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July 8, 2008

July 8, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Bench-Bar Retreat 

- Wine tasting fundraiser on the rooftop

- Happy New Year! 

- RSVP for Seniors Golf by Monday 

- YMCA membership discounts 

- CLE:                         E-Discovery best practices

- On Depositions

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*** Save the Date: Bench-Bar Retreat — Plea from the Courts: Lighten Up!
We’ve all heard the advice: “be thankful,” “forgive and move on” and “practice kindness.” But what about the trials and tribulations of practicing law? Or balancing a successful practice while maintaining your health and family relationships? Judges will speak with attorneys in a roundtable format about improving one’s quality of life as an attorney. The event is on Saturday, September 27, 8:30 a.m. - noon at the Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant St. This breakfast program will be submitted for two general and two ethics CLE credits. RSVP by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 24 to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail


*** Summertime wine tasting on the rooftop
Join us Thursday, July 17, 5:30–8:30 p.m., at Mattie’s (1946 Market St.) for the 14th Annual Legal Aid Foundation Wine Tasting fundraiser. The DBA Young Lawyers Division is hosting the event, with live music from the Clam Daddys, appetizers to complement the wine and a silent auction. 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.

*** Happy New Year!
The DBA began a new fiscal year on July 1. That means it’s also a new year for DBA Committees. When’s the last time you skimmed our list of all the active DBA committees that are doing great work? Check out the Committees page online. Questions? Contact Melissa Nicoletti at

*** RSVP for Seniors Golf by Monday
The DBA Seniors Committee Annual Golf Tournament is Wednesday, July 23, at the Homestead Golf Course, 11500 W. Hampden Ave. Lunch begins at noon, with tee-off around 1 p.m. Cost is $50, including greens fees, cart, prizes and lunch. Please bring friends, colleagues and family — everyone is invited! RSVP by Monday, July 14 to Tara Miller at (303) 824-5312 or Send a check made out to the DBA for $50 to: DBA Seniors Golf, Attn: Tara Miller, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** YMCA Membership Discounts for DBA Members
A YMCA membership is one of the best investments you can make for personal or family well-being and fun. Now for DBA members, joining fees are waived for new YMCA members. Plus all members, current or new, will receive a 10 percent discount off monthly dues. Just tell the YMCA staff you are a DBA member. DBA members can stop by any YMCA for a free, two-week trial pass. Check the list of local YMCAs online.

*** E-Discovery: Best Practices – What Every Litigator Must Know About Electronic Documents
Every imaginable form of electronically stored information (ESI) has become a “smoking gun” of evidence in the courtroom today. This program, August 1, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. will give you a working knowledge of the essential legal and technical issues surrounding electronic discovery. Register online: E-Discovery: Best Practices – What Every Litigator Must Know About Electronic Documents

*** On Depositions
Understanding depositions is an essential tool for every litigator. With helpful tips and personal stories from the author Paul Gordon, a Colorado attorney, this guide provides an understanding of how courts might view the problems you face. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit


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