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April 28, 2009

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April 28, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

* Tuesdays at the Bar in May 

- Attorney–Client Communications in Colorado

- Office Sharing

- Coffee Talk  

* Guest Teacher Program on Channel 7!

* Barristers Benefit Ball Thank-you

* Join the Wheels of Justice Team

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TAB programs are lunchtime CLEs on a variety of general and ethical topics in the practice of law. Programs are on Tuesdays from noon–1 p.m. at DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. Note: There are no TAB programs on May 5 or May 12. RSVP by noon the day before the program by e-mailing lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Or fill out the form below to mail in. Programs are $15 for members, non-members pay $25. See you there! If you have ideas for topics that would be helpful to your law practice, please feel free to send those ideas to Melissa Nicoletti at melissan@cobar.org.

 

Tuesday, May 19 – Attorney–Client Communications in Colorado
This lunch will discuss pertinent Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct regulating attorney–client communications, highlighting rules revised in 2008, including Rules 1.4 (communications), 1.13 (communicating with an entity client) and 1.6 (confidentiality). Professor Eli Wald also will discuss other laws regulating communications, such as revised Colorado Rule of Civil Procedure 227. One CLE ethics credit.

Tuesday, May 26 – Office Sharing
Attorney Erich Bethke and firm administrator Kristi River, both of the firm Canges, Iwashko, Bethke & Bailey, will offer insights and suggestions for successful office sharing arrangements. Their law firm has long used office sharing in ways that have benefitted both the firm and tenants. Topics of discussion include: finding good candidates for office sharing; space and technological considerations; use of common resources; financial and lease arrangements; confidentiality and client considerations. One general CLE credit.

Wednesday, May 27: Coffee Talk
This is a great opportunity to network with other lawyers every month. Check http://www.denbar.org for more information. One general CLE credit.


*** DBA-DPS Guest Teacher Program featured on Channel 7!
In case you missed the story by ABC-affiliate Denver’s KMGH Channel 7 Reporter Lance Hernandez, here it is! The 3-minute TV news spotlight and article online profiles our DBA-DPS Guest Teacher initiative, whereby 180 attorneys, judges and legal professionals are going into the classrooms to fill in when teachers are absent. Also, The Denver Post front page on April 1 featured DBA President Mark Fogg, with a photo of him teaching fourth grade students at Greenlee K-8 School. A big thanks go out to all who are participating to make the initiative a success!

*** Thanks to all who attended Barristers Benefit Ball on Friday
More than 600 generous donors attended the 21st Annual Barristers Benefit Ball on Friday, April 24 at the Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center. “We are really proud of all our peers in the legal community for supporting MVL and the important legal services they offer,” said John T. Baker, co-chair of the BBB committee and president-elect of the Denver Bar Association. “We are humbled by the generosity of our loyal patrons and all the individuals who donated.” Congrats again to the MVL Honorees Frances Fontana, Bryon Large and Gerry Hernandez, as well as MVL staff member Patricia Trujillo who has worked for MVL for 20 years. The DBA and BBB committee also honored the late Barbara Quade for her dedication and volunteer work for MVL.

*** Attention Cyclists: Sign up for the CBA/DBA-sponsored cycling team Wheels of Justice today
The Courage Classic has fewer than 150 rider spots left for the 20th Annual Courage Classic at Copper Mountain July 25–27. Every day about 30 riders register. At this pace, they will be sold out as early as this week. Register today!

 

 

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Please circle the programs that you would like to attend.

May 19, Noon-1 p.m., $15 ($25 for non-members)
Attorney–Client Communications in Colorado

May 26, Noon-1 p.m., $15 ($25 for non-members)
Office Sharing

Wednesday, May 27, 8–9 a.m., $5 ($15 for non-members)
DBA-YLD Coffee Talk — Network with other lawyers!

*** Send form to: Denver Bar Association, Attn: Tuesdays at the Bar, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

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