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May 21

May 21, 2014
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In This Issue:
  • Website and Blog
  • May Coffee Talk: Client Advocacy
  • Seeking ABA Delegate Representatives
  • DBA Golf Tournament—Special Pricing for Young Lawyers
  • June Coffee Talk: Colorado Special Education Law
  • Colorado Special Education Law
  • Legal Nights

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  • Complimentary Webinar: Casemaker Premium Services
  • DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception
  • DBA Waterman Fund Seeks Applicants for Administrators
  • STRATUM: A Place to Work, A Place to Connect, A Place to Grow

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 .

DBA YLD Upcoming Events and Programs
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.
Seeking ABA Delegate Representatives—Deadline to Apply is June 1
The CBA will soon have two vacancies in its delegation to the ABA House of Delegates. Those interested in applying should submit a résumé and a brief letter expressing interest by June 1 to: ABA Delegate, Colorado Bar Association, c/o Charles C. Turner, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. For more information, click here.
DBA Golf Tournament on Monday, June 2—Special Pricing for Young Lawyers
Join us for the annual Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 2, at Inverness Golf Club in Englewood. DBA YLD members receive a special registration rate of $85, that’s a savings of $35 per player. The fee includes lunch, snack following play, greens fees, range balls, and cart. A buffet lunch and range balls will begin at 12:30 p.m., with a 1:30 p.m. shotgun to follow. Sign up as an individual or as an incomplete foursome and we will assign you to a team or help you complete your team. Click here for a registration form or email Alexa Drago.
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, June 4 (El Centro de San Juan Diego)
  • Tuesday, June 10 (Mi Casa)
  • Wednesday, July 2(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
Tech Tuesdays Complimentary Webinar: Casemaker Premium Services—Tuesday, May 27
Learn more about Casemaker's premium services, including Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and Casemaker Digest. Join us online on Tuesday, May 27, from noon to 12:30 p.m., as Reba Nance demonstrates how to use these services. For more information, contact Sue Bertram. Click here to learn more about all of our Tech Tuesday programs.
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.
DBA Waterman Fund Seeks Applicants for Administrators—deadline to apply is Friday, June 27
The DBA Waterman Trust Fund is seeking two attorneys to serve as a DBA administrators to assist in managing the fund. The fund was established to assist members of the bar who are “aged, infirmed, or otherwise incapacitated” and financially needy. Click here for more information on the Waterman Fund. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and résumé by Friday June 27. Send to: DBA Waterman Fund, c/o Janet Bauer, Denver Bar Association, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203; or e-mail Janet Bauer.
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.

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