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February 12

February 12, 2014
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In This Issue:
  • Website and Blog
  • Movie Night CLE: “Intolerable Cruelty”
  • February Barristers After Hours and the CBA Litigation Section
  • Practice Area Preview: Tax Law
  • University of Denver Recent Alumni Reunion
  • February Coffee Talk: Mediation Basics
  • Book Drive

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  • March Barristers After Hours and the CBA Business Law Section
  • March Coffee Talk: Discovery In Civil Litigation
  • Colfax Marathon
  • Legal Nights
  • DBA Leadership Positions Nominations
  • Family Law Legal Speed Dating
  • DBA Member Spinning Classes
  • Yoga @ the Bar

DBA Young Lawyers Division Website and Blog
Check out our website Are you interested 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 .

New submissions are posted on Wednesdays. Below is a recent blog contribution from one of your colleagues.

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Council Spotlight: Joel Jacobson
An associate attorney with Rubicon Law Group, Ltd. He practices business law, including formation, transactions, and securities. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan and his law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. Joel has an interest in topics impacting startup companies in the Denver entrepreneurial community, skiing, and hiking. Read more…

Law Student Chronicles: Doing Time as a 1L
The overused adage says “time flies when you’re having fun!” Well, that sounds lovely, but what does time do when you’re terrified, inspired, exhilarated, and challenged by your peers and superiors on a daily basis? In my opinion, it’s then that time seems to travel at the speed of light. Read more…
DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs
Movie Night CLE: “Intolerable Cruelty”— Thursday, Feb. 13
DBA YLD will be conducting a CLE related to the movie, “Intolerable Cruelty” from starting at 5:30 p.m. with wine, beer, pizza and networking. The CLE presentation will focus on divorce law. Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division for a fun and informative movie night at the DBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., third floor. One general CLE available. Registration is $5 for members, free for students, and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP online or to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

February Barristers After Hours and the CBA Litigation Section at the Wynkoop Brewery—Thursday, Feb. 20
The DBA and CBA Young Lawyers Divisions and the CBA Litigation Section invite everyone to attend a special Barristers After Hours, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20 at the Wynkoop Brewery, Denver. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

University of Denver Recent Alumni Reunion—Friday, Feb. 21
Join the University of Denver and the CBA and DBA Young Lawyer Divisions at the Sturm College of Law from 6 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 21, for a beer and cheese tasting followed by the University of Denver Pioneers vs. Colorado College Tigers hockey game at Magness Arena. Open to all—not just DU alums. Register and buy your tickets by Friday, Feb. 14.
Practice Area Preview: Tax Law—Tuesday, Feb. 25
Join the DBA YLD and the CBA Tax Law Section on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Rock Bottom Brewery for an informal discussion and networking event for young lawyers led by young lawyers. Speakers will discuss how they got into the field of tax law and what it is like to practice in that area. Come learn about a new field of law and bring your questions! Complimentary drinks and appetizers will be provided. Networking starts at 5:30 p.m. RSVP online or to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
February Coffee Talk
Mediation Basics: Learn to be Effective in Mediation—Thursday, Feb. 27

Learn how to choose the mediator best for your client and his or her situation. Teddi Ann Barry also discuss how to best prepare for mediation and focus on the fix instead of the fight. Barry is a Family Law attorney and mediator with offices in Denver and Avon. With the tagline of Saving Children and Restructuring Families, Barry’s practice is focused on resolution and finding ways to keep her clients out of court—successful mediation is key. One general CLE credit is available. RSVP online, or by emailing or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Book Drive—March 10–14
Join the DBA YLD in collecting books for the Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center. Books needed are for children ages 6 months to 12 years. Please email Blair Bowen or Heather Clark, or go online to sign your firm up for the drive.
March Barristers After Hours and the CBA Business Law Section—Thursday, March 20
Everyone is welcome to join the DBA and CBA Young Lawyers Division and the Business Law Section for Barristers After Hours at Coohills, 1400 Wewatta Street, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. Questions? Contact Heather Clark.
March Coffee Talk
Discovery In Civil Litigation: Practical Tips And Strategies—Thursday, March 27

Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division as member Cash Parker of Hall & Evans, LLC discusses discovery mechanisms and strategies in civil cases at the DBA offices from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 27. You will learn: discovery management and best practices; pros and cons of various discovery mechanisms (i.e., requests for admission, requests for production, and depositions); strategic and cost-effective use of discovery; key differences between the Colorado and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure; and how to avoid traps for the unwary. One general CLE credit applied for. RSVP online, or by emailing or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
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 Sunday, May 18 by joining or forming a marathon relay team. Click here to find out more about the event and register. Contact Heather Clark to find out more about joining an existing team.
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:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 18 (Mi Casa)
  • Wednesday, March 5 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • Tuesday, March 18 (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.
From the Bar

Call for Nominations for 2014–15 DBA Leadership Positions
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014–15 DBA leadership positions, including President-Elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, three members of Board of Trustees, and 11 members of the CBA Board of Governors. Deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 17 at noon. For more information or to submit nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith.

Family Law Legal Speed Dating (Young Lawyer Event)—Thursday, Feb. 20
Join the CBA Family Law Section on Thursday, Feb. 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the CBA CLE offices and learn about the various areas that could impact your family law cases, including bankruptcy, immigration and criminal issues, as well as parental responsibilities evaluations tips and alternative dispute resolution options, including private judges and special masters. One general CLE credit has been requested. Door prizes and giveaways for attendees at the end of the night! Registration is $10. RSVP online, to or to 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

DBA Member Spinning Classes at the Downtown YMCA
Join us for weekly spinning classes at The Gym Uptown, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 100, from 7 to 8 a.m. The cost to attend is $5. Full use of the facilities is available to attendees. Space in the class is limited, so RSVP early to secure your bike seat by clicking on a link below. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Thursday you will attend.

Yoga @ the Bar—Fridays at 7 a.m.
Join us on Fridays at the DBA offices from 7 to 8 a.m. for free yoga. The instructor will be there beginning at 6:45 a.m. for those who want to begin, or end, earlier. Below is a list of upcoming classes. RSVP to or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Friday you will attend.

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