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February 24, 2009

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February 24, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Tuesdays at the Bar — March

- Early-bird pricing for Barristers Benefit Ball tickets increase after Saturday

- Bench-Bar Committee — Great Opportunity to Get Involved

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*** Tuesdays at the Bar — March
March TAB Programs will continue the focus of surviving this economy, we hope you enjoy and benefit from our guest speakers. If you have ideas for topics that would be helpful to your law practice, please feel free to send those ideas to Melissa Nicoletti at

Programs are noon–1 p.m. at DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP by noon the day before the program by e-mailing or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Or you can mail in the form below. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you for Tuesdays at the Bar!

Tuesday, March 3 – Capturing More Time – And Keeping Your Clients Happy While Doing It!

You get to the office at 7 a.m. and don't leave until 8 p.m. You know you were busy all day, and you ate lunch at your desk. So where did the time go? For those who bill by the hour, meticulous timekeeping achieves multiple goals. This program will show you useful tips on how to send out bills to clients that accurately reflect the amount of time and the efforts you expended on their behalf. (One general CLE credit.)

Tuesday, March 10 – Transitioning: 7 Suggested Rules When Transforming Your Life

Professor Heidi Boerstler will be here to discuss her article from the February 2009 issue of The Docket. Professor Boerstler teaches classes on Transformational Leadership and Health Law and Ethics at the University of Denver Business School. She will share her insights with professionals who are looking for a new focus in life. (No CLE credit.)

Tuesday, March 17 - Student Loans: Things to Know About Handling Them in Today’s Economy 

Do you or your clients have student loans holding you hostage financially and lingering over your head? This program will discuss things you can do to manage them, given they are almost impossible to discharge. Learn about deferments, forbearances, income contingency plans and the U.S. Supreme Court case Lockhart v. United States that permits social security to be offset for unpaid student loans older than 10 years. Karen Cody-Hopkins from Charles Lilley & Associates will talk about strategies for lawyers and their student loan debts. The information is also applicable to clients’ student loan problems. (One general CLE credit.)

Tuesday, March 24 – Making the Transition from Lawyer to Mediator/Arbitrator

This panel will discuss what you need to know to make the transition in your practice from lawyer to mediator or arbitrator.  The panel will discuss all aspects of changing you practice over including insurance issues, as well as ethical considerations. (One general CLE credit.)

Tuesday, March 31 – NO TAB PROGRAM

Coffee Talk: Wednesday, March 25 – Writing Your Resume so Recruiters Will Notice You

We will be hosting law firm recruiters who will give you tips on writing your resume and what recruiters are looking for in possible new hires. If you are looking for a position, you will not want to miss this program. No CLE credit.

*** Early-bird pricing for Barristers Benefit Ball tickets increase after Saturday
Get your discounted tickets today for “An Evening on the Nile,” the theme for this year’s Barristers Benefit Ball, April 24, at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The early-bird pricing deadline is this Saturday, Feb. 28. Save money now while donating to an important cause — Metro Volunteer Lawyers — during a crucial time. Contact Dana Collier Smith at or (303) 824-5318 to purchase tickets. Click here for pricing information.

*** Bench-Bar Committee — Great Opportunity to Get Involved
The Bench-Bar Committee is having a planning meeting on Thursday, March 5, at noon at the DBA offices at 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. We will be working on planning for future Bench-Bar Brown Bag lunch CLE’s and the next Bench-Bar Retreat. RSVP to by noon, Monday, March 4. Lunch provided.


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