Denver Bar Association
September 2009
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Unless otherwise noted, all DBA – CLE programs are at 1900 Grant St., third floor, large classroom. For more information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or register online at http://www.cobar.org/cle.DBA–CLE September

Water Law 101: Water Law and Administration Program Series is Sept. 18, 9 a.m.–4:45 p.m. This is the first program in a new series of water classes sponsored by the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Bar Association. The series aims to provide new water law attorneys with the knowledge they need to be successful representatives of their clients — both in and out of Colorado’s specialized water courts. Tuition is $209 for new lawyers (first two years of practice), $229 for CBA Water Law Section members, $249 for CBA members and $299 for nonmembers. Eight general credits.

The Lifecycle of Intellectual Property Litigation is Sept. 24, 9 a.m.–4:50 p.m. From assessing a case through settlement negotiations, our seasoned faculty will guide you through each key stage of IP litigation — the perspective of both the plaintiff and the defense. Tuition is $209 for new lawyers (first two years of practice) and associate members, $229 for CBA IP Section members, $249 for CBA members, and $299 for nonmembers. Seven general credits.

1st Annual Elder Law Retreat is Oct. 1–3 at the Great Divide Lodge in Breckenridge. This first-of-its-kind retreat provides intermediate to advanced programming, carefully selected and planned in collaboration with the CBA Elder Law Section. Early bird pricing! Before Sept. 16, tuition is $289 for CBA Elder Law Section members, $309 for CBA members and $349 for nonmembers. After Sept. 16, tuition is $309 for CBA Elder Law Section members, $329 for CBA members and $379 for nonmembers. Eight general credits.

Distressed Residential Real Estate Projects is Oct. 1, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Many residential real estate projects planned and financed before the onset of the current recession are now beset with difficult and unique financial and operational issues. This program will walk you through the options, the negotiations, and the outcomes you can expect when handling these projects. Tuition is $209 for new lawyers (first two years of practice) and associate members, $229 for CBA Real Estate, Litigation and Business Law Section members, $249 for CBA members, and $299 for nonmembers. Seven general credits.

Bridging the Gap

The DBA Access to Justice Committee is starting a partnership with Bridging the Gap at Mile High United Way. This program assists youths who are aging out of foster care. Each month BTG offers a program called Java & Juice. These are monthly meetings held in a coffee shop or other gathering place. A guest speaker discusses a topic and has a conversation with the young attendees. A DBA volunteer (or two) is needed for each session. If you would be interested in any of these dates please email cgravit@cobar.org. Location: Panera at 1330 Grant St., Denver. Time: 4-6 p.m. Next meetings: Nov. 10 – On the Road (topics include buying a car, car repair, insurance, registration, liens, accidents, DWI/DUI); Dec. 8 – Where You Live (topics include renting, leases, buying); Jan. 12 – Citizenship (topics include military service, voting, jury duty, taxation, immigration & the Patriot Act).

Red Rock Scramble

The 6th annual Red Rock Scramble Run/Walk will be held on Oct. 4, at 10 a.m. The 5K & 5 mile run/walk benefits the Colorado Indian Bar Association, providing funding for scholarships to Native American law students studying law in Colorado. Contact David Selden at (303) 447-8760, ext. 106. Visit http://coloradoindianbar.org/rrs.
Denver Urban Debate League

DUDL is hosting a Bowling Tournament Fundraiser, Sept. 16, 5:30–8:30 p.m., at the Denver Athletic Club. Enjoy some friendly competition and support a good cause. Prizes will be given to all teams, including a special prize for the team that raises the most money for DUDL. All proceeds benefit the Denver Urban Debate League. Team registration fee: $200, plus $800 sponsorship minimum; special educators team fee: $160, plus $500 sponsorship minimum; individual registration (for cards and billiards room): $50. Registration deadline is Sept. 2. To register go to www.DenverDebate.org.

NALS Meeting

NALS of Colorado, the association for legal professionals, will be hosting a wine tasting Sept. 12, noon to 3 p.m., at Panzanos Restaurant, with a tour of Hotel Monaco to follow. For information or to make a reservation, contact membership@nalscolorado.org.

CASA Volunteers Needed

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is recruiting volunteers in the Denver community to become trained court advocates for children involved in child abuse and neglect cases. CASA volunteers are extraordinary citizens who have a passion for protecting children. Many CASAs have full-time jobs and/or families, yet they have made time to become a child’s voice in court. Your time of 10-15 hours a month will give the abused and neglected children in your community a more hopeful future. Right now, there’s a child in your community who needs your help! You can be the difference — become a CASA Volunteer. Call today to learn how you can become a CASA volunteer: (303) 752-CASA (2272).


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