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December 22, 2009

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December 22, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Tuesdays at the Bar programs

- Toys and donations needed 

- Early-Bird Tix for Barristers Ball 

- Discount litigation support

- Respond to Win $50 prize

- CLE: Private Equity 2010 

- Book: Colorado Jury Instructions

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*** Tuesdays at the Bar
These hot topic programs are from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. Cost is $15 for members, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP, with program title in the message, to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. If you have ideas for topics that would be helpful to your law practice, e-mail Melissa Nicoletti at

Tuesday, Jan. 5: NO TAB – Happy New Year!

Tuesday, Jan. 12: Job Search and Career Transition Support Group (No Cost!)
Attend the brown-bag group session to participate in a safe, confidential forum where you can share your experiences, network and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. No CLE credit.

Tuesday, Jan. 19: NO TAB

Tuesday, Jan. 26: Learn About Our Courts’ History
The topic is "Abraham Lincoln: His Legacy of Equality & Liberty — The Lawyer’s Ethical Duty to Respect the Legal System and Those Who Serve It." Check out this CBA Our Courts Program presented by Colorado Court of Appeals Judges Russell Carparelli and Steven Bernard. One ethics credit.

 The DBA YLD needs donations for the annual Winter Festival on Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Denver Department of Human Services, 1200 Federal Blvd. Winter Festival provides 1,200 holiday gifts to children currently living in foster homes in Denver. Please collect toys, books, stuffed animals and sporting goods and deliver them to the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor, by Jan. 15. To donate money, mail checks, payable to the DBA YLD with “Winter Festival” in the memo line, to the DBA offices. Anyone interested in planning or participating in Winter Festival should contact DBA YLD Executive Council members Gillian Bidgood at; Lucia Padilla at, (303) 383-6583; or Sarah Oviatt at

*** Early-bird pricing for Barristers Benefit Ball tickets
Get your discount tickets today for the “Citizen Lawyer” 2010 Barristers Benefit Ball, May 1, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. Don’t delay — early bird pricing lasts through Feb. 1. Save money now while donating to Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Contact Dana Collier Smith at or (303) 824-5318 to purchase tickets. Click here for pricing information.

*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Discount litigation support
DBA members receive a 10 percent discount on services from Litigation Solution Inc., a full-service litigation support firm. Whether your case is in discovery, trial or mediation, LSI has the experience and tools to help you succeed. Click here for more information.

*** How do you maximize your DBA membership? Spread the word for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate!
Tell other attorneys and legal professionals about your experiences of the tangible benefits of being a DBA member. You’ll be eligible to win a $50 Visa gift certificate. Plus, you’ll help other members learn ways to maximize their membership. For example, share how you saved money with a specific member benefit, landed your dream job because of the connections you made, or are surviving the economic slump because of the efforts of the Economic Task Force. Please e-mail your responses to The deadline is Jan. 15. We will compile responses to share with the legal community. Let us know if your name can be used in DBA marketing materials.

*** CLE – Private Equity 2010
Private equity deals are back! After the worst of the credit crisis and crisis in confidence have passed, investors are looking for deals again and not just in distressed areas. Financing is still tight and buyers are more demanding about valuation. Keeping entrepreneurs motivated and closing the deal may require substantial creativity. The rules have changed, but deals are getting done. This full-day program will make sure you know what you need to get in the game.

*** Book – Colorado Jury Instructions for Civil Trials, 2009 Edition
This indispensible resource, written by The Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, has the uniform jury instructions for use in Colorado civil trials. You'll receive a searchable CD containing the full text of the instructions with edit, search and print options at no extra charge!

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