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February 17, 2009

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February 17, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- How to Grow Your Practice 

- Discount litigation support staff 

- Denver Nuggets discount tickets

Pro bono Spotlight 

- Facebook group for Barristers Ball

- Pro se instructors needed

- For Spanish speaking lawyers

- CLE: Advising Distressed Companies

- Book: Practical Guide to Software Licensing

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*** How to Grow Your Practice, Using Paralegal Help
If you believe you can't afford to employ a paralegal, or you have one but it doesn't seem to be working, the CBA Paralegal Committee is hosting a CLE program at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, March 5, "How to Use a Paralegal in Your Practice: Make That Practice Grow!" Immigration solo attorney David N. Simmons will lead a discussion with his four paralegals on how to grow a law practice. One general CLE credit. Cost includes dinner: $10 for CBA members or $15 for nonmembers. Conference call-in is available. Click here for registration info. 

*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Discounted litigation support staff
Members receive a 10 percent off services from Litigation Solution Inc., a full-service litigation support firm. Whether your case may be in discovery, trial, or mediation, LSI has the experience and tools to help you succeed. Click here for more information.

*** DBA Members’ Night with the Denver Nuggets — Thursday deadline
Discount tickets are available to DBA members for the Denver Nuggets vs. Atlanta Hawks game at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 25. Order your tickets online here by Thursday, Feb. 19.

*** Pro bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to help a client adopt her foster child’s children. The client was given sole parental decision-making responsibility for the children by the Denver Department of Human Services in June 2006. The client receives SSI because she is disabled. She needs to adopt the children to receive assistance from Social Services for the children. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** Link into the Facebook group for Barristers Benefit Ball
Support Metro Volunteer Lawyers when you join the Denver Barristers Benefit Ball Group on Facebook! Share memories, network with other supporters, buy tickets for the ball and give suggestions to event planners. The Ball - on April 24 this year - is MVL’s main fundraiser to help provide access to justice for the indigent or very low-income. Spread the word! Click here to see our Facebook page about An Evening on the Nile, the 2009 Barristers Benefit Ball.

*** Pro se instructors make a difference
The DBA Public Legal Education Department and the Denver Access to Justice Committee seek instructors for Family Law, Spanish Family Law, Small Claims and the Collection pro se clinics. These popular clinics are offered once a month. Volunteer attorneys advise the public how to gather information, file forms and how to defend one's position. These clinics are presented in cooperation with the Denver Courts and the Denver Division of Workforce Development. For more information, e-mail Carolyn Gravit at

*** For Spanish speaking lawyers
A CLE topical luncheon, titled “Introduction to the Civil Law System” and presented in Spanish by Lorna Dwyer, is Thursday, Feb. 26, noon - 1 p.m. at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. For more information, e-mail Liz Giordano at

*** CLE: Advising Distressed Companies
Learn from our expert, veteran faculty about legal issues that are developing each week as the economy goes through one of its roughest stretches in recent memory. Attend this CBA-CLE program, Thursday, March 5, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. to learn about the most important issues facing distressed companies. Register online: Advising Distressed Companies 

*** Book: A Practical Guide to Software Licensing for Licensees and Licensors
Revised in Nov. 2008, the third edition of this book examines the fundamental issues that both licensors and licensees confront in the negotiation of a software license. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit


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