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May 13, 2008

May 13, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Attorneys' Night Out

- Play Vista Ridge Golf Course June 9

- DBA Annual Party

- Toothbrush drive

- Softball season is starting up

- CLE: Oil and Gas law program

- Book: Science for Lawyers


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 *** Attorneys’ Night Out
Network with other young lawyers, tour Stranahan’s Whiskey Distillery, enjoy cold beers and delicious food and bid at the amazing silent auction, all for a great cause! The Third Annual Attorneys’ Night Out on Thursday, May 15 at the Blake Street Tavern will celebrate the 30th birthday of The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People, a nonprofit organization that protects human, civil and legal rights. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door. Register at, contact Julie Busby at(303) 722-0300, ext. 214 or e-mail Sharon Riley or David Ball

*** Play the Vista Ridge Golf Course June 9 
All golf courses are not created equal. Located 20 minutes north of Denver, Vista Ridge is a premier golf course on the Front Range. Playing at 7,676 yards from the tips, with a course slope of 141 and a course rating of 75.4, this par 72 layout on a mixture of rye and bent grass is one of Colorado’s best courses. Views include snow-capped Rockies and open rolling terrain. With five sets of tee boxes, this Jay Morrish-designed course offers playability for all golfers. The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 9, will have a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $100 per player, which 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. Click here for more information or e-mail Dana Collier Smith at

*** DBA Annual Party
This year’s annual party is at the Colorado History Museum on Tuesday, June 10, at 5:30 p.m. Free food and drink. Award winners this year include Stanton Rosenbaum (Award of Merit), Russell Carparelli (Judicial Excellence), Aaron Bradford (Young Lawyer of the Year) and Karen Wheeler (Volunteer Lawyer of the Year). To RSVP, call (303) 860-1115 or e-mail

*** A toothbrush, one of life's little luxuries for some children 
The Community Action Network (CAN) of the Denver Bar Association is sponsoring the Sixth Annual Toothbrushes for Tots Drive, to benefit Kids in Need of Dentistry (KIND). CAN is looking for Denver area law firms to sign up and participate in the drive, which runs June 23–27, by contacting Michelle B. Ferguson at (303) 628-3658 or KIND will give donated items to children of families who cannot afford such luxuries. As the country’s oldest dental charity, founded in 1912, KIND helps meet the needs of underserved children. For more information about KIND, please visit Click here for more information on the drive.

*** 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

*** Oil and Gas Law
With the greatest oil and gas boom since the 1970s upon us, and with critical 21st century issues now in the mix, CBA-CLE has designed this outstanding program on Wednesday May 21, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., featuring some of Colorado's top oil and gas practitioners as its distinguished faculty, all of whom witnessed the previous boom some 25 years ago. Register online: Oil and Gas Law.

*** Science For Lawyers
If you are a lawyer who is ever called on to defend, proceed against, examine, cross-examine or even consult a scientist, this book is for you. Order online.

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