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May 22, 2007

May 22, 2007 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- Don’t Miss the Party of the Year! 

- CBA–CLE Programs: Domestic Relations 

- DBA Seniors Golf Tournament

- Did you Miss the Ball?

- Have You Graded Colorado Bar Exam Essay Questions?

- What Do Women (Lawyers) Want? 

- Don’t Miss the ALA Vendor Expo

- How Yale Law Students Sued the President — and Won

- CBA–CLE Books: The Military Divorce Handbook 


*** Don’t Miss the Party of the Year!
Kick back! The DBA Annual Awards Party will be Wednesday, June 6, 5:30 p.m., at the Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Enjoy free food and drink, and mingle and network with other members. Honorees are: John Baker, Award of Merit; Hon. Andrew S. Armatas, Judicial Excellence; Hon. Dana Wakefield, Judicial Excellence; Matthew Crouch, Young Lawyer of the Year; and Casie Collignon, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year. Click here to see their photos and read the honoree profiles from The Docket. There is no charge to attend, but RSVPs are requested: or (303) 860-1115.

*** CBA–CLE Programs: Domestic Relations
“How to Try and Handle a Domestic Relations Case,” co-sponsored by the CBA Young Lawyers Division and the CBA Family Law Section, is June 8, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.; submitted for 7 general credits, including 1.5 ethics. This day will take you through a domestic relations case from start to finish. Don’t miss this wonderful opportunity to learn and hone your domestic trial management skills and also meet other attorneys in the family law field. Special pricing for new lawyers! For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or register online at Domestic Relations

*** DBA Seniors Golf Tournament
Join the DBA Seniors Committee for its annual golf tournament, and visit with old friends and colleagues. The tournament will be Wednesday, July 25, at the Homestead Golf Course, 11500 W. Hampden Ave. An informal lunch is at noon; with tee-off around 1 p.m. Cost is $45, which includes greens fees, cart, prizes and lunch.
RSVP by July 16 to Mindy Marks at (303) 824-5312 or Send a check made out to the DBA for $45 to: DBA Seniors Golf, Attn: Mindy Marks, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** Did you Miss the Ball?
Click here to check out The Denver Post’s write-up of the Barristers Benefit ball.

*** Have You Graded Colorado Bar Exam Essay Questions?
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law is working to improve the school’s bar-pass rate. They have hired four full-time people to work with first-time and repeat bar exam-takers in small groups primarily on essay questions. They need people who have graded Colorado Bar Exam essay questions to act as a resource to the new hires or even as student mentors. If you fit the criteria and would be interested in helping out, contact Mary Steefel at

*** What Do Women (Lawyers) Want?
The Legal Marketing Association Rocky Mountain Chapter will present "What Women (Lawyers) Want — The Naked Truth About Women in the Law” on Tuesday, June 12, 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., at The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St. Participants will learn about research highlighting the roles women are playing in law firms, their participation in leadership positions, and the best practices for business development. Cost is $40 (with a $10 discount for LMA members). To register, visit

*** Don’t Miss the ALA Vendor Expo
The Mile High Chapter Association of Legal Administrators is having a Vendor Expo on Wednesday, June 6, noon–4 p.m., at the Adams Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Pl. in Denver. Learn the latest on products and services from vendors in: computer technology, legal staffing, records management, commercial insurance and benefits, copy services, court reporting, audio/visual, office equipment, and more. Visit

*** How Yale Law Students Sued the President — and Won
The American Constitution Society, Colorado chapter, presents: “Storming the Court: How a Band of Yale Law Students Sued the President — And Won.” The program, featuring attorney/author Brandt Goldstein and Yale Law Dean Harold Koh, will be May 31, noon, at McKenna Long & Aldridge, 1875 Lawrence St., Ste. 200 in Denver. Cost is $10 and includes lunch and one CLE credit. RSVP at:

*** CBA–CLE Books: The Military Divorce Handbook
Handling divorce and family law cases involving service members is a timely issue. These complex matters will affect nearly all family lawyers, not just those whose practices are located near major military bases. The knowledge contained in this handbook is essential for family law practitioners to provide professional representation for the service member or spouse as a client. This American Bar Association book is available to CBA members at a 20% discount off of ABA member pricing! Order online today! 






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