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In This Issue:
  • Website and Blog
  • Colfax Marathon
  • Attorney’s Night Out
  • Client Advocacy
  • Colorado Special Education Law
  • Legal Nights

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  • STRATUM: A Place to Work, A Place to Connect, A Place to Grow
  • Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
  • DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception

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.

The Colorado Bar Associations’s Golden Book of Anecdotes and Wisdom—From Attorneys, For Attorneys
The Colorado Bar Association’s senior attorneys (65 years of age and better) were asked to submit anecdotes, advice, and guidance related to the practice of law to share with their junior colleagues. This is well-earned knowledge that may benefit less-experienced attorneys as they become proficient in the practice of law and may provide much-needed guidance for new attorneys as they transition from law school and begin their legal career. Read more…

How to Get Over Your Networking Shyness and Find That New Job
by Sue Matson
When you’re in the market for a new job, what’s the same piece of advice you hear over and over? NETWORK! YOU NEED TO NETWORK! And there’s good reason why people give you that advice. Experts estimate that anywhere from 60 to 80 percent of people find jobs through personal contacts. Read more…
DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs
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.
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.
May Coffee Talk: Client Advocacy—Thursday, May 22
Young lawyers, you’ve learned a lot of law and are settling into practice. But how adept are you at performing an attorney’s usual functions? On May 22, Jon Fero, Assistant Solicitor General in the Colorado Attorney General’s Office will help you become a better counselor and advocate in all aspects of your work. Whether you routinely sign documents or help the partner shine, Jon will share time-tested strategies honed from his extensive litigation, appellate, and general counsel experience that can be applied to a wide variety of tasks and help you maximize your clients’ interests. One general CLE credit applied for. Coffee Talk programs are the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
June Coffee Talk: Colorado Special Education Law—Thursday, June 26
The presentation will provide information on The Rules for Administration of The Protection of Persons from Restraint Act created by the Colorado Department of Education. We will discuss state seclusion and restraint laws and policies for schools and where Colorado stands nationally. We will also discuss some case examples and the results of The Legal Center’s project and data collection around restraint and seclusion in Colorado public schools. One general CLE credit applied for. Coffee Talk programs are the fourth Thursday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. at the DBA offices. RSVP online, email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
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, May 7 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • Tuesday, May 13 (Mi Casa)
  • Wednesday, June 4 (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.
From the Bar
STRATUM: A Place to Work, A Place to Connect, A Place to Grow
We are excited to call your attention to STRATUM, a members-only, working space for lawyers at the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations. STRATUM will give members a stronger sense of community and collegiality, as they share the space, as well as provide the business amenities they need to enhance their 21st century practices. Click here for more information.
Annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament—Monday, June 2
The annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 2, at Inverness Golf Club in Englewood. A buffet lunch will begin at 12:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m., shotgun to follow. There will be two formats as in years past: the Champions division or best ball, and the Challenge division or scramble. Sign up as an individual or as an incomplete foursome and we will assign you to a team or help you complete your team. Register online or contact Alexa Drago.
Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception—Thursday, June 26
The 2014 honores are: Judge Richard L. Gabriel, Award of Merit; Ilene Lin Bloom, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year; Margrit Parker, Young Lawyer of the Year; and Judge Dennis A. Graham, Judicial Excellence. Everyone is invited to celebrate with the honorees at the DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, June 26, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center. RSVP online or to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

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