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August 16, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Highlight Yourself in the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Ignite Presentations: Call for Presenters on the Topic of Pro Bono
  • Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 18-20
  • Third Annual Elder Law Retreat
  • DBA YLD Legal Film Night
  • New Colorado Program Helps Attorneys Early On
  • Baldwin: Collaboration, Speed, Control of the Courtroom Key to Reforming Divorce
  • Complimentary Photo Sessions for Attorney Members
From the Bar
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
Ignite Presentations: Call for Presenters on the Topic of Pro Bono
Do have a passion for pro bono? We are looking for speakers to talk for five minutes about their thoughts on pro bono. Ignite presentations are short five minute presentations that feature 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. This is a fast-paced and thought-provoking way to get your point across. These presentations will be held the evening of Monday, Oct. 24 at the law firm of Kutak Rock.
Continuing Education
Avoid Common Mistakes When Starting Your Own Firm-Learn How to Do it Right at "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 have either 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.
Grow Your Practice! Join us for the Third Annual Elder Law Retreat: Only in Vail, Aug. 25-27
Grow your practice in this expanding area of law! Topics this year include: Special Needs Trusts; Financial Abuse of the Elderly: A Detective's Case Files of Exploitation Crimes; Baby Boomers: How to Reach Clients Who Don't Want Elder Lawyers; Criminal Elder Financial Exploitation; Litigation for Elder Lawyers; Advanced VA and Medicaid Issues; Issues that Challenge Guardianship Practitioners; and more! Review the complete schedule here.
DBA YLD Legal Film Night, Thursday, Aug. 25
Join YLD for another installment of Legal File Night as they present "The Inside Job" at the CBA-CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, at 6 p.m. The CLE presentation is lead by Colorado Securities Commissioner Fred Joseph. Cost to attend is $10 for members. Food and drinks will be provided. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
In the News
From Law Week Colorado: New Colorado Program Helps Attorneys Early On
The Colorado Supreme Court this summer underscored its commitment to helping lawyers who have problems with alcohol, substance abuse, mental health issues or other impairments with the creation of the independent Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program, or COLAP. Read more...
Baldwin: Collaboration, Speed, Control of the Courtroom Key to Reforming Divorce
A divorce is like a funeral, and just as the dead should be treated with respect and mourned, so too should the death of a relationship, actor Alec Baldwin told 150 people, largely family law attorneys, at the Kickoff to the Family Law Institute last week. The star recounted personal details about his own divorce and custody battle as the start to a larger conversation about the future of family law and how to prevent parties from feeling worse off than when they began. Read more here. Follow Legal Connection for legal updates regarding medical marijuana and other hot topics from across Colorado.
Optimize Your Membership
Complimentary Photo Sessions for Attorney Members, Wednesday, Aug. 17
Get your photo taken at no cost for the CBA's online (not the printed one mentioned above) Find-A-Lawyer directory on Aug. 17 at the DBA offices. Chad Ogburn Photography Inc. is providing the complimentary services. Members can view their proofs immediately through an instant video system and choose their picture for the directory. Additional portraits will be made available to those wishing to purchase them; however, there is no obligation. To schedule your appointment, call 303-824-5316, e-mail, or go online.

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