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April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


Pro Bono Spotlight

- Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive April 28-May 9

- Barristers Ball May 3

- Asian Pacific Bar annual benefit April 11

- Leadership for Lawyers CLE April 7

- BOOK: 2007 Colorado Law

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*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney who specializes in Medicaid estate planning issues to help a physically and mentally disabled client, whose father died in December 2006. She’s inheriting 50 percent of his estate, which is basically the money from the sale of his home. The client is facing foreclosure herself, and she needs a trust set up so that she can save her home without jeopardizing her SSI. Contact Dianne Van Voorhees at

*** Got food barrels? Sign up, it’s easy!
The annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive has provided close to 100,000 meals and more than $30,000 for the Food Bank of the Rockies during the past 11 years. The DBA Community Action Network invites all firms to help flood the food bank from April 28 – May 9. Sign up your Denver firm by April 21 to have food-collection barrels delivered and picked up by IKON by e-mailing Rebecca Franciscus, Click on the suggested donation list or register online (enter your firm name, and under “Comments” enter "ROTB.")

*** Barristers Benefit Ball May 3
Distinguish your firm – sign up to attend this fun gala, if you haven’t already. With funds raised at last year’s Barristers Ball, Metro Volunteer Laywers coordinated more than $4 million in legal services from 500 attorney volunteers who worked on behalf of indigent clients. MVL’s reputation as one of the most innovative and successful programs of its kind in the nation will not be outdone; yet more work remains. For details of this year's theme, visit or Call (303) 830-8210 to volunteer.

*** Asian Pacific American Bar annual banquet
Christine Chang of ABC Channel 7 News will emcee the 2008 Minoru Yasui Annual Banquet April 11 at Palace Chinese Restaurant in Denver. A fashion show, Chinese-style dinner and awards ceremony are scheduled for the fundraiser supporting the Colorado Asian Bar Association Foundation. The cash bar opens at 6 p.m., the dinner begins at 7 p.m. For individual tickets or tables, call Ghandia Johnson at (303) 607-3754 or e-mail

*** Leadership For Lawyers
Lawyers are leaders and are called upon to lead clients, businesses, educational and charitable institutions, governmental entities, as well as firms, in-house legal offices and bar associations. This CBA–CLE program on April 7, from 1–4 p.m. will cover leadership best practices, leadership theory, and leadership approaches that are useful in all areas of practice for lawyers. Plus every attendee will receive the book “Leadership for Lawyers.” Register online: Leadership For Lawyers. For information on COBALT, the CBA's six-month leadership program, click here.

*** Available from CLE Books (order online!)
The Annual Survey of Colorado Law 2007 covers 28 practice areas and features updates on case law, legislative, administrative, and regulatory developments from 2007. Order online or for information, call (303) 860-0608, call toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit

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