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November 10, 2009

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November 10, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Veterans Gathering

- Coping with the Rambo Lawyer

- Court Orientation 

- Seniors Holiday Party & Roast Update 

- Bench-Bar Lunch

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Energize Your Job Search

- FFA Program

- Lawyers League Basketball

- Legal Directory ships this week!

- CLE: Young Lawyer Conference

- Book: Rules of Evidence

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*** Annual Veterans Gathering
All bar association members who are military vets are invited to an informal reception on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov. 11, 5:30 p.m. at the Breckenridge Brewery, 2220 Blake St. Retired generals, admirals, or honorably discharged privates, seamen and NCOs are welcome to share drinks, appetizers and stories of long ago experiences. So that we will have a general headcount, RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** "Coping with the Rambo Lawyer" CLE presentation by DBA President John Baker, Nov. 18
Attend this program on "Coping with the Rambo Lawyer" and movie "Class Action" immediately after the Young Lawyer Conference at the CBA CLE offices on 1900 Grant St., fourth floor. Program starts at 6 p.m. Free pizza, beverages and one general CLE credit. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org. This program is free for members who are attending the conference, $5 for DBA members and $20 for nonmembers.

*** New attorney? Attend this orientation!
District and County Court Orientation for the City and County of Denver is Thursday, Nov. 19, 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m., at the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., 4th floor jury room. This program will introduce new attorneys to court resources. Six general credits, including one ethics. Cost is $45 for DBA members and $55 for nonmembers. Click here for a flyer. RSVP by 5 p.m., Nov. 16 to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org.

*** Seniors Holiday Party & Roast Update
The Seniors Committee invites friends and colleagues to a holiday luncheon full of warm food and plenty of holiday cheer. The gathering is at noon, Friday, Dec. 4, at the DBA Offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. To RSVP, call (303) 824-5312 and send a check for $12 to the DBA, Attn: Tara Miller, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203. Also, the snowed-out Seniors Roast of James T. Bayer is rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18. Cost is $45. RSVP is the same as above. If you’ve already paid and you can attend on Feb. 18, still RSVP and your payment will be credited. If you’ve paid and you cannot attend on the new date, call Tara for a refund. A new invitation is being mailed.

*** Bench-Bar Lunch: “Venturing Into Strange Waters”
In this time of economic turmoil, a panel will discuss tips for attorneys venturing into areas of the law that are new or unfamiliar. Hear from district and county court judges, a representative of the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel and an attorney in the field of legal ethics on Friday, Dec. 4, noon - 1:45 p.m., Denver City & County Building, 1437 Bannock Street, third floor law library. Two ethics CLE credits applied for. Cost (including lunch) is $15 for DBA members and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by noon on Wednesday Dec. 2 to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org.  

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with an automobile warranty issue. In October 2008, the client purchased a used car and a three-year warranty. The company now refuses to honor the warranty and repair the client’s car. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or patt@denbar.org.
 
*** Energize Your Job Search – An Intensive Full-Day Program Nov. 14
Tap into the strengths and tools you need to land your next job. Sign up in advance for a mock interview and a personalized, face-to-face evaluation. This program, brought to you by the CBA Economic Task Force, is at 1900 Grant St., third floor, 9 a.m. to 3:10 p.m. Cost is $25 and includes lunch and snacks. Register for the live or webcast programs online or call (303) 860-0608.

*** Faculty of Federal Advocates CLE Extravaganza
Topics include “Making Your Case: The Art of Persuading Judges” and “How to Combat Prosecutorial Misconduct: Lessons from the Failed Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens” at the FFA’s Annual End-of-Year CLE Extravaganza on Thursday, Dec. 3, 1–4:15 p.m, at the Magnolia Ballroom, 817 17th St. Three CLE credits, including one ethics credit. The cost for DBA members is $40, attorneys admitted five years or less, public defenders and government attorneys is $50, faculty members is $65, nonmembers is $75 and students may attend for free. For more information and registration, call (303) 455-0927 or e-mail pmurphyffa@aol.com. Each attendee will receive a complimentary copy of “Making Your Case” by Justice Antonin Scalia and Bryan Garner.

*** Lawyers League Basketball
Lawyers League Basketball will kick off the 2010 Season in January, continuing through early March with the division championships. Team captains from last year received registration and sign-up information in mid-October. Games likely will be played at the University of Denver again. The team entry fee is expected to be between $600–750, pending final facility and insurance costs. For more info or to register a team, contact Todd Jansen at (303) 337-0838 or Todd@ToddJansenlaw.com, or Rob Hooke at (303) 261-8196 or rob.hooke@eonbusiness.com. The registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 20.

*** Optimize your DBA membership: Free 2010 Colorado Legal Directory coming soon!
Each member of the Denver Bar Association automatically receives a complimentary copy of the directory. If you need an extra copy, DBA members get a special rate. If you do not receive your issue by Dec. 15, please contact the Membership Services Department of the DBA and check on the status of your membership at (303) 860-1115 or e-mail membership@cobar.org.
 
*** CLE – Young Lawyer Conference: I'm a Lawyer... Now What? Nov. 18
Law school prepares you to think like a lawyer, but it doesn't always prepare you to actually be a lawyer. Learn how to navigate your new role as an associate, tackle your first trial or file your first brief at this full-day program. Cost is $45 for law students, $95 for Young Lawyers Division members, $179 for DBA members and $279 for nonmembers. Six general CLE credits, including one ethics. ETF tuition assistance may be available. Register for the live or webcast program.

*** Book – Colorado Rules of Evidence, Annotated
It’s portable, it’s convenient, and, if you ever find yourself in a courtroom, it’s indispensable. Its design and format lets you find a rule — and back it with persuasive authority — more quickly than you can say, “Objection.”  Get more info or purchase now! 

 

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