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September 20, 2006

September 19, 2006 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Law in the Mall 

- What is the Appropriate Role of the Legal System in American Society?

- "Transitioning to the Next Phase: How a Career Coach Can Help"

- 2006 Employment Law Conference

- Barristers Benefit Ball Seeks Volunteers 

- Welcome Dean Juarez to DU

- DU Law Stars: Ethics and the Trial Lawyer

- Clean Out Your Closet! 

- CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
Model Jury Instructions: Employment Litigation, Second Edition

*** Law in the Mall
The 2006 Law in the Mall, hosted by the DBA Legal Services Committee, is Saturday, Sept. 30, at Westminster Mall. Attorney and paralegal volunteers are needed to answer questions from the public, and distribute brochures and legal resource information. You can help no matter your practice experience. To sign up for a shift, contact Carolyn Gravit at or (303) 824-5323.

*** What is the Appropriate Role of the Legal System in American Society?
The Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System at the University of Denver will host a forum featuring Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch and attorney-author Philip Howard on "The Appropriate Role of the Legal System in American Society." The event will be held Oct. 6, 4–5 p.m., in the Davis Auditorium in Sturm Hall. Click here for registration information.

*** "Transitioning to the Next Phase: How a Career Coach Can Help"
Find out how to use your skills and experience to transition to career opportunities beyond the law! Join us on Oct. 4 at noon for this important topic, at the DBA, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor. The program is only $15 and includes lunch; a call-in option is available for $10. (No CLE is offered, but it will be a great program.) RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. (Please indicate the program you are responding to.)

*** 2006 Employment Law Conference
CBA–CLE's Annual Employment Law Conference is back! This annual conference is the most comprehensive of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region and features the most current hot topics, important updates and actual practice advice. Come to the Adam's Mark Hotel to visit with colleagues and learn from experienced, knowledgeable faculty. If there is one employment law seminar to attend, this is it! Register online for the 2006 Employment Law Conference; Oct. 26–27, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

*** Barristers Benefit Ball Seeks Volunteers
To volunteer on a Barristers Benefit Ball subcommittee (Patron Committee, Ticket Sales Committee, Silent Auction Committee, Raffle Prize Committee or Raffle Ticket Committee) contact Dana Collier Smith at (303) 824-5318 or  

*** Welcome Dean Juarez to DU
The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Holland & Hart, The University of Denver's Center for Multicultural Excellence, Latino Alumni Association and Latino Law Students Association are holding a reception this Thursday, Sept. 21 at 5:30 p.m., to welcome Jose Roberto Juarez Jr., the new Dean of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The event will be held on the 9News patio, 500 Speer Blvd. RSVP to Susie Velasquez at or Antonio Gallegos at

*** DU Law Stars: Ethics and the Trial Lawyer
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law presents “Truth or Razzle Dazzle: Ethics and the Trial Lawyer.” The program will be Thursday, Sept. 28, 4–6 p.m., at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. Two ethics credits offered. The seminar precedes the 2006 DU Law Stars celebration, which begins with a reception at 6 p.m. and dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. Tickets for the seminar may be purchased separately for $25, or included in the cost of the Law Stars event. To register, contact Anne-Wesley Teague at or (303) 871-6398.

***Clean Out Your Closet!
The annual “Law Suit Days” are Oct. 12–13. Members of the Young Lawyers Division will be taking donations on the steps of the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day. Donate gently used professional clothing to help low-income and unemployed community members dress-to-impress for job interviews. Contact David Uhlig at with any questions.

*** CBA–CLE Publications (order online!):
Model Jury Instructions: Employment Litigation, Second Edition
This book provides clear and balanced instructions for presentation to juries in employment litigation. After reading this book, you will have the framework for preparing and trying your case, from analyzing the fact situation and planning strategy to preparing your final argument. Model Jury Instructions is an excellent starting place from which to investigate the nuances of a particular jurisdiction. Buy now! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit


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