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November 8, 2005

November 8, 2005 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Use Your Creative Talents for the DBA Community Action Network

- Volunteer Opportunities through Legal Services

- Learn from Some of Colorado’s Best Trust and Estate Lawyers

- Health Update from Mary Phillips

- TAB Takes a Break in December

- CBA–CLE Publications

*** Use Your Creative Talents for the DBA Community Action Network
Can you capture the “spirit of a child” through your creative photography? The DBA’s Community Action Network Committee has dedicated this year the “Year of the Child,” and is holding a photography contest in conjunction with its January Winter Soiree and Silent Auction. Click here for entry and prize info:

*** Volunteer Opportunities through Legal Services
The DBA Legal Services Committee is seeking attorney volunteers to assist with several legal services programs: 2006 monthly pro se litigant clinics once or twice a year in the areas of bankruptcy, divorce and small claims. The committee also seeks a Spanish-speaking family law attorney volunteer to teach an early evening divorce clinic in Spanish. Clinic outlines are provided. Other volunteers are needed for Lawline 9 to staff phones and answer legal questions on Wednesday nights at Channel 9. For more information, contact Carolyn Ferber at (303) 824-5323 or

*** Learn from Some of Colorado’s Best Trust and Estate Lawyers
This program features many timely topics, including new GST regulations and preparing a proper gift tax return; ethics and Circular 230; total return trusts; real estate issues in estate planning and administration; an update on advanced medical directives; gifts for minors; and more. Register online: 2005 Fall Estate Planning Update, Nov. 11, 2005.

*** Health Update from Mary Phillips
Many of you know DBA member and friend, Mary Phillips, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in May. She has since been undergoing chemotherapy and has recently shared this update: “Good news! My last CT scan showed no cancer and my CA125 tumor marker blood test was very low. Dr. Susan Davidson (my second opinion doctor) pronounced me in remission, and my main doctor, Wilson Bourg at Kaiser, is very pleased. We plan on one more shot of chemo to kick the remaining resistant microscopic cells in the pants. During the next year I will work to restore my energy and good health, but continue to realize that ovarian cancer almost always is a chronic disease, with recurrences which must be treated. My cancer is “fast-growing” which is true of 50% of ovarian cancers at Stage III (which I have), and which means more frequent recurrences. My next CT scan will be around the end of February, and I’ll have blood tests once a month. Thank you all for your support. It means a lot to me!”

*** TAB Takes a Break in December
“Tuesdays at the Bar” is not scheduled in December. You can still get your last-minute ethics credits, however. The remaining November TAB programs are: Nov. 15: Ethics Update; and Nov. 29: Ethics for National Guard and Reservist Lawyers (non-military, as well). Programs are at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor, at noon. To register, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or e-mail, and indicate the program you will be attending. More details at

More high-quality ethics programs are offered in November and December through CBA–CLE. Seminars include: Litigation Ethics; Family Law Ethics, Ethics for In-House Counsel; Transactional Ethics; Leftover Turkey Ethics (just kidding!) and more. Visit for these and other programs.

*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
Colorado DUI Benchbook (revised edition) — Save 10% when pre-ordering by Nov. 30. This is Colorado’s definitive statement of DUI law and practice that every county judge has been given. You don’t want to be without it! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit


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