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January 2010



CBA/YLD Announcements and Upcoming Events…
Mark Your Calendar Now and Get Involved!



 Every year, the CBA Young Lawyers Division organizes a “Christmas in February” event for underprivileged Colorado children.  This year, we have partnered with the Realities for Children organization in Fort Collins, a non-profit which attempts to meet the needs of abused and neglected children in Larimer County.  And we need your help.

We are looking for donations from you to help make Christmas possible for these children.  Specifically, we need any new and used toys you can provide.  This a great opportunity to donate unused toys to children who are very deserving and very much in need.  Donations can be dropped off at the CBA offices in Denver.  To arrange for an alternative drop-off, or to ask any questions, or to participate in the event, please email Leia Ursery at for more information.  If you wish to donate financially, please make check payable to CBA YLD with “Christmas in February” in the memo line and mail to: CBA YLD, 1900 Grant Street, 9th Floor, Denver, Colorado 80203.  Thank you in advance for your generosity and kindness.


Are you curious about self-employment financial issues?  Are you satisfied with the amount you paid last year in taxes?  Do you have questions about investment opportunities in the present economy?  If so, you are cordially invited to attend a FREE financial planning seminar hosted by the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors on these topics.

                                WHAT:            Financial Planning Seminar

WHEN:            February 19, 2010 at 4 pm

WHERE:          Colorado Bar Association CLE, 
                          1900 Grant Street, 3rd Floor, Denver

COST:             FREE

If you are interested in attending the seminar, please RSVP to Leia Ursery by sending an email to  Light refreshments will be served at the seminar.


Looking for a job, or looking to change jobs?  You are invited to attend a CBA seminar on how to write a polished resume, conducted by Julie Carroll, a professional Denver-area career consultant.  Bring your resume, and a red pen.  The one-hour seminar will be held on February 9, 2010, from 8 am to 9 am.  To RSVP for this event, or for more information, call (303) 860-0608.

                                WHAT:            Resume Writing Workshop

WHEN:            February 9, 2010, from 8 am to 9 am

WHERE:          Colorado Bar Association CLE, 1900 Grant Street, 3rd Floor, Denver


Did you know that as a YLD member, you can take advantage of discount ticket rates to Air Force basketball games?  Keep these upcoming games in mind:

                                Saturday, February 27, 2010 at 1:30 pm

       Air Force vs. UNLV – Family Day

Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 7:00 pm

      Air Force vs. SDSU – Fan Appreciation Night

 For both of these games, your ticket price of only $20 includes upper-level court-side seats, a pre-game meal and drinks, a mystery prize drawing, the opportunity to meat team coaches, and the opportunity to purchase youth tickets for only $12 each.  To purchase tickets, or for more information, call Brandon at (719) 333-0265.


You are invited to attend a CBA seminar on student debt relief.  The program will address the most significant legislation regarding student debt relief in more than a generation: the College Cost Reduction and Access Act (CCRAA).  Whether you want to lower your monthly student loan payments or learn how to afford a career in public service, you should not miss this seminar. 

                         WHAT:            Student Debt Relief Seminar

                        WHEN:            February 8, 2010, 8:30 am to 10 am

                        WHERE:          Colorado Bar Association CLE, 1900 Grant Street, 3rd Floor, Denver

                        COST:             $12 for CBA members


Tired of winter?  So are we, and we’ve already begun planning our annual golf tournament to be held in June.  Proceeds from the tournament will be donated to First Descents, a charity that helps young adult cancer survivors.  To pre-register, or to become a sponsor, or for more information, send an e-mail to Julie Behrman at


Enhance your professional reputation by getting published in an upcoming issue of The Colorado Laywer.  The magazine is always looking for young lawyers to write professional articles in their practice areas and, in particular, on topics uniquely pertaining to young lawyers.  For more information, please contact Chris Bryan at


 Did you know that, right now, you can…

  •  gain litigation experience by taking on a MVLcase?
  • make a great networking connection with a prominent attorney who will mentor you for free?
  • have your malpractice insurance covered by the Bar for all of your MVLwork?
  • impress your colleagues, friends, judges, and your family you’re your great heart for service?

 There are clients in desperate need, and YOU CAN HELP!  If interested in volunteering for the Metro Volunteer Lawyers, please call Dianne Van Voorhees at 303-866-9378 or via e-mail at, or go to their website at  Make a difference!  Do it today!  


We invite you to join our newly created Facebook group and email listserv for Colorado's young lawyers!  Keep in touch with your friends and colleagues, and network with your peers... Chat with other young lawyers about the job market, and get ideas on how to improve your practice... Ask practice questions of other lawyers, and stay up to date on YLD events and programs.  Our new Facebook group and email listserv have it all!  To join our electronic community today, simply log in to Facebook, search for "Colorado Young Lawyers", and then click "Request to Join Group," or, you can simply visit this website:  Be sure to check your email inbox and be on the lookout for an invitation to join our listserv!  Contact Joe Bernstein at for more information.


 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 Tiffany Warner at .


 For the most current information about the CBA/YLD, please visit our webpage on the Colorado Bar Association website ( by clicking on the “Inside the Bar” option on the left and selecting the “Young Lawyers Division” section.