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March 26

March 26, 2014
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In This Issue:
  • Join the YLD Council
  • Website and Blog
  • Discovery In Civil Litigation
  • Happy Hour at the Bar and Stratum-Ribbon Cutting Event
  • April Barristers After Hours and the CBA Solo Small Firm Section
  • Movie Night: “Dazed and Confused”
  • Bankruptcy Basics, Nuances, and Red Flags for Beginners

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  • Colfax Marathon
  • Legal Nights
  • Judges Sought for First-Year Oral Arguments
  • Join The Docket Committee
  • How to Become a Judge
  • Softball League
  • Spinning Classes
  • Yoga @ the Bar
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates CLE with Judge Raymond Moore
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 dbayounglawyers.org. 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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Be a Small-Town Lawyer
by Roy S. Ginsburg
No one needs to remind law students and recent law school graduates about the dismal job market. Only 85 percent of the class of 2012 found a job of any kind post-graduation—and only 64 percent of those jobs required bar passage, which is an all-time low. Read more…


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Member Spotlight: Sara Sharp
Meet Sara Sharp, a former blackjack dealer from Tennessee who is traveling to Nepal next month. Sara says she would be a librarian if she wasn't a lawyer and describes herself as enthusiastic, happy, literate. Sara works at Fennemore Craig. Read more…
DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs
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 lunches@cobar.org 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 lunches@cobar.org or call 303 860-1115, ext. 727.
April Barristers After Hours and the CBA Solo Small Firm Section—Thursday, April 17
Join the DBA and CBA Solo Small Firm Section for Barristers After Hours at Cholon, 1555 Blake Street, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. The DBA Community Action Network will also be there to give a short presentation on the work of their committee. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. RSVP online. Questions? Contact Heather Clark.
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 lunches@cobar.org 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 lunches@cobar.org 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:

  • Wednesday, April 2 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • Tuesday, April 15 (Mi Casa)
  • Wednesday, May 7 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
Denver Legal Night is co-sponsored by the Colorado Lawyers Committee, Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, and the Denver Access to Justice Committee.
Judges Sought for First-Year Oral Arguments
Every spring, first-year law students at Colorado Law take a class in appellate advocacy in which their oral arguments are judged by volunteers. Oral arguments will take place from April 4 to 16, and last approximately two hours each. Most arguments will be held in Denver at the Tenth Circuit or the Colorado Court of Appeals, and some will be held in Boulder at Colorado Law. Click here for more information and to volunteer.
From the Bar

Apply to Join the DBA Docket Committee
The Docket is the DBA’s monthly magazine publication, and The Docket Committee supports it by way of editorial ideas, input and contributions. If you like to write (or even read!), The Docket Committee is the place for you. Submit a letter of interest to Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org or call 303-824-5350.

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 lunches@cobar.org 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 lunches@cobar.org 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 lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Friday you will attend.

From the Legal Community
Faculty of Federal Advocates CLE with Judge Raymond Moore—Thursday, April 17
Judge Moore will conduct an informal discussion and entertain questions about his initial observations from the bench and his expectations for practitioners who appear in his courtroom. Join the FFA on Thursday, April 17, from noon to 1:15 p.m. at the Alfred A. Arraj U.S. Courthouse, Jury Assembly Room. RSVP to pmurphyffa@aol.com or 303-455-0927.

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