Denver Bar Association Member Benefits Governance DBA Committees For the Public For the Media Metro Volunteer Lawyers DBA Young Lawyers Legal Resource Directory DBA Calendar Staff The Docket DBA Home

July 18, 2006

July 18, 2006 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Create Smiles for Needy Children in Denver

- Spanish Interpreters Needed

- Litigation Bootcamp Series — Trial Preparation

- Martinis, Law and Fiction

- Former Senator Breaux to Speak in Denver

- CBA-CLE Publications: The Military Divorce Handbook

*** Create Smiles for Needy Children in Denver
Not every child will have a backpack and school supplies as they head off to school this fall. You and your firm can continue the tradition in the legal community of donating school supplies to homeless children in Denver. The DBA Community Action Network Committee School Supply Drive is July 24–Aug. 4. The supplies will be given to children and their parents on Aug. 13, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. Click here to participate or volunteer. For a flyer with a list of supplies needed, go to or for more info, e-mail Mary at

*** Spanish Interpreters Needed
The DBA Legal Services Committee sponsors an immigration clinic on the second Wednesday of each month from 6 to 8 p.m. Spanish interpreters are needed to assist attorneys in their presentations on immigration law. If you are interested, contact Carolyn Gravit at to sign up. For general information on the clinics, contact Ilene Bloom at

*** Litigation Bootcamp Series — Trial Preparation
This is the final half-day session of CBA–CLE’s 2006 Litigation Bootcamp series, designed for lawyers with limited litigation experience. This session’s topics include: Scheduling and Subpoenaing of Witnesses; Motions In Limine: Jury Instructions; Exhibit Preparation; Jury Notebooks; Trial Briefs; Witness Preparation; and Shreck and Daubert Hearings. Register online: Litigation Bootcamp: Trial Preparation, July 26, 2006.

*** Martinis, Law and Fiction
The Denver Press Club and the Colorado & Denver Bar Associations have teamed up to present a panel discussion by lawyers who have written novels: “The Lawyer as Novelist.” Join us Wednesday, Aug. 9, for a literary evening that mixes martinis, law and fiction at The Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Pl. The panelists are Baine Kerr (Wrongful Death), John Dicke (Proof Evident), Manuel Ramos (Brown on Brown) and Mimi Wesson (Chilling Effect). Wick Downing will moderate the discussion. A cocktail hour is from 6 to 7 p.m. (the drink special will be the Lemon Drop Martini), and the panel discussion will run from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Copies of the authors’ books will be available for sale. This event is free. RSVP by noon on Aug. 8 to

*** Former Senator Breaux to Speak in Denver
Former Senator John B. Breaux (D-LA) will speak in Denver on Tuesday, July 25, 11:30 a.m., at the Westin Tabor Center. Breaux will address the Independent Petroleum Association of Mountain States (IPAMS) as a part of its Distinguished Speaker Series Luncheon. Click here to register, or contact Natalie Willms at

*** CBA-CLE Publications (order online!):
The Military Divorce Handbook
This book guides lawyers through the complexities of representing military personnel or their spouses and helps attorneys provide competent and thorough representation for their clients. Key chapters explain the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA), military tax issues and the important issue of dividing military retirement benefits. Also covered are the difficult and increasingly important issues of custody and domestic violence involving service members. The information contained in this handbook is essential for family law practitioners to provide professional representation of the service member or spouse as a client. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit

TO UNSUBSCRIBE: Go to Once you are there, click on "Logon" in the upper left-hand corner using your CBA member number and last name as a password. You will then be able to unsubscribe yourself from the DENBARlink listserv. **Remember, it is important that you log on.**