Denver Bar Association Member Benefits Governance DBA Committees For the Public For the Media Metro Volunteer Lawyers DBA Young Lawyers Legal Resource Directory DBA Calendar Staff The Docket DBA Home

June 10, 2008

June 10, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- Most successful food drive! 

- Fun Family Law session for volunteers

Pro se volunteers needed 

- Smile! Calling all toothfairies

- Tasting wine for a good cause

- CLE: Advising Family or Closely Held Businesses

- Publication: Electronic Evidence and Discovery

If you have trouble viewing this page in your e-mail application, you may also
view it online


*** Most successful food drive!
A special thanks to all the generous firms that participated in the Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive last month. We are pleased to announce that we set a new record with $26,000 in total donations (food and cash) from 75 participating firms, up from $20,000 last year. Biggest donors in their categories: Orten, Cavanagh, Richmond & Holmes; Messner & Reeves; Isaacson Rosenbaum Woods and Levy; Wheeler Trigg Kennedy; Faegre & Benson; and Kamlet Shepherd & Reichert. Great job by all! For more information on the Community Action Network's drives and events, contact Heather Clark at

*** Family Law Basics: Triage for the Non-Family Attorney Volunteer
A fast-moving, entertaining presentation on the basics of family law is scheduled 3-5 p.m., Tuesday, June 17 at Mi Casa, 360 Acoma. Attorney-instructors Barbara Johnson-Stern, Elissa Bercovitz and Margaret Walker will prepare volunteer attorneys to handle basic questions from the public and know when a question requires expertise. Two CLE credits. RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. No cost.

*** Pro se instructors needed for popular Small Claims and Collections clinics
The DBA Public Legal Education Department needs instructors for both the Small Claims and the Collection pro se clinics. The popular clinics are offered once a month, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Denver County Court Civil Division. Volunteer attorneys simply offer information on gathering information, filing forms, defending one's position and court procedures. These clinics are presented in cooperation with the Denver Courts Civil Division. For more info, e-mail Carolyn Gravit at

*** Smile! Calling all toothfairies... 
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 As the country’s oldest dental charity, founded in 1912, KIND helps meet the needs of underserved children. For more information, visit Click here for more information on the drive.

*** Tasting wine for a good cause
The Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division is hosting the 14th Annual Legal Aid Foundation Wine Tasting fundraiser on Thursday, July 17, 5:30–8:30 p.m., at Mattie’s, 1946 Market. Enjoy an appealing sampling of wines, live music from the Clam Daddys, appetizers to complement the wine, a silent auction and a rooftop patio! The cost is $40 for general admission and $30 for young professionals. Tickets can be purchased online at Call Carol Waltz at (303) 863-9544 if you have questions, especially about parking arrangements in LoDo.

*** CLE: Advising Closely Held or Family Business
Learn how to handle the most common issues that attorneys face when assisting a client who has an ownership interest in a closely held or family business. This CBA-CLE program, July 10, 9 a.m. – 4:05 p.m. will cover the basics of buy-sell agreements, including divorce issues and the selling of the business. Register online: Advising the Closely Held or Family Business

*** Publication: Electronic Evidence and Discovery - What Every Lawyer Should Know
Electronic Evidence and Discovery is designed to help lawyers grasp the leading issues associated with electronic evidence and to help them demystify this technology, and afford them the chance to take advantage of this opportunity within the practice of law. Order online





TO UNSUBSCRIBE: Go to Once you are there, click on "Logon" in the upper left-hand corner using your CBA member number and last name as a password. You will then be able to unsubscribe yourself from the DENBARlink listserv. **Remember, it is important that you log on.**