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Dec. 31

December 31, 2013
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From the Bar and DBA-CLE
Still Confused about the new Health Insurance Coverage Landscape in Colorado?—Wednesday, Jan. 8, Noon
Patty Fontneau, CEO of Connect for Health Colorado, will update bar members on the status of the rollout of the new landscape in health care coverage. From what we hear, there is still significant confusion about enrollment, requirements, options, subsidies and costs. Following the direction set by a 2011 state law, Connect for Health created a unique service for Colorado through a website and support network that is completely separate from the federal marketplace. It's not too late to learn about options, deadlines and costs. Member cost to attend is $15; non-member cost is$30 (includes lunch). One CLE credit applied for. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
40-Hour Mediation Training in January—Offered Only Twice a Year! Begins Jan. 13
If you are ready to take a serious plunge into mediation, our 40-hour Mediation Training Course will provide the basic skills and knowledge base for beginning a career as a mediator or learning new tools to enhance your mediation skills. Developed by the CBA ADR Section, the program has been designed to meet the 40-hour training standards approved by the CBA and the Mediation Association of Colorado. Find out more!
Intellectual Property Law: Perspectives on IP—Jan. 16
Co-Sponsored by the CBA Intellectual Property Law Section and the Colorado Intellectual Property American Inn of the Court

Attend the full-day program and learn the essentials of patent, trademark and copyright law; monetization of intellectual property rights; trends and changes in IP law and enforcement; and ethics. Another option is to attend just the more advanced afternoon session featuring the diverse insights of internal and external counsel on current topics such as monetization of intellectual property rights, changes in the global IP marketplace, new attack modes under the America Invents Act, and maximizing value for clients. Find out more!

 

Join The Docket Committee Today
The Docket is the DBA’s monthly publication, and The Docket Committee contributes editorial ideas, input and articles. If you like to write (and read!), The Docket Committee has a place for you. The committee meets over lunch once a month to discuss news of interest to DBA's members, as well as events, CLE classes, entertainment reviews, practice tips, technology, opportunities and humorous articles of all kinds. Contact Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org or call 303-824-5350 to become a member.

Barristers Benefit Ball: Talk Derby to Me—Saturday, May 3
The Barristers Benefit Ball will be held Saturday, May 3, at the Marriott City Center in downtown Denver. Please join us this year to celebrate Metro Volunteer Lawyers—Derby Style! Click here for details about the sponsorship packages and other options.

Early bird pricing is available until February 1—so get your tickets now! Student tickets are $60, young lawyer and non-lawyer tickets are $90, judicial tickets are $100, and for everyone else, individual tickets are $145. A patron ticket, which includes preferential seating and recognition in the dinner program, is $250, while a patron table for 10 guests is $3,000. To purchase tickets or a table, email Dana Collier Smith at dcolliersmith@cobar.org.

DBA Health Fair—Thursday, Jan. 9
Get “fit to practice” for the New Year! The DBA Fit to Practice Task Force will host a Health Fair on Thursday, Jan. 9, at the DBA offices, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. It will include health screening services, a nutritional expert, an acupuncturist, and a massage therapist—as well as healthy food and beverages. This is the perfect place to jump-start your 2014 fitness goals and gear up for the DBA’s Fitness Challenge supporting the Sean May Memorial Run, the Colfax Marathon team supporting the legal center, and Wheels of Justice Courage Classic. RSVP online or by emailing lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Nutrition Lunch and Learn Series—Fridays at Noon
Join us one Friday a month at the DBA offices starting at noon for nutrition and health instruction. Below is a list of upcoming classes. RSVP by clicking on the links. Registration is $10 and includes lunch.
DBA Member Spinning Classes at the Downtown YMCA
Join us for weekly spinning classes at the downtown YMCA from 7 to 8 a.m. The cost to attend is $10 and includes full use of the facilities for the day. Space in the class is limited, so RSVP early to secure your bike seat by clicking on a link below.
Yoga @ the Bar—Fridays at 7 a.m.
Join us on Fridays at the DBA offices from 7 to 8 a.m. for free yoga. The instructor will be there beginning at 6:45 a.m. for those who want to begin, or end, earlier. Below is a list of upcoming classes. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727, and tell us which Friday you will attend.
Optimize Your DBA Membership
Order Additional Copies of the 2014 Colorado Legal Directory—Discounted for DBA Members
DBA members receive a complimentary copy of the Colorado Legal Directory as part of your DBA member benefits (Copies are in the mail now!). You can order additional copies of the directory for your staff at a discounted rate. For more information or to order a directory, go to coloradolegaldirectory.com.
DBA Members Newest Member Benefit—Denver B-cycle
DBA members can now receive $50 (normally $80) Denver B-cycle annual memberships. Denver B-cycle, Denver’s bike sharing program, has 84 bike stations located throughout Denver for easy transportation around the city. Annual (365-day) memberships do not start until a member checks out a B-cycle for the first time, so there is no need to hold off on purchasing your membership. Click here for more information. Use promo code DBAR14 for your $50 annual membership.

Join the Legal Community Credit Union
All members of the bar are invited to join the Legal Community Credit Union and become a valued member—not just a customer—at a financial institution that offers exceptional benefits and one-on-one service. They are currently offering 60-month auto loans as low as 2.61% APY. To become a member visit www.coloradolegal.org.

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