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April 5

April 5, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony for Denver Attorneys
  • Barristers Benefit Bar Sold Out
  • CBA CLE Legal Connection: Warning on Deceptive Mailing
  • Partnership Capital Accounts
  • Crafting a Winning Story for the Judge and Jury
  • Bench and Bar Luncheon CLE
  • Complimentary CPR Training
  • CJI’s 5th Annual Membership Breakfast
  • 12th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
  • Watch the Colorado Rockies and Support MVL
  • Discounted Avalanche Tickets
From the Bar
Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony for Denver Attorneys, April 8
Colorado Supreme Court Justices will honor firms or in-house counsel groups for their commitment to pro bono legal services at the Colorado Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony on April 8, at 3:30 p.m., in the Wittemeyer Courtroom at the University of Colorado Law School Wolf Law Building. A CLE course on unbundling for one ethics credit will be offered to participants before the ceremony at 2:30 p.m. RSVP to Jill Lafrenz at or 303-824-5333.
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. Unfortunately the Ball is sold out, but we are currently exploring other options for additional attendees. Please contact Dana Collier Smith at 303-824-5318 with questions.
CBA CLE Legal Connection
Jim Thomas: Required Report Deception Aimed at Colorado Businesses. Be smart, read carefully, and protect your business.
Continuing Education Opportunities
Partnership Capital Accounts, April 12—Program One of a Three-Part Series
Join expert tax and business law attorney Eric J. Zinn for this informative series of three morning programs as he provides guidance and answers to basic, intermediate, and advanced questions on partnership capital accounts. Find out more or register here.
Crafting a Winning Story for the Judge and Jury, April 13— Program One of the Trial Skills Training Series
Two top litigators in Colorado, Bill Keating and Lee Mickus, will present on theory of your case, storytelling, use of the facts, and jury research and psychology, in the first program of the Trial Skills Training Series. Find out more or register here.
Bench and Bar Luncheon CLE—Litigating a Civil Case in Denver County Court, April 28
Judges Bohning, Celeste, and Hada will share their thoughts, answer your questions, and discuss your concerns from noon to 1 p.m. on April 28. RSVP no later than April 25 to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. Click here for more information.
Complimentary CPR Training, April 9
Join the American Heart Association for a complimentary CPR training event on Saturday, April 9, at the University of Denver Ritchie Center, Hamilton Gymnasium. Hour long trainings will occur every hour on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register here.
Colorado Judicial Institute’s 5th Annual Membership Breakfast, April 28
Register now for CJI’s 5th Annual Membership Breakfast at the Denver Athletic Club, Thursday, April 28, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. This year’s event will feature recently retired Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey and current Chief Justice Michael Bender.
Giving Back

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. The food drive runs from April 18 to 29 and benefits Metro CareRing, a non-profit hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. Questions? E-mail Kate Mills at

Watch the Colorado Rockies and Support MVL this Summer
The Denver Bar Association is offering two chances to attend a Rockies game. For every ticket purchased, $20 of the proceeds will go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Watch the Rockies take on the San Diego Padres on May 13 and June 15. Tickets are $38 for reserved seating in an outfield box. For more information or to place your ticket order, contact Margaret Haywood.
Optimize Your Membership

Discounted Avs Tickets for DBA Members
Cheer on the Colorado Avalanche as they take on the Dallas Stars this Friday, April 8 at 7 p.m. Click here for information on pricing and to purchase your tickets.

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