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May 19, 2009

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May 19, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Best Food Drive Ever

- Member Appreciation events, free CLEs 

- Softball begins 

- Congrats to East High 

- Attorneys' Night Out  Thursday

- Employment law interview

- Henry Hall Golf Tourney

- CLE: Law of Trial Evidence

- Book: DUI Benchbook

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*** Best Food Drive Ever!
Thanks to all who helped TRIPLE donations to Food Bank of the Rockies. Members from 68 firms and businesses donated 10,700 pounds of food and $36,000. The grand total, just over $50,000, far surpassed last year’s total of $15,000. DBA’s Community Action Network and the food bank are ecstatic and thankful for a successful 2009 Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive. ‘Til next year!

*** Appreciation for DBA members - let us count the ways!
Take advantage of DBA Member Appreciation Week, both in and out of the office.
June 7 – Colo. Symphony Orchestra – Mahler’s “Resurrection.” 20 percent discount with code: DENBAR. 2:30 p.m.
June 8 – $5 CLE: Outlook Tips and Tricks for Law Firms. Noon, DBA offices, by Reba Nance. Noon. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org.
June 9 – $5 CLE: Setting up for Credit Card Payments, by solo lawyer Brian Popp. Noon. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org.
June 10 – “Rent” at The Buell Theater. 20 percent discount.           June 11 – $5 CLE: Inexpensive Metadata Removal. Noon. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org.
June 12 – Colorado Rockies vs. Seattle Mariners, 7:10 p.m. Discount ticket password: gorockies.

*** Softball season begins
Softball season marks the return of the most family-friendly softball league west of the Pecos. Games are co-ed, often with pre-teens and teenagers playing. The league is relaxed – no umpires, and balls and strikes are not called. The point is to get out and enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer. This year, we’re playing at Cramner Park, which has foul lines and an infield that can be discerned from the outfield. Games start in June. Interested team captains should sign up ASAP with Jack Tanner: (303)894-4495 or jtanner@fwlaw.com.

*** East High School dominates Constitutional Scholars program - thrice!
Denver’s East High School Constitutional Scholars Team has won the "We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution" competition in Washington, D.C., now for the past three years in a row. DBA’s Board of Trustees at last week’s meeting honored the students, because East is the first school to ever win the prestigious competition for three consecutive years. Congrats to the students and all the volunteers who assisted the team. In The Denver Post here.

*** Attorneys’ Night Out on Thursday
Join us at the Blake Street Tavern, 5:30-9 p.m., Thursday, May 21 for good times and a great cause. Proceeds will benefit The Legal Center, which protects the rights of people with disabilities and older people. The Fourth Annual Attorneys’ Night Out is sponsored by the DBA Young Lawyers Division. E-mail Diane Carabello at dianec@thelegalcenter.org for more information or for advance tickets.

*** The Learned Lawyer: “Interview about Layoffs with Employment Law Attorney Barbara Grandjean.”

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*** 2009 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
The 2009 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is Monday, June 8 at the Inverness Golf Club in Englewood. This par 70 course is the former home of the Colorado Open and a former U.S. Open Qualifying Course. Cost is $105 per player — includes lunch, greens fees, range balls and cart. In the spirit of “going green” the hole-in-one grand prize is a Smart Car. Reserve your spot today. Contact Alexa Johnson at ajohnson@cobar.org or (303) 824-5313, or click here for a registration form.


*** CLE: The Law of Trial Evidence with Judge William Young
Join us for an afternoon with Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District Court. This CBA-CLE program, May 28, 1 - 4:45 p.m. offers key techniques and procedures that emerge from the examination of the actual trial process. Register online. 


*** Book: Colorado DUI Benchbook
Every county judge in the state has this book. You don't want to be without it! Order online. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

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