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December 16, 2008

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December 16, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- Pro Bono Spotlight 

- DBA Officer Nominations Needed by Jan. 14

- Members’ Night with the Colorado Avalanche 

- DBA Awards

- Forty Under 40 Nominations

- CLE: Workers’ Compensation: The Fundamentals

- Book: Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Employment Law, 2nd Edition 

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*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with an adoption in Douglas County. The client and her husband want to adopt their 12-year-old great-niece that has been living with them since October 2006. If you are interested in helping this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** DBA Officer Nominations Needed by Jan. 14
The DBA Nominating Committee seeks nominations for the 2009–2010 DBA leadership positions, including president-elect, first and second vice presidents, DBA Board of Trustees and CBA Board of Governors. Send nominations to Committee Chairman Chris Little at by Wednesday, Jan. 14. For more information, contact Dana Collier Smith at

*** Members’ Night with the Colorado Avalanche
The DBA has teamed up with the Colorado Avalanche to host bar members and their families for a great night of NHL hockey at the Pepsi Center. Discount tickets are available for the 7 p.m. game on Thursday, Jan. 8, when the Avalanche take on the Chicago Blackhawks. Tickets will sell out, so be sure to get your seats today! Order tickets online here. Ticket prices are discounted approximately 50 percent, and cost $50 for lower end loge and club level seats.

*** DBA Awards
The DBA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the following awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year and Judicial Excellence. Please submit a brief statement (e-mail preferred) with the name, award and summary of why that person deserves the honor, to Christine McManus, Nominations are due Feb. 27. Click here for more details about all of the awards. 

*** Forty Under 40 Nominations
The Denver Business Journal is looking for nominations for its Forty Under 40 award, to be given to someone under 40 years of age, a recognized business leader and an active participant in the community. Nominees must be under the age of 40 as March 13, 2009. Click here for more details. Nomination deadline is Friday, Jan. 2. 

*** CLE: Workers’ Compensation: The Fundamentals
Our faculty of experts in workers' compensation law, including both claimant and respondent attorneys, will lead you, step-by-step, through the core law and procedures in this fascinating area. This CBA-CLE program, Wednesday, Jan. 21, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. will get you up to speed fast on the most important issues in workers’ compensation law. Register online: Workers’ Compensation: The Fundamentals.

*** Book: Practitioner's Guide to Colorado Employment Law, 2nd Edition
This completely revised edition includes three new chapters on Discovery, the Federal Sector EEO Process, and Settlement and Mediation. The existing chapters have been revised and updated. Now a two volume set! Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608 or toll-free (888) 860-2531.



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