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In this issue:   March 2015
Message from Your Chair

I hope this message finds all of you ready for spring! We have a few exciting events that I wanted to invite you to attend. First, we are holding the first Four Corners Regional Conference for Young Lawyers in Aspen. Attendees and speakers from Colorado, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Wyoming and Oklahoma will be in attendance. Register now for this first of its kind event in Aspen (and take in some skiing, as well).

Second, mark your calendars for our annual fundraiser on June 12 in Denver! The fundraiser will benefit the Colorado Bar Foundation and will feature wine and beer tasting and a silent auction. It’s always a fun night!

Finally, we have vacancies on the YLD Council for the 2015–16 year. If you are interested in applying I encourage you to do so! The deadline is April 10. More information is below.

Lance Timbreza
CBA YLD Chair 2014–15

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Four Corners Young Lawyer Regional Conference, April 9–11

The Four Corners YLD Regional Conference will take place from April 9–11 at the Limelight Hotel in Aspen. Join young lawyers and bar leaders from Colorado, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Wyoming. Topics include leadership, diversity, the future of the practice, networking, public service and courtroom skills. Speakers include various bar leaders, judges and justices, and the chairs of each state’s young lawyers division, as well as the ABA YLD. A great weekend for networking, discussion, learning and entertainment. Learn more and register online.

A limited number of scholarships to assist with attendance will be given. Contact Casey Kannenberg at for more information.

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Serve on the CBA YLD Executive Council

Interested in serving on the CBA YLD Executive Council next year? Interested candidates should submit their résumé and a statement of interest (no longer than 1000 words) outlining their relevant experience and characteristics, and why they would be a valuable addition to a dynamic and dedicated council. Topics for discussion can include projects taken on in other leadership roles, experience planning events, participation in other groups in the legal community or in law school, or any ideas about how the bar association might better serve Colorado’s young lawyers. Materials should be submitted to Lance Timbreza at no later than April 10, 2015.

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Bridging the Gap Networking Breakfast with Law Students—Saturday, April 11

Each year the CBA YLD hosts a breakfast networking event for attorneys and law students to discuss “Bridging the Gap” between the study of law and the practice of law, while enjoying a hot breakfast. Whether you are a student eager to jump into practice or a practitioner looking to meet students and soon to-be-attorneys, Bridging the Gap is a great place to network. We are in need of attorney participants this year, so please consider joining us!

Bridging the Gap will be held at the University of Denver on Saturday, Apr. 11. from 9–11 a.m. Please RSVP to Nicole Black at by April 8.

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Out of State Liaisons

If you attended law school out of state and are interested in serving as a liaison between your school and the Colorado Bar Association, please contact Emma Garrison at The time commitment required is minimal and your help would be much appreciated!

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Our Bullyproof programming received some attention in the March 2015 edition of The Colorado Lawyer. If you are interested in volunteering for the Bullyproof Initiative to educate students and empower them to end bullying, please contact Kristi Disney at

Casey Kannenberg, South Ridge Elementary School Assistant Principal Stephanie Brink, and Kristi Disney

Young Lawyers Team Up to End Bullying in Schools

CBA YLD council members Kristi Disney and Casey Kannenberg led an anti-bullying assembly at South Ridge Elementary School in Castle Rock on January 20. Approximately 160 students from the fifth and sixth grades attended this "Bullyproof" assembly, which was coordinated by the Young Lawyers Divisions of the Colorado and American Bar Associations. Bullyproof is an initiative of the ABA that enlists young lawyers to educate students and empower them to end bullying

Colfax Marathon Relay

CBA YLD has two full Colfax Marathon Relay teams! Our runners include Emma Garrison, Kristin Knudson, Kristi Disney, Kathleen Glynn, Alexander McShiras, Christopher Harrington, Cassie Ta, Aaron Leff, Suzanne Leff and Jessica Kunevicius. If you are a Colfax Marathon runner or spectator, please look out for these runners and cheer them on! Our teams are raising funds to support Disability Law Colorado (formerly The Legal Center). If you are interested in making a donation on behalf of our team, please contact Kristi Disney at

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CLE Programs of Interest to Young Lawyers

Workers’ Compensation Spring Update 2015: Case Updates, Mock Evidence Scenarios & an Anatomy Lesson
Friday, March 20
New Lawyer Pricing (in practice 5 years or less)

Counseling Trustees on Their Duties
Wednesday, March 25
New Lawyer Pricing

Real Estate Spring Update 2015: Anatomy of a Commercial Real Estate Transaction
Thursday, March 26
New Lawyer and Real Estate Law Section Member Pricing

Family Law Spring Update 2015
Friday, March 27
New Lawyer and Family Law Section Member Pricing

Truths & Untruths 2015—A Practical Look at Ethics
Thursday, April 2
New Lawyer Pricing

Understanding Charitable Remainder and Charitable Lead Trusts
Wednesday, April 8
New Lawyer Pricing

Criminal Law Spring Update 2015—The New Criminal Jury Instructions and Criminal Law Motions Practice
Thursday, April 9
New Lawyer, Criminal Law, or Solo-Small Firm Section Member Pricing

Juvenile Law 2015: The Next Generation
Friday, April 10
New Lawyer Pricing

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Stay Active with CBA Young Lawyers Division

We’re always happy to hear from members who want to volunteer for the many CBA YLD programs and activities. In fact, the CBA YLD strongly encourages all young attorneys to become active in the many exciting CBA YLD-sponsored projects and activities. For more information on volunteering, email Lance Timbreza at

Monthly meetings are set for the second Wednesday of the month at 6 p.m. at the CBA offices. They are open to anyone who wishes to attend.

Check us out on Facebook and the YLD website stay updated about our events.

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