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July 11, 2006

July 11, 2006 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Your Firm is Invited: DBA Community Action Network Annual School Supply Drive  

- Litigation Bootcamp Series: Staying Out of Trouble

- Mongolian BBQ for CASA

- Stop by the Mile High Chapter ALA Vendor Expo on July 19 (Especially for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys)

- Bench-Bar Retreat — Save the Date: Oct. 21

- CBA–CLE Publications

*** Your Firm is Invited: DBA Community Action Network Annual School Supply Drive 
Each year, CAN works with law firms and organizations to collect and distribute school supplies to hundreds of underprivileged children in the Denver Public Schools. We need your help again this year! The drive will run from July 24 through Aug. 4. It’s easy: Firms only need to display a large cardboard box to collect supplies and let firm members know they can donate. CAN will send you a packet with flyers and pick up donations at the end of the drive.

On Aug. 13, CAN will distribute the supplies at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science to families. Click here to participate in the drive, or to volunteer on Aug. 13. If you have questions, contact Mary Dilworth at (303) 824-5313 or

*** Litigation Bootcamp Series: Staying Out of Trouble
The ninth half-day session of CBA–CLE’s 2006 Litigation Bootcamp series is designed for lawyers with limited litigation experience. This session’s topics include: Tracking Deadlines; Client Communication; Preserving Appellate Issues; Local Federal Rules; Individual State Court Rules; Certificates of Review; Requirements for Expert Disclosures; Appellate Traps; Insurance, Notice and Contractual Provisions; and Subrogation. Register online: Litigation Bootcamp: Staying Out of Trouble, July 12, 2006.

*** Mongolian BBQ for CASA
Special friends of Denver CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) will be the guest grillers at bd's mongolian barbeque, 1620 Wazee St., on July 19. DBA Past-President Mary Jo Gross, among others, will be working the grill. Proceeds from the event will support Denver CASA in its efforts to ensure that every abused and neglected child in Denver has an advocate in the court system and an opportunity to find a happy and safe home. Seating reservations are 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Call Michelle Adams to make your reservation, (303) 832-4592.

*** Stop by the Mile High Chapter ALA Vendor Expo on July 19 (Especially for Solo and Small Firm Attorneys)
The expo is Wednesday, July 19, noon–4 p.m., at the Adams Mark Hotel in Denver. There will be more than 80 vendors to share ideas with attorneys and law firms on how to save money and run firms more efficiently. The event is free and there is no need to pre-register. Please note: There is no educational session this year.

*** TAB Takes a Break
Just a reminder that Tuesdays at the Bar and Coffee Talk programs are not scheduled in July and August. Keep your eyes peeled for great topics to resume in September!

*** Bench-Bar Retreat — Save the Date: Oct. 21
The DBA’s Annual Bench/Bar Retreat will be Oct. 21, 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m., at the Inverness Hotel. The topic will be: “What are the real problems, and what are the real solutions? Improving the legal system in a time of cynicism and despair.” Speakers include former Justice Rebecca Love Kourlis, executive director of the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System; Justice Greg Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court; Terrance Carroll, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee; and Denver County Court Presiding Judge Andrew Armatas. More details to follow.

*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
Lawyers' Professional Liability in Colorado: Preventing Legal Malpractice & Disciplinary Actions
This book contains a wealth of information for lawyers to use to identify and avoid malpractice pitfalls, avoid errors that lead to disciplinary actions, and institute good risk management procedures. Written specifically for Colorado lawyers, the topics covered in this new edition are vastly expanded from its initial 1999 release — from 14 chapters to 34! Recent increases in professional liability problems make this expanded edition an especially timely publication. Every lawyer in Colorado should own this book! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit

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