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Feb. 21

Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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In this issue...
  • 2012 DBA Award Winners Announced
  • Fifth Annual DBA K–5 Law Day Art Contest
  • Foreclosure Law: Colorado‘s Unique Public Trustee Foreclosure Process
  • Criminal Law Practice Basics
  • Optimize Your Membership
  • LSC Notice of Available Grant Funds for 2013
  • How Do You Set Your Hourly Rate?
  • The Best Resources for Staying Current in E-Discovery
From the Bar
Award Winners
2012 DBA Award Winners Announced
The DBA Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards: Elsa Martinez Tenreiro will receive the Award of Merit; Erich Bethke will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award; Hon. Daniel Taubman will receive the Judicial Excellence Award; Troy Rackham will receive the Young Lawyer of the Year Award; and Elizabeth Correa will receive the Teacher of the Year Award. The awards ceremony will be held Tuesday, June 5, at the Sherman Street Event Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Fifth Annual DBA K–5 Law Day Art Contest
Do you have a child in grades K–5 who may have an interest in the law and definitely has a skill with the crayons? Then we’ve got a contest for you! The Law Day theme this year is “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” This year the DBA is partnering with the Denver Art Museum, which will provide admission to the winning class in each division (K–2 and 3–5), with hosted tours and interactive activities for students. DAM will display the winning art pieces in the museum during April and May. Denver Public Schools will provide the busing and logistics. Winners will receive a gift card to Target! Deadline to enter is March 2. For details about submissions, please contact Carolyn Gravit at or 303-824-5323.
Continuing Legal Education

Foreclosure Law: Colorado’s Unique Public Trustee Foreclosure Process, Friday, March 23
With high foreclosure rates and an uncertain timeline for economic recovery, it is likely the foreclosure process will affect your practice. Attend this seminar to learn Colorado’s very unique and different public trustee foreclosure process from start to finish. Click here to learn more.

Criminal Law Practice Basics 2012, Thursday, April 5
Join us for an uncomplicated criminal law practice program to build your practice and learn the basics of handling a criminal case from file to finish. Our presenters are experienced and will provide information to help you take your first case or to help you begin to hone your skills in the criminal law arena. Click here to learn more.
Optimize Your Membership
Credit Union
Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado
Share the gift of membership. Did you know that as a member of the credit union your entire family also becomes eligible for membership? We will be happy to provide them with the service they deserve. Not yet a member? Visit to apply for membership.
Grant Opportunity
LSC Notice of Available Grant Funds for 2013
Competitive grant funds to provide civil legal services in 2013 are available from the Legal Services Corporation. To view a list of available grants by service area, click here. Information about available grants and a request for proposals will be available at during the week of April 9. Filing dates and submission requirements also are available there. Questions? Email
Practice Management
Award Winners
How Do You Set Your Hourly Rate?
You’re a new lawyer launching a new firm; how do you decide on a “reasonable” hourly rate? Click here to read more on how to approach this question.
The Best Resources for Staying Current in E-Discovery
How do you keep up with all that is going on in the world of e-discovery? Click here for the Digital Detectives podcast, in which guest litigation expert Neil Squillante discusses his favorite resources.

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