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Dec. 20

December 20, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Holiday Hours for DBA and Courts
  • Third BBB Dance Couple Selected
  • Call for DBA Awards Nominees
  • 2012 Denver Court Assignments
  • Colorado Supreme Court Recent Rule Changes
  • CLE Homestudies Available for Immediate Download
  • 40-Hour Mediation Training
  • The Controversy Over Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court
  • Table Etiquette for the 21st Century
From the Bar
Holiday Hours for DBA and Courts
The Denver Bar Association, CBA-CLE, and Colorado courts will be closed on Monday, Dec. 26, in observance of Christmas Day. The DBA and courts also will be closed on Monday, Jan. 2, in observance of New Year's Day.
Third BBB Dance Couple Selected
Past Presidents to Face Off in Dance Competition

Former Denver Bar President Elsa Martinez Tenreiro and her husband, Steve Theis, will round out the competitors at this year’s dance off at the Barristers Benefit Ball. Also committed to the “Dancing with the Stars”-style competition are former Denver Bar President and Colorado Bar President-elect Mark Fogg and his wife, Pat Fogg, and former Denver and Colorado Bar President Bill Walters and his wife, Christy Cutler.
This year’s ball reprises last year’s wildly popular theme, “Dancing with the Bar Stars for MVL.” The 2012 Barristers Benefit Ball to support Metro Volunteer Lawyers will be held on May 5 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver.
Which couple will dance circles around the others? You’ll have to be there to find out. Tickets may be purchased here.
Call for DBA Awards Nominees
The DBA Awards Committee needs your nomination for its annual awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, DBA Volunteer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, and Teacher of the Year. You can submit a brief nominating statement online here or email Heather Clark. The committee will consider involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar associations, and career history and accomplishments. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Jan. 31.
From the Courts
2012 Denver Court Assignments
Will you be in the courtroom in 2012? Do you know where you’re going? You can view the 2012 courtroom assignments for Denver County and District Courts here. The assignments also will be listed in the January issue of The Docket.
Colorado Supreme Court Recent Rule Changes
The Supreme Court recently approved changes to the rules concerning computation of time. The changes are significant and impact virtually all rules of procedure, with the majority of the changes effective Jan. 1, 2012. You may read the changes by clicking here, or by going to the Colorado Supreme Court's website.
Continuing Education
CLE Homestudies Available for Immediate Download
Colorado lawyers are able to fulfill any and all of their CLE requirements by homestudy and CBA/CLE offers thousands of homestudy courses in a number of practice areas. Our homestudies are available as Video On-Demand, MP3 Audio Download or CD Audio—choose the format that works with your schedule, available 24/7 from the comfort of your office or home. You can search our library of homestudies by credit hours, price, practice area or title! Search now!
40-Hour Mediation Training, Starting Monday, Jan. 23
Co-sponsored by the CBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Instructor Judy Mares-Dixon, M.A., has worked in the conflict resolution field since 1986 as a trainer, mediator, coach, facilitator, consultant, and dispute resolution systems designer in the U.S and around the world. She mediates contract disputes, collective bargaining agreements, sexual harassment, ADA and other EEO complaints, in addition to grievances, organizational conflicts, conflicts involving cross-cultural issues, and public policy disputes. She has trained human resource personnel, union officials, managers, lawyers, advocates, social service personnel, educators, and other professionals. Find out more!
In the News
From Legal Talk Network: The Controversy Over Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court
Should the U.S. Supreme Court broadcast its sessions to the American public or should cameras be kept out of the SCOTUS chamber? Proponents of cameras say they are needed for transparency. Opponents call the idea potentially harmful to the judiciary. Lawyer2Lawyer co-hosts and attorneys J. Craig Williams and Bob Ambrogi welcome Nancy Marder, Professor of Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law, and Eric P. Robinson, Deputy Director of the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Courts and Media at the University of Nevada in Reno, for an in-depth discussion on both sides of this very important issue. Click here to listen to the podcast.
From Attorney at Work: Table Etiquette for the 21st Century
Does the thought of a business lunch terrify you—even just a little bit? Do you have visions of making an etiquette faux pas at your biggest client’s dinner function? Does the well-set table look more like a minefield than a relationship-building arena?
Take a deep breath, relax, and listen up. It may be a new world out there with vastly changed rules for doing business, but when it comes to table etiquette, old-fashioned manners and common sense still rule. Click here to read more.

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