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March 24, 2009

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

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Hotel discounts for Barristers Benefit Ball

- Optimize your DBA Membership: Discount tickets to the Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse

- Small Claims/Collection Law Basics

- Solos Breakfast — Discuss Technology and Practice Management

- Furry Scurry 2009 — DBA/CBA Team 

- Help make the 10th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive a success

- CLE: 2009 Immigration Law

- Book: "The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law"

- Inspire future attorneys — judge first-year oral arguments

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*** Hotel discounts for Barristers Benefit Ball
The Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center extended its discount rate of $99 through April 20 to Denver Bar members only, for the evening of the ball, Friday, April 24. Purchase tickets for the ball here, and support the main annual fundraiser for Metro Volunteer Lawyers, which provides legal services to indigent clients.

*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Discount tickets to the Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse
Watch the Colorado Mammoth defeat the San Jose Stealth at the Pepsi Center with your colleagues on Saturday, April 11. Tickets prices start at $11. Please click here for tickets or call (303) 405-1689.

*** Small Claims/Collection Law Basics
Magistrate Alan Bucholtz from Denver County Court will teach the basics of small claims matters on Wednesday, May 6, 3–5 p.m. at Centro de San Juan Diego, 2830 Lawrence St. No cost. Two CLE credits applied for. Volunteer attorneys will learn to handle fundamental questions from the public, and know when a question requires extra expertise. Plan to stay afterward for Legal Night at El Centro de San Juan Diego. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. (Indicate which program.) All members & volunteers welcome. Questions? Call Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323.

*** Solos Breakfast — Discuss Technology and Practice Management
Join the CBA Solo Small Firm Section for breakfast on Thursday, April 2, at 7:30 a.m. at the Denver Athletic Club's Tavern Restaurant, 1325 Glenarm Pl. In addition to networking opportunities, members will discuss practice management and technology in the monthly forum. Open to all members, not just solo/small firm section. No RSVP required. Questions? Contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or mgersic@cobar.org.

*** Furry Scurry 2009 — DBA/CBA Team
Join the DBA/CBA team for the Furry Scurry walk, benefiting the Denver Dumb Friends League on Saturday, May 2 at Washington Park. It’s going to be a lot of fun and you can bring your pooch! To sign up, go to www.ddfl.org and click on the Furry Scurry icon on the main page. Then look for our team name “Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.” The cost is $45 donation to the League, but additional donations are sought. Questions? Contact Jill Kessler at jkessler@cobar.org or (303) 860-1115.

*** Help make the 10th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive a success
The DBA Community Action Network is looking forward to its annual food drive to benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies. Last year, this two week drive provided approximately 100,000 meals and nearly $15,000 in donations. CAN invites your organization to help fight hunger and feed hope again this year. The drive will run from April 27 – May 8. Donation barrels will be delivered and picked up for ease of participation. To secure your donation barrel, sign up on www.denbar.org. Questions? E-mail Alexa Johnson at ajohnson@cobar.org.

*** CLE: 2009 Immigration Law
With the belief that all people should be afforded due process and an understanding of their legal options, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network strives to provide legal services to the most vulnerable immigrant populations in Colorado. Take a pro bono case from RMAIN and attend this CBA-CLE program, Wednesday, April 1, 8:30 a.m. – 3:05 p.m. for only $65. Register online: 2009 Immigration Law.

*** Book: "The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law"
From an overview of immigration law to guidance for specific situations, this convenient reference addresses immigration court and procedures, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, extradition and prisoner issues — a variety of real-life situations faced by criminal lawyers with non-citizen clients or witnesses. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

*** Inspire future attorneys — judge first-year oral arguments
Help judge oral arguments by first-year CU law students in Denver or Boulder, April 6-17, times listed below. For many students, this is the first time they suit up and act like real lawyers — they take the process very seriously. This year, students researched an appellate question on the free speech rights of high school students on school grounds. Arguments last about an hour and a half, and volunteers are provided with a bench memo and the students’ briefs. If interested, contact Kristen Vannoy at Kristen.Vannoy@colorado.edu.

Which hour-and-a-half slot can you fill?
Monday, April 6: CU Law School Courtroom, 4 p.m., 6 p.m.
Tuesday, April 7: CU Law School Courtroom, 5 p.m., 7 p.m. 
Wednesday, April 8:  United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
Friday, April 10: United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 11 a.m., 12:45 p.m., 2:45 p.m.
Wednesday, April 15: CU School of Law, Courtroom 12:45 p.m.; United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, 2:45 p.m.
Friday, April 17: CU Fleming Courtroom, noon; CU Law School Courtroom, 2:45 p.m.

 

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