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March 3, 2009

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March 3, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Wheels of Justice Rides Again

- DBA Relaxed Softball Returns

- Pro bono Spotlight 

- Optimize Your Membership: Pssstt…Discount Tickets for Denver events!

- Credit Union Newsletter for March

- This Friday – Legal System’s Response to Domestic Violence

- Sign up now for these helpful Tuesdays at the Bar programs

- CLE: Advising Distressed Companies

- Book: "Do No Wrong: Ethics for Prosecutors and Defenders"

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*** Wheels of Justice Rides Again
Registration is now open for the 2009 Children's Hospital's Courage Classic July 25–27. Click here to join. Sign up early and get free gear. The popular cycling event sold out the past two years, and might also do so this year. To sponsor the team, or for more information, go to www.wheelsofjusticecycling.org.

*** DBA Relaxed Softball Returns
Enjoy beautiful Colorado Saturdays playing softball in the most relaxed league west of Pecos. The league is co-ed, and children are welcome. If you are interested, contact Jack Tanner at Fairfield & Woods, jtanner@fwlaw.com or (303) 894-4495.

*** Pro bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client adopt her foster child’s children. The client was given sole parental decision-making responsibility for the children by the Denver Department of Human Services in June 2006. The client receives SSI because she is disabled. She needs to adopt the children to receive assistance from Social Services for the children. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or patt@denbar.org.

*** Optimize Your Membership: Pssstt…Discount Tickets for Denver events!
Discover discounts from 20–50 percent off sporting and theater events! We keep adding new Member Appreciation Nights, so check here for the most up-to-date listings. Enjoy “A Midsummer Nights Dream” on Wednesday, March 11, or attend the Avalanche vs. Minnesota Wild on Thursday, March 12. Members at the Avalanche game will be in a drawing to go to the penalty box for pre-game warm-ups! Cool!

*** Credit Union Newsletter for March
Check out these rates for auto loans, credit cards, certificates and more. Available at the Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado.

*** This Friday – Legal System’s Response to Domestic Violence
The CBA and DBA are sponsoring the CU and DU Law Schools day-long event, “The Legal System’s Response to Domestic Violence” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday, March 6 at the Wolf Law Building at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Topics include domestic violence in the military, new models for DV courts, protection orders and employer responsibilities in domestic violence cases. Cost is $100, with discounts for local bar members. To register contact Carol Thompson at (303) 449-8623 or carol@safehousealliance.org. Click here for more details.

*** Sign up now for these helpful Tuesdays at the Bar programs
– Transitioning: 7 Suggested Rules When Transforming Your Life.
Tuesday, March 10, noon.
– Student Loans: Things to Know About Handling Them in Today’s Economy. One CLE Credit. Tuesday, March 17, noon.
– Making the Transition from Lawyer to Mediator/Arbitrator. Advice from a seasoned panel. One CLE credit. Tuesday, March 24, noon.
– Coffee Talk: Writing Your Resume So Recruiters Will Notice You. Advice directly from the recruiters’ mouths. Wednesday, March 25, 8-9 a.m.

TAB programs are at DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP by noon the day before the program by e-mailing lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Cost is $15 members, $25 for nonmembers and includes lunch.

*** CLE: Advising Distressed Companies
Let our experienced, veteran faculty get you up-to-speed on all of the legal issues that are developing each week as the economy goes through one of its roughest stretches in recent memory. Attend this CBA-CLE program, March 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to learn about the most important issues that a distressed company will generate for your practice. Register online: Advising Distressed Companies. 

*** Book: "Do No Wrong: Ethics for Prosecutors and Defenders"
This book puts ethical questions on the "radar screens" of criminal practitioners. It provides both prosecution and defense with the analysis and authorities necessary to understand the issues and underlying policies. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

 

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