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April 17, 2007

April 17, 2007 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- Forget Something?

- 2007–08 Slate of DBA Officer Nominees

- Tax-Based Hot Topics in Real Estate

- Party for You!

- Party at Delaney’s

- Spina Bifida 5K Walk, Run, Roll

- CBA–CLE Publications: 2006 Annual Survey of Colorado Law


*** Forget Something?
Have you been itching to put on your dancing shoes, or perhaps roll the dice? Wait no longer! The Barristers Benefit Ball is Saturday, April 28, at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center. Enjoy delicious food and drinks; try your hand at blackjack, roulette or the craps table; and dance the night away to music by the Jerry Barnett Orchestra. Proceeds go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers, which serves the Denver metro area by providing pro bono legal services to the poor. Get your tickets today! Contact Dana Collier Smith,, or Ingrid Heiser,; call (303) 860-1115; or visit

*** 2007–08 Slate of DBA Officer Nominees
Click here to view the DBA Nominating Committee proposed slate of officers for 2007–08

*** Tax-Based Hot Topics in Real Estate
Did you know that Colorado is a targeted state for the new IRS audits concerning conservation easements? Are you current in your knowledge of §1031 like-kind exchanges, including structure and related party rules? Get up-to-speed on these important tax-based real estate law topics and attend this important morning program on April 26, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. Register online: Tax-Based Hot Topics in Real Estate

*** Party for You!
Mark your calendar for the DBA Annual Awards Party on Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m., at the Denver Public Library. Enjoy free food and drink, and celebrate with your colleagues who are receiving awards: John T. Baker, Award of Merit; Matthew P. Crouch, Young Lawyer of the Year; Casie Collignon, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year; Hon. Andrew Armatas, Judicial Excellence; and Hon. Dana Wakefield, Judicial Excellence. To RSVP, call (303) 860-1115 or e-mail

*** Party at Delaney’s
The Wheels of Justice cycling team will participate in the Courage Classic Bike Tour, a beautiful three-day, 160-mile bike ride through the Rocky Mountains. Last year, the team raised more than $130,000 for the Children’s Hospital Foundation. The kick-off party will be at Delaney’s at the Celtic Tavern, 1805 Blake St., in Denver on Thursday, May 3, 6–8 p.m. CBA Members and their guests are invited to attend to learn more about the team and to support the riders; there is no cost to attend. Enjoy free food and drink, and hear doctors and families from Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders present information about Children’s life-saving research initiatives and activities. RSVP by April 27 to Ingrid Heiser,

*** Spina Bifida 5K Walk, Run, Roll
The Colorado Spina Bifida Association’s Annual 5K Walk, Run, Roll will be Sunday, May 13, in Washington Park in Denver. Pre-registration is $20 for ages 12–59; $12 for ages 60+ ($25/$15 on race day). Join CBA President and DBA Past-President Liz Starrs, who will be participating in this year’s walk on behalf of her niece Hannah. Donations received by May 1 and designated “Hannah C. Stofac” will help Hannah’s goal of having her name on the event t-shirt. For more information or to donate, visit

*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
2006 Annual Survey of Colorado Law
This 36th edition is one of our most popular books! It provides Colorado practitioners with comprehensive updates on new case law, as well as legislative, administrative and regulatory developments from 2006. Written by top lawyers in their fields and covering 27 areas of Colorado law and practice, the Annual Survey is a convenient way to stay current with legal trends.

Pre-order by April 30 and receive a 10% discount!
Before April 30: CBA members: $53; non-members: $67
After April 30: CBA members: $59; non-members: $75

For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit






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