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June 17, 2008

June 17, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

Pro Bono Spotlight 

- DBA Annual Golf Tournament 

- A child in your community needs you 

- Smile! Calling all toothfairies

- ADL summer program

- CLE: Collecting interest

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*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client get guardianship of her elderly husband who has dementia. Her husband is currently residing in a nursing home in Evergreen, after spending some time in a psychiatric treatment center. If you are interested in helping this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or patt@denbar.org.

*** It’s not just for seniors: DBA Seniors Golf Tournament
The DBA Seniors Committee Annual Golf Tournament is Wednesday, July 23, at the Homestead Golf Course, 11500 W. Hampden Ave. An informal lunch is at noon, with tee-off around 1 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes greens fees, cart, prizes and lunch. Please bring friends, colleagues and family — everyone is invited! RSVP by Monday, July 14 to Tara Miller at (303) 824-5312 or tmiller@cobar.org. Send a check made out to the DBA for $50 to: DBA Seniors Golf, Attn: Tara Miller, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** A child in your community needs you
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is recruiting volunteers in the Denver metro community to become trained advocates for children involved in abuse and neglect cases. CASA volunteers are ordinary citizens who have a passion for protecting children. Many CASAs have full-time jobs and/or families, yet they make the time (10-15 hours per month) for the rewarding opportunity to become a child’s voice in court. Call (303) 752-2272 to sign up.

*** Smile! Calling all toothfairies...
The Community Action Network (CAN) of the Denver Bar Association is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Toothbrushes for Tots Drive, to benefit Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND). CAN is looking for Denver area law firms to sign up and participate in the drive, which runs June 23–27, by contacting Michelle B. Ferguson at (303) 628-3658 or mferguson@irelandstapleton.com. As the country’s oldest dental charity, founded in 1912, KIND helps meet the needs of underserved children. For more information, visit www.KINDsmiles.org. Click here for more information on the drive.

*** Anti-Defamation League program
Eleven law firms and 47 law students are participating in a new summer program by the Anti-Defamation League. The ADL’s Mountain States Regional Summer Associate Research Program promotes pro bono research on key civil rights issues of the day. Summaries will be available at the end of summer on topics such as religious liberty, immigration, free speech/hate speech, civil rights and international law. For more information, contact Joyce Rubin at the ADL (303) 830-7177, ext. 216.

*** Collecting Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest in Colorado
Time is money particularly when interest is accruing and interest can double or triple a damage award. This CBA-CLE program, Thursday, June 26, 9 a.m. – noon, will arm you with the knowledge you must have to best serve your clients in achieving the proper, final judgment outcome. Register online: Collecting Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest in Colorado or call (303) 860-0608.

 

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