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February 2, 2010

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February 2, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- Lawline 9 Anniversary 

Pro Bono Spotlight 

- DBA Award nominations 

- Recent Grads and the economy 

- Seniors Roast James T. Bayer

- DeGette speaks at Sam Cary Bar dinner

- Temporary move for Supreme Court Library

- Book: Automobile Accident Litigation

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*** Lawline9 celebrates 18 years
This week, Lawline9 turns 18 years old and continues to be a popular community program with more than 7,500 calls received each year. Approximately 200 volunteer attorneys staff this event every Wednesday evening and on special occasions. The Denver Bar Association, 9News and the Denver Access to Justice Committee would like to thank volunteers for answering the public's legal questions. Interested in volunteering? E-mail Meghan Bush at

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client get his car title. The client purchased a car in April and lost the title before he transferred it to himself. He contacted the original owner to request a duplicate title; however, he hasn’t received any cooperation from the previous owner. He contacted the Division of Motor Vehicles to resolve the issue with no success. To assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** Friday is the last day to submit nominations for DBA Awards
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 that person deserves the honor, to Christine McManus, It's okay to re-submit nominees from previous years. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 5. 

*** Recent grads talk to DBA about what it’s like trying to look for work now
How are Denver’s recent law grads weathering the economy? Check out a story by DBA member Natalie Lucas the February issue of The Docket.  

*** Seniors Roast Jim Bayer, Feb. 18
The snowed-out Seniors Roast of James T. Bayer is rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 18, 6 p.m. at the University Club. Cost is $45. RSVP to Tara Miller at or (303) 824-5312. If you already paid for the original event and you can attend on Feb. 18, you must 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.

*** This Friday: DeGette speaks on "Women of Wisdom" at Sam Cary Bar fundraising dinner
U.S. Congresswoman Diana DeGette will speak at the Sam Cary Scholarship Endowment Fund’s Seventh Annual Fundraising Dinner, “Women of Wisdom” on Friday, Feb. 5, at 6 p.m., at the Westin Hotel at the Tabor Center, 1672 Lawrence St., in Denver. The honorees are Leslie A. Fields, Barbara J. Kelly and Stephanie O’Malley. Tickets are $90; RSVP ASAP to LaDawn Sullivan, (720) 436-3035.

*** Temporary Relocation of the Colorado Supreme Court Library
On Monday, April 19, the Colorado Supreme Court Library will makes its temporary move to the first floor of the Denver Newspaper Agency building, located at 101 West Colfax Avenue. The library will occupy that space for approximately three years, until the Ralph L. Carr Justice Complex opens in 2013 on the block between 13th and 14th Avenues, bounded by Lincoln and Broadway streets. For details, click here. As always, e-mail the library staff at or call (303) 837-3720. The Colorado Supreme Court Library Staff is grateful for your patience during this time.

*** Book: Colorado Automobile Accident Litigation & Insurance Handbook
This valuable reference covers Colorado automobile insurance law and the litigation of automobile accident cases since the passage and subsequent repeal of the Colorado No-Fault Act. Save countless hours of research time by having the case or statute on point for every issue that could arise in handling an automobile accident case. Find out more or purchase now.


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