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Feb. 11

February 11, 2014
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From the Bar and DBA-CLE
Call for Nominations for 2014–15 DBA Leadership Positions
The Nominating Committee is seeking nominations for the 2014–15 DBA leadership positions, including President-Elect, First and Second Vice Presidents, three members of Board of Trustees, and 11 members of the CBA Board of Governors. Deadline for nominations is Monday, Feb. 17 at noon. For more information or to submit nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith.
Announcing the 2014 DBA Award Winners
The DBA Awards Committee has chosen winners for the following categories: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, DBA Volunteer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, Education in the Legal System and Outstanding Programs or Projects. Involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar associations, career history, and accomplishments were all considered in the selection process. The winners listed below are outstanding individuals whom we would like to recognize publicly for their commitment to the legal field and our community. Thank you for inspiring us all!
  • Award of Merit: Richard L. Gabriel, Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Judicial Excellence: Dennis A. Graham, Colorado Court of Appeals
  • Young Lawyer of the Year: Margrit Parker, Kennedy Childs
  • Volunteer of the Year: Ilene Lin Bloom, Ilene Bloom PC
  • Education in the Legal System: Craig Dehning from Skinner Middle School and Theresa Storto from Kunsmiller Creative Arts Academy
  • Projects and Programs: Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Clinic volunteers
Volunteer for Collections and Small Claims Clinics: Trainings on Friday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 28
The DBA Access to Justice Committee will be holding two trainings for the Collections and Small Claims clinics. These clinics provide knowledge on the basics of the collection and small claims processes and are a great way to become involved with the Denver community. Collections Clinic training will be on Friday, Feb. 21 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at CBA-CLE 3rd floor offices, 1900 Grant St. The Small Claims Clinic training will be on Friday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the DBA, 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. CLE has been applied. Contact Meghan Bush to register.
Collecting Judgments: Strategies for Success—Friday, March 7
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

This program provides a practical approach to maximizing your ability to collect judgments within the bounds of the law and ethics rules. In addition, a primer on the Fair Debt Collections Practices Act and the perspectives of both a County Court and District Court Judge is provided. Learn the dos and don'ts of effective and ethical collections practice. Register now!
Bankruptcy for Non-Bankruptcy Practitioners: Creditor and Debtor Counsel Perspectives—Thursday, March 13
This program is designed for: in-house counsel who deal with bankruptcy issues, non-bankruptcy practitioners protecting client’s interests, and those attorneys looking to expand their practice into the bankruptcy arena. The program will uncover the nuances of bankruptcy statutes and rules and help you avoid mistakes and potential pitfalls. Taught by experienced debtor and creditor counsel, it gives straightforward guidance on several key issues, including the differences between filing under Chapter 7, 13, and 11. Find out more.
Barristers Ball
From the DBA Young Lawyers Division
Movie Night CLE: “Intolerable Cruelty”—Thursday, Feb. 13
Everyone is invited to join the DBA YLD for a CLE related to the movie, “Intolerable Cruelty” starting at 5:30 p.m. with wine, beer, pizza and networking. The CLE presentation will focus on divorce law. Join the DBA Young Lawyers Division for a fun and informative movie night at the DBA CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., third floor. One general CLE available. RSVP online,email lunches@cobar.org, or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Barristers After Hours and the CBA Litigation Section at the Wynkoop Brewery—Thursday, Feb. 20
The DBA and CBA Young Lawyers Divisions and the CBA Litigation Section invite everyone to attend a special Barristers After Hours, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., on Thursday, Feb. 20, at Wynkoop Brewery. Free drinks and appetizers will be provided. RSVP online, email lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

The Legal Center and DBA Team Up for the Colfax Marathon
Join your fellow members and The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People on Sunday, May 18, to form a marathon relay team. Click here to find out more about the event and to register. Contact Heather Clark to find out more about joining an existing team.

DBA Member Spinning Classes at The Gym Uptown
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. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Friday you will attend.
Optimize Your DBA Membership
Order Additional Copies of the 2014 Colorado Legal Directory—Discounted for DBA Members
DBA members receive a complimentary copy of the Colorado Legal Directory as part of your DBA member benefits. You can order additional copies of the directory for your staff at a discounted rate. For more information or to order a directory, go to coloradolegaldirectory.com.
Limited Time Offer—Discounted Qi Flow Membership
Enjoy access to the new Qi Flow, both downtown and Edgewater locations, for just $89 for the month of March, and $99 each month after that. No contracts and you may cancel at any time. Click here for more information.

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