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Aug. 9

August 9, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Diversity Awards Nominations Sought
  • “The Inside Job” DBA YLD Legal Film Night
  • Highlight Yourself in the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • ABA President-elect Calls for Cooperative Efforts on Legal Issues
  • So Your Hotel Guest is Permitted to Use Medical Marijuana
  • Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 1820
  • Advertising Law, Sept. 9
  • Discounts Available for the Colorado Ballet Season
From the Bar
Diversity Awards Nominations Sought, Nominations due Aug. 19
The Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee seeks nominations for its 2011 Diversity Awards, the Diversity Trailblazer Award and the Diversity Leadership Award. Read more about the awards here. Please send all nominations to Meshach Rhoades at no later than Aug. 19.
DBA YLD Legal Film Night, Aug. 25
The DBA Young Lawyers Division will present “The Inside Job at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, on Thursday, Aug. 25 at 6 p.m. Food and drinks will be provided. CLE credit has been applied for. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Highlight Yourself in the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
The Denver Bar Association has taken over the production of the Colorado Legal Directory. You have the opportunity to choose fields of practice to be listed in, as well as bolding and firm listings, for a small fee. Simply click here to get started. Click here for a list of frequently asked questions. Other questions? Call 303-860-1115 or e-mail
In the News
From the ABA Journal: ABA President-elect Bellows Calls for Cooperative Efforts on Legal Issues
In her first official address to the House of Delegates as ABA President-elect, Laurel G. Bellows, spoke about the strength of the organization during the Great Recession and the important lobbying role of the ABA’s policy-making body on lawmakers. Read more.
Also from the ABA Journal, the ABA House of Delegates voted today to adopt a resolution to urge law schools to more adequately prepare law students for the real-life experience of practicing law and bolster CLE training to better bridge the gap between law school and actual practice. Read more.
So Your Hotel Guest is Permitted to Use Medical Marijuana ...
Medical marijuana has been legal in Colorado since voters passed Amendment 20 in 2000. As of June 2011, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment had issued more than 125,000 ID cards under the Medical Marijuana Registry program. Many hotels and timeshare resorts are concerned that they could be subject to ADA liability for prohibiting a guest from smoking medical marijuana. Read more here. Follow Legal Connection for legal updates regarding medical marijuana and other hot topics from across Colorado.
Continuing Education
Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 18–20
You may be going solo, but that doesn’t mean you have to do everything on your own. Learn from others who have started their own practice. The experienced faculty of attorneys and professionals either have been in your shoes or have helped attorneys just like you. They will walk you through the process and offer best practices. Review the complete agenda here.
Advertising Law, Sept. 9
Legal professionals from the Federal Trade Commission, the Colorado Attorney General's Office, nationally known private practitioners, and national business experts will gather in Denver for this 2011 Advertising Law workshop about complying with truth-in-advertising laws. Read more!
Optimize Your Membership
Discounts Available for the Colorado Ballet Season
The Colorado Ballet is offering DBA members a 15 percent discount on tickets for next season. Performances include "Swan Lake," "The Nutcracker," "Peter Pan," and "Spring Tribute." Click here for more information.

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