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March 18, 2008

March 18, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Barristers Benefit Ball

- George Washington H.S. First Denver Public School to Win State Mock Trial Tournament

- Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament 

- New Small Group Health Insurance Plan for Colorado Bar Association Members

- Access to Justice Report Released

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*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a disabled client with a car warranty problem. The client purchased a car and extended warranty in October 2007. In November 2007 the car needed repairs and the client returned the car where she purchased it and was told she would have to pay $500 for a diagnostic test. She was assured that the warranty would cover the cost of this test and later was denied coverage under her warranty. Contact Patricia Trujillo at patt@denbar.org or (303) 866-9307 if you are willing to help this client.

*** Barristers Benefit Ball
Invitations for the Barristers Benefit Ball, May 3, are in the mail! This fundraiser, benefiting Metro Volunteer Lawyers, is a fabulous event where lawyers and guests enjoy an evening of dining, dancing and gaming. For more information, contact Dana Collier Smith at dcolliersmith@cobar.org.

*** George Washington H.S. First Denver Public School to Win State Mock Trial Tournament
George Washington High School won the Colorado State High School Mock Trial Tournament March 15 and will be competing in the National High School Mock Trial Tournament in Wilmington, Del. in May. This marks the first time a DPS school has won the Colorado title and will be going to the national competition. A portion of the team travel costs have been paid for by the CBA Litigation section and the Colorado Bar Foundation. For more information on the high school mock trials click here

*** Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is June 9 at the Vista Ridge Golf Course in Erie. Tickets are $100 per player. Price includes lunch, greens fees, GPS and cart. Awards will be given for individual men’s and women’s low gross, and team low net and low gross. Registration, lunch and range balls start at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. For more information click here

*** New Small Group Health Insurance Plan for Colorado Bar Association Members
The CBA is pleased to announce that it has launched a new small group association health plan with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield for CBA members and their firm’s employees, based on eligibility. All DBA members also are members of the CBA, may therefore take advantage of this benefit. This program offers a number of unique and exciting features. For more information visit the Bar Association website.

*** Access to Justice Report Released
The Colorado Access to Justice Commission released its report, "The Justice Crisis in Colorado," on the need for legal assistance for Colorado’s most vulnerable populations. Many Coloradans who need legal assistance to secure and maintain health care, housing, custody and other necessities do not receive help. This report compiles testimony from underserved populations during 10 hearings throughout the state during 2007. A link to the report can be found by clicking here.

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