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March 30, 2010

 

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March 30, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

- Bench–Bar Retreat

- Summer Softball

- CLE: Consumer Bankruptcy

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Discounted Colorado Rapids Tickets 

- DU Alumni Get-Together

- DBA Member Appreciation Week

- Book: Domestic Relations Law

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*** Barristers Benefit Ball invitation error
Most, if not all, of you should have already received the Barristers Benefit Ball invitation in the mail. There is conflicting information on what day of the week the Ball will be help. It will be Saturday, May 1. We apologize for any confusion. When you mark this correct date on your calendar, go online to purchase tickets. Also, raffle tickets are on sale now for prizes such as $2,000 in artwork, a trip to Vail, Nuggets tickets or professional cooking lessons. Cost is $10 per ticket and winners need not be present at the ball. All proceeds benefit Metro Volunteers Lawyers. Contact Denise Richardson at (303) 824-5327 or e-mail drichardson@cobar.org to purchase raffle tickets or for more information.

*** CLE Program: The Impact of the Temporary Estate Tax "Repeal:" What Do We Do Now?, April 8
Are you confused about the temporary estate tax “repeal?” Attend this program and hear experienced faculty review issues for 2010, implications of the repeal and what will most likely happen in 2011.

*** Golfers Get Ready: 2010 Henry Hall Golf Tournament is June 7
As the saying goes, a miserable day on the greens, especially when it's for a good cause, is better than any Monday at the office. The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is Monday, June 7 at the Lakewood Country Club, with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $110 per player and includes range balls, cart, light breakfast before and lunch following. This year, all proceeds go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers, the pro bono arm of the DBA. To register, fill out this form and return with payment to the DBA. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org or (303) 824-5313.

*** Team Wheels of Justice Kick-off Party
Kick off the Wheels of Justice training season downtown at Delaney’s, 1801 Blake St., May 20, 6-8 p.m. Enjoy great food, beer, wine and fun with your family and friends. Learn strategies for fundraising and hear from The Children’s Hospital doctors on how The Courage Classic ride in July greatly impacts them. RSVP by May 12 to drichardson@cobar.org. Sign up to ride before The Classic sells out. To get more information, visit www.wheelsofjusticecycling.org.

**** CLE Program: Estate Planning Basics, April 15-16
If you are an attorney who wants to develop an estate planning practice, a legal assistant working in the estate planning area, or would just like to improve your skills in this important area of the law, don't miss this valuable program.

*** 11th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive
Sign up your office by Thursday, April 29 to help fight hunger and feed hope again this year. Last year, 110 barrels of food were collected from 68 law firms and nearly $37,000 in cash donations were collected, bringing the total value of all donations to approximately $50,000 for the Food Bank of the Rockies! The food drive is May 10–21. To make it easy to participate, donation barrels will be delivered and picked up. Secure your donation barrel today. Questions? E-mail Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org.

*** Meet NPR Legal Affairs Correspondent Nina Totenberg
KUNC (91.5) of Northern Colorado invites you to a reception with
Nina Totenberg, NPR’s Award Winning Legal Affairs Correspondent, 4:30–6 p.m., Monday, April 12 at the Limelight Supper Club & Lounge (14th & Curtis, Denver Performing Arts Complex). Tickets are $40 per person and all proceeds benefit KUNC. Hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks included. RSVP by April 7 to Nancy D'Albergaria at (970) 350-0818 or nancy.dalbergaria@kunc.org.

*** Book:  Colorado Estate Planning Forms with CD-ROM — New Edition!
Commonly known as “The Orange Book Forms,” this is a remarkable compilation of estate planning forms covering powers of attorney, appointment of guardian, client letters and questionnaire, and various types of wills and trusts.   

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