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April 3

April 3, 2013
In This Issue:
  • Join the YLD Council
  • New Website Launch
  • Movie Night—The Verdict
  • Law Day “Realizing the Dream” Contest
  • Barristers After Hours
  • The Components of a Great Appeal
  • Movie Night—Lincoln
  • Barristers After Hours at the Ralph Carr Justice Center

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  • The Colfax Marathon
  • Attorney's Night Out
  • 2013 Denver Lawyers Arts & Literature Contest
  • The Brother's Size
  • Barristers Benefit Ball
  • Cocktail Talk

The DBA YLD is currently seeking new board members for the Executive Council. The Council consists of 11 members who help serve the Denver legal community and its members.

Council members organize networking events, CLE's and other opportunities for young lawyers. This includes developing new ideas, marketing and communicating, coordinating with other bar sections, promoting the YLD and assisting other young attorneys in our community. Council members are required to attend monthly board meetings and commit to a three-year term.

Interested persons should submit their current resume and a letter of interest detailing their relevant experience and characteristics including why these qualities would make them a valuable addition to the Board. Please keep your submissions brief and to the point.

Submit your resume and letter of interest to Jake Eisenstein by April 29.

The DBA Young Lawyers' new website has launched! Please visit
Are you intersted in writing? We are looking for writers to submit articles for the blog portion of the new website. Please contact Joel Jacobson. Individuals who already expressed interest in writing will be contacted soon to setup a date for submission.

DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs

Legal Movie Night Featuring “The Verdict”—Thursday, April 11
Join the YLD for a Legal Movie Night from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 11 at the CBA CLE offices. The Verdict is a 1982 courtroom drama film which tells the story of a down-on-his-luck alcoholic lawyer who pushes a medical malpractice case in order to improve his own situation. Judge Robert McGahey 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. RSVP here or to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Law Day

Law Day “Realizing the Dream” Contest—Deadline is Friday, April 19
Gain an appreciation for the 2013 Law Day theme, “Realizing the Dream—Equality for All,” by participating in the Law Day contest. Submit art work, short essay, short video, or other recording, while addressing the question: What role should the legal system play in ensuring that Americans protect our national ideal of equality for all?
Attorneys in the DBA Young Lawyers Division, law students at the University of Colorado and University of Denver, and students in 9th through 12th grades in the Denver Public School district are eligible to participate. Email submissions to Heather Clark no later than Friday, April 19. Winners will receive cash prizes and admission to the 2013 Law Day Reception on Thursday, May 2. Learn more.

Barristers After Hours—Thursday, April 18
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 information.

The Components of a Great Appeal—Thursday, April 25
Lindy Frolich will talk about criminal appeals which includes traditional briefing familiar to many attorneys, including standards of review, as well as legal issues and argument. Gina Bischofs will discuss appeals in the dependency and neglect area with its expedited time frames, petitions on appeal, and condensed presentation of issues and legal argument. The increasing utilization of electronic tools and their practical application to appeals will also be explored. One general CLE credit has been applied for. Coffee Talk programs are held every fourth Thursday at 7:30 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online or email

Law Day

Young Lawyers Division Law Day Movie Night Featuring “Lincoln”—Wednesday, May 1
Celebrate Law Day with the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations’ Young Lawyer Divisions at the Mayan Theater on May 1, at 5 p.m. Denver District Court Judge John Madden will give a CLE presentation on President Abraham Lincoln, followed by a showing of the 2012 Oscar-winning film, “Lincoln.” One general CLE credit has been applied for. Cost to attend is $15. This event is for members and their significant others only. RSVP online or email

Barristers After Hours at the Ralph Carr Justice Center—Thursday, May 16
The DBA YLD invites you to attend Barristers After Hours, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Ralph Carr Justice Center. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. Tours will be available. No need to RSVP. Contact Joel Jacobson for more information.

The Legal Center and DBA YLD Team Up for the Colfax Marathon
Join DBA YLD members in conjunction with The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People on May 18 and 19 in the marathon, half-marathon, Urban 10-Miler, 5K or 3K (walk or run). Click here to find out more about the event and register. Contact Matt Larson to find out more.

8th Annual Attorney’s Night Out—Thursday, June 27
Join the DBA YLD as they celebrate The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People's protection of the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado since 1976. Event includes a silent auction. To be held at the Blake Street Tavern from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available by contacting Joshua Anderson at or 303-722-0300, ext. 507.

From the Bar

Call for Entries: 2013 Denver Lawyers Arts & Literature Contest—Deadline to Enter April 15
Are you an attorney with an artistic inclination or a way with words? The submission period is open to enter your creative works in the 2013 Denver Lawyers Arts & Literature Contest, sponsored by The Docket. Contest submission categories include: Writing—Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, and Humor; and Visual Arts—Painting (watercolors and oil/acrylic/mixed media), Drawing, Sculpture, and Photography. In all categories, the subject matter is open to the artists’ choice—no legal subject matter is required. Winners will be recognized in the September issue of The Docket. Download an entry form here. Deadline to enter is April 15. Questions? Email Sara Crocker at

“The Brothers Size” Live Theater Performance and CLE—Thursday, April 11
Join the CBA Young Lawyers Division for a live theatre performance of “The Brothers Size” at the Curious Theatre and a CLE presentation that addresses issues of race and recidivism. The one-hour CLE presentation starts at 6 p.m., followed by cocktails and appetizers at 7 p.m., and curtain at 8 p.m. Balcony seats are $35 for CBA members and includes the CLE presentation, appetizers, and cocktails. Redeem this exclusive offer by using the code “COBAR” when purchasing tickets through the box office at 303-623-0524 or

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.

From the Legal Community

Cocktail Talk—Wednesday, April 10
Cocktail parties and networking events can open doors to new business relationships, but they can also be tricky to navigate. Young lawyers and those interested in sharpening their networking skills are invited to join Law Week Colorado and Barefoot PR for our second-annual Cocktail Talk—a fun evening filled with tips and tricks for better networking at cocktail parties, dinners and other social gatherings. Click here to register.

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