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July 1, 2014
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DBA and CBA Offices Closed Friday, July 4
In observance of the July 4th holiday, the DBA and CBA offices will be closed on Friday, July 4. We wish our hard-working members an enjoyable long weekend!

Sign Up Your Firm for the DBA School Supply Drive—July 21 to Aug. 1
The DBA 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 and click on “Sign-up Your Firm.” Email Alexa Drago or Kate Schuster for more information.

Volunteers Needed to Read with Denver Students—Two Trainings on August 20
The Denver Lawyers and Schools Committee is teaming up with Reading Partners, a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ reading skills. Volunteers are needed to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week. The committee will be hosting two, one-hour trainings on Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 8:30 a.m. and 4:40 p.m. Please RSVP to Meghan Bush if interested in getting involved.

Davis Award Nominations Sought—Deadline Monday, Sept. 1
Nominations are invited for the 2013 Richard Marden Davis Award to honor attorneys “under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities.” The award was established in 1992 by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, former DBA President, and the Denver Bar Foundation to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. Nominations are due Monday, Sept. 1. Download a nomination form here. Questions? Email Margee Fawley or call her at 303-892-7528.

Celebrate the Winners of The Docket Arts & Literature Contest— Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 5:30 p.m.
The Art & Literature Contest Party will be held at the DBA offices in celebration of the following winners:

  • Poetry: Erin Agee
  • Sculpture and Photo: Barry C. Bartel
  • Fiction: Joel Sayres
  • Nonfiction: Ilona Dotterrer
  • Painting: Brett Godfrey

Please RSVP online.

The 2014 COBALT L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament—Friday, Sept. 19 at 7:30 a.m.
Join us for the 2014 COBALT L. Grant Wylie Memorial Golf Tournament at Arrowhead Golf Club, benefitting Colorado Uplift. Cost is $160 per player. Sign up as a foursome or as an individual. Includes arrowhead bag tag, swag bag, and lunch buffet. Click here to register.

Elder Law Basics—Thursday, July 17, at 8:30 a.m.
The 2014 Elder Law Basics program will help prepare you as a practitioner, as more baby boomers reach retirement age and need legal counsel. Program highlights include an overview of Elder Law and how it intersects with other practice areas; Understanding powers of attorney and other advance directives; What to expect with Guardianships & Conservatorships; Estate Planning and Administration; Medicare/SSDI; Medicaid/SSI/Special Need Trusts and Disability Trusts; and Ethics–The Big 4: Client, Competence, Communication and Conflicts. Find out more about this growing practice area and register now!

2014 Family Law Institute—August 1-3 in Vail
The Institute has become the annual gathering place for the Colorado family law community. Talk with past Institute Chairs, Family Law Section Council members present and past, and listen to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced family law practitioners and mental health professionals in the region, who will come prepared to give you the strategies and information most relevant to your work. This year's program brings you a three-track agenda with information for everyone! Find out more at here.

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