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November 18, 2008

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November 18, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- MVL Pro Bono Spotlight

- They Killed Sister Dorothy – Saturday screening

- A sure way to de-stress for the holidays

- Represent the First District of CBA, Denver

- Facilitating Your Witness's Best Communication

- Colorado Corporate Practice Conference

- Rothrock on Ethics and Professionalism

- "A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting"

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*** MVL Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to review a trust for a client whose only income is supplemental security income. The client’s parents live in Nebraska and sent the client a copy of the trust, which they had prepared. The client wants to assure the trust won’t affect her SSI and whether it would be valid in Colorado. If you are interested in helping this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** They Killed Sister Dorothy – Saturday screening
DBA member Leslie Matthews recommends the upcoming special screening of the legal thriller, “They Killed Sister Dorothy,” a documentary showing at the Denver Film Festival at 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 22, at the King Center Theater on the Auraria Campus. Filmmakers and special guests will attend this screening. The plot follows the 2005 murder of Sister Dorothy Stang, who was shot six times and left to die on a muddy road in the Brazilian Amazon. For tickets or information, go to  

*** A sure way to de-stress for the holidays
Sign up now for yoga, and start getting your mind and body ready to handle holiday stress. Studies show how yoga helps calm the heart and focus the mind. DBA and CBA members receive a corporate discount at Corepower Yoga, with a list of locations in the Denver and Boulder areas. First-timers receive a week of free yoga! It’s a great way to get rejuvenated during your busy day. Call Corepower at (866) 441-9642 and press 2 to purchase your first package.

*** Represent the First District of CBA, Denver
The DBA seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). Nominations are due by Friday, Dec. 5 to the DBA Nominating Committee, which will meet Dec. 9 to make the selection. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at

*** Facilitating Your Witness's Best Communication
Many good cases have been undone or severely damaged by the poor performance of a single witness. Ken Broda-Bahm, Ph.D., senior litigation consultant for Persuasion Strategies and Past President of the American Society of Trial Consultants, will present “Facilitating Your Witness's Best Communication: An Approach to Interviewing, Assessing, and Preparing Testimony” on Thursday, Dec. 4, 5:30 p.m., at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant Street, Denver. One CLE credit has been applied for. RSVP to RSVP for the call-in option to Michelle Gersic,, or (303) 824-5342. More information here. 

*** Colorado Corporate Practice Conference
Attend this CBA-CLE conference with six, half-day programs to choose from, including practical topics for business law attorneys, such as IP, employment, M&A, bankruptcy, tax and ethics. The conference will be Webcast live, from 9 a.m. to 4:05 p.m. each day on Dec. 10-12 from the CBA-CLE Large Classroom, 1900 Grant Street, third floor. Register here or call the CLE registration line at (303) 860-0608.

*** Rothrock on Ethics and Professionalism
As a lawyer, you confront ethical decisions the moment you open your law practice. Attend this CBA-CLE program, Thursday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. to help resolve the ethical dilemmas that challenge you in your day-to-day practice. CBA member price is $169, plus every attendee will receive the book, “Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct in Colorado” — a $185 value! Register online: Rothrock on Ethics and Professionalism.

*** "A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting"
For those who draft, review, negotiate or interpret contracts, this second edition of “A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting” is a resource without equal. Order online here! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit


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