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November 3, 2009

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November 3, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

 - Pro se instructors needed

- Movie Night

- Business Law Institute starts Thursday

 - Discount Avs tickets

- Committee opening

- Job search group every second Tuesday

- Book – Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado

  - Economic Task Force's Career Assistance Center

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*** Pro se instructors make a difference
Volunteer attorneys are needed to educate the public on how to gather information, file forms and defend one’s position. Outlines and materials are provided. The DBA Public Legal Education Department and the Denver Access to Justice Committee seek instructors for family law, Spanish family law, small claims and collection pro se clinics. In cooperation with the Denver Courts and the Denver Division of Workforce Development, the clinics are offered each month. For more information, e-mail Carolyn Gravit cgravit@cobar.org.

*** Join us for Legal Film Night, Nov. 12
See “Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room.” One ethics credit applied for. Frank Lopez, Associate General Counsel at Qwest will speak about corporate ethics and corporate compliance after the collapse of Enron and other companies. Thursday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m. at DU College of Law. Food will be provided. Presented by DBA Young Lawyers Division and DU Business Law Society. RSVP: (303)860-1115 ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org. Questions: Lucia Padilla at (303)383-6583 or lucia.padilla@qwest.com.

*** Last Chance! Business Law Institute starts Thursday
With the economy in flux, there’s never been a more important year to network with your colleagues in Colorado’s business law community and to get up to speed on the changes that are impacting your practice area. Get all the information you need to represent your clients through a recession, and also expect the same great updates you get every year on case law, legislation and more! Register now! 

*** Optimize your DBA membership: Discount tickets to Colorado Avalanche
The following three games are discounted for DBA members. Tickets are available in the Upper Corner section at $22 (normally $40), and the Lower Corner section at $50 (normally $102). Get tickets here. The Avs will play the Edmonton Oilers Nov. 8, the Philadelphia Flyers Nov. 23 and Nashville Predators Nov. 25.

*** Committee opening
The DBA Democracy Education Committee is looking for new members! The meetings are at noon on the first Thursday each month. Call–in welcome. The committee works on law-related education projects such as the popular DPS/DBA Guest Teacher program, the Denver High School Mock Trials, “We the People,” Constitution Day and many others. For more information, e-mail Carolyn Gravit cgravit@cobar.org  

*** Every second Tuesday, we offer job search sessions 
Participate in a safe, confidential forum where you can gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition. Attend one or all of the brown-bag group sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. To register, mention which date you'll attend when calling (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org. This program is sponsored by the CBA Economic Task Force. For more information, e-mail Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org.


*** Book – "Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice & Disciplinary Actions"
Designed for practicing lawyers who need to reduce legal risks in their everyday practice, this book will help you identify and avoid malpractice pitfalls, avoid errors that lead to disciplinary actions and institute good risk management procedures. Get more info or purchase now!


*** 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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