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August 18, 2009

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August 18, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Marketing on a Shoestring

- Retool Your Job Search

- Battle of the Attorney Bands 

- Landlord and Tenant Laws 

- 2010 Colorado Legal Directory

- CLE: Water Law 101

- Book: Colorado Water Law Benchbook



*** Marketing on a Shoestring — From the CBA Economic Task Force
In this session, Thursday, Aug. 27, noon to 1 p.m., you'll learn effective low-cost or no-cost ways to market yourself and your services, including leveraging social media, networking with a purpose, using public speaking to meet more prospects, and getting more benefit from your writing. Free tuition for members; $25 for nonmembers. Register now for the live program or webcast. This program is co-sponsored by CBA CLE, Inc.
*** Retool Your Job Search — From the CBA Economic Task Force
In this market, every advantage can be the difference between getting the offer and going back to the drawing board. Learn how to find the jobs you're looking for, how to expand your network, and how to effectively communicate your goals and qualifications to your network and to prospective employers. Free tuition for members, $25 for nonmembers. Register now for the live program on Monday, Aug. 31 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. or webcast. This program is co-sponsored by CBA CLE, Inc.

*** Early bird ticket pricing for the Battle of the Attorney Bands ends soon. Buy your tickets now!
Please join us on Sept. 23 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 provides early childhood education to developmentally delayed and disadvantaged children in the Denver Metro area. Raffle tickets are now available! Visit our events page to preview the bands, buy your tickets or donate to the cause! Early bird ticket pricing ends Aug. 31.

*** Introductory Class on Landlord and Tenant Laws 
As the economy has slumped, you may have noticed an increase in calls from individuals with issues related to landlord and tenant laws. This program, Thursday, Aug. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., is here to help you begin to gain a better understanding of these legal issues. Courses are available at no cost to attorneys willing to take on a pro bono case. Available pro bono cases may be substantially different from the CLE programs that are being offered. Two CLE credits offered. All programs are available either live or webcast.
*** Order additional copies of the 2010 Colorado Legal Directory today
The 2010 Colorado Legal Directory will be released in November 2009. If you have not taken the opportunity to order your 2010 Directory, please go to to place your order. Remember, all Denver Bar Association members receive one complimentary copy of this directory.

*** CLE – Water Law 101: Water Law and Administration Program Series, Sept. 18
This program is the first course in the Water Law and Administration Program Series, conceived of and sponsored by the Colorado Supreme Court and the Colorado Bar Association. Its mandate is to offer new water law practitioners an inside look at a specialized area of law and the unique system and structure of the Colorado Water Courts. Available live and webcast!

*** Book – Colorado Water Law Benchbook
Written by Colorado water law experts — both in private practice and in the public sector, including the court system — this book covers the historical foundation, the fundamentals of practice, and the anticipated future trends in the complex and ever-changing area of water law in Colorado. Get more information or purchase now!

*** CBA’s Career Assistance Center
Check out CBA's new Career Assistance Center for tools, tips and news about assisting members during the economic slump. Come back often for updates on free and discounted CLE programs.

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