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May 12, 2009

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May 12, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Annual Awards Party, June 9 

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Discount Tickets to Quilters, Rapids

- Volunteer attorneys needed by courts for two hours on June 19

- “So You’re 18 Now…”

- CLE: Tort Law Update

- Book: Garner on Language and Writing

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*** DBA Annual Awards Party, June 9
This year’s party is at the Colorado History Museum on Tuesday, June 9, at 5:30-7:30 p.m. Free food and drink! Click here to learn about award recipients William DeMoulin (Award of Merit, posthumously); Judge Orrelle Rodgers Weeks (Judicial Excellence); Amanda Smith (Young Lawyer of the Year); Charlene Krogh (Volunteer Lawyer of the Year) and Barbara Gale-Martinez (Teacher of the Year). To RSVP, call (303) 860-1115 or e-mail lunches@cobar.org.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with an adoption. The child has lived with his grandparents in Arapahoe County since he was born in 1998. The parents were never married and the father of the child is willing to have his parents adopt the child. They have no knowledge of where the mother currently is living. If you would like to help this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or patt@denbar.org.

*** Optimize Your DBA Membership: Discount Tickets to Quilters, Rapids
The Tony Award-nominated Quilters returns home in a shining new production at The Stage Theater, 7:30 p.m., Friday, May 22, with 25 percent discount tickets online here. Use login: COBAR and password: MEMBER. Watch the Colorado Rapids take on the Seattle Sounders at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 23, at Dick's Sporting Goods Park. Tickets cost $15-30, including parking and are available here or call (303) 727-3518.

*** Volunteer attorneys needed by Denver Courts for two hours on June 19
A Jury Management class is just one of the many helpful courses available to Denver County Court employees. From 2-4 p.m., Friday, June 19 the courts need volunteer attorneys or third-year law students to act as prospective jurors in a mock voir dire class. Speakers include Judge Campbell and Jury Commissioner LeAnna Mosher. Contact Autumn Romero, Judicial Assistant of the Civil Division, Autumn.Romero@denvergov.org or call (303) 640-3059.

*** “So You’re 18 Now…” – New program for teens
The DBA is starting a new, year-round program to have attorneys visit high schools and speak to students about successfully navigating their rights and responsibilities as citizens. The training for this important initiative is Thursday, June 18 from 7:30-9:30 a.m. at CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP to lunches2cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. No cost; one CLE credit.

*** CLE: Tort Law Update
Don’t miss this fast-paced, practical, half-day update on Colorado Tort Law. This CBA-CLE program, May 21, 9 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. covers eight topics in 20-minute segments, ensuring that you get the information you need while maximizing your time investment. Register online: Tort Law Update

*** Book: Garner on Language and Writing
Since the 1987 appearance of A Dictionary of Modern Legal Usage, Bryan A. Garner has proven to be a versatile and prolific expert on legal-linguistic subjects. This collection of essays demonstrates both profound scholarship and sharp wit. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

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