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July 28, 2009

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July 28, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- No More Fees for Filing Pro Bono

- Support Homeless Children 

- Attorney Battle of the Bands

- CLE: Client Development Strategies 

- CLE: Keeping Good Clients in a Bad Economy  

- Book: The Colorado Estate Planning Handbook

- Free Summer CLE Series 

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*** No More Fees for Filing Pro Bono
Pro Bono attorneys now receive LexisNexis e-filing and e-service for free in indigent cases where the Court has approved the client's waiver of filing fees. Click here for details.

*** Last Week to Help DBA Support Homeless Children in Denver Public Schools
The DBA Community Action Network Committee is organizing their annual School Supply Drive to benefit children in need. Purchase grade specific supply packs on-line at EZSchoolSupplies.com. These packs will be prepared and shipped at no cost to you. Simply search for "Denver Bar Association" in the search box on their home page. Monetary donations also are greatly appreciated. Please make checks payable to the Denver Bar Association and send them to the attention of Alexa Drago, DBA, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** Attorney Battle of the Bands! Buy Tickets Now
Tickets are now available for purchase online for the highly anticipated benefit event, Battle of the Bands, on Sept. 23, 6 p.m., at La Rumba, 99 W. 9th Ave. Click here or e-mail lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1116, ext. 727 to reserve your tickets today.

*** CLE: Client Development Strategies to Weather a Stormy Economy & Find New Clients within Professional and Ethical Guidelines, Sept. 3
Attracting new clients and producing additional revenue is more important — and more difficult — than ever. The economy is unstable; competition is intense. That's why it's essential to ramp up your business development efforts to gain every possible advantage. This practical multi-media seminar delivers proven methods to build your practice within professional and ethical parameters while you earn ethics credits. Available live and webcast.

*** CLE: Keeping Good Clients in a Bad Economy & How to Provide Effective, Ethical Client Service, Sept. 3
Many lawyers forget that law is a service profession. Studies show that the most frequent reason for losing clients is poor service. And retaining clients in a volatile economy is crucial to your practice. So, how do you make sure you’re providing the best service? This seminar will provide you with the tools you’ll need to consistently deliver exceptional service, retain and develop more business from current clients, and increase referrals. You’ll also earn ethics credit while you learn to apply best practices that will exceed client expectations. Available live and webcast.

*** Book: The Colorado Estate Planning Handbook
Written with the practicing attorney in mind, this Handbook (updated in June!) provides understandable advice, practical insight and helpful guidance. Whether you deal with complicated trust and estate cases all day or you draft simple wills, make this invaluable resource part of your library. Get more information or purchase today.

*** Free Summer CLE Series
— Landlord/Tenant Law: Aug. 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register for the LIVE program or WEBCAST.
*Available at no cost to attorneys willing to take on a pro bono case.
— Retool Your Job Search: Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register for the LIVE program or WEBCAST.
 
*** 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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