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April 22, 2008

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April 22, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

Pro bono  Spotlight

- Law Week Luncheon May 1 

- Barristers Ball

- Sarbanes, Cox to speak at SEC Conference

- Furry Scurry

- Beer, brats and People's Fair

- Softball season begins  

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*** Pro bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client who has a problem with a moving company. The client hired movers in January 2006, and they kept her possessions. In May 2007, the client sued and the movers were ordered to return her property or pay her $1,500. The client is unable to get the movers to comply with the order. Contact Patricia Trujillo at patt@denbar.org or (303) 866-9307 if interested in helping this client.

*** Law Week Luncheon at The Oxford May 1
The Hon. Marcia S. Krieger will speak at the annual lunch at 11 a.m. May 1 at the Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St. Meet the winning essayists and network with a variety of incredible volunteers. The cost is $30. RSVP by noon on April 28 to lunches@cobar.org, or contact Jason Prussman at Jason.prussman@du.edu. One CLE credit available.

*** Barristers Benefit Ball
There's still time to get last-minute tickets for the Barristers Benefit Ball on May 3. Raffle tickets are also still available for prizes such as an emerald ring, free CLE credits, a sky diving adventure or LASIK eye surgery. This is the biggest fundraising event for Metro Volunteer Lawyers, which coordinated $4 million in volunteer legal services from 500 legal professionals last year. For details, visit www.denbar.org or www.metrovolunteerlawyers.org.

*** Sarbanes, Cox will speak at Securities and Exchange Conference
Sen. Paul Sarbanes and Christopher Cox, Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, will speak on May 9 at the 40th Annual Rocky Mountain Securities Conference at the Marriott City Center Hotel, 1701 California St. An impressive array of SEC Commissioners, general counsel and directors will also be speaking. Check the agenda on the CBA/CLE web site for more information.

*** Furry Scurry volunteers needed
Sign up at www.ddfl.org to join the DBA/CBA team and their pets for the two-mile fun run/walk at Washington Park on May 3, for the Denver Dumb Friends League’s largest fundraiser.

*** Beer, brats and legal information at The People's Fair
Sign up to help run the DBA booth at the 2008 People’s Fair on the weekend of June 7-8 at Civic Center Park. The CHUN Capitol Hill People's Fair celebrates the diversity of Denver’s urban community and its residents. Each year, the DBA hosts a booth to answer public questions and distribute brochures. This is a FUN event! No matter your practice experience – the DBA booth doesn’t offer legal advice, just resources. Contact Meghan Seck at mseck@cobar.org.

*** Softball season begins
Softball season is just around the corner, marking the return of the most family-friendly softball league west of the Pecos. Games are co-ed, often with pre-teens and teenagers playing. The league is relaxed – no umpires, and balls and strikes are not called. The point is to get out and enjoy the beautiful Colorado summer. This year, we’re playing at Crestmoor Park, which has foul lines and an infield that can be discerned from the outfield. Games start in June. Sign up with Jack Tanner (303) 894-4495 or jtanner@fwlaw.com.

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