Denver Bar Association
January 2007
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January CBA–CLE

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are at 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor, large classroom. For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or register online at http://www.cobar.org/cle.

Pulling the Plug: Clinical, Legal & Ethical Lessons from Schiavo is Jan. 11–12, 8:45 a.m.–5 p.m. The Terri Schiavo case captured the attention of the nation. We were left wondering if there were sufficient protections to help us through such cases. Day one of this seminar will train participants to resolve the dilemmas that arise when faced with difficult decisions at the end of life. Day two will help lawyers understand the origins of the concept of death, determine the appropriate uses of physiological and neuroimaging studies, and outline the documentation expectations when declaring a patient brain dead. Details on tuition can be found at http://www.cobar.org/cle. Location: Fitzsimons Campus, Ben Nighthorse Campbell Building, 13055 E. 17th Pl., Aurora. Fifteen general; including three ethics credits.

2007 Notary Law is Jan. 17, 9 a.m.–12:15 p.m. A notary is a public officer who has "carefully read the notary law of this state" (12-55-105 C.R.S.). If you are a notary or want to become one, this program will inform and update you on Colorado’s notary laws, provide a refresher on notary powers, duties, responsibilities and liabilities, and discuss new requirements. All attorneys and support staff who are notaries should be familiar with notary law and should attend this seminar. Tuition is $99 for Legal Support Staff; $149 for CBA members; and $179 for non-members. Four general credits.

Colorado Adoption Law is Feb. 1, 9 a.m.–2:30 p.m. This program will provide an overview of Colorado Adoption Law. Topics include: alternatives to adoption, kinship/custodial/stepparent adoption and the adoption process. Last but not least, Colorado judges will give you their view from the Bench. Tuition is $179 for Family Law Section members; $209 for CBA members; and $229 for non-members. Five general credits.


Nominate an Outstanding Lawyer

The DBA Awards Committee, chaired by Past-President Bill Walters, seeks nominations for four awards. The DBA Award of Merit recognizes outstanding contributions made by a member to the DBA and the profession. Volunteer Lawyer of the Year honors a DBA member who has performed extraordinary voluntary legal or community service. Young Lawyer of the Year honors a member of the DBA who is under 37 or has been practicing law less than three years, and has made outstanding contributions to the community and the interests of young lawyers in the Denver metro area. Judicial Excellence honors a DBA member of the judiciary for extraordinary service or exceptional contributions to the improvement of the judicial system. Please submit a brief statement (e-mail preferred) with the name, award, and summary of why that person deserves the honor. Send nominations to Stacy Chesney, schesney@cobar.org, or mail to Stacy at DBA, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203.


Campaign for Justice

The Legal Aid Foundation’s 2006–07 Campaign for Justice is now underway. LAF is grateful for the legal community’s generous response to its annual Campaigns for Justice, which raise money to provide civil legal services for low-income people across the state. We can be proud to know that Colorado lawyers and law firms contribute more than the national average to support legal aid. To continue building on this tradition of commitment and leadership, visit http://www.legalaidfoundation.org to make a donation.


Catholic Lawyers Guild Annual Dinner

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado will have its annual dinner on Feb. 15 at the Denver Country Club. Mass will be celebrated at 5:30 p.m., by Rev. Monsignor Thomas Fryar. Cocktails and dinner will follow. All are welcome. For further information, contact Mark A. Fogg at (303) 825-2700.


Tutors Needed

Attorney David Bost runs a tutoring program for inner-city kids attending Dora Moore Elementary School at Ninth Avenue and Corona in Denver. The program provides one-on-one assistance to second through fifth graders in reading, writing and math each Tuesday evening of the school year, 6–7:30 p.m. Each tutor is assigned one child for the school year. If you are interested in making a big difference in a child’s future, contact Bost at (303) 399-4900 or dmbost@idcomm.com.


NALS Dinner Meeting

NALS of Colorado ... the association for legal professionals will hold its monthly dinner meeting Tuesday, Jan. 9, 6 p.m., at the DBA offices. A one-hour CLE for legal staff professionals on bankruptcy law will be presented by James C. Recht. For information or to make a reservation, contact Cheryle Burns, at cburns@stcharlestown.com or Perri Morris, at pmorris@nea.org.


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