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August 2, 2011
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The Denver Bar Association is now accepting 2012 Colorado Legal Directory Attorney and Firm Listing Verifications, Updates, and Upgrades
The Denver Bar Association has taken over the production of the Colorado Legal Directory. To decrease costs and increase efficiency, we will collect all verifications and changes to your printed listing through our website. Please take the time to verify the information for your free listing in the 2012 edition of the Colorado Legal Directory, which is scheduled to be printed in November 2011.
  • Click here or go to and click on Colorado Legal Directory on the left-hand side of the page to log in and verify your listing.
  • If you are not a CBA member, simply enter all your information.
  • When viewing your record, for a small fee you will be given opportunities to choose fields of practice to be listed in, as well as bolding and firm listings.
  • We are unable to accept verifications and updates by e-mail, fax, or phone.
  • Click here for a list of frequently asked questions.
  • Other questions? Call 303-860-1115 or e-mail
In this issue...
  • The Constitution-Debate it. Discuss it. Understand it.
  • Encourage Future Legal Minds-Help Judge Denver Mock Trials
  • Selecting Your Jury and Handling Your Voir Dire
  • 40-Hour Mediation Training
  • Seniors’ Golf Tournament
  • Legal Writing Tips from a Hollywood Scandal: The Charlie Sheen Letter
  • Members Now Receive Substantial Discounts on Colorado Legal Directory Upgrades
Volunteer Opportunities
The Constitution-Debate it. Discuss it. Understand it.
Volunteer attorneys are needed to speak about the Constitution to fifth and eight grade DPS students Sept. 12-16. Materials will be provided and available for pick up, with donuts and coffee, at the DBA offices on Sept. 7-9 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Interested? Please contact Carolyn Gravit.
Encourage Future Legal Minds-Help Judge Denver Mock Trials
Volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals and community leaders are needed to score and judge the 2012 Denver Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament on Feb. 10 and 11. Denver teams will compete at the Denver City and County Building. Several timeslots are available. Breakfast/lunch provided. Interested? Please contact Carolyn Gravit.
Continuing Education


Selecting Your Jury and Handling Your Voir Dire-Presented by Snell and Wilmer attorneys Timothy O'Neill and Nathan Davis, Wednesday, Aug. 3
This exceptional program focuses on the challenges lawyers face when conducting jury selection in Colorado federal and state courts. Lawyers will leave the program with an understanding of the procedural rules and substantive laws implicated by jury selection, as well as practical considerations and strategies for effective jury selection. This program also includes an overview of ethical considerations applicable to jury selection. Click here for more information.
40-Hour Mediation Training-Starts Monday, Aug. 15
Co-sponsored by the CBA Dispute Resolution Section

This intensive course is taught by Judy Mares, who has worked in the conflict resolution field since 1986 as a trainer, mediator, coach, facilitator, and consultant. She mediates contract disputes, collective bargaining agreements, sexual harassment, ADA, and other EEO complaints, in addition to grievances, organizational conflicts, conflicts involving cross-cultural issues, and public policy disputes. Review the complete agenda here.
U Visas for Immigrant Victims of Crime: The Nuts and Bolts of U Visa Eligibility and Procedure, Wednesday, Sept. 7
Co-Sponsored by the Immigration Law Section of the CBA

Serve your clients well by getting not only an overview of U Visas and how to obtain certification, but also get a review of advanced and more complicated issues in the process. Click here to register.
Networking Events
Seniors’ Golf Tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 17
This year’s tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. Lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player. Questions? E-mail Alexa Drago.
In the News
Legal Writing Tips from a Hollywood Scandal: The Charlie Sheen Letter
With Charlie Sheen taking his one-man show on the road, Ross Guberman, founder and president of Legal Writing Pro, shares a letter to Sheen's counsel signed by Munger Tolles partner John Spiegel. Rarely do we get a chance to read a letter from a former Supreme Court clerk about something this juicy. So long as the facts don't make you blush, consider these seven style techniques to improve your own legal writing. Read more …
Optimize Your Membership
Members Now Receive Substantial Discounts on Colorado Legal Directory Upgrades
Members can receive up to a 30% discount on upgrades to their listings. Upgrades include bolding, fields of practice listings, and additional address listings can be purchased. Members also can receive a 50% discount on the price of the Directory. We're pleased to pass along savings to members whenever possible! Click here, log on to the website, verify your listing, purchase upgrades, and additional directories. Remember, all Denver Bar members receive a complimentary copy!

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