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November 17, 2009

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November 17, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- $5 Gets You One Ethics Credit

- Represent the First District of CBA

- Brown-Bag Lunch

- Court Tours 

- Young Lawyer Conference

- Corepower Yoga Discounts

- CLE: Annual Trust and Estate Law Update

- Book: Gifts to Minors

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*** Tomorrow: $5 Gets You One Ethics Credit, Pizza, Drinks, Networking and a Good Time with DBA President John Baker
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., third floor. Program starts at 6 p.m. There will be pizza, beverages and one ethics CLE credit. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail This program is free for members who are attending the conference, $5 for DBA members and $20 for nonmembers.

*** Represent the First District of CBA, Denver
The DBA seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term beginning July 2010, serving on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Nov. 30. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at

*** Venturing Into a New Area of Law? Attend this Brown-Bag
Hear district court and county court judges, a representative of the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel, and an attorney in the field of legal ethics present their perspectives for attorneys venturing into areas of the law that are new or unfamiliar to them on Friday, Dec. 4, noon to 1:45 p.m., at the Denver City & County Building, 1437 Bannock St., third floor law library. Cost (including lunch) is $15 for DBA members and $20 for nonmembers. Two ethics credits applied for. RSVP by noon, Wednesday, Dec. 2, to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail

*** Kids Today Need to Know Their Civics
Attorney and paralegal volunteers are needed to lead court tours for middle school students at the Denver City and County Building on Nov. 23, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Help students learn about local government, jury responsibilities and the local judicial system. Training materials are provided and no experience is necessary. For information, e-mail Carolyn Gravit at

*** CLE: Young Lawyer Conference: I'm a Lawyer... Now What? Tomorrow!
Law school prepares you to think like a lawyer, but it doesn't always prepare you to fulfill the duties of 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

*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Discounts at Corepower Yoga
Start getting your mind and body ready to handle holiday stress. Studies show yoga helps calm the heart and focus the mind. DBA members receive a corporate discount at Corepower Yoga. First-timers receive a week of free yoga! Call Corepower at (866) 441-9642 and press “2” to purchase your first package.

*** CLE: Annual Trust and Estate Law Update, Dec. 11
The 2009 Trust and Estate Law Update continues the tradition of years past with practical, timely topics taught by an expert faculty. Highlights include a presentation by Hon. C. Jean Stewart on the issues facing the probate system in Colorado, the Colorado Power of Attorney Act, self-settled Trusts for Asset Protection in Colorado and more. Available live and via webcast. Register now! 

*** Book: Gifts to Minors
Clients may want to provide gifts to minors including setting aside funds to pay for college, reducing the size of their estates for estate tax purposes by making annual exclusion gifts, or simply making an outright gift to help children and grandchildren. This book reviews several commonly used alternatives for such gifts. Get more info or purchase now! 


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