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Tuesday, May 1, 2012
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In this issue...
  • Colorado’s Merit System: The Gold Standard
  • A Reflection on a Career in the Justice System with Alex Martinez
  • Complimentary DBA YLD Law Day Program
  • Mystery Boxes at the Barristers Benefit Ball
  • Errata to the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • The Wheels of Justice is on Facebook
  • Successfully Resolving Your Clients’ Legal Problems
  • Piercing the Corporate and LLC Veil – The Law and the Proof
  • Business Valuation Fundamentals
  • Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour
  • Discounted Membership Rates at Qi Athletic Clubs
Law Day Events
Colorado’s Merit System: The Gold Standard—Tomorrow, 9–11 a.m.
Presented by the Joint Judicial Task Force, IAALS, and the Colorado Judicial Institute.

Join panelists Gene A. Ciancio, Hon. Janice B. Davidson, Rebecca Love Kourlis, Malia Reddick, and Theresa Spahn for a discussion on judicial selection that will include a history and overview of the Colorado merit selection system, how our system compares to others nationally, and ethical dilemmas and challenges when litigating in states with other judicial selection systems. The program is May 2, from 9 to 11 a.m. in CBA-CLE large classroom. Two ethics credits available; no cost to attend. You may attend in person or via webcast. RSVP here.
Support the Legal Aid Foundation by Attending A Reflection on a Career in the Justice System with Alex Martinez—Tomorrow, 11 a.m.–noon
Alex Martinez has worked as a public defender, a trial judge, a Colorado Supreme Court Justice, and currently is Denver’s Manager of Safety. He will reflect on the practical aspects of the Law Day Theme, “No Courts, No Justice, No Freedom.” One ethics credit available. Cost to attend is $20 and all proceeds go to the Legal Aid Foundation. You may attend in person or via webcast. Click here for more information. RSVP here.
Complimentary DBA YLD Law Day Program—Thursday, May 3
Join the DBA YLD and Rebecca Love Kourlis, from IAALS, 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.” The event is free and includes appetizers and two drink tickets. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
From the Bar
Mystery Boxes at the Barristers Benefit Ball this Saturday!
Attendees at the Barristers Benefit Ball this Saturday evening will have the opportunity to purchase Mystery Boxes. The boxes are $50 and include fantastic prizes such as two-night stays at condos in Keystone and Vail; a $200 gift certificate to Andrisen Morton; $100 gift cards to restaurants and businesses such as Blake Street Tavern, Brooks Brothers, and the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group; cooking classes for two at Panzano; a night in one of Magnolia Hotel’s King Guest Rooms, and an HP Touchpad. Purchase your Barristers Benefit Ball tickets and don’t miss this opportunity to take part in Mystery Boxes! Questions? Contact Denise Lynch.
Errata to the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
The 2012 Colorado Legal Directory was published by the Denver Bar Association in December 2011. The addendum, which was also published in the April edition of The Docket, lists attorneys and firms whose information was published incorrectly. The updated/corrected information will appear in the 2013 Directory, which will be published this fall. If you would like to order a copy of the Directory visit
The Wheels of Justice is on Facebook!
Check out the Wheels of Justice’s Facebook page for updates and information about the Courage Classic team, connect with team members, and to see how they are making a difference for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Hospital Colorado. RSVP for the Kick Off Party on Wednesday, June 6 at the Denver Athletic Club.
Continuing Legal Education
Successfully Resolving Your Clients’ Legal Problems: Choosing the Right Model—Monday, May 7
Jean Stewart will examine the various forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) that have been most successful and that offer the most promise. Attorneys will benefit from understanding these alternatives, and will learn:
  • How to prepare for the various kinds of ADR;
  • How they work and when they are viable;
  • How to counsel clients on each kind; and
  • How to use them successfully.
Click here for more information.
Piercing the Corporate and LLC Veil—The Law and the Proof—Wednesday, June 20
Piercing the veil of a corporation allows a court to hold equity owners liable for the obligations of the entity. You know the basic parameters of the law, but do you know how to prove or defend an alter-ego case with the necessary and relevant facts and burden of proof? Join us to learn what you need to know from both legal and forensic accounting perspectives! Click here for more information.
Business Valuation Fundamentals: Applications and Models; Critical Issues and Hot Topics—Thursday, June 21
The morning program will provide an introduction to business valuation, including the various purposes and uses of business valuation services and reporting, along with several other topics. The afternoon program will provide insights such as an evaluation of continuing attacks by the IRS on family limited partnerships, buy/sell agreement war stories, valuations of S Corporations and other pass-through entities, and more. Attend one or both programs. Click here for more information.
Networking Opportunity
Cinco de Mayo Happy Hour—Wednesday, May 2
The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association and the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee will gather for a pre-Cinco de Mayo happy hour at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 2, at Diego’s in Denver. Commemorate Mexico’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla and connect with colleagues over margaritas and snacks. Click here to RSVP.
Optimize Your DBA Membership
Discounted Membership Rates at Qi Athletic Clubs
Voted Best Health Club by 5280 Magazine in the 2009 “Top of the Town” issue, Qi’s approach of combining indoor cycling and yoga allows students to experience all the components of fitness in one class. With multiple locations around Denver, Qi makes it fun and convenient to stay healthy. Visit Qi’s website for more information and class schedules. Contact Alexa Drago to set up your discounted membership.

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