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Oct. 23

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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From the Courts
Colorado Attorneys Encouraged to Renew Their Commitment to Pro Bono Service
Join us in Celebrating Pro Bono Week, Oct. 21–27, by volunteer or attending a volunteer training. Click here to read the Honorary Proclamation from Chief Justice Michael Bender.
From the DBA President: “Pro Bono Services at the Core of Professionalism”
“Several months ago, the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations’ Professionalism Coordinating Council created, and the DBA and CBA adopted, the Principles of Professionalism. The principles include such characteristics of professionalism as mentoring, civility, integrity, honesty, candor, and the provision of pro bono services. … Volunteering to provide pro bono services epitomizes professionalism and provides a positive, concrete display of the generosity of this honorable profession. For me, the most memorable representation of my own career was a pro bono matter.” Click here to read the full article by DBA President Jim Benjamin in the October issue of The Docket.
Pro Bono: It Pays to Be Good Because It’s Good for Business
“For the individual lawyer, handling a pro bono matter is an opportunity to enhance legal skills, either through learning a new skill or sharpening an existing one. In many pro bono cases, for example, lawyers represent clients from more diverse backgrounds than their usual clientele. Dealing with people from different socioeconomic or cultural backgrounds can improve sensitivity and communication skills.” Click here to read the full article from attorneyatwork.com.
From the Bar
Movie Night: “To Kill a Mockingbird”—Thursday, Oct. 25
Join the DBA YLD at the University of Colorado Law School in Boulder for a viewing of “To Kill a Mockingbird,” followed by guest speaker Judge Bob McGahey. One ethics CLE credit is available. Click here for more information and to RSVP.
Denver Bar Association’s Referral Directory of Legal Services and Other Resources for Low-Income Coloradans
The directory was recently updated and is available online. Click here to view it. Provided by the Public Legal Education Department of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations.
Strikes for Tykes—Saturday, Nov. 3
Put on your bowling shoes and join the DB’s Community Action Network at Strikes for Tykes—a bowling benefit for the Children’s Outreach Project. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 3, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Elitch Lanes, located at 3826 Tennyson in Denver. Cost is $35 for adults and $20 for children (12 and under). Click here to RSVP.
Wheels of Justice Appreciation Party—Thursday Nov. 8
The CBA and DBA-supported cycling team, Wheels of Justice, finished as the top fundraising team by raising $310,293 for the 2012 Courage Classic. Over the team’s lifetime, its members have raised more than $1.8 million for the Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders at Children’s Colorado. Thank you to all 231 team members and numerous supporters, for their incredible commitment to the kids and families who rely on Children’s Colorado during their battle against cancer. Come celebrate with the team, doctors, patients, and Bar leadership at the Wheels of Justice Appreciation Party at Children’s Hospital Colorado on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 6 p.m. For more information on the team, visit wheelsofjusticecycling.org.
DBA YLD Court Orientation Program—Wednesday, Nov. 14
Court Orientation is a day-long event that introduces new attorneys and new-to-the-area attorneys to the nuts and bolts of practicing law in Denver. The event will feature eleven presentations on a variety of legal practice areas, geared specifically to practice in Denver. The event will take place in the Jury Assembly room at the City and County Building. Eight CLE credits, including one ethics have been applied for. Registration is $15 for students, $30 members, and $45 for nonmembers. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Join the DBA Awards Committee
The Awards Committee is looking for new members. The committee receives nominations for the following awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, and Teacher of the Year. Please email Heather Clark if you would like more information or to join the committee.
Continuing Legal Education
Advanced Constructive Cross-Examination—Thursday, Nov. 29
Featuring Larry Pozner and Roger Dodd

“Masters of Cross-Examination,” Larry Pozner and Roger Dodd, will present: Constructive Cross-Examination, The Only Three Rules of Cross-Examination, The Chapter Method of Cross-Examination, Cross-Examination without Discovery, Page Preparation of Cross-Examination, and more! This is a special opportunity to hear from two of the best in country. Register now.

Ethics 7.0—Get All Your Ethics Credits in One Day!—Friday, Nov. 30
Our distinguished faculty of judges, magistrates, legal professionals, and ethics gurus will address the most current and challenging ethical issues facing lawyers and judges today. You will learn the ethical lessons necessary to practice at your best—the conduct that will gain you respect and the pitfalls that could jeopardize your practice. View the complete list of faculty and agenda.

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