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April 13, 2010

 

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April 13, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Law Day Luncheon

- Buckley Air Force Base Tour

- Find Jobs/Employees

- Barristers Ball tickets benefit MVL 

- DBA Co-ed softball

- Avalanche tickets discounted

- Importance of Mentorship

- Collections Law Basics

- Join our Furry Scurry team 

- CLE: Advising Nonprofits

- CASA volunteer training

- CLE: Securities Conference

- Discount on ABA books 

 

 

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*** CLE: Law Day Luncheon, Thursday, May 6
Listen to U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello speak about this year’s Law Day theme, “Law in the 21st Century: Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges” at the DBA Young Lawyers Division Law Day Luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 6 at The Oxford Hotel. One general credit applied for. Cost is $30 for DBA members and $40 for non-DBA members. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

*** See an F-16 take off during a tour of Buckley Air Force Base, Wednesday, April 21
The Military Law Committee Chairman Major Keith Robinson invites you to an up close and personal look at Buckley Air Force Base and the take off of an F-16, as well as a briefing on the Colorado National Guard. This special event is 8 to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 21 and is on a "space available" basis. Security details will be provided when you RSVP to Chuck Turner at cturner@cobar.org

*** Find Jobs/Employees
The DBA Placement Service provides temporary and full-time employment opportunities for attorneys and legal support staff. For more information, contact Mev Parsons and Barbara Allen at dbaps@earthlink.net or (303) 894-0014. Also, attend the Free Job Search and Career Transition Support Group at noon on Tuesday, May 11 to participate in a safe, confidential forum and share your experiences, network and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. This program is organized by CBA's Economic Task Force.

*** Online ticket purchase open for Barristers Ball
Get your tickets online
today for the “Citizen Lawyer” 2010 Barristers Benefit Ball, May 1, at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center. The ball is MVL’s No. 1 source of funds that support access to justice for the indigent in Denver. Contact Dana Collier Smith at dcolliersmith@cobar.org or (303) 824-5318 with questions.    

*** DBA Co-Ed Summer Softball Returns
The DBA summer softball league — one of the most relaxed — returns June 5. Games are co-ed and your children (tweens and older) are welcome to play. Games are Saturday mornings through early August. Games are at Cranmer (Sundial) Park at First Avenue and Bellaire Street. Cost will depend on how many teams sign up. Interested team captains, contact Jack Tanner at jtanner@fwlaw.com

*** Discount Avalanche playoff tickets
Purchase discounted tickets
for Colorado Avalanche hockey playoffs. See the team take on the San Jose Sharks on Sunday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, April 20 at 8 p.m.; and Saturday, April 24 (if necessary). Questions? Contact Gretchen Dorfman at (303) 405-1154.

*** Oh what a mentor can do
Check out
a couple of examples of how a mentor/mentee partnership can significantly improve careers and lives. DBA President John Baker continues his series in The Docket on the meaning of citizen lawyers; this month, he highlights individual mentors and speaks about the importance of the mentor/mentee relationship. The DBA mentorship program will continue into its second year. Sign up here by June 1 to participate.

*** Collections Law Basics: Triage for the Non-Collections Attorney Volunteer, April 20
A fast-moving, entertaining presentation on the basics of the collections process is Tuesday, April 20, 3–5 p.m., at Mi Casa, 360 Acoma. Attorney-instructor Charles Nadler will prepare volunteer attorneys to handle basic questions from the public and know when a question requires expertise. No cost. Two CLE credits. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** CBA/DBA Furry Scurry Team Sign-up this Thursday
Join animal lovers of the CBA/DBA for the Denver Dumb Friends League Furry Scurry, a two-mile benefit walk, at 8 a.m. on Saturday, May 1, at Washington Park. The fundraiser helps 25,000 homeless pets to get the care they need in the coming year. Register for the event from 11:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 15 at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900 or pay the $40 registration fee online.  

*** CLE: A Primer on Advising Nonprofit Organizations, Thursday, April 29 and the 19th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations in Colorado, Friday, April 30      
Attend the primer to review the fundamentals of advising nonprofit organizations. For a more in-depth look into current trends on this topic, don’t miss the Institute on April 30.

*** CASA Seeks Volunteers for Spring Training on Monday, April 26, to Speak on Behalf of Abused Children
Every year in the City and County of Denver approximately 1,000 children are physically, sexually and emotionally abused and neglected and find themselves without a home to call their own. To help, become a Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer and attend the spring training Monday, April 26. For more information and an application to volunteer, e-mail jwilson@denvercasa.org, call (303) 832-4592 or visit www.denvercasa.org.

*** CLE: 42nd Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference, Friday, May 7
The Securities and Exchange Commission and regional enforcement authorities will discuss national developments, corporate governance issues, the best defense practices in this volatile time of changing market conditions and more at this conference.

*** CLE Books: CBA and DBA Members receive a 15 percent discount on all ABA books CBA CLE offers more than 60 of the most popular ABA books, including "Flying Solo: A Survival Guide for the Solo and Small Firm Lawyer" and "How to Start and Build a Law Practice."

 

 

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