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September 8, 2009

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September 8, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Legal Notice from Denver County Court

- Current Issues in Family Law

- Law Suit Days

- Give Court Tours

- September is Recovery Month

- Battle of the Attorney Band

- CLE: Ethics 7.0

- Book: Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct

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 *** Important Legal Notice from Denver County Court

The court is conducting a judicial review of cases that are not
presently set for trial and are more than 365 days old. The purpose of this review is to determine whether those actions are being diligently prosecuted. All interested parties, including but not limited to pro se plaintiffs and attorneys for plaintiffs, are ordered to review the status of any matter, not set for trial, which was filed more than 365 days ago where you were/are counsel. For the full notice and more information, click here.

*** Tuesdays at the Bar: Current Issues in Family Law, Sept. 15

This program will update you on the most current issues in the family law arena. Topics include recent changes to the law, cases and other changes you may need to know if you are new to this area of practice or only do a domestic case occasionally. Cost for the program is $15 for DBA members and $25 for nonmembers. To register for the program, send an e-mail to

*** Law Suit Days are here!

During Law Suit Days, Thursday and Friday, Oct. 8 and 9, the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division will accept donations on the steps of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donate gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories to help low-income and unemployed community members dress-to-impress for job interviews. Clothing should be clean and on hangers. Donations will only be accepted at the Denver City and County Building on the dates listed above. Unfortunately, the DBA-YLD will not be able to pick-up donations and cannot accept donations on alternative dates. For more information, contact Marcy McDermott at or Kady Dodds at

*** Kids Today Need to Know Their Civics

Attorney and paralegal volunteers are needed to lead court tours for
elementary and high school students at the Denver City and County
Building on Sep. 16 and Oct. 16 from 9 a.m.-noon. Help students learn about local government, jury civic responsibilities and the local
judicial system by leading a court tour. If you are even somewhat
familiar with the Denver Courthouse and can explain the basics, this
role is for you. Training materials provided and no experience
necessary. For information, e-mail Carolyn Gravit at

*** September is Recovery Month!

There are two programs in Colorado, Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers and the Colorado Attorney Assistance Program, that are able and willing to assist attorneys who are experiencing problems with alcohol, substance abuse and mental issues. Click here For more information on both programs. Also, attend the Economic Task Force's webcast on "Managing Stress and Substance Awareness," Sept. 14 from noon to 1 p.m. Details and registration are available here.

*** Battle of the Attorney Bands! Rock ON

Denver has spoken - the votes have been tallied and the winners are: The Hip Replacements, The Propane Daisies, Togad, Not Mona Lisa and The Downtown Girls. Buy your tickets online now and on Wednesday, Sept. 23 come support a great cause and help us decide who is the best attorney band in Denver! All proceeds go to Children's
Outreach Project, a certified nonprofit and vital community resource
organization that provides early childhood education to developmentally delayed and disadvantaged children in the Denver Metro area. Raffle tickets are now available! Visit our events page at
to preview the bands or donate to the cause online.

*** CLE: Ethics 7.0! All Your Ethics Credits in 1 Day! (Oct. 8)

This program was designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge
necessary to safeguard yourself and your career from ethical threats. It also was designed to ensure you get all the ethics credit you need
before your compliance period ends. Available live or via webcast.

*** Book: Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct

This book reviews the ethical and professional challenges that you face on a day-to-day basis in your practice. In 47 essays, the authors cover everything from moonlighting to motions to withdraw to ex parte communications. Get more information or purchase now online.

*** Economic Task Force's Career Assistance Center

Check out ETF's Career Assistance Center for tools, tips and news about assisting members during the economic slump. Come back often for updates on free and discounted CLE programs.


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