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December 15, 2009

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December 15, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Step into a DPS classroom

- Holiday Gift Ideas

- Data Privacy forum 

- Multicultural Women Attorneys

- DBA Awards

- Family-Based Immigration Law 

- Toothbrush Drive

- Order extra Legal Directories

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*** Start the New Year by stepping into a DPS classroom
Denver Public Schools needs 400 substitute teachers a day. The DBA now partners with DPS to place attorneys in the classroom as guest teachers. There are only two opportunities coming soon; Tuesday, Jan. 26, 7 a.m.- noon, and Thursday, Jan. 28, all day. An optional training, hosted by DPS, is on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7:30– 10 a.m., at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP for the training to lunches@cobar.org. Light breakfast served. For information, e-mail mbush@cobar.org

*** Holiday Gift Ideas from CBA-CLE!
Your partners, associates, or colleagues probably don’t need another personalized pen set. This holiday season, thank them for their role with a handpicked gift that will enrich their New Year. From entertaining books, like the Little Green Book of Golf Law or the Little Red Book of Wine Law, to an iPod pre-loaded with our popular Ethics 7.0 program, we offer unique gifts for all the lawyers in your life.

*** "Are You Naked? The Myths and Realities of Data Privacy"
Ever-changing technology and the developing social Web are causing many changes in privacy issues. Join us to hear Paul Ohm, Associate Professor of Law at CU Law School and Initiative Director at the Silicon Flatirons Center for Law and Technology, and John Soma, Professor of Law at DU Sturm College of Law and Executive Director of the Privacy Foundation. They discuss the myths and realities of data privacy at this Civil Rights Committee luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 6, noon to 1:30 p.m., at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., third floor. One general credit requested. Cost is $15 for members, $20 for nonmembers, including lunch. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or lunches@cobar.org.

*** Advice from Multicultural Women Attorneys
Check out this book review of “Dear Sisters, Dear Daughters: Strategies for Success from Multicultural Women Attorneys” Written by DBA’s own Mariya Barmak in the December issue of The Docket.

*** DBA Awards
The DBA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the following awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year and Judicial Excellence. Please submit a brief statement (e-mail preferred) with the name, award and summary of why that person deserves the honor, to Christine McManus, cmcmanus@cobar.org. Nominations are due Feb. 5. Click here for more details.

*** “Basic Immigration & Family Law Concepts”
This program is for attorneys new to Family-Based Immigration Law and attorneys whose practice involves representation of foreign nationals who are lawful permanent residents or seeking lawful resident status. It is Tuesday, Jan. 5, noon, at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org by Monday, Jan. 4. Cost is $15 for Immigration & Family Law Section members and $20 for nonmembers.

*** Sign up you firm for the fun and easy Toothbrush Drive
The Annual Toothbrush Drive to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry is Feb. 8-12. Sign up today and be part of the DBA’s Community Action Network event. Click here to get started.

*** Order Discount Copies of the 2010 Colorado Legal Directory
Each member of the DBA automatically receives one complimentary copy of the directory. DBA members can order additional copies at a 50 percent discount here or by calling (866) 877-6308.

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