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April 3

Tuesday, April 3, 2012
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In this issue...
  • 13th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
  • From Distressed to De-Stressed: The Resilient Lawyer
  • Getting Over Your Inspiration Hangover and Translating Inspiration into Action
  • The DBA YLD Law Day Program
  • President Highlights DILP Committee
  • MVL selects its first Rovira Scholar
  • Vote for Your Favorite Bar Star, Support MVL
  • Denver Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony at History Colorado
  • Legal Film Night CLE “Hot Coffee”
  • Regulatory Advocacy
  • 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference
  • ABA Techshow Speakers Share Top Must-Have Gadgets for Every Lawyer
  • The Future of Law: Old-Fashioned Client Relationships and Warnings for Solos
From the Bar

13th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
Sign up your office by April 9 to help fight hunger and feed hope again this year. The food drive runs from April 16–27 and benefits Metro CareRing, a nonprofit hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. Questions? Email Kate Schuster.

From Distressed to De-Stressed: The Resilient Lawyer, Wednesday, April 4
Attend via Webcast
Stress is unavoidable, but what’s the best way to handle it? Nancy Stek, the assistant director of the New Jersey Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program, will provide strategies lawyers can use to inoculate themselves from the pressures of a law practice, when moving from a law career to another career, or when transitioning into retirement. Seats are filled for this event, but it's not too late to attend via webcast; click here for webcast registration.
Life in the Gap: Getting Over Your Inspiration Hangover and Translating Inspiration into Action, Tuesday, April 10
A Job Search and Career Transition Workshop
One day you’re feeling inspired to make big changes, and the next you wonder, “What was I thinking!?” Don’t let “the Gap” keep you trapped. This workshop teaches you where the Gap comes from, why it’s a necessary and valuable part of achieving goals, and how to make it work for you instead of against you. Click here for more information. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727. This is a complimentary workshop from 1–4 p.m. at the CBA-CLE offices.
The DBA YLD Law Day Program
Join the DBA YLD and Rebecca Love Kourlis from the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System for a cocktail reception at The Lobby starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. Kourlis will present briefly on “Protecting and Rebuilding the Courts.” Registration for this event is $10 and includes appetizers and an open bar; CLE credit is not available. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

President Highlights DILP Committee
DBA President Ilene Bloom recently had the opportunity of appointing Tracy Davis and Laura Hazen as chairs of the Diversity in the Legal Profession (DILP) Committee. “I am excited to announce that DILP is embarking on several new projects. The committee is looking for new members from across the state to work not only on its existing projects but to also be part of these exciting new endeavors,” she writes in her April column for The Docket. Read more here.

MVL Selects its First Rovira Scholar
Metro Volunteer Lawyers has selected Sarah C. Zoellner, a 2011 graduate of Creighton University School of Law, as the recipient of its first Rovira Scholar Fellowship. The goal of the fellowship is to enhance the overall understanding of the complex and unique legal challenges presented in pro bono public service through the early training and professional development of outstanding law school graduates. Click here for more information on the fellowship and Zoellner. She and the fellowship will be featured in the May issue of The Docket.
Vote for Your Favorite Bar Star, Support MVL
Three former DBA presidents and their spouses have been training to compete in the wildly popular dance competition at this year’s “Dancing With the Bar Stars for MVL” Barristers Benefit Ball on May 5. Find out how the couples–Mark and Pat Fogg; Elsa Martinez Tenreiro and Steve Theis; and Bill Walters and Christy Cutler–are getting ready for this “Dancing with the Stars”-esque dance competition. They’re also raising money for Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Vote for your favorite couple and support access to justice here.
Continuing Legal Education
DBA YLD Legal Film Night CLE “Hot Coffee,” Wednesday, April 4
The DBA YLD and CBA YLD are partnering with the Denver Film Society to host a legal film night at the Denver Film Center, featuring a screening of the documentary film “Hot Coffee.” Following the screening, there will be a discussion with the film’s director and a reception with light appetizers. Two general CLE credits have been applied for. Cost to attend is $15. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org, or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Regulatory Advocacy: Your Role in Devising and Affecting a Positive Outcome for Your Clients in the Different Regulatory Spheres, Friday, April 6
Much of the regulation in the U.S. has been administered and enforced by regulatory agencies, which vary from industry to industry and at the federal and state level. Attend this program to learn how to successfully run the regulatory gauntlet by learning its framework, how to handle regulatory challenges, and how agencies set and assess their priorities at all levels. Click here for more information.
44th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference, Friday, April 13
This is the Rocky Mountain Region’s premier securities conference, presented in Denver by many of the country’s most knowledgeable securities practitioners! With unmatched networking opportunities, hear from local, statewide, and national practice leaders on such topics as enforcement views, the perspective from the defense, corporate finance, small cap finance, ethics, and corporate governance. Click here for more information.
From the Courts
Denver Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony at History Colorado, Friday, April 13
Celebrate the achievements of local firms and individuals at the new History Colorado museum and sign up for a hard-hat tour of the new Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center. Tours begin at 3:30 p.m. with a reception at History Colorado beginning at 4:30 p.m. Contact Jill Lafrenz for details. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Law Practice Management
ABA Techshow Speakers Share Top Must-Have Gadgets for Every Lawyer
Speakers Lincoln Mead, IT director at the Utah State Bar, and Nerino Petro, a practice management advisor with the State Bar of Wisconsin, recently shared their tech favorites in the session titled, “The Gear Report–Tools, Toys, Gadgets, and Gizmos,” designed to update lawyers on the latest technology they’ll need or want. They also provided a sneak peek of what will be coming soon. Read more from the ABA Journal.
The Future of Law: Old-Fashioned Client Relationships and Warnings for Solos
New technology will drive the future of law back to the customer service era of your grandfather. However, as clients seek to establish more personal relationships with their attorneys and increase communication–even collaboration–on matters, they are being aided by Facebook, Twitter, weblogs, and reviews posted on Yelp, and other social media communities. Read more from the ABA Journal.

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