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April 2

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
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From the Bar
Barristers Ball
Barristers Benefit Ball—Bet On Lucky No. 25
The Barristers Benefit Ball is celebrating 25 years. Help us celebrate and support Metro Volunteer Lawyers by giving to our $25K for 25 Years giving campaign—we hope to raise $1,000 for every year of the ball in order to sustain our metro area legal services provider. Our horse, No. 25, only moves forward if you donate. Let’s get him to the finish line; make a tax-deductible donation today! Haven’t gotten your tickets to the ball yet? Purchase them now!
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 scrocker@cobar.org.
14th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive—April 15–26
Sign up your office as a donation location by Friday, April 5, to continue to fight hunger and feed hope in 2013. The food drive runs April 15–26 and benefits Metro CareRing, a nonprofit hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. Questions? Email Kate Schuster.
Law Day
DBA Young Lawyers Division Law Day Reception—Thursday, May 2
Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division and Vincent E. Morscher, head of the attorney general’s Civil Litigation and Employment Law Department, and Steve Chavez, director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division, for a cocktail reception at The Lobby beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 2. Morscher and Chavez will present briefly on the American Bar Association’s Law Day theme, “Realizing the Dream: Equality for All.” Admission is free and includes appetizers and two drink tickets. Please RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Law Day “Realizing the Dream” Contest—Deadline is Friday, April 19
Sponsored by the DBA Young Lawyers Division

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 Ball
Continuing Legal Education
Basics of Mechanics’ Liens and Verified Claims—Thursday, April 25
The use of mechanics’ liens as a protective mechanism is more important than ever. It is critical that contractors and subcontractors follow the established timelines and procedures so they can foreclose on a lien when necessary. This program provides details on who can file a lien, what types of properties can be liened, and the required procedures for filing and foreclosing on a lien. Each attendee receives a copy of the CBA-CLE book “Colorado Liens and Claims Handbook, 4th Ed.”—whether you attend the live, webcast, or video replay program, or complete the homestudy. Find out more!

Civil Unions: Legal Consequences for Family and Trust and Estate Practices—Wednesday, May 1
Attend One Session or Both!

Colorado lawmakers have taken a historic vote to approve civil unions for same sex couples; the measure grants same-sex couples similar rights to married couples. Gov. John Hickenlooper signed the bill into law on March 21, and the law takes effect on May 1. Find out how the new law will change the legal landscape of your practice. The morning session will focus on family law issues and the afternoon session on trust and estate consequences. You can sign up for the morning or afternoon session, or attend both! Register now!

From the Legal Community
35th Annual Colorado Lawyers Committee Anniversary Awards—Tuesday, May 21
Join the Colorado Lawyers Committee for its 35th Annual Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Denver City Center. The keynote speaker will be James J. Sandman, president of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, DC. Another luncheon highlight is the awards presentation to honor individuals and organizations who contributed significantly to the Colorado Lawyers Committee in 2012. Learn more and purchase tickets online.
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