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November 22, 2011
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In this issue...

DBA Discounts

  • Legal Connection Programs: Short, Hot-Topic CLE Programs to Fit Your Busy Schedule!
  • Criminal and General Sessions
  • Corporate Practice Update Series
  • DBA Mentoring Program: Applications Due Tuesday, Nov. 30
  • Support MVL on Colorado Gives Day
  • In Case You Missed It: Legal-Themed Ignite Videos Online
  • Score a Mock Trial Round
  • Community Action Network Committee Happy Hour<
  • Solo and Small Firm Denver Holiday Party
  • Seniors Committee Holiday Lunch
  • Adford Productions—15 Percent Discount
Continuing Education
Legal Connection Programs: Short, Hot-Topic CLE Programs to Fit Your Busy Schedule!
Three programs are offered next week dealing with critical, timely issues: Vendor Selection and Contracting with the State of Colorado, Tuesday, Nov 29; The Ethical Transactional Lawyer Meets Anti-Money Laundering Regulations—Can They Co-Exist?, Wed, Nov. 30; and Federal Rules Changes on Secured Proof of Claims, Wed., Nov. 30.
Bench and Bar Luncheon: Criminal and General Sessions, Tuesday, Dec. 6
Learn everything you need to know about criminal and general sessions. Denver County Court Judges Armatas, Breese, Gonzalez, and Satter will provide a general overview and entertain your questions in the law library of the City and County Building beginning at noon. This is a great opportunity to interact with judges and learn from them first-hand. Cost to attend is $15 for DBA members, $25 for CBA members, and includes a lunch. Please RSVP to or online. 2 General CLE credits.
Corporate Practice Update Series, Dec 6-13
Seven half-day programs are available to take as a series or individually; programs include a review of the new Civil Access Pilot Project Rules, Business Entities, Privately Held Businesses, Securities, Franchises, Ethics, and M&A. The series is available for a total of 21 CLE credits including three ethics. Review the complete agenda and register now!
From the Bar
DBA Mentoring Program: Applications Due Tuesday, Nov. 30

Mentors are needed in the following areas: Family Law, Trust & Estate, Personal Injury, Tax, Immigration, Civil Litigation, Business, Natural Resources/Energy, Sports & Entertainment, Criminal, and Insurance. The program's objectives are to promote pride in the profession, excellence in service, and strong relationships with the bar, courts, clients, and the public. This is accomplished by teaching the core values and ideals of the legal profession, as well as providing the best practices for meeting those ideals. Click here for additional information on the program and to fill out an application.
Support MVL on Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6
For the second year, Metro Volunteer Lawyers is participating in Colorado Gives Day, which aims to support nonprofits that protect and nurture quality of life in Colorado. For 24 hours, starting at midnight on Dec. 6, donations will be taken online to benefit local nonprofits, including MVL. One hundred percent of your donation will go to MVL, supporting its mission to provide free and low-cost legal services to people in need. For more information or to donate, click here.
In Case You Missed It: Legal-Themed Ignite Videos Online
There's a new way to network that's igniting legal gatherings across Denver. At recent Denver Bar Association events, presenters have offered information and entertainment with Ignite-style presentations. The latest topic was pro bono services. The videos are online, the first in the group being a welcome from DBA President Ilene Bloom and Chief Justice Michael Bender. The videos are short, entertaining, and just might change the way you think about the profession. Click here to read more and watch the videos.
Score a Mock Trial Round
The 2012 Mock Trial season is almost here. The DBA Regional Mock Trial Tournament is fast approaching and we need your expertise to score rounds. Teams are competing for a spot in the CBA High School State Championship Tournament. The Denver Regional Tournament is Feb. 9-10 at the Denver City and County Building. Please volunteer to score one or more rounds, as your schedule will accommodate. Click here for the volunteer form.
Networking Opportunities
Community Action Network Committee Happy Hour Open Invitation, Tuesday, Dec. 6

Open to those interested in getting involved in the CAN Committee. Located at Katie Mullen's Irish Pub, 16th Street Mall at 1550 Court Place, on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Click here to view a flyer for the event.
Solo and Small Firm Denver Holiday Party, Monday, Dec. 12
The Solo and Small Firm Section is hosting its annual Networking and Holiday Party on Dec. 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the CBA-CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300. As in years past, wonderful door prizes will be given to attendees. Cost for section members is $5 for a holiday buffet luncheon and $10 for non-section members. If you are not a section member, you can join at the door for $10 and then pay an additional $5 for the party. Please RSVP by Dec. 8 to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or by clicking here.
Seniors Committee Holiday Lunch, Monday, Dec. 12
Join the Seniors Committee at noon on Monday, Dec. 12, to share holiday cheer. The luncheon will be held at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. Cost to attend is $12. Please RSVP by Dec. 8 to, (303) 824-5347, or by clicking here.
Optimize Your Membership
Adford Productions—15 Percent Discount
Adford Productions, a video production company that specializes in legal video documentation, is offering DBA members a 15 percent discount on their services. Click here for more information.

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