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March 12

March 12, 2014
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In This Issue:
  • Join the YLD Council
  • Website and Blog
  • March Barristers After Hours and the CBA Business Law Section
  • Discovery In Civil Litigation
  • Happy Hour at the Bar and Stratum-Ribbon Cutting Event
  • Movie Night: “Dazed and Confused”
  • Bankruptcy Basics, Nuances, and Red Flags for Beginners

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  • Colfax Marathon
  • Legal Nights
  • Colfax Marathon
  • Bench and Bar Committee Roundtable
  • Softball League
  • Spinning Classes
  • Yoga @ the Bar
Join the YLD Council—Applications Due Friday, April 25

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.

Submit your resume and letter of interest to Matthew Larson and Heather Clark by Friday, April 25.

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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ART Law Basics in Colorado
by Ellen E. Trachman
Assisted reproductive technology (ART) is the use of medical technology to assist with pregnancy or childbirth. The most common and well-known method of assisted reproductive technology is IVF (in vitro fertilization), where the creation of an embryo happens outside of a woman‘s body and is then transferred back to her in hope of achieving a pregnancy. Read more…

Crash Course: Preparing for Your First Deposition
by Kevin McReynolds
Unlike other types of discovery, depositions give you direct access to your opponent’s information without vetting by counsel. Opposing counsel can object, but the witness has to answer your questions unless you’re asking for privileged information or you’ve crossed the line into harassment. Read more…
DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs
March Barristers After Hours and the CBA Business Law Section—Thursday, March 20
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, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Happy Hour at the Bar and Stratum-Ribbon Cutting Event—Tuesday, April 8
Stratum is the first-of-its kind for the Denver Bar Association—a community-focused, co-working space for members. Stratum will give members a stronger sense of community and collegiality, while provid the business amenities needed to enhance their 21st century practices. Come to the ribbon-cutting event and see what we mean on Tuesday, April 8 from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the DBA offices. Complimentary drinks and appetizers provided. RSVP online, email or call 303 860-1115, ext. 727.
Movie Night: “Dazed and Confused”—Monday, April 21
CLE on New Marijuana Laws and Regulations in Colorado

DBA YLD will conduct a one hour CLE related to new marijuana laws and regulations in Colorado led by Troy Rackham and Maureen (“Mo”) Weiland from Fennemore Craig. A showing of the movie “Dazed and Confused” will follow the presentation. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. with wine, beer, pizza and networking. Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division for a fun and informative movie night at the DBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., third floor. One ethics CLE credit has been applied for. RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
April Coffee Talk: Bankruptcy Basics, Nuances, and Red Flags for Beginners—Thursday, April 24
This one hour program covers bankruptcy fundamentals for practitioners representing either the debtor or creditors, including chapter choice and eligibility requirements, property of the estate, the role of the trustee, filing proofs of claim, the automatic stay, and the bankruptcy discharge. The program also describes red flags for the young practitioner and common issues resulting in litigation within a bankruptcy case such as non-dischargeable debt and avoidance actions. David M. Little of Onsager|Guyerson|Fletcher|Johnson will present the program. One general CLE credit applied for. RSVP online, email 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, March 18 (Mi Casa)
  • Wednesday, April 2 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • Tuesday, April 15 (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
Bench and Bar Committee Roundtable on How to Become a Judge—Wednesday, April 16
The DBA Bench and Bar Committee is holding a roundtable on how to become a judge in Denver District Courts, to take place at the Wynkoop Brewery on Wednesday, April 16 from 4 to 7 p.m. Three general CLE credits have been applied for. Cost to attend is $10 for members and includes appetizers and one drink. RSVP to or 303-860-1115 ext. 727.
Play Softball in the Lawyers’ League—It’s really a lot of fun
The headline pretty much says it all. Lawyers’ League softball is just plain fun. You get out of the office on a Saturday morning and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. It’s co-ed. There are no umpires, so balls and strikes are not called and it’s inexpensive. You don’t even have to be a lawyer-staff, family, friends, clients, and relative strangers are all welcome. Games are Saturdays at 11 a.m. from June through early at August at Cranmer (Sundial) Park. Interested captains should email Jack Tanner or call 303-894-4495.

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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