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July 31, 2007

July 31, 2007 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



Pro Bono Spotlight

- Annual School Supply Drive: Going on Now through Aug. 8

- Business Law Institute Begins this Thursday!

- What Judges Expect from Lawyers

- Bring Civics Back to the Classroom!

- Davis Award Nominations Sought

- Denver Business Journal Awards

- Available from CLE Books: Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado

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*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers desperately needs attorneys who are willing to take family law cases, including dissolution of marriage and allocation of parental responsibility cases. Some cases already have been filed and just need assistance with permanent orders; other cases need to be filed. To help, contact Debora Wagner at (303) 866-9378 or A special thank-you to Catherine Silburn who took the guardianship case from the last Pro Bono Spotlight. We really appreciate your support!

*** Annual School Supply Drive: Going on Now through Aug. 8
Click here to see a list of needed supplies. Even easier, you can visit and chose from one of the custom-made packs to donate to the drive. Please input 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203 as the shipping address. Cash donations also are appreciated; make checks payable to Denver Public Schools. Back packs will be handed out on Aug. 12 at the Denver Zoo. To participate in the drive or to volunteer your time, contact Aaron P. Bradford, or (303) 874-3434.

*** Business Law Institute Begins this Thursday!
The Institute, Aug. 2–4, in Vail, will provide timely, practical updates on important new developments in business law in Colorado and nationally. Enjoy the cool mountain weather and earn CLE credits while you receive a great business law learning experience. Register online: Eighth Annual Business Law Institute.

*** What Judges Expect from Lawyers
The Bench-Bar Committee will be hosting a CLE luncheon, “Professionalism in the Courtroom: What Judges Expect from Lawyers,” on Thursday, Sept. 20, noon–1:45 p.m., at the Denver City & County Building Law Library, 1435 Bannock St. The program features Hon. Christina Habas, Hon. Shelley Gilman and Hon. Martin Egelhoff. The program includes lunch, and is $15 for DBA members and $20 for non-members. RSVP to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or Two ethics credits requested.

*** Bring Civics Back to the Classroom!
Do you think today's students don't know enough about the Constitution? National Constitution Week is Sept. 17–21. The CBA/DBA will be holding a training session on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 11 a.m.–12:30 p.m., to prepare attorneys to visit classrooms and share their legal expertise. The training will cover information on how to engage students and how to work with teacher lesson plans. Participants will receive a variety of lesson plans and materials. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. One CLE credit offered. Lunch provided.

*** 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 by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992. Nominations are due Sept. 1. To request a nomination form, contact Nancy Meyer at Davis Graham & Stubbs at (303) 892-7584 or

*** Denver Business Journal Awards
The Denver Business Journal is accepting nominations for several awards: CEO of the Year, Corporate Citizen of the Year, The Power Book, and Best Places to Work. Click here to submit your nomination. For more information about the nomination process, contact Connie Elsbury at (303) 866-9682 or

*** Available from CLE Books (order online!)
Lawyers’ Professional Liability in Colorado contains a wealth of information for lawyers to use in identifying and avoiding malpractice pitfalls, preventing errors that lead to disciplinary actions and instituting good risk management procedures. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit






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