 28
The Bench and Bar Committee is pleased to sponsor a luncheon CLE program from noon to 1 p.m. on April 28 on the nuts and bolts of litigating a civil case in Denver County Court. Judges Bohning, Celeste, and Hada will share their thoughts, answer your questions, and discuss your concerns. This one-hour program will take place in Courtroom 159 in the City and County Building. Registration is $10 for YLD members, $15 for DBA and CBA members, and $20 for non members. Lunch will be provided, and one general CLE credit has been applied for. RSVP no later than April 25 by e-mailing or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Partnership Capital Accounts Series: Allocations, Distributions, Taxation, and More
Three Tuesday Morning Programs: April 12, 19, and 26

Join expert tax and business law attorney Eric J. Zinn for this informative series during three morning programs as he answers your basic, intermediate, and advanced questions on Partnership Capital Accounts. The series will cover: Partnership Set-up and Accounting Basics, How to Draft Allocation Provisions, How to Draft Distribution Provisions, How to Read a Partnership Balance Sheet, Differences Between Cash and Property Contributions, and more. Take just one course or all three in the series for the best value. Click here for more information.


A Leak in the Pipeline: Retaining Women in the Practice of Law, April 5
For years women have represented more than 40 percent of law school graduates-the pipeline of legal talent for law firms. You'd expect to find similar percentages at the associate and partner levels of law firms, but that's not the case. Where are the women going, and why? Why should law firms care? What can they do to stop the sluggish advancement and increase the engagement and retention of women? Panelists Caroline Turner, Principal, DifferenceWORKS, LLC; David Crandall, Partner, Holland & Hart; and Anika Warren, Senior Director of Research, Catalyst, will address these questions. The program will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. on the 32nd Floor Lounge at Holland & Hart LLP, 555 17th St. CLE credits have been applied for. There is no charge to attend, but please register by April 1, because space is limited! Click here for more information.
Networking Opportunities
Watch the Colorado Rockies and Support MVL this Summer
Spring is on its way, which means baseball season is right around the corner! Attending a Colorado Rockies baseball game is a must on every summer checklist, and now you can attend a game for a great cause. This season, the Denver Bar Association is offering two chances to attend a Rockies game and for every ticket purchased, $20 of the proceeds will go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Enjoy your summer by watching the Rockies take on the San Diego Padres on May 13 and June 15, access justice to the underprivileged. Reserved seating is in outfield box seats, and tickets are $38. Hurry, tickets are limited and you don't want this fun opportunity to pass you by. For more information or to place your ticket order, contact Margaret Haywood.
Golfers Get Ready! 2011 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament, June 6
The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is June 6 at the Inverness Golf Club with a shotgun start at 7:30 a.m. One of the only semi-private golf courses in the Denver area, this Preston Maxwell championship course is beautiful, playable, and challenging. It requires strategy and a thoughtful approach, thanks to gentle but unforgiving slopes, rolling hills, and deep bunkers. Our golf course’s par-3 holes test the precision of even the best golfers. This superb par-70, that is 7,026 yard PGA championship golf course has been ranked among Colorado's finest golf resorts. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago at or 303-824-5313.
Optimize Your DBA Membership
Discount Rates at the Warwick Hotel
The DBA has negotiated a 2011 rate of $149 per night, per room with the Warwick Hotel. This great rate includes free WiFi and continental breakfast. Reserve a room by calling 303-861-2000, e-mail or visit Be sure to include rate code: COBARA when registering.

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