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October 10, 2006

October 10, 2006 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Vote NO 40 Happy Hour Tomorrow

- Clean Out Your Closet for a Good Cause

- Jeff Pennell Presents Hot Topics in Estate Planning

- Don’t Miss the Bench-Bar Retreat

- Latin-Flavored Wine Fiesta

- Volunteer Opportunity 

- CoLA Martini Night at the Art Students League of Denver

- Sam Cary Bar Dinner

- CBA-CLE Publications (order online!):
Funding the Revocable Living Trust

*** Vote NO 40 Happy Hour Tomorrow
You know limiting judges is a bad idea — learn how to tell your friends, family and neighbors about why they should "Vote No 40." Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m., at Palomino, 1515 Arapahoe St., you’ll hear about the real consequences for Colorado if Amendment 40 passes and learn how you can get involved. The DBA YLD will provide light appetizers and two free drink tickets. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or

*** Clean Out Your Closet for a Good Cause
“Law Suit Days” are Oct. 12–13. Members of the Young Lawyers Division will be taking donations on the steps of the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., each day. Donate gently used professional clothing to help low-income and unemployed community members dress-to-impress for job interviews. Contact David Uhlig at with any questions.

*** Jeff Pennell Presents Hot Topics in Estate Planning
This is one opportunity you don’t want to miss! Professor Pennell is the Richard H. Clark professor of law at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, an advisor for Restatement of the Law (Third) of Property — Wills and Other Donative Transfers, and an associate reporter for Restatement of the Law (Third) of Trusts. He will discuss: Marital Deduction Planning in Times of Uncertainty, Elective Shares of Surviving Spouses, and Recent Wealth Transfer Tax Developments. Estate Planning attorneys should register now. Register online: Jeff Pennell presents Hot Topics in Estate Planning; Nov. 10, 2006 8:30 a.m.–2 p.m.

*** Don’t Miss the Bench-Bar Retreat
The DBA’s Annual Bench-Bar Retreat will be Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., at the Inverness Hotel. The topic will be: “Mending Justice.”

*** Latin-Flavored Wine Fiesta
Mark your calendars for the 13th annual Wine & Beer Tasting to benefit Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado. Held in conjunction with the DBA’s Young Lawyers Division, this year’s Latin-Flavored Fiesta will be held Wednesday, Oct. 18, 5:30–7:30 p.m., at La Rumba (99 W. 9th Ave.). Enjoy fine wines from South America, Latin America, Spain and Portugal, plus fun food and friends — and don’t forget to bid on fabulous silent auction items. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and $25 for Young Lawyers. Contact Jodi Korthuis at or (303) 863-9544 for more information and to become a sponsor or provide a silent auction item.

*** Volunteer Opportunity
The Center for Education in Law and Democracy and the DBA Democracy Education Committee invite you to a very special breakfast and CLE program on Oct. 26, 7:30–8:30 a.m., at the DBA offices. Learn how Colorado lawyers can help Colorado students develop an understanding of constitutional history, principles and current issues. You will receive: one hour CLE credit, and “We the People” text and materials. Breakfast will be served. RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. (Please indicate the program you are responding to.) For more information, call Carolyn at (303) 824-5323.

*** CoLA Martini Night at the Art Students League of Denver
Colorado Lawyers for the Arts will host a Martini Night at the Art Students League of Denver, 200 Grant St., on Friday, Oct. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. Admission is $25 for attorneys and $10 for artists. This event is to kick off CoLA’s 2006–2007 membership drive to recruit more attorney and artist members. RSVP to or (303) 722-7994. Tickets also available at the door.

*** CBA-CLE Publications (order online!):
Funding the Revocable Living Trust
Estate planning is as much an art as it is science. Guiding clients to accomplish their goals takes experience that is the result of good training and patient observation. This monograph is Bill Schmidt's endeavor to pass along the techniques and forms that he has developed and used in many years of enjoyable service to his clients. His book represents his collective wisdom to help you avoid some of the pitfalls and mistakes in funding revocable living trusts. Buy Now!   For general information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit


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