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Represent the First District of the CBA
The Denver Bar Association seeks nominees to represent the First District (Denver) as Vice President on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. This is a one-year term beginning July 2013. Nominations are due by Sept. 14. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at dcolliersmith@cobar.org.
Seniors Golf Tournament—Wednesday, Aug. 22
This year’s tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. Lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player. Questions? Email Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org.
‘Miss Representation’ Screening—Thursday, Aug. 23
DBA-CBA Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee, in partnership with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, will host a screening of “Miss Representation,” the award-winning documentary and must-see for men and women. The film exposes mainstream media’s gender bias and influence on women’s ability to assume leadership positions. A moderated discussion will follow the screening. Submitted for one ethics and one general CLE credit. Click here for more information.
Difference Works—Wednesday, Aug. 29
DBA-CBA Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee, in partnership with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness, will host “Difference Works: Attorney Leadership, Retention & Results.” Caroline Turner, gender and generational differences expert, will discuss ways to increase employee engagement, reduce turnover, and maximize the value of your diverse workforce. Submitted for one ethics and one general CLE credit. Click here for more information.
Get the Most Out of Your MVL Pro Bono Volunteer Work!
  • Did you know that you can receive CLE credits for pro bono work? C.R.C.P. 260.8 states that a lawyer providing pro bono legal representation may submit for one general CLE credit for every five billable-equivalent hours of representation—up to a maximum of nine CLE credits per each three-year compliance period. For more information on the ruling, click here.
    For the CLE credit application, click here.
  • Sign up to be a part of the Colorado Supreme Court’s Pro Bono Recognition Program so that your firm or in-house counsel group receives recognition when it commits to and/or achieves the goal of providing at least 50 hours of pro bono service each year.
  • Volunteer attorneys working on pro bono cases for MVL (or other qualified legal services providers) receive LexisNexis e-filing and e-service for free in cases where the qualified legal services provider or the court certified that the client is indigent and has approved the client’s request for waiver of filing fees. Click here to find out more.
Continuing Legal Education
Lawyers on Facebook – Oh My!—Monday, Aug. 13
This program is designed to get solo and small firm lawyers more comfortable talking about and considering the use of their own “brand” in social media, primarily Facebook. We will identify how this media operates and discuss some of the legal and ethical risks of Facebook and social media generally, along with how to mitigate such risks and still have a satisfying and meaningful engagement with social media. Click here to learn more.
Assisted Reproductive Technology: The Process, Bioethics, and How It Will Affect Your Practice—Thursday, Sept. 27
You’ve heard of artificial insemination, in vitro fertilization, and surrogacy, but what are the legal ramifications of these and other reproductive services? Take this course and we’ll walk you through the fundamentals of this cutting edge field, local and national law, bioethical issues, and how to handle ART cases when they cross your desk—if they haven’t already, it won’t be long! Click here to read more.
In the News
Preparing for Owner Inspection of HOA Emails
When HB 12-1237 goes in to effect on Jan. 1, owners will be entitled to inspect board emails that relate directly to decisions made by the board outside a meeting. This raises the practical questions of how boards should determine which emails to save, how to retain such emails, and other related issues. Click here to read more and for some compliance pointers.

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