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June 6, 2006

June 6, 2006 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Party Tonight!

- Creative Uses for that Law Degree. Don’t miss tomorrow’s program!

- Legal Writing Clinic for Professionals

- Hear U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III

- Food Bank of the Rockies Benefits from "Friendly Firm Competition" 

- CBA–CLE Publications

*** Party Tonight!
The DBA Annual Party is tonight, June 6, 5:30 p.m., at the Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy. Stop by — you deserve it. No cost to attend: enjoy free food and drink with your friends and colleagues. Just show up!

*** Creative Uses for that Law Degree. Don’t miss tomorrow’s program!
If you are interested in how some of your colleagues have morphed their practices into other careers in law or have considered trying some other path in life, this program is for you. “Midlife Career Reviews” is Wednesday, June 7, noon, at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor. Cost is $10 and includes lunch. You also may attend by phone for $10. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Four attorneys will tell their stories: one left private practice to become a district attorney; one left practice to become a teacher; one moved on to become a legal recruiter; and one left the practice only to return. Speakers are Kim Chandler, Katherine Karuschkat, Ken Laff and Barbara Laff.

*** Legal Writing Clinic for Professionals
This hands-on, limited-enrollment CBA–CLE program is designed to reinforce your writing strengths and to identify areas for improvement. If you write memos, letters, briefs or any other document containing legal analysis, you will benefit from this clinic! The instructors, Andrea Bloom and Tanya Bartholomew, are currently professors of legal writing and research at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Register online: Legal Writing Clinic for Professionals, June 13 or June 22.

*** Hear U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III
The Anti-Defamation League’s 2006 Annual Community Meeting is Thursday, June 15, 6:30 p.m. at Temple Emanuel, 51 Grape St. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III, author of the “Intelligent Design” decision in Dover, Penn., is the keynote speaker. The event is $25 per person, and includes a dessert reception. RSVP by Friday, June 9, to Judy at 303-830-7177 or  

*** Food Bank of the Rockies Benefits from "Friendly Firm Competition"
The competition was hotter than a can of beans on Colfax in this year's "Roll Out the Barrels" Food Drive, with firms working hard to win the coveted DBA Community Action Network "CAN" trophies. The spirit and generosity of the legal community are amazing; because of your efforts, we doubled our donations this year! Including cash, checks and food donations, we were able to contribute nearly $14,000 to the Food Bank of the Rockies. The winners of the "Friendly Firm Competition" in their respective categories are: Walter L. Gerash Law Firm PC (firm size:1–20); Townsend & Townsend & Crew LLP (21–60); Isaacson Rosenbaum PC (61–100); Wheeler Trigg Kennedy LLP (101–150); and Faegre & Benson LLP (151+). And, because of their close tally, an Honorable Mention in the 151+ firm size category goes to Holme Roberts & Owens LLP. Thanks to all who participated.

*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
The Criminal Lawyer's Guide to Immigration Law
From an overview of immigration law to guidance for specific situations, this convenient reference addresses immigration court and procedures, immigration consequences of criminal convictions, extradition and prisoner issues — a variety of real-life situations criminal lawyers face with non-citizen clients or witnesses. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit

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