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July 3, 2007

July 3, 2007 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



Pro Bono Spotlight

- School Supply Drive

- Submit Personal Stories of Larry Manzanares

- Food Litigation & Regulation

- Davis Award Nominations Sought

- Available from CLE Books: Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials  

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*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an experienced probate attorney. An MVL client has a judgment for more than $40,000 in back child support. The client believes that the obligor stands to inherit money from an estate currently in probate, and she would like help collecting the judgment from the estate. If you would be interested in helping this client, contact Debora Wagner at (303) 866-9378.

*** School Supply Drive
The DBA Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public School students will be July 30–Aug. 9. The Community Action Network is looking for law firms, corporate counsel, and federal and state legal departments to collect necessary school supplies for underprivileged students enrolled in the DPS Educational Outreach Project. CAN you or your firm fill backpacks with the supplies necessary to help the kids succeed? Last year, 300 backpacks filled with supplies were distributed to students. All supplies will be picked up at the end of the drive, organized and delivered to the students on Aug. 12. To participate, contact to Aaron P. Bradford at (303) 874-3434 or at

*** Submit Personal Stories of Larry Manzanares
As members of the legal community mourn the loss of Larry Manzanares, the bar association has received requests from members who wish to share their memories of him. An online form has been created for this purpose. It should be running by the end of today. Check back to under “Ongoing Items” for the link.

*** Food Litigation & Regulation
Recent events in the media have highlighted the importance of food safety and the liability and damage to profitability that your client may face as a result of noncompliance with the food laws. Barry Levenson, the author of Habeas Codfish: Reflections on Food and the Law, will teach the ins and outs of food litigation and regulation on July 13, 9 a.m.–4:15 p.m. Register online: Food Litigation & Regulation

*** Davis Award Nominations Sought
Nominations are invited for the 2007 Richard Marden Davis Award, which honors a successful and community-minded attorney under the age of 40 who has demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and shown leadership in Denver's civic, educational and charitable activities. The award was established in 1992 by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis and the Denver Bar Foundation. Nominations are due Sept. 1. To request a nomination form, contact Nancy Meyer at Davis Graham & Stubbs at (303) 892-7584 or

*** Available from CLE Books (order online!)
The Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials is a concise, quick-reference guide for use at counsel table in state and federal courts. This invaluable resource combines black-letter and procedural law, providing you with fast answers and accurate citations for procedural and evidentiary matters. Fast-find tabs, easy-to-read formatting for quick referencing, and a comprehensive subject index enhance the usability of this book. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll free (888) 860-2531; or visit us at






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