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June 2008 CBA YLD E- Newsletter

 

Be sure to mark these dates on your calendar:

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW BOARD MEMBERS!

Thank you to all who applied to fill the vacant YLD Executive Council positions.  It was a tough decision and a close race! 

Congratulations to Catherine Madsen, Ben Currier and Michael Paul.  They have each been selected as incoming YLD Executive Council Board Members.  On July 1, you can find updated information regarding the 2008-09 YLD Executive Council on the CBA website, www.cobar.org, by clicking on “Inside the Bar.”

SUMMER MOUNTAIN BIKING TRIPS

The YLD will continue scheduling mountain biking day trips this summer.  Bike rides will be suited for riders of all skill levels.  All those interested in meeting other young lawyers for casual bike rides may contact James Garts by email at James@weeksluchetta.com.

YLD BULLETIN BOARD COMING!

The CBA/YLD is currently working on a YLD Bulletin Board.  Once up and running, each CBA/YLD member will receive a weekly email containing bulletin board messages.  There will be an opportunity to opt out of the weekly emails if you do not find the information and contact with others helpful.  The YLD Bulletin Board is still under construction, but will be coming your way in the near future.  Watch for additional announcements.

ANNUAL CBA/YLD FUNDRAISER

  • SAVE THE DATE:  October 17, 2008
  • Benefiting Family Tree

Every year, the CBA/YLD chooses one non-profit organization to benefit during the annual fundraiser.  This year, the CBA/YLD is happy to announce that this year’s fundraiser will be benefiting Family Tree, a local non-profit organization.  Traditionally, the annual CBA/YLD Fundraiser has included a sampling of beers from Colorado breweries and a silent auction featuring such items as ski trips, scuba diving lessons, and even round trip airfare.  Mark your calendars now and be sure you don’t miss this year’s annual CBA/YLD Fundraiser.

ANNUAL YLD CLE

  • SAVE THE DATE: November 11, 2008
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law

Every year, the CBA/YLD puts on a CLE program geared to newer attorneys.  This year’s event will be held on November 11, 2008 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.  Stay tuned for more information regarding the CLE program.

NEED SOME PRO BONO HOURS?

  • Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center

The CBA/YLD will be assisting the Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center by providing much-needed assistance in screening potential cases and providing basic information to participants.  Young lawyers will have an opportunity to earn pro bono hours while serving the community.  All volunteers receive training and are scheduled to work an approximate 3-hour shift.  If you are interested, please contact Tiffany Warner at twarneresq@gmail.com.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PUBLISHED?
 

The Colorado Lawyer is looking to publish articles written by young lawyers or for young lawyers.  If you are interested in being published, please contact Chris Bryan at cbryan@garfieldhecht.com

VOLUNTEERS

We’re always happy to hear from members who want to volunteer for the many CBA/YLD programs and activities.  In fact, the CBA/YLD strongly encourages all young attorneys to become active in the many exciting projects and activities sponsored by the CBA/YLD.  For more information on volunteering, e-mail Melissa Ogburn at Melissa@lasaterandmartin.com.