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July 15, 2008

July 15, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


Pro bono Spotlight 

- DNC Primer 

- Run for the Legal Aid Foundation 

- Casemaker Update workshop 

- Winetasting for charity

- Bench Bar Retreat

- Sign up for CAN's School Supply Drive 

- CLE: Quiet Title Actions

- Jury Instructions: Copyright Litigation

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*** Pro bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client with a divorce in Gilpin County. The client currently is residing in a Safe House in Larimer County, and the spouse has filed for divorce. The parties were married in 1994, have two children and own a home. If interested in helping this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** DNC primer: Chilling Free Exercise — or Controlling the Streets?
During the DNC, Aug. 25-27, governmental actions intended to maintain order may or may not infringe fundamental rights of free speech and assembly. Hear both sides of the debate regarding public safety and civil remedies for alleged police misconduct on Friday, July 18, 12:15—1:30 p.m. at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The $15 cost includes lunch. RSVP by Thursday, July 17 to Melissa Nicoletti at or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** Run for the Legal Aid Foundation: Denver Marathon
Attention runners and sponsors! Participating in the Denver Marathon on Sunday, Oct. 19? Why not funnel your pledges to the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado? Give new meaning to the term “swift justice” by supporting the foundation, which promotes equal access to justice by raising funds to provide civil legal services for low-income Coloradans. For a discount online registration code or for more information, contact Diana Poole at (303) 863-9544 or

*** Casemaker Update
Come hear the latest and greatest about Casemaker 2.0, the Colorado Bar Association’s Legal Research tool, Tuesday, July 29 at noon, at the CBA offices. Reba Nance, Director of Law Practice Management, will show how to make Casemaker work for you. To register, send an e-mail, with your name, date and title of the program to The cost is $15 for CBA members with lunch, $25 for nonmembers with lunch and $10 with no lunch. Bring payment with you or send it to CBA TAB, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** Summertime wine tasting on the rooftop
Join us Thursday, July 17, 5:30–8:30 p.m., at Mattie’s (1946 Market St.) for the 14th Annual Legal Aid Foundation Wine Tasting fundraiser. The DBA Young Lawyers Division is hosting the event, with live music from the Clam Daddys, appetizers to complement the wine and a silent auction. The cost is $40 for general admission and $30 for young professionals. Tickets can be purchased online at Call Carol Waltz at (303) 863-9544 if you have questions, especially about parking arrangements in LoDo.

*** Save the Date: Bench & Bar Retreat — Plea from the Courts: Lighten Up!
We’ve all heard the advice: “be thankful,” “forgive and move on” and “practice kindness.” But what about the trials and tribulations of practicing law? Judges will speak with attorneys in a roundtable format about improving one’s quality of life as an attorney. The event is on Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m. - noon at the Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant St. The cost is $60, including breakfast. This program will be submitted for two general and two ethics CLE credits. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail

*** Make this the most rewarding School Supply Drive
Sign up your firm now for the DBA Community Action Network’s annual School Supply Drive. We are looking for firms to collect school supplies from July 28 - Aug. 6. Backpacks will be handed out to children in need, who also can enjoy a free day at the Denver Zoo on Aug. 12. We hope to fill more than 300 backpacks with school necessities such as pencils, notebooks and crayons. To participate in the drive, or for more information, contact

*** CLE: Quiet Title Actions: The Basics (Plus Advanced Topics)
When a problem arises in the title to real property, a “quiet title” action may be needed to resolve the problem and to create certainty in the ownership interests in the property. Join Geoffrey P. Anderson, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. – 4:45 pm, to learn techniques for researching this critical information. Register online: Quiet Title Actions: The Basics Plus Selected Advanced Topics 

*** Model Jury Instructions: Copyright, Trademark and Trade Dress Litigation
These models accurately and impartially present the elements and critical definitions of copyright, trademark and trade dress law in language that is understandable and familiar to the average juror. Includes a CD-ROM. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit


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