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August 5, 2008

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August 5, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Pro bono Spotlight 

- On Ethics and Political Activity 

- DBA recognizes the generosity of its volunteers 

- Bench-Bar Retreat 

- Ready for football? 

- CLE: Medical Malpractice

- Book: McElhaney's Trial Notebook

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*** Pro bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client get conservatorship of her mother. The client’s mother is giving her money away instead of paying her bills and seems unaware of what she is doing. If you are interested in helping this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** On Ethics and Political Activity
Colorado Ethics Watch is offering free presentations on “How Rules of Professional Conduct Apply to Political Activities of Lawyers.” Learn vital information before the campaign season heats up! Ethics Watch is a nonprofit, legal-watchdog group. To schedule a presentation in your office, contact Doug Staggs at (303) 626-2100 or

*** DBA Recognizes the Generosity of its Volunteers
DBA’s Access to Justice Committee is planning a Volunteer Appreciation Reception to honor all of the hardworking, generous volunteers who benefit the Denver community. The reception is Thursday, Oct. 23 at Space Gallery in the Santa Fe Drive Art District. The committee seeks local law firms and businesses to sponsor this event to help celebrate volunteers. Interested? Contact Heather Clark at or call (303) 824-5350.

*** Bench-Bar Retreat — Plea from the Courts: Lighten Up!
Judges will speak with attorneys in a roundtable format about improving one’s quality of life as an attorney. The event is Saturday, Sept. 27, 8:30 a.m. – noon, at the Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant St. This breakfast 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

*** Ready For Some Football?
The DBA Lawyers’ Football League begins its 40th year Sunday, Sept. 7. The league welcomes lawyers and law students. Ten teams will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Interested players are encouraged to attend the league’s preseason meeting at 5 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 28, at Fossum, Mastro, Barnes & Stazzone, 1720 S. Bellaire St., Suite 807. Contact league commissioner Vic Stazzone at (303) 757-4971 or

*** CLE: Handling the Medical Malpractice Case: From Soup to Nuts
Anyone who needs in-depth guidance on the processes and strategies of medical malpractice lawsuits should attend this seminar. This CBA-CLE program, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 9 a.m. – 4:25 p.m., will walk you through the entire process of handling a medical malpractice case. Register online: Handling the Medical Malpractice Case: From Soup to Nuts

*** McElhaney's Trial Notebook, Fourth Ed. is one of the all-time best-selling books on trial practice that covers everything from discovery through rebuttal and provides you with techniques, tactics and strategies for every stage of trial. Order online here.  For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit


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