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Feb. 26

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013
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From the Bar
Meet Your CBA President—Thursday, March 14
Colorado Bar Association President Mark Fogg will visit the Denver Bar Association and present his CLE, “Traveling the Four Corners: Where Practice, Access to Justice, Professionalism, and Community Service Meet,” at 5 p.m. on March 14 at 1900 Grant St., Suite 1000. One ethics credit is available at this presentation, which is complementary for members. A reception with light appetizers and drinks will be provided. Please RSVP to lunches@cobar.org.
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2013 DBA Award Winners Announced
The DBA Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of its annual awards: Charley Garcia will receive the Award of Merit; Karen Spaulding will receive the Volunteer of the Year Award; Justice Alex Martinez will receive the Judicial Excellence Award; and Jaclyn Casey will receive the Young Lawyer of the Year Award. The awards ceremony will be held Thursday, June 6, at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center from 6 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
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Bench and Bar: Meet Domestic Jurists of the Denver District Court—Wednesday, March 20
Meet with the domestic judicial officers on the Denver District Court, including Hon. Shelley I. Gilman, Hon. William W. Hood III, Magistrate Karen Hubler, Hon. Anne M. Mansfield, and Hon. Elizabeth A. Starrs. Judges will discuss courtroom procedures, address some of the latest topics in domestic law, and answer questions. The program will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Jury Assembly room on the fourth floor of the City and County Building. Two CLE credits are requested. The cost to attend for DBA members is $15 and $25 for nonmembers. To RSVP, please email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
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DBA Community Action Network’s Social Hour—Tuesday, March 19
Join the Community Action Network Committee for a social hour to learn how we reach beyond the legal community to the greater Denver community and provide valuable assistance to those in need. CAN sponsors several yearly drives befitting various non-profit organizations that address hunger relief, children’s dental needs, preschool education, and school-year preparedness for homeless children. The event will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Katie Mullen’s. Complimentary drink tickets and appetizers will be provided. If you want to become more involved in the DBA and the Denver community—come check us out! Email lunches@cobar.org to RSVP.
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Resources Available to Attorneys through COLAP—Thursday, Feb. 28
Program presenters will explain the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program and what it has to offer our judges, lawyers, and law students. Learn about substance abuse and mental health issues, including the impact on a national level, the state, and in the legal profession. Discover how to identify early signs and symptoms of substance abuse and mental health issues, and how and where to seek help. RSVP online or email lunches@cobar.org.
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. Email lunches@cobar.org to RSVP.
Call for Entries: 2013 Denver Lawyers Arts & Literature Contest
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. For full entry details and rules, click here; download an entry form here. Deadline to enter is April 15. Questions? Email Sara Crocker at scrocker@cobar.org.
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Continuing Legal Education
International Commercial Transactions—Thursday, March 14
Your clients’ businesses may outsource, manufacture, distribute, transfer technology, or joint venture in China, Mexico, and other countries. This full-day CLE program will review the complexities of international transactions, with practical advice concerning the laws, customs and languages of different countries. Hear how to use conventions and negotiations to facilitate your or your clients’ international business. See the complete agenda.

Premises Liability Litigation—Thursday, March 21
This seminar is valuable whether you are contemplating taking your first slip and fall case, or you are a seasoned practitioner wanting critical updates in the area of premises liability. Colorado’s top plaintiff and defense practitioners will review recent trends and both sides will present strategies and responses. From unusual issues to tips for winning briefs, gain practical advice on how to bring and defend these actions. Register now!

In the Legal Community
International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century—Saturday, March 2
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law will host the Western Regional Conference of the American Branch of the International Law Association on “International Law and Human Security in the 21st Century.” The conference is from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 2. A reception will follow. Approved for eight CLE credits, including three ethics credits. Learn more and register here.
First Annual Student Veteran Scholarship Fundraiser—Wednesday, March 13
The Student Veterans of America, University of Denver Sturm College of Law Chapter is pleased to announce the first annual student veteran scholarship fundraiser to be held in the Ricketson Law Building Forum on March 13 at 6 p.m. Scholarship funds are a vital part of our veterans’ ability to attend law school. All funds raised will only be used to provide scholarships to veterans of the armed forces attending the Sturm College of Law. For questions or to RSVP, contact Mike Shay at mshay14@law.du.edu. If you would like to donate to the scholarship fund, contact Lindsey Beigning at 303-871-6117 or visit www.du.edu/ascend.
Optimize Your Membership
New DBA Member Benefit—LawBank
LawBank is a collaborative office community designed exclusively for independent lawyers, recent grads, and small firms. The LawBank concept cultivates opportunities for practitioners to work together within a diverse legal community to advance their networks and provide a more comprehensive level of service to their clients. Click here for more information.

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