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January 20, 2009

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January 20, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


 - How to Survive in a Downturned Economy

- Maximize Your DBA Membership ROI — Reduce stress and be healthy

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Court fees posted on DBA Web site

- DBA Awards

- Coffee Talk — Attorney Regulation

- CLE: Fundamental of Securities Law

- CLE: Door Law — Managing the Cases that “Walk Through the Door”


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*** How to Survive in a Downturned Economy
February may be a short month, but it will be filled with helpful hints from the bar to help you deal with the rough economic times. Stay tuned for next week’s D-Brief as we roll out a series of programs to help you as the economy turns. Also, The Complete Lawyer online has pulled together a wealth of helpful articles for lawyers in the downturn.

*** Maximize Your DBA Membership ROI — Reduce stress and be healthy
Get a 10 percent discount at any Metro Denver YMCA. Signup fees are waived, too; just tell them you are a Denver Bar Association member. Click here for locations. A YMCA membership is one of the best investments you can make for personal or family well-being and fun. DBA members also receive discounted pricing on yoga at any of the Corepower Yoga Studios. E-mail your information to to set up your corporate discount. Click here for pricing information.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with a guardianship in Douglas County. The client’s son had a stroke on Nov. 29 and is unable to communicate effectively. The bank has frozen the son’s accounts and the mother is unable to pay his bills for him. If you are interested in helping this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** Court fees posted on DBA Web site
You can print out the updated court fee schedule, available here. The fee schedule printed on pages 1019-1025 of the 2009 Colorado Legal Directory is incorrect. Apologies for the error.

*** DBA Awards
The DBA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the following awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, Judicial Excellence and Teacher of the Year. Please submit a brief statement (e-mail preferred) with the name, award and summary of why that person deserves the honor, to Christine McManus, Nominations are now due March 2 (the deadline was extended). Click here for more details about all of the awards. 

*** Coffee Talk — Attorney Regulation
No young lawyers should miss Coffee Talk at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 28. Nancy Cohen, from the Office of Attorney Regulation, will speak on being an ethical Colorado lawyer, offering specific information for Denver practitioners. One ethics credit. Cost is $5 for members. To register, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail

*** CLE: Fundamental of Securities Law
There is no better time than now to step into the fascinating world of securities law. Our experts will lead you in just one day, step-by-step, from the basic definitions to more advanced concepts in securities law. Presented in Denver, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 pm. Also available via live webcast — direct to your desktop!

*** CLE: Door Law — Managing the Cases that “Walk Through the Door”
Are you a newly licensed attorney hanging your own shingle? Or, are you an experienced attorney moving to a solo or small firm practice? Then you need a practical CLE designed for a solo/small firm practice. You owe it to yourself to attend the CBA Solo/Small Firm Section's “Door Law” seminar on Feb. 5. Also available via live webcast. Attend the live presentation or participate via live webcast! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit


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