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July 17

July 17, 2013
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In This Issue:
  • Website and Blog
  • Bike Social Save the Date
  • Barristers After Hours and Lawyer Artists
  • Follow Your DBA President Dan McCune on Twitter

DBA YLD Facebook

DBA YLD Twitter

  • Introducing…Friday Nite Yoga @ the Bar!
  • Get Involved with Legal Nights
  • Senior Law Day—Saturday, July 27

Greetings from the DBA Young Lawyers Board! Eventhough our newslettter is a bit light this week, be assured that we are planning a whole mess of unique and fun events for the months ahead. Please look for the August newsletter which will be stocked full of events; both fun and educational. And, we hope you are enjoying your summer!

DBA Young Lawyers Division Website and Blog
Check out our new website at Each Wednesday a new piece will be published. Below is the most recent blog contribution from your colleagues.


Civility Counts: The Importance of Professionalism
By Ryan S. Hansen
As young attorneys, we all in recent years had the distinct privilege of being sworn-in to practice law in the great State of Colorado. To obtain a license to practice law, we each recited and subscribed to the Colorado Attorney Oath of Admission. Read more…


Floodgates: Riding the Wave of New Immigration Practitioners
By Katharine Speer
Comprehensive immigration reform looks more promising now than at any time in the last 15 years. Approximately 11 million unauthorized immigrants—your neighbors, co-workers, and classmates—could benefit from the proposed changes. More immediately, the Supreme Court just eliminated DOMA's barrier to same-sex spousal visa petitions, and about a third of the U.S. population now lives in a marriage-equality state. Read more…

Are you intersted in writing for the DBA YLD blog? We are looking for writers to submit articles for the blog portion of the new website. Please contact Joel Jacobson.

DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs

Bike Social Save the Date—Thursday, Aug. 15
DBA YLD is planning a biking social on Thursday, Aug. 15. Details forthcoming!

Barristers After Hours and Lawyer Artists—Thursday, Sept. 19
The DBA YLD Barristers After Hours is partnering with the Docket Lawyer Art Contest contest to bring you a picture perfect Barristers After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 17 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. A location is yet to be determined. Artwork from the contest will be on display. Complimentary light appetizers, wine and beer will be served. Please RSVP to this event by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or emailing

From the Bar

Follow Your DBA President Dan McCune on Twitter
DBA President Dan McCune is tweeting away at @dbapresident. Be sure to follow Dan and he will keep you in the loop about all the new things happening in and around the bar.

Introducing…Friday Nite Yoga @ the Bar!
Join us for Friday Nite Yoga @ the Bar every Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 6. Friday Nite Yoga will take place on the 10th floor of our office building at 1900 Grant St. Some exceptions will apply, please check our calendar each week. Why yoga? Read Friday Nite Yoga instructor Lorraine DAversa’s article in the July/August Docket on how you can de-stress and find balance with a regular yoga practice.

Volunteer Opportunities

DBA YLD Members—Get Involved with Legal Nights
Denver Legal Night is an open house where volunteer attorneys provide free legal and referral information to people who cannot afford legal services. Areas of law addressed commonly include Immigration, Family, Criminal, Housing, Consumer and bankruptcy, and Employment.
Sign up for the upcoming clinic:

  • August 7 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • August 20 (Mi Casa)
  • September 4 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • September 17 (Mi Casa)
Denver Legal Night is co-sponsored by the Colorado Lawyers Committee, Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Denver Access to Justice Committee.

Denver Senior Law Day—Saturday, July 27
At the Denver Mart (formerly Denver Merchandise Mart)

Senior Law Day is a community event supported by the CBA, CBA-CLE, the CBA Trust and Estate and Elder Law Sections, and several other law firms and organizations. The event in Denver will attract more than 1,000 seniors, adult children, and caregivers. Volunteers are needed for registration, directing guests, and other tasks. Please contact Casey Williams at or 303-500-7706 if you would like to volunteer.

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