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Oct. 18

October 18, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Pro Bono Week Kickoff Party
  • Pre-order the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Family Law Fall Update
  • Statewide ADR Conference
  • Collections Clinic Training CLE
  • Small Claims Clinic Training CLE
  • Metro Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Training CLE
  • Be a Mentor, Make a Difference
  • Judge Student Constitutional Presentations
  • Strikes for Tykes
  • Member Appreciation Night With the Colorado Avalanche
From the Bar
Pro Bono Week Kickoff Party, Monday, Oct. 24
Come celebrate and help kick off Pro Bono Week! The event will feature a welcome by Chief Justice Michael Bender and Ignite presentations on the topic of pro bono. 5:30–8 p.m., Kutak Rock, 1801 California St. Suite 3100, Denver. Complimentary event including appetizers and beverages. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Pre-order the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory—An Indispensable Tool for Colorado Attorneys
The 2012 Colorado Legal Directory will be released in late November 2011, so if you have not taken the opportunity to order your copy, please do so now. Remember, all Denver Bar Association members receive one complimentary copy of this publication. The Directory includes detailed listings for every Colorado attorney and their fields of practice, as well as up-to-date data on courts, judicial districts, and other legal organizations.
Continuing Education
Family Law Fall Update, Friday, Oct. 28
At this year's fall update, don't miss a fascinating discussion of the Hague Convention and international child abduction, or Court of Appeals Judge Roy's talk about the most recent family law cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. A panel of judges will share their expertise on evidentiary issues unique to family law cases, including the ever-challenging child hearsay question. Register now.
5th Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference, Friday, Nov. 4
With progressive and innovative methods in Alternative Dispute Resolution, the 5th Annual Statewide ADR Conference will explore the unique perspectives that individuals and groups bring to the practice of dispute resolution. Presenters will encourage reflection on the impact of emotional intelligence and neuroscience on the practitioner, and workshop participants will gain insight on interacting with special populations, including same-sex partners, hearing-impaired, victims of crimes, and persons with diminished capacities. Find out more and to register.
Collections Clinic Training CLE, Monday, Oct. 24
Alison Daniels and Jennifer Levin will present a basic training on the collection process for attorneys who want a general understanding of the process and for those who are interested in teaching the pro se clinic. Training is from noon to 2 p.m. at the CBA CLE Offices, 3rd floor. Two general CLE credits are available. Registration is $49 for members and $69 for non-members, or complimentary when you sign up to volunteer for a clinic. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Small Claims Clinic Training CLE, Tuesday, Oct. 25
Kip Barrash will present a basic training for attorneys who are interested in teaching the small claims clinic or want a general understanding of the small claims process. Tips include gathering information; forms (where to get them, how to complete them); filing (how, where); defending your position (what to do, what not to do); and court procedure. The training is from noon to 2 p.m. at the CBA CLE Offices, 3rd floor. Two general CLE credits are available. Registration is $49 for members and $69 for non-members, or complimentary when you sign up to volunteer for a clinic. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers Family Law Training Sponsored by Faegre & Benson LLP, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 1–5 p.m
This is a training session for attorneys volunteering with Metro Volunteer Lawyers on family law matters, or for those interested in volunteering. Agenda topics will include the anatomy of a family law case, evidence in family law matters, working with family law clients, professionalism, and procedural considerations. RSVP to Melissa Fri no later than Friday, Oct. 21. The complimentary program is eligible for four CLE credits and will be held at Faegre and Benson, 3200 Wells Fargo Center, 1700 Lincoln St., Denver.
Volunteer Opportunities
Be a Mentor, Make a Difference
The DBA Mentoring Program provides a unique opportunity for young or new lawyers to regularly meet and talk with a seasoned mentor who can assist in the decision-making process. Issues discussed include how to manage a practice, factors to consider when accepting a client, client communications, handling difficult clients or opposing counsel, and how to achieve work–life balances. The program is accepting applications for mentors and mentees. Applications are due by Nov. 15.
Judge Student Constitutional Presentations
Lawyers are needed to judge We the People Congressional Hearings. Available days and times: two Wednesdays in Denver at Skinner Middle School (3435 W. 40th Ave.), Oct. 26, from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m., and Nov. 3, from 8:15 to 10:15 a.m.; and Tues., Nov. 22, in Centennial at Cherry Creek Schools Instructional Support Facility (5416 S. Riviera Way). Volunteers will judge student group presentations on a constitutional topic. Then, they will talk with students about their 10-minute presentation. Judges will score the students on their ability to apply the constitutional concepts to real experiences. Orientation provided before the event. To volunteer, contact Carolyn Gravit.
Networking Opportunities
Strikes for Tykes, Saturday, Nov. 5
Put on your bowling shoes and come join the DBA’s Community Action Network at Strikes for Tykes—a bowling benefit for the Children’s Outreach Project. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11a.m. to 3p.m. at Elitch Lanes, located at 3826 Tennyson in Denver. Cost is $50 for adults and $35 for children (12 and under). Questions? Contact Kate Schuster.
Optimize Your Membership
Member Appreciation Night with the Colorado Avalanche, Friday, Nov. 28
Support the Avs as they take on the Edmonton Oilers on Nov. 28. Denver Bar Association members receive a significant discount on ticket prices. Click here for more information on this game and other member appreciation events.

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