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August 16, 2005

August 16, 2005 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Kids Living In Alcohol  Addicted Families CLE Program 

- Colorado Judicial Institute seeks nominees

- CBA-CLE  Program & Publications

- Mock Trial Program

- Make Denver beautiful!

- Support CASA at the 1st Annual ALA Golf Classic



*** Kids Living In Alcohol Addicted Families CLE Program in Denver on Sept. 14
This program offers advanced training for family law attorneys, mediators, domestic violence treatment providers, probation officers, GALS, and victims advocates. Along with Jerry Moe, the National Director of Children's Programs for the Betty Ford Center, there will be several other wonderful speakers. There is no cost to attend; the program is at the CBA/DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Two CLE credits are offered, including one ethics credit. Space is limited and filling up fast; contact Kate Arganese to register at karganese@cobar.org or (303) 824-5333. Complete schedule at
http://www.cobar.org/group/index.cfm?category=1505&EntityID=DPWKC.

*** Colorado Judicial Institute seeks nominees for the 2005 Judicial Excellence Awards
In recognition and support of excellence in Colorado courts, The CJI will again acknowledge the efforts of three outstanding judges. The Judicial Excellence Awards will be presented at the 3rd Annual Judicial Excellence for Colorado Dinner on Nov. 2, at the Denver Marriott City Center. One award will be presented to a jurist in each of the following categories: District Court Judge, County Court Judge, and Magistrate. All nominations must be submitted by Sept. 9. Nomination forms at
http://www.cobar.org/group/display.cfm?GenID=6655.

*** CBA-CLE Program—Develop your legal Spanish vocabulary with this new 10-week program
In collaboration with the University of Denver College of Law, this new 10-week program is designed to introduce those in the legal field to Spanish vocabulary, grammar, and culture. Register online: Beginning Spanish for Legal Professionals, 10-week course every Monday and Wednesday starting Sept. 12 thru Nov. 14, Denver.

***CBA-CLE Publications (order online!):
The Role of the Child and Family Investigators and Child's Legal Representatives in Colorado - NEW! This valuable and thorough handbook covers a wide range of topics that are vital to both child and family investigators (formerly special advocates) and child's legal representatives, regardless of experience level.
For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll free (888) 860-2531; or visit us at www.cobar.org/cle.

*** Mock Trials: Attention Colorado attorneys!
The DBA & CBA are recruiting high school mock trial teams to participate in the 2006 Colorado Mock Trial Program. Is the local high school in your community involved in mock trials?  Do you have a student in high school?  Get involved as an attorney coach and contact your local high school to generate interest for this great program. For more info, contact Carolyn Ferber at (800) 332-6763, cferber@cobar.org or go to
http://www.cobar.org/group/display.cfm?GenID=6668.

*** Make Denver beautiful!
The CBA YLD is seeking volunteer attorneys to work with kids in the Denver DA's Juvenile Diversion Program to clean up yards and graffiti on the Urban Trail (2nd and Lowell) on Saturday, Aug. 27, from 8 a.m. to noon. Volunteers will meet at 303 W. Colfax (The Wellington Webb Building) and then will be transported to the site. Volunteers bring their own gardening gloves; all other work supplies will be provided, plus a light breakfast and lunch. Contact Sueanna_Johnson@dmj.cc with questions, or if you wish to volunteer.

*** Support CASA at the 1st Annual ALA Golf Classic
The Mile High Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is pleased to announce its 1st Annual Golf Classic benefiting Denver CASA, the Court Appointed Special Advocate program, which assists abused and neglected children. The tournament is Aug. 22, shotgun start at 1 p.m., at the Lakewood Country Club. More info at www.milehighala.org, or contact Donnell Kisa at (720) 931-1195, or email at dkisa@stklaw.com.

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