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August 10, 2010


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August 10, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- Wheels of Justice on 9News 

- CLE: Elder Law Retreat 

- Do's and Don'ts in District Court 

- Davis Award 

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- CLE: Standout Legal Writing



*** Wheels of Justice on 9News
The Colorado and Denver Bar Association Wheels of Justice team was highlighted on 9News last week. Watch the video and get inspired to donate to the Children’s Hospital Center for Cancer and Blood-Borne Disorders. The team has reached 88 percent of this year's $250,000 goal. Donate online to the team and help it to raise $1 million in five years.

*** CLE: Elder Law Retreat, Aug. 26–28, in Breckenridge
For a second year, CBA–CLE is offering this popular retreat format with two value-packed additions: an optional VA Benefits Accreditation program and two full “unprogram” sessions, where attendees will have the opportunity to determine what to discuss and how to format discussions. Key topics for the retreat include: End of Life Decisions: The Crossroads of Legal and Medical Issues; a Medicaid Planning Panel; Litigating Financial Abuse Cases; and Advanced Family Law Issues for the Elder Law Attorney.

*** Do’s and Don’ts in Denver District Court
Learn the "Do's and Don'ts in the Denver District Court" taught by Judge Bronfin, Judge Phillips and Judge Robbins at this Bench–Bar Brown Bag program at noon on Thursday, Aug.26 at the law library in the City and County Building, 1435 Bannock St. Attendees will have an opportunity to candidly discuss with the distinguished panelists what to do and not to do in district court. Cost is $15 for DBA members and $20 for nonmembers (lunch included). One general CLE credit is requested. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** Davis Award Nominations Sought
Nominations are invited for the 2010 Richard Marden Davis Award, " honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational and charitable activities." The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. The 2009 Davis Award recipient was Monica Marquez (Deputy Attorney General, State Services Section, Office of the Attorney General). Nominations are due Sept. 1. For a nomination form or more information, contact Margee Fawley at Davis Graham & Stubbs at (303) 892-7528 or

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with a consumer issue. The client purchased a used vehicle and immediately discovered problems with it as she was driving it off the lot. She took the car to a mechanic and was told it is a “cash for clunkers car” and it should have been destroyed, not sold. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** CLE: 4 Steps to Standout Legal Writing, Sept. 2  — Taught by Ross Guberman
This interactive workshop offers practical tools that will help you write crisp, clear prose that follows an airtight structure and marshals authority deftly — the skills that management seeks, but seldom finds. Learn to apply the “Four Steps” editing techniques to excerpts from recent well-known cases, deals and disputes. Participants also will receive helpful cheat sheets and checklists.


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