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July 15, 2014
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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 dbacan.com and click on "Sign-up Your Firm." Email Alexa Drago or Kate Schuster for more information.

Seniors Golf Tournament-Wednesday, July 30, at 12 p.m.
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 welcome. Click here for more information and a registration form. Questions? Email Heather Clark or Alexa Drago.

E-Discovery: Featuring United States Magistrate Judges Craig B. Shaffer (CO) and Judge David J. Waxse (KS), and Former United States Magistrate Judge Ronald J. Hedges (NJ)-Friday, July 18
The rapidly-changing world of e-discovery presents ongoing challenges for litigators, who must keep up with new legal developments in this area, as well as the technological changes impacting the location, review, and production of electronic documents. The courts expect attorneys to be conversant with recent decisions addressing e-discovery issues and the tools available to practitioners. The failure to identify and to preserve electronic files can have devastating consequences for both attorney and client. This program is a must for any attorney whose practice includes counseling regarding document preservation issues or litigation involving electronic evidence. Find out more at here.

40-Hour Mediation Training-Begins Monday, Aug. 11
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. Co-sponsored by the CBA Dispute Resolution Section, the program has been designed to meet the 40-hour training standards approved by the CBA and the Mediation Association of Colorado. The teacher for the training, Judy Mares-Dixon, M.A., is considered one of the top mediation trainers in the country. Register now.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers Needed to Read with Denver Students-Two Trainings on Wednesday, Aug. 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 4:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Meghan Bush if interested in getting involved.

Volunteers Needed Year-Round at Hill Middle School
Volunteers needed at Hill Middle School through out the year for various activities. Volunteering includes, but not limited to, the following activities; Constitution Day presentations, Law Day art contest presentations and activities, and guest speaker appearances at clubs like student council, national honor society, etc. If interested please contact Meghan Bush.

Diary of a Debate Kid-Volunteers Needed
The Lawyers and Schools Committee and Bayer & Carey teamed up for a fourth grade debate club at College View Elementary. Volunteers meet with students on a weekly basis to discuss, debate and debate prep, to teach basic research skills to help support their positions, and to practice public speaking skills. Topics for the debate club meetings included whether cities should be allowed to ban pit bulls, if kids should be allowed to have cell phones in school, and whether kids should be required to have adult supervision at all times in public places. Volunteer got the fall session, which starts in October, by emailing Meghan Bush.

Legal Community

Annual American Veterinary Medical Law Association Conference-Saturday, July 26 & 27
The Annual American Veterinary Medical Law Association Conference will be in Denver July 26 and 27. Programming will include: Non-Human Rights Project; legislative and regulatory update; panel discussion on not-for-profit hospitals; regulatory and scientific verification for pharmaceutical promotional products; Livestock and animal cruelty prosecution in Colorado; and breed discrimination legislative trends. Click here for the agenda and printable registration form, and here to register online.

 

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