*** Announcing the 2009 Barristers Ball Honorees! The envelope, please...
The Metro Volunteer Lawyers Board selected three members of the legal community to honor for their dedication to pro bono legal services. The 2009 Barristers Benefit Ball Honorees are: Fran Fontana, Gerry Hernandez and Bryon Large. MVL invites you to celebrate the work and careers of these esteemed individuals at the ball downtown on April 24. Details and tickets here. Early-bird pricing available through Feb. 28.
*** UPDATE: DPS-DBA Guest Teacher Initiative
It’s inspiring – so far, 101 attorneys and four judges have signed up to go into DPS classrooms as Guest Teachers! We’re about half-way to the recruitment goal set by the DBA Board of Trustees. Stay tuned for an announcement about a very special party for guest teachers in April! An optional training is March 27 at the DBA offices. Attorneys who sign up to teach in DPS classrooms now only have to pass an updated background check. Be a role model, call DPS Legal Assistant Tiffany Lambalot at (720) 423-3398.
*** DBA Members’ Night with the Denver Nuggets — Feb. 25
Discount tickets are available to DBA members for the Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Tickets will sell out, so be sure to secure your seats today. Order your tickets online here. These NBA tickets are discounted about 50 percent. Tickets cost $40 for club level and $55 for the lower end loge seats at the Pepsi Center. Order by Thursday, Feb. 19.
*** DBA Members' Nights at the theater
The Denver Center Theater Company invites you to “Dusty and the Big Bad World,” playing at The Space Theater in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. DBA members receive a 20 percent discount. Performance dates are Feb. 14, 20, 21 and 22. Click here for tickets, and sign-in as “COBAR” with the password “MEMBER.” For more information about the play, visit www.denvercenter.org or call (303) 446-4829.
*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client in Adams County with an adoption. A grandfather would like to adopt his two grandchildren who have been living with him since 2002 when he was given custody of them. Contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to assist this client.
*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Auto loan refinance
Is your current auto loan payment too high? It’s not too late to get a second opinion. The Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado also offers additional discounts up to a half-percent off their existing low loan rates when customers buy GAP insurance, mechanical coverage, credit life/disability or use automatic payments. Details here.
*** DBA Awards
Nominations are now due March 2 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. Submit the nominee's name, the award and a brief statement about the nominee's eligibility, to Christine McManus, email@example.com. Click here for details.
*** Roger Allott memorial service this Friday
The memorial service for Roger Allott, a long-time bar member, is this Friday, Feb. 13, at 1:30 p.m. at Bethany Lutheran Church, 4500 E. Hampden Ave., Cherry Hills Village, Colo. 80113. Click here to read the obituary from the Rocky Mountain News, “Roger Allott, a prosecutor who believed in justice and helping troubled teens.”
*** CLE: Water Law for Real Estate Attorneys
Colorado’s most precious commodity is water. During this CBA-CLE program, Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 a.m. – 4:55 p.m. you will learn how to recognize the legal issues involving water and how to handle them in all areas of real estate law. Register online: Water Law for Real Estate Attorneys
*** Book: Risk Management — Survival Tools for Law Firms
During these uncertain times you need your company to perform with the lowest amount of risk. This book is a practical, self-audit tool that instructs lawyers how to determine how well their firms are addressing each of the key components of effective risk management. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit www.cobar.org/cle.