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Nov. 29

November 29, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Support MVL for Colorado Gives Day
  • Read the December Issue of The Docket
  • Calling All Volunteers: Do You Want to Help Make the 2012 Barristers Ball the Best Ever?
  • Bench and Bar Luncheon: Criminal and General Sessions
  • Legal Connection Programs: Short, Hot-Topic CLE Programs to Fit Your Busy Schedule!
  • Hot Wine/Cool Books Reception & Book Signing
  • From the CBA-CLE Legal Connection
From the Bar
Support MVL for Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6
The Denver Bar's own Metro Volunteer Lawyers is participating in Colorado Gives Day, an initiative from Community First Foundation and First Bank that increases philanthropy in Colorado through online giving. Colorado Gives Day 2011 will take place during a 24-hour period on Dec. 6 beginning at midnight.
Don't want to wait? You can schedule your donation. Click here to donate. 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.
Read the December Issue of The Docket
The December issue is now online. Read about the goals of Chief Justice Michael Bender, find out how some local attorneys give back for the holiday season, and learn more about the DBA's revamped and revitalized mentoring program.
Calling All Volunteers: Do You Want to Help Make the 2012 Barristers Ball the Best Ever?
The Barristers Benefit Ball Committee is looking for volunteers to serve on the Mystery Box and Raffle committees. If you are interested in donating your time or finding out more information, please contact Barristers Ball Co-Chair Jaclyn Casey at
Continuing Education
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. For more information or to RSVP, click here. Two general CLE credits offered.
Legal Connection Programs: Short, Hot-Topic CLE Programs to Fit Your Busy Schedule!
Two programs are offered tomorrow, Wednesday, Nov. 30, dealing with critical, timely issues including: The Ethical Transactional Lawyer Meets Anti-Money Laundering Regulations—Can They Co-Exist? and Federal Rules Changes on Secured Proof of Claims. Check out the December schedule here.
Hot Wine/Cool Books Reception & Book Signing, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a book signing reception, hosted by CBACLE, featuring prominent members of the Colorado legal community who also are accomplished authors. Come meet the authors and get a personal, signed copy of their book, maybe for a great holiday gift. Find out what inspires them and how they find time for their passion for writing! Authors include: Rebecca Love Kourlis, former Colorado Supreme Court Justice; R.J. Jagger, attorney and fiction author; Greg Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court Justice; Harry MacLean, attorney and true crime author; Jacqueline St. Joan, attorney, professor, author, and poet; and Frank Gibbard, attorney with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and author of The Colorado Lawyer’s “Historical Perspectives” column. RSVP to Melissa Lucas at 303-824-5387 or
In the News
From the CBA–CLE Legal Connection
Coach’s Corner: What Is a Successful Lawyer?

Successful lawyers tend to work long hours and are focused and passionate about what they do. But in the effort to excel, made more intense by the pressure of economics, trying too much to succeed can cause problems for lawyers. Those who don’t have the right perspective can see their striving for success become counterproductive. Success is not just a matter of hard work. Click here to read more.

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