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April 27, 2010

 

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April 27, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Law Day CLE Luncheon 

Pro Bono Spotlight 

- Two days left: Purchase Barristers Ball tickets 

- Food Drive: Last week to sign up 

- CLE: Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet

- Be a mentor, make a difference

- CLE: Water Law 201

- Cyclists: Register for Wheels of Justice 

- Honor 50-year members

- Book: Jury Instructions for Civil Trials

 

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*** CLE: Law Day Luncheon, Thursday, May 6
Listen to U.S. District Court Judge Christine Arguello speak on 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 $20 for DBA members and $30 for non-DBA members. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a disabled client with adoption of his two grandchildren. The client has had custody of one granddaughter for six years and the other granddaughter for three years. If you are interested in helping this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or
patt@denbar.org.

*** The clock is ticking — Purchase tickets now for Barristers Benefit Ball

Get your tickets online by this Thursday for the “Citizen Lawyer” 2010 Barristers Benefit Ball, Saturday, 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.

*** 11th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive: Last week to sign up
Sign up your office by Friday, April 30 to help fight hunger and feed hope. Last year, 110 barrels of food were collected from 68 law firms, as well as nearly $37,000 in cash donations. The food drive is May 10–21. For ease of participation, donation barrels will be delivered and picked up.
Secure your donation barrel today. Questions? E-mail Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org.

*** CLE: The Cybersleuth's Guide to the Internet: Super Search Engine Strategies, Investigative Research, Social Networking and Ethics on Thursday, May 13
Learn how attorneys are using various websites, including social networking sites (such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn) for discovery, trial preparation, background checks and to locate missing persons.

*** Be a mentor, make a difference
The DBA Mentoring Program provides a unique opportunity for young or new lawyers to regularly meet and talk with a seasoned mentor who can assist in the decision-making process. Issues discussed include how to manage a practice, factors to consider when accepting a client, client communications, handling difficult clients or opposing counsel, and how to achieve work–life balance. The program is
accepting applications for mentors (practicing law for more than five years) and mentees. Applications for mentees are due by May 15; mentor applications are due by June 1. Send them to DBA Mentoring Program, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, Colo. 80203.

*** CLE: Water Law 201, The Second Course in the Water Law and Administration Program Series on Friday, May 14
Sponsored by the Colorado Supreme Court and the CBA, this ongoing educational program is for attorneys, expert witnesses, judges, referees, water clerks and other professionals who participate in water court proceedings. Learn how to elevate the quality of water court practice and promote timely, fair and effective resolution of water court cases.

*** Attention Cyclists: Sign up for Wheels of Justice
Join us for the annual Wheels of Justice Kick-Off Party on Wednesday, May 20 at 6 p.m. at The Celtic Tavern. RSVP by May 12 to Denise Richardson at 
drichardson@cobar.org. Don't miss the opportunity to ride in the 21st Annual Courage Classic at Copper Mountain July 31–Aug. 2. Register today!

*** Honor our 50-year members at the Seniors Spring Banquet
The 2010 Senior Spring Banquet is Wednesday, June 9, 6–9 p.m., at The University Club. The DBA will honor the following attorneys who became lawyers in 1960: Lawrence A. Atler; Gerald L. Bader, Jr.; Richard H. Bate; Charles F. Brega; John E. Clough; Robert H. Durham, Jr.; Sheldon E. Friedman; William G. Kemp; William O. Lamm; Edward T. Lyons, Jr.; R. Lee Payne, Jr.; and John D. Phillips, Jr. We hope we caught everyone — if your name should be on this list, or to RSVP for this event, contact Tara Miller at 
tmiller@cobar.org or (303) 824-5312. Each honoree will have their meal on us! Otherwise, tickets are $45 per person.

*** Book: Colorado Jury Instructions for Civil Trials (2010) 
Written by the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, this book contains the full text of all the approved jury instructions, notes on use, and source and authority. Each jury instruction is followed by helpful research tips from the committee.

 

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