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May 1, 2007

May 1, 2007 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- Delaney’s Kick-off Party Open to All

- Legal Night Volunteers Needed

- Juvenile Law: Fundamentals of D&N and Delinquency

- 2007–08 Slate of DBA Officer Nominees

- Diversity Awards

- Free Starbucks Coffee!

- Furry Scurry 

- CBA–CLE Publications: Role of the CFI and CLR in Colorado


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*** Delaney’s Kick-off Party Open to All
Whether you’re a rider, a maybe-be-rider or a never-to-be rider, you’re invited to the Wheels of Justice Kick-Off Party at Delaney’s at the Celtic Tavern, 1805 Blake St., in Denver on Thursday, May 3, 6–8 p.m. Enjoy free food and drink, learn more about the cycling team, and hear doctors and families from Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders talk about Children’s life-saving research initiatives and activities. RSVP by Wednesday, May 2, to Heather Purcell,  

*** Legal Night Volunteers Needed
Legal Night is a great opportunity to help out the local community by providing guidance to people who may not be able to afford legal fees. Two places to volunteer! Legal Night at Centro San Juan Diego is the first Wednesday of each month and Legal Night at Mi Casa is the third Tuesday of each month. Volunteers are needed for May and beyond. To volunteer at Centro San Juan Diego tomorrow, Wednesday, May 2, or in the future, contact To help at Legal Night at Mi Casa on Tuesday, May 15, or for more information, contact

*** Juvenile Law: Fundamentals of D&N and Delinquency
Whether you are new to juvenile law, touching on these issues in your current practice area, or want a refresher, this program on May 10, 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m., will get you up-to-speed on important juvenile law basics. The morning will focus on dependency and neglect issues, including: investigation and petition; adjudication; disposition and treatment planning; permanency planning; termination of parental rights; and appeals. The afternoon will start with a look at truancy, and then will focus on delinquency issues, including: offenses, defenses, Social Services involvement, GAL involvement, sentencing options, mandatory sentencing, and youth charged as adult offenders. Register online: Juvenile Law: Fundamentals of D&N and Delinquency

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

*** Diversity Awards
The CBA Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee (DILP), in partnership with Qwest, has created the first annual Diversity Awards. Nominate legal employers and/or individual attorneys from Colorado who have been instrumental in advancing diversity within the legal profession. Click here for more information. Send nominations to Patty Powell,, or Jennifer Ungar, Nomination deadline is June 1.

*** Free Starbucks Coffee!
Students from the University of Colorado at Denver are conducting a study for a marketing class that seeks responses from Denver-area litigators. The survey is online, confidential, and responses are treated anonymously. It takes approximately five minutes to complete, and you will receive a $2 Starbucks gift card. To participate, e-mail by Thursday, May 3, to request the link to the survey. 

*** Furry Scurry
The Denver Dumb Friends League Annual Walk and Fun Run will be Saturday, May 5, at Washington Park in Denver. Pre-registration is $50 and can be done at Otten Johnson Robinson Neff & Ragonetti intern, Cecilia Retelle, will be participating in memory of Patricia Creswell, formally of Otten Johnson. Donations received by May 4 and designated "Cecilia Retelle" will help Cecilia's goal of getting a kennel named after Pat. Click here for more information or to make a donation

*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!)
Role of the CFI and CLR in Colorado
This new and exciting handbook covers a wide range of topics that are vital to child and family investigators (formerly special advocates) and children's legal representatives. It offers valuable and thorough information for CFIs and CLRs, regardless of level of experience. From the genesis of the CFI and CLR roles, to practical and educational information for each, to helpful resources and forms for future use, this handbook is an essential tool for any professional who advocates for children in Colorado dissolution cases. Buy now! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit






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