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January 12, 2010

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January 12, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- For mountain climbers and Denver literati

- Tuesdays at the Bar Program 

- CLE: Federal Practice Update

- Nominate Volunteers of the Year

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Placement Service

- Discount litigation support

- Member Appreciation Week

- Help children in need

- Book: Colorado Real Estate Practice

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*** Building Business in the Post-Crash Economy with Dustin Cole, this Thursday
In this rapid-fire half-day program, nationally recognized Master Practice Advisor Dustin Cole draws from more than 20 years of experience in legal marketing. He will discuss the factors of new economic realities, identify what has changed, and offer both marketing fundamentals and new, more effective solutions. Attendees will leave with tools and specific action plans to increase revenues through more active, focused and effective marketing. This seminar is available live or via webcast. Tuition is $199 for nonmembers, $79 for members and free for those who passed the bar in 2009.

*** For mountain climbers and Denver literati
Mountain climbers, this Docket article by Eric Newmark is for you. Literati of Denver, don’t miss Greg Rawling’s prosaic meanderings through the streets of metro Denver, in Road Worrier Parts I, II and III.

*** Tuesdays at the Bar Program — Jan. 26
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.” Presented by the CBA Our Courts Program. This program is on the 9th floor, 1900 Grant St. One Ethics Credit.

*** CLE – Federal Practice Update — Feb. 5
With a focus on your federal practice, this program will give you the latest wisdom and insight from our distinguished faculty of judges, magistrate judges and federal attorneys. Walk out of this program better equipped to represent your clients in federal court.

*** Nominate Volunteers of the Year – Deadline approaching
The DBA Awards Committee seeks 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 (e-mail preferred) the name, award and summary of why your nominee deserves the honor, to Christine McManus, It's ok to re-submit nominees from previous years. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 5.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client in Adams County file for guardianship of her disabled son. Her son has epilepsy, cerebral palsy and can’t speak. If you are able to assist this client, please contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** DBA Placement Service is Accepting Attorney Applications and Postings
The DBA Placement Service is a membership service of the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations. It provides temporary and full-time employment opportunities for attorneys and legal support staff. For more information click here, or contact Mev Parsons and Barbara Allen at or (303) 894-0014.

*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Discount litigation support
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.

*** DBA Members are "match•less  (adj): having no equal"
Thank you for contributing your time and talent to the Denver Bar Association. Your dedication, knowledge and commitment to the legal community have no match. Please mark the week of June 7 on your calendars as DBA Member Appreciation Week. We are planning several events for that week, such as a document shredding day, free and low-cost CLE opportunities, the Annual Awards Party and a Dues-Paying Party! Questions? Suggestions? E-mail Heather Clark

*** An abused child in your community needs help
Thankfully, CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is here to help. CASA is recruiting volunteers in metro Denver to become trained court advocates for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases. CASAs are ordinary citizens who are passionate about protecting children. Give 10-15 hours per month, and you’ll be giving a child a more hopeful future. Call (303) 752-2272 for more information.

*** Book – Colorado Real Estate Practice 
One of CBA-CLE’s most widely used publications, this comprehensive two-volume set provides a complete exposition of this area of Colorado law. A CD-ROM with more than 200 real estate forms is included.


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