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July 10, 2007

July 10, 2007 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Easy Access to Legal Service Resources

- DBA Seniors Golf Tournament

- From Paper to PDF: Using Adobe Acrobat to Work with Electronic Documents

- Waterman Trust Fund Administrator Needed

- Available from CLE Books: Electronic Evidence and Discovery: What Every Lawyer Should Know 


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*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Thank you to all of the attorneys who offered to help last week's profiled client. This week, Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney who does guardianship work. A low-income disabled man needs help obtaining guardianship over his elderly mother who is suffering from dementia. Her doctor is supportive of the guardianship. The parties live in Denver. If you would like to help, contact Debora Wagner at (303) 866-9378.

*** Easy Access to Legal Service Resources
Did you know that the DBA Legal Resources Directory is available online? The directory includes Denver-metro and statewide legal service resources that provide free or low-cost legal services to the public, including direct representation, clinics and classes. It is a great resource for the public and for attorneys! You can find the link on the DBA home page, www.denbar.org, or access it directly at www.denbar.org/group/index.cfm?category=1050&EntityID=dba.

*** DBA Seniors Golf Tournament
The DBA Seniors Committee annual golf 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, mmarks@cobar.org or (303) 824-5312. 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.

*** From Paper to PDF: Using Adobe Acrobat to Work with Electronic Documents
This CBA-CLE presentation on Aug. 8, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., will teach you how to increase productivity, decrease costs and improve client services by transitioning from paper to electronic client files with Adobe Acrobat® software and Portable Document Format (PDF) files. Register online: From Paper to PDF: Using Adobe Acrobat to Work with Electronic Documents

*** Waterman Trust Fund Administrator Needed
The DBA Waterman Trust Fund is seeking attorney applicants to serve as a DBA officer/administrator to assist in managing the Waterman Trust Fund, which assists members of the Colorado Bar who are "aged, infirm or otherwise incapacitated" and financially needy. The Waterman Trust Fund meets once a month for a one- to two-hour meeting. Attorney applicants must be a member of the Denver Bar Association willing to serve a five-year term. Click here for full application details

*** Available from CLE Books (order online!)
Electronic Evidence and Discovery: What Every Lawyer Should Know

This cutting-edge and practical guide, written by Michele C.S. Lange and Kristin M. Nimsger, is designed to arm lawyers with the information, tools and knowledge they need to stay informed in this burgeoning area. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

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