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February 14, 2006

February 14, 2006 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Hear Captivating and Inspiring Speaker, Brooke Wunnicke

- NEW —Impacts and Changes of Criminal Sentencing in Colorado

- Attorneys' Night Out

- Are you a Poet?

- Nellie Mae Scholarship Scuttle 5K

- Remember New Orleans on Fat Tuesday

- Be the First to Know About Judicial Vacancies

- CBA–CLE Publications  

*** Hear Captivating and Inspiring Speaker, Brooke Wunnicke
Tomorrow, Feb. 15, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Law & Ethics Society presents its inaugural event, “Legal Ethics and Professionalism in the 21st Century,” at 5 p.m. in the forum at the law school, with a reception to follow. Brooke Wunnicke, one of the most influential and revered figures in the legal profession will speak on her passion: the importance of ethics as the foundation of studying and practicing law. No RSVP is needed to attend.

*** NEW —Impacts and Changes of Criminal Sentencing in Colorado
Spend the day engaged in thought-provoking dialogue as you listen to Colorado's leading experts examine the current issues of Colorado's prison system. At this CBA–CLE, you’ll learn about sentencing reform and its potential to alleviate the pressure placed on an already distressed system. Register online: Criminal Sentencing in Colorado, Feb. 16, 2006.

*** Attorneys' Night Out
Join the DBA YLD at the Blake Street Tavern (2401 Blake St.) on Thursday, Feb. 16, 6–9 p.m., to enjoy a tour of the Flying Dog Brewery and beer tasting. There will be live music and a silent auction, with proceeds benefiting The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People. Advance tickets are $25 and include a brewery tour, beer tasting, two draft beers and appetizers. E-mail to RSVP or request tickets. For a flyer, go to Attorneys' Night Out. Contact Alison Butler Daniels for further information at (303) 298-9878 or

*** Are you a Poet?
The Colorado Lawyer has established a poetry contest for original poetry written by members of the CBA. All types of poetry will be accepted, but poems of 32 lines or fewer are preferred. Entries must be postmarked by May 1, 2006. Poems will be published in The Colorado Lawyer. Click here for full details.

*** Nellie Mae Scholarship Scuttle 5K
Save the date! The University of Denver Sturm College of Law Student Bar Association’s annual scholarship scuttle helps law students pay off student debt. This year’s 5K is Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m.–noon at Washington Park in Denver. More details here.  

*** Remember New Orleans on Fat Tuesday
Bradford Publishing is holding a Book Drive to benefit Louisiana libraries, Feb. 28–March 3. The libraries are in need of gently used books, including fiction, non-fiction published in the last five years, and audio books. The libraries cannot accept professional legal, medical, technical, or scientific books, or old encyclopedias, almanacs, or textbooks. You can donate books at Bradford Publishing, 1743 Wazee St., or Tattered Cover (LoDo, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch locations).

*** Be the First to Know About Judicial Vacancies
If you are interested in becoming a judge or magistrate in Colorado, sign up for the Judicial Vacancy Listserv. You will receive e-mail notices about judicial openings as soon as we find out about them. To sign up for this and other CBA member e-mails, click here.

*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
Residential Construction Law in Colorado is an extraction from the multi-volume Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Construction Law (Chapter 14). This indispensable resource is in an easy-to-read soft cover, travel-companion format. New to this book and not included in the Practitioner’s Guide are sample forms such as: Complaints, Answer, Discovery Requests (Plaintiff and Defendant), Jury Instructions, Assignment of Claims, Writ of Garnishment and Answer, and Garnishment Traverse. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit

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