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Tuesday, July 2, 2013
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From the Bar
DBA, CBA, and CBA-CLE Offices Closed July 4-5
In observance of the July 4th holiday, the DBA, CBA and CBA CLE offices will be closed on July 4 and 5. Wishing our hard-working members an enjoyable long weekend!
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CAN School Supply Drive—July 15-26
The Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public Schools and Children’s Outreach Project. To sign up go to dbacan.com and click on “Sign up Your Firm.” Contact Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org or Kate Schuster at kschuster@cobar.org for more information.
Seniors Golf Tournament—Tuesday, Aug. 13
This year’s tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. Lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player; DBA members and their family are all welcome. Questions? Email Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org.
From the Legal Community
Fisher V. University of Texas at Austin: Is Affirmative Action Dying?—Tuesday, July 16
The recent Supreme Court decision applies "strict scrutiny" to university affirmative action initiatives. What are the implications of this decision for university and law firm efforts to build diverse legal environments? Join leaders from Colorado’s legal community to explore this and more. Various Colorado minority bars are sponsoring this one hour panel followed by a reception at the Ralph Carr Justice Center. Click here for more information.
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Reception for Center for Legal Inclusiveness New Executive Director—Wednesday, July 10
Please join the Colorado legal community in welcoming Karen Hester as CLI’s new executive director at a reception on July 10 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Oxford Hotel. Hester is the former Director of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Kansas School of Law and she has more than 10 years of experience working in diversity and inclusiveness. RSVP by July 5 at centerforlegalinclusiveness.org. The event is free and open to the public.
Continuing Legal Education
Real Estate Practice Growing with Colorado’s Improved Market Conditions—July 11-13
The Willis Carpenter Real Estate Symposium at the Newly Renovated Westin Snowmass Resort
For the past 30 years, the Real Estate Symposium has grown into an experience not to be missed by real estate professionals in the Rocky Mountain region. Join more than 400 of your colleagues for unique opportunities to discuss the most important issues you face in your real estate practice today. The conference includes legislative and case law updates from the Division of Real Estate. See the complete agenda and list of speakers here.

Hanging Your Shingle—Aug. 15-17
Starting your own law firm means not only knowing how to practice law, but also knowing how to run a business. Whether you just graduated from law school or have been practicing for many years, you may not know the best way to run a law firm. The CBA-CLE Hanging Your Shingle Program provides expertise and resources to get your law firm off the ground. This comprehensive seminar is your toolbox for building the career and the life you have envisioned. Sign up now for this invaluable seminar.

Volunteer Opportunity
Denver Senior Law Day—Saturday, July 27
At the Denver Mart (formerly Denver Merchandise Mart)
Senior Law Day is a community event supported by the CBA, CBA-CLE, the CBA Trust and Estate and Elder Law Sections, and several law firms and organizations. The event in Denver will attract more than 1,000 seniors, adult children, and caregivers. Volunteers are needed for registration, directing guests, and other tasks. Please contact Casey Williams at casey@tolisonwilliamslaw.com or 303-500-7706 if you would like to volunteer.
Be a Mock Trial Coach
You can help students gain beneficial life skills that will help them throughout life, such as team work, collaboration, the importance and value of setting goals, and productive argument! The DBA is looking for attorney coaches to help with several High School Mock trial teams. For more information, visit the program website here.
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FruitRevival Produce Delivery
DBA members save 10 percent on produce delivery from FruitRevival, a simple, convenient service that delivers seasonal fruits and vegetables in the Denver metro area. Click here for more information.

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