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April 9

April 9, 2014
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In This Issue:
  • Join the YLD Council
  • Website and Blog
  • April Barristers After Hours and the CBA Solo Small Firm Section
  • Movie Night: “Dazed and Confused”
  • Bankruptcy Basics, Nuances, and Red Flags for Beginners
  • Attorney’s Night Out

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  • Colfax Marathon
  • Legal Nights
  • Join The Docket Committee
  • Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
  • Softball League
  • Spinning Classes
  • Faculty of Federal Advocates CLE with Judge Raymond Moore
  • ABA YLD Spring Conference
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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Law Student Chronicles: And Baby Makes Three
by Ty Nagamatsu
As you may know, the Law Student Chronicles is a new column giving Docket readers a glimpse into what the typical law school experience is like for today’s law student. I’ll begin my chronicle with the disclaimer that my unique situation made aspects of my first semester far from typical—I started law school with a three-week-old baby! Read more…

Member Spotlight: Klaralee Charlton
Meet Klaralee Charlton, a Montanan with her JD from the University of Utah and her masters of taxation from DU. Klaralee says she would be a chef if she wasn’t a lawyer. Klaralee works at Katz, Look & Onorato in estate administration. Read more…
DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs
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 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.
9th Annual Attorneys' Night Out—Thursday, May 15
Join the DBA YLD as it celebrates The Legal Center's mission of protecting the rights of people with disabilities and older people in Colorado. The event includes a silent auction, live auction and a drawing for an iPad. The event will be held at the Blake Street Tavern from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $25 prior to the event and $35 at the door. Go to to purchase tickets. Contact Julie Busby at or 303-722-0300, ext. 507 for more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities.
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, April 15 (Mi Casa)
  • Wednesday, May 7 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • Tuesday, May 13 (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

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 or call 303-824-5350.

15th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive—April 21 to May 2
Sign up your office as a donation location by Friday, April 18, to continue to fight hunger and feed hope in 2014. The food drive runsfrom April 21 to May 2 and benefits Metro CareRing, a nonprofit hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. Questions? Email Kate Schuster.
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.

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 or 303-455-0927.
From the ABA

YLD Spring Conference—May 15–17 in Pittsburgh
The ABA‘s YLD Conference is designed to help you grow your practice and make a difference in your community and the legal profession. This three-day event is filled with CLE sessions, topical discussions, and opportunities to network with and learn from lawyers in varying practice areas from the U.S. and around the world. Early bird prices in effect through Friday, April 11.

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