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Feb. 6

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February 6, 2013
In This Issue:
  • Volunteers Needed for a Focus Group
  • DU Law Recent Grad Reunion
  • BAH and Wee Cycle Kickoff
  • Resources Available to Attorneys through COLAP
  • Legal Movie Night: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"
  • Denver Cutthroats Hockey Game
  • BAH and Metro Volunteer Laywers
  • Trial Prep: Witnesses, Voire Dire, and the Makings of a Winning Trial
  • Hora Social
  • Barristers Benefit Ball
  • Family Law Court Program
  • High School Mock Trials

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Message from the DBA YLD Chair

Dear Colleagues,

For those of you I haven't met in person, my name is Jake Eisenstein and I am the current chair of the Denver Bar Association YLD.

Our primary purpose at the YLD is to serve young lawyers. We've realized that we are not sure how to best pursue that goal in light of current market realities. As a result, our board has formed a new sub-committee focused on identifying key issues facing young attorneys and ways in which we can better serve and assist them with those issues.

We need your help.

I would like to invite you to a focus group intended to explore some of these issues. Pizza and beer/wine will be provided and, of course, there is no charge for your participation. The idea is to keep it extremely casual. We are scheduled for February 12, 2013 at 5:30 PM in the DBA/CBA Offices at 1900 Grant St.

This is a great opportunity to make your voice heard on important issues as well as network with peers in an informal setting.

Please RSVP to Heather Clark,

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to seeing you all there.

Sincerely yours,

Jake C. Eisenstein
2012–13 DBA YLD Chair

DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs
DU Law Recent Grad Reunion—Friday, Feb. 8

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Denver and Colorado Bar Associations’s Young Lawyers Divisions invite you to this great event for recent graduates for the classes of 1998 to 2012. Join us for a private reception before the DU Pioneers take on the. Colorado College Tigers hockey game. Echo Brewing Company (owned by 1997 alumna Katy Dukes), MouCo Cheese Company, and Continental Sausage will host a tasting. Register by Friday, Feb. 1. For questions, contact Felicia Ho at or 303-871-6940.

Barristers After Hours and Wee Cycle Kickoff—Thursday, Feb. 21

Save your children’s clothes, strollers, cribs, car seats, and any other similar items for our annual donation drive. The DBA and CBA YLD are collecting donations for the local charity Wee Cycle, which gives necessities to needy children and families across Colorado. If you are interested in having your firm participate as a drop-off center, please email Carlos Migoya. The drive will begin with a kickoff party at Katie Mullens at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, which is being held in conjunction with DBA YLD’s Barristers After Hours, and will run through the month of March.

Resources Available to Attorneys through COLAP—Thursday, Feb. 28

This presentation will explain the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program and what it has to offer our judges, lawyers and law students. Information will be presented about substance abuse and mental health issues, including the impact on a national level, the State of Colorado and in the legal profession. Will then discuss identifying early signs and symptoms of substance abuse and mental health issues in order to seek help sooner rather than later. Will discuss how and where to seek help for the judge, lawyer or law student dealing with whatever is impacting their ability to be a productive member of the legal community. RSVP online or email

Legal Movie Night: "Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room"—Thursday, Feb. 28

Join the YLD for a Legal Movie Night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 28 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law in room 165. This 2005 documentary covers Enron's collapse and the criminal trials of its executives. Jack Tanner will discuss legal ethics raised by the movie; one ethics CLE credit requested. Pizza and beverages will be provided. Cost to attend is $5 for DBA members, $20 for nonmembers, and free for students. To RSVP, please email

Denver Cutthroats Hockey Game and Fundraising Event—Friday, March 1

YLD invites you to enjoy a hockey game for a good cause. Tickets are $35 and may be purchased by clicking here. (The promo code is COLORADO.) A ticket includes a seat in the lower bowl, access to the “party deck” with free food, and two drink tickets for beer or soda. Best of all, the Cutthroats will donate $5 from every ticket sold to COLTAF.

Barristers After Hours and Metro Volunteer Laywers—Thursday, March 21

The DBA YLD invites you to attend Barristers After Hours, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Katie Mullen’s. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. No need to RSVP, contact Joel Jacobson for more

Trial Prep: Witnesses, Voire Dire, and the Makings of a Winning Trial—Thursday, March 28

Jeffrey J. Timlin will discuss strategies and preparation techniques that will amount to a winning formula at trial. One general CLE credit has been applied for. RSVP online or email

From the Bar
Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee Hora Social—Thursday, Feb. 28

Please join the Spanish Speaking Lawyers Committee for June’s Hora Social. Whether you are fluent in Spanish, just learning, or want to enjoy a free appetizer, everyone is welcome. Come practice your Spanish or simply learn about what the committee does to help the Colorado Spanish-speaking community. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Tamayo in Larimer Square. Please RSVP to Roberto Ramirez.

Barristers Benefit Ball—Saturday, May 4

Individual tickets are now on sale for the 25th Annual Barristers Benefit Ball. Young Lawyers receive a discounted price of $100 for an evening of dinner, dancing and fun. And, you can request to be seated with your friends at dinner. Click here to purchase tickets online or call Denise Lynch at 303-824-5327.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteers Needed for Family Law Court Program

Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ 2013 Family Law Court Program schedule and sign-up sheet is here! Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for January and February because the need is especially great. Please sign up today.

Encourage Future Legal Minds—Help Judge Mock Trial State Finals

Volunteer attorneys, law students, paralegals, and community leaders are needed to judge the 2013 Denver Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament on Feb. 8 and 9 at the Denver City & County Building. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Several shifts available. Click here for a volunteer form.

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