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July 14, 2009

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July 14, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Davis Award Nominations Sought

- Seniors Golf Tournament 

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- School Supply Drive 

- Free CLE Movie Night

- Free Pro Bono Series  

- Hanging Your Shingle  

- CLE: Economic Crisis Litigation

- Book: Risk Management

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*** Davis Award Nominations Sought
Nominations are invited for the 2009 Richard Marden Davis Award, to honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational and charitable activities. The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. The 2008 Davis Award recipient was Mari Newman of Killmer, Lane & Newman. Nominations are due Sept. 1. For a nomination form or questions, contact Margee Fawley at Davis Graham & Stubbs at (303) 892-7528 or or click here

*** Hit the greens! DBA Seniors Golf Tournament
The DBA Seniors Committee annual golf tournament is Wednesday, July 22, at the Homestead Golf Course, 11500 W. Hampden Ave. An informal lunch is at noon, with tee-off around 1 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes greens fees, cart, prizes and lunch. RSVP by Monday, July 15 to Tara Miller at (303) 824-5312 or Send a check made out to the DBA for $50 to: DBA Seniors Golf, Attn: Tara Miller, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help an elderly client file a probate case. The client’s spouse died in 2003 and they owned a timeshare in Avon, Colo. that she needs to sell. If you can help this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** School Supply Drive starts next week: sign up now to help kids get ready for school!
Sign up your firm now to collect donations for 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 by clicking here and posters will be mailed to you next week to help publicize the drive within your organization. Questions? Try our FAQ. For more information, e-mail Alexa Drago at

*** Free CLE Movie Night "Inherit the Wind," July 28 from 6 to 9 p.m.
The program will offer pizza, beverages and a chance to network with peers. Professor Heidi Boerstler will be speaking on "Rules to Transform your Career" prior to the start of the movie. This program is accredited for one general CLE credit. To register, e-mail or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** Free Pro Bono Series CLE Programs
Four CLE programs on substantive areas of law to help attorneys begin their pro bono cases or to learn a new area of law. These courses are available at no cost to attorneys willing to take on a pro bono case. All programs are available either live or webcast.
— July 20, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Debtor/Creditor Issues presented by Jose Vasquez
— July 27, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Bankruptcy presented by Jose Vasquez
— August 3, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Foreclosure presented by Jose Vasquez
— August 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topic: Landlord/Tenant presented by Les Ebert

*** Hanging Your Shingle Two-Day Program $79!
Two full-days, Aug. 13 and 14, of the Hanging Your Shingle CLE program is discounted from $279 to $79 for members. Register now for either the live program or live webcast. Fifteen CLE credits available. Hanging Your Shingle is being offered at the low fee from the CBA Economic Task Force to assist members during the economic downturn.

*** CLE – Economic Crisis Litigation: Subprime Mortgages, Shareholder Suite, ERISA, Class Actions and More!
On Friday, July 24, get real-world guidance from practitioners on all sides of important issues that arise when the fallout from economic crisis winds up in court. Register online for live or webcast!

*** Book – Risk Management: Survival Tools for Law Firms, 2d Edition
This completely revised edition and accompanying CD provides a comprehensive overview of risk management, suggests a practical approach to risk management evaluation and lays out the steps to take to create a "best practice" plan. Get more information or place your order now!

*** CBA’s Career Assistance Center
Check out CBA's new Career Assistance Center for tools, tips and news about assisting members during the economic downturn. Come back often for continual updates on free and discounted CLE programs.


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