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October 7, 2008

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October 7, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- The Docket clarification 

- CLE Credit Opportunity—"We the People" 

- Economic Survey results 

- Personal finance in THIS market?

- Law Suit Days 

- Seniors Roast honors Judge Robert Fullerton

- Don’t miss the next Tuesdays at the Bar Program

- CLE: Residential Landlord-Tenant Law

- Book: Residential Construction Law in Colorado, 2nd Edition

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*** Did either of the front page columns of The Docket chap your hide?! A clarification…
The Docket received a spirited response to both the liberal and conservative presidential columns, featured on the front pages of both the September and October issues. E-mails, phone calls and taps on the shoulder indicated that some members took offense to the DBA running political articles at all. To be clear, in no way, shape or form were the articles an endorsement of presidential candidates by the Denver Bar Association. The DBA has not and does not take such positions in any political race. The Docket will continue to encourage members to submit a variety of columns on diverse current topics and certainly will entertain articles of differing views. Thanks for reading!

*** CLE Credit Opportunity — Work with Colorado High School and Middle School Students in Colorado “We the People”
Learn how you can help Colorado high school and middle school students develop an understanding of constitutional history, principles and current issues by attending “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., at the DBA offices. The Center for Education in Law and Democracy and the DBA Democracy Education Committee are hosting this event. One hour of CLE credit has been applied for. Lunch will be served. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115 ext. 727 (please indicate the program you are responding to). For more information, e-mail Meghan Seck at

*** Economic Survey results
The CBA will release economic survey results for the Bar’s first comprehensive update in eight years on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at A big thanks to all 2,500 respondents who made this the best survey return rate ever. The winner of the participation prize drawing was Terri Morrison, First Assistant Legal Counsel at the Colorado Judicial Department. She chose the iPod!

*** Personal finance in THIS market? Transitions Committee program Oct. 15 
A financial planner with the ABACUS group, Sybil Praski, will present the program “Values Based Financial Planning” at noon, Wednesday Oct. 15. She uses the format of a financial road map to connect one’s life values to one’s financial goals and then map routes from where individuals are today. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 for this Transitions Committee program. Lunch is included in the $15 cost. Note: Location is Holland & Hart, 555 17th St., Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202.

*** A better use for that suit or skirt in the back of the closet
During Law Suit Days, on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 16-17, the DBA Young Lawyers Division will accept donations on the steps of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Donate gently used professional clothing, shoes and accessories to help low-income and unemployed community members dress-to-impress for job interviews. Clothing should be clean and on hangers. For details, contact Marcy McDermott at

*** Come watch these guys in action: a tradition
John Moye, Charles Brega and Jerry Groswold will roast Judge Robert Fullerton on Oct. 15! Join us for the annual tradition of “roasting” — and toasting — one of Colorado’s finest at the 2008 Seniors Committee Roast dinner at 6 p.m., on that Wednesday at The Oxford Hotel. Come celebrate Fullerton’s successful career and life. Cost is $50 per person. RSVP to Tara Miller, or (303) 824-5312.

*** Don’t miss the next Tuesdays at the Bar Program
Oct. 14 — Contract Lawyering: Benefits and Obstacles - Contract lawyering has many advantages, but it is not a refuge from the rigors and regulations of traditional law practice. Instead, it is just one of many ways lawyers can provide legal services to clients.  Come hear about the benefits and obstacles, what you need to know to stay Ethical and do it right.  One General Credit. To register, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail (please specify the program in your message).

*** CLE: Residential Landlord-Tenant Law
Landlord-Tenant law is once again in the spotlight as more and more Coloradans rent, rather than buy, their homes. Attend this practical, balanced CBA-CLE program, Oct. 16, 9 a.m.–3:55 p.m., and get up to speed on this important area of law. Register online: Residential Landlord-Tenant Law.

*** Book: Residential Construction Law in Colorado, 2nd Edition is an indispensable resource that is easy to read, contains sample forms and can travel with you. Order online here! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit


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