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June 12

Tuesday, June 12, 2012
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From the Bar
Metro Volunteer Lawyers Seeks Licensed Colorado Attorney for Family Law Court Program Coordinator—Deadline to Apply is Monday, June 18
MVL currently has an opening for a Family Law Court Program Coordinator. Applicants must be a licensed Colorado attorney and this is an entry level position. Click here for a complete position description, including cover letter and résumé requirements. Send résumés to Diane Van Voorhees, MVL Executive Director, by Monday, June 18.
DBA Member Jessica Grimes Wins DBA Member Appreciation Week Grand Prize!
Congratulations to DBA member Jessica Grimes, winner of a new iPad! Jessica was just one of the many members who participated in Membership Appreciation Week from June 4 to 8; their participation entered them in the grand prize drawing for an iPad. Thank you to all of our members for making Member Appreciation Week a great success!
DBA Launches Its Pro Bono Initiative
The DBA recently formed the DBA Pro Bono Initiative, which is dedicated to assisting attorneys in finding a pro bono opportunity that is right for them. If you are interested in receiving assistance from the DBA Pro Bono Initiative, please fill out this form and return to Carolyn Gravit when completed. A DBA Pro Bono Initiative volunteer will then contact you to discuss next steps.
Complimentary CLE Casemaker Trainings—June 25, July 9 and 23
This legal research program is available at no charge to members. Try out the new Casemaker at cobar.org/casemaker. Complimentary trainings are offered to members twice a month. Click here for details.
DBA in the Community
Support the Legal Center at the Seventh Annual Attorneys’ Night Out—Wednesday, June 20
The DBA YLD is hosting its seventh annual Attorneys’ Night Out to raise funds for The Legal Center for People with Disabilities & Older People. Join us on June 20 from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at The Blake Street Tavern and enjoy a great night out complete with appetizers and cocktails, a silent auction, scotch tasting, and more. Click here to purchase tickets.
Sign up for the School Supply Drive—July 23–August 3
The Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public Schools and Children’s Outreach Project. Fill out this form to sign up. Contact Heather Clark or Kate Schuster for more information.
Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive Raises Nearly $60,000 for Metro Care Ring
Members of the legal community donated food and dollars totaling $59,631 to hunger relief organization Metro CareRing through the DBA’s 13th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive, surpassing last year’s donations by more than $18,000. Click here to read more.
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Continuing Legal Education
Federal Contracts 2012: Acquisition, Performance, and Compliance Fundamentals—Thursday, June 14
Federal contracts remain a significant source of potential revenue for Colorado businesses. Attend this practical and useful program to get an overview of federal government contract law important for any company considering or currently performing federal contract work. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your knowledge and skills in this important business law area. Click here to register.
Appellate Practice Case Study: Hall v. Moreno—Thursday, July 12
As an excellent appellate practice learning tool, Hall v. Moreno is a fascinating and noteworthy case for study and analysis because of its unique appellate procedural issues, in addition to the common issues of standard of review and briefing. This program will focus on the principal briefs of the named parties, presenting the major political parties. Click here to register. Also, don’t miss Evaluating the Case for Appeal: The Steps for Success on Monday, June 18.
In the News
A No-Charge Client Visit Can Pay Big Dividends
The most cost-effective business development strategy for any firm is to expand current services with existing clients. Current clients are already in hand and don’t have to be identified and wooed. But, existing client relationships require work and planning if they are to produce additional marketing benefits. Click here to read more.
Education Opportunity
Best in Class: eDiscovery Summit—Friday, June 22
IAALS is hosting an education summit featuring nationally recognized experts who will discuss eDiscovery issues challenging today’s practitioner. Topics include practical solutions to eDiscovery issues; best practices from the perspective of clients, counsel, and vendors; translating client concerns to the judicial audience; and the future of discovery of electronic information. Submitted for five CLE credits; click here for more information.
Optimize Your Membership
Optimize Your Membership with the Warwick Hotel
Are the in-laws coming to town this summer? Why not book them a room at the Warwick Hotel? The DBA has negotiated a room rate of $155 ($215 for a one bedroom suite), which includes WiFi and a continental breakfast. Reservations can be made by calling 303-861-2000, emailing res.denver@warwickhotels.com, or through the website using rate code cobara.

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