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Aug. 4, 2009

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Aug. 4, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Battle of the Attorney Bands 

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Help Bridge the Gap

- CLE: Will Contests

- Book: Colorado Probate System 


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*** Announcing the Battle of the Attorney Bands, Sept. 23!
Please join us for a fun and memorable night out while supporting a great cause! All proceeds will go to Children's Outreach Project, a certified nonprofit and vital community resource organization that has provided early childhood education to developmentally delayed and disadvantaged children in the Denver-metro area for more than 30 years. Who knew there were so many rock star attorneys in the Denver area?! We have 10 bands in contention to play at the event, so please help us decide which five bands should battle it out in the 2009 Battle of the Attorney Bands. Visit our event page to buy your tickets, donate to the cause, listen to music samples and vote for your favorites. Early bird ticket pricing and voting ends Aug. 31.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client in obtaining a title for the car she purchased. The client purchased a car in June 2008, finished paying for it in November 2008 and the seller still hasn’t transferred the title to the client. The client took her car to be repaired at the same place where she purchased it and it was stolen and stripped for parts. Now, the insurance company will not issue a check until she has the title. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** Help Bridge the Gap
The DBA ATJ Committee is starting a partnership with Bridging the Gap at Mile High United Way. This program assists youths who are aging out of foster care. Each month BTG offers a program called Java & Juice. These are monthly meetings held in a coffee shop or other gathering place. A guest speaker discusses a topic and has a conversation with the young attendees. A DBA volunteer (or two) is needed for each session. If you would be interested in any of these dates please email Location: Panera at 1330 Grant St., Denver. Time: 4–6 p.m.
• Aug. 11 — Citizenship (topics include military service, voting, jury duty, taxation, immigration & the Patriot Act)
• Nov. 10 — On the Road (topics include buying a car, car repair, insurance, registration, liens, accidents, DWI/DUI)
• Dec. 8 — Where You Live (topics include renting, leases, buying)
• Jan. 12 — Citizenship (topics include military service, voting, jury duty, taxation, immigration & the Patriot Act)

*** CLE – Will Contests: Aug. 28
This program's expert faculty, including trust and estate law practitioners, will contest litigators, former Colorado judges and magistrates, and forensic, mediation and arbitration experts, will get you up to speed on what you need to know about will contests! Available live or webcast

*** Book: Colorado Probate System
Written by former Denver Probate Judge James R. Wade, this fourth edition of the Colorado Probate System provides a step-by-step process for estate administration in Colorado. A must-have for lawyers and legal support staff, this book provides checklists, forms and letters necessary for successfully opening, administering and closing an estate in Colorado. Get more information or purchase now!

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