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June 30, 2009

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June 30, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Last Day to Update Your Legal Directory Listing 

- Free CLE Programs 

- CAN School Supply Drive 

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Student Debt Relief Programs and Resources

- CLE: The All New Ethics Revue 

- Book: Colorado Jury Instructions for Civil Trials 

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*** Last Day to Update Your Listing for the 2010 Legal Directory
For your free listing in the 2010 edition of the Directory, return the form that was mailed to you, even if the information shown in your notice is correct. If no response is received by TOMORROW, July 1, listings will show the address that is on file with the Colorado Supreme Court. Attorneys practicing out of state and inactive attorneys will be listed by request only. If you are practicing out of state or are inactive as of July 1, you must return the verification form to be included in the directory. The directory will be released in November 2009. Questions? Contact Audia Wasick at (303) 584-6722 or

Colorado Bar Association Economic Task Force providing important CLE programs free to members in response to the troubled economy

Sign up for Legal Movie Nights. Each program will offer pizza, beverages and a chance to network with peers, and is accredited for one general CLE credit. To register, e-mail or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

— Tuesday, July 14, 6–9 p.m., "Anatomy of a Murder," with Professor Heidi Boerstler speaking on "Rules to Transform your Career"
— Tuesday, July 28, 6–9 p.m., "Inherit the Wind," with Professor Heidi Boerstler speaking on "Rules to Transform your Career"
Summer CLE Series: Part One: "Tightwad Technology for Financially Tough Times."
This program is Wednesday, July 22, 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Topics are "60 + Time-Saving & Practice Enhancing Tech Tips, Gadgets and Web Resources in 90 Minutes" and "How NOT to Commit Malpractice with Your Computer" by Ross Kodner of MicroLaw. Register for the live program or live webcast by clicking here. Four general CLE credits have been applied for, including 1.8 ethics.
Summer CLE Series: Part Two: "Tightwad Technology for Financially Tough Times." This program is Wednesday, July 29, 8:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Topics are "The Virtual Colorado Lawyer: Practice Law (Ethically) from Your Bedroom or Nearest Café," "Recession Spending: How to Buy Right and Spend Smart" and "Better Using What You Already Have: Word, Outlook, Acrobat" by Ross Kodner of MicroLaw. Register for the live program or live webcast by clicking here. Five general CLE credits have been applied for, including 1.2 ethics.
Pro Bono Series: Four CLE programs on substantive areas of law to help volunteer attorneys begin their pro bono cases.
These courses are available at no cost to attorneys willing to take on a pro bono case. All presentations will be given by Jose Vasquez.

— Monday, July 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Debtor/Creditor Issues
— Monday, July 27, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Bankruptcy
— Monday, August 3, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Foreclosure

— More DBA Happenings —

*** Help children get ready for school — sign up for this year’s School Supply Drive
Sign up your firm now to help with the DBA Community Action Network’s annual School Supply Drive, July 20–31. Backpacks filled with donated supplies will be handed out on Sunday, Aug. 9, to children in need while they enjoy a free day at the Denver Zoo. CAN hopes to fill more than 300 backpacks. To participate, sign up here. For more information, e-mail Alexa Drago at

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client in filing for guardianship of his son. The son is in a coma at a Denver hospital as a result of a car accident. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** New Student Debt Relief Programs and Resources
Student debt hasn’t made the recession easier for those lawyers who are still paying down the steep price of their educations. However, even though student debt is especially hard to get rid of, there are a couple of resource methods that could help, depending on your circumstances. Click here to read more about these from The Learned Lawyer. 

*** CLE: The All New Ethics Revue with Denver Law Club
With a unique combination of wit, song, and commentary, our cast of uber-talented attorneys will raise your awareness of a variety of ethical issues that come up in the practice of law. Join CBA-CLE, July 9, for a matinee show or a dinner show as we proudly present The Law Club in the all new CLE musical extravaganza. Register online for The All New Ethics Revue — Matinee Show; Dinner Show.

*** Book: Colorado Jury Instructions for Civil Trials, 2009 Edition
This soft cover edition contains the uniform jury instructions for use in Colorado civil trials, as written by the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions. Each jury instruction is followed by committee comments that provide helpful research assistance. This edition includes a fully-searchable CD-ROM containing the full-text of the instructions with edit, search and print options at no extra charge! Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit


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