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September 15, 2009

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September 15, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Battle of the Attorney Bands

- Housing Authority General Legal Services

- Peer Professionalism Assistance

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- Document Shredding Party

- Law Club Karaoke Night

- Seniors Roast

- CLE: Groundwater 101 

- Book: Public's Water Resource

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*** Support Children's Outreach Project at annual event
RSVP this week for the Battle of the Attorney Bands and receive special discounted pricing. Come support a great cause on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and help us decide who is the best attorney band in Denver! Buy your tickets before Sept. 18 and receive the early bird rate of $30. All proceeds 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. Denver has spoken — the votes have been tallied and the winners are: The Hip Replacements, The Propane Daisies, Togad, Not Mona Lisa and The Downtown Girls. Raffle tickets are now available! Visit our events page to preview the bands or donate to the cause!

*** Housing Authority General Legal Services
The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver is currently soliciting for General Legal Services: RFP No. 09-085 — commercial transactions, corporate, contract law; RFP No. 09-087 — eminent domain, environmental, real estate law; and RFP No. 09-088 — employment, labor services law. DHA intends to award multiple contracts for each RFP. The solicitation can be obtained by logging onto DHA’s procurement page at Click “Business Opportunities,” the Bids/Proposals/Quotes. Responses to the solicitation are due by 4 p.m., Wednesday, Sept 23. Questions? Call (720) 932-3070.

*** MCP Now Peer Professionalism Assistance
The Metropolitan Conciliation Panel is now called Peer Professionalism Assistance (PPA), but still provides the same services. PPA offers free, voluntary (except when court-ordered) and confidential assistance to attorneys to resolve professionalism disputes with other attorneys. PPA can assist attorneys in the following ways: mentor the calling attorney and provide advice on how to handle the situation; contact the offending attorney on request to discuss the professionalism issues; and meet jointly with both attorneys to resolve the professionalism issues. For more information on this group, click here.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client file for a Dissolution of Marriage in Arapahoe County. The client’s spouse took two of the children to Montana in July to visit. He returned the daughter to her mother, but not their five-year-old son. The parties were married in 2007 and have four children. An attorney in Montana will assist the mother with everything other than the dissolution in Colorado. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** RSVP for the CBA's first Document Shredding Party on Sept. 17
The CBA Economic Task Force is planning a series of shredding parties across the state. Cintas is providing shredding services for these events free of charge for up to 10 boxes per person. You are asked to bring a nonperishable food item or $2 donation per box; all proceeds will benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. For information on what files can be shredded, click here. The first date is set for Thursday, Sept. 17, from 3 to 6 p.m., in Denver at the surface parking lot on 1951 Logan St., near the Bar Association offices. Please RSVP to the Denver Shredding Party by e-mailing or calling (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Free sliders, fries and one beverage will be provided to all attendees across the street at Jonesy's Eatbar.

*** Law Club Karaoke Night, Oct. 1
Join fellow crooners at Jazz@Jacks on Thursday, Oct. 1, 5–10 p.m., for a fantastic night of karaoke at a membership drive party sponsored by The Denver Law Club. Everyone gets in free, there is a cash bar, and vittles and musical cravings will be served. For details, go to or e-mail

*** Seniors Roast — Come watch these guys in action
The Seniors Committee selected James T. Bayer to be roasted by Dick Bayer, Charles Brega, Robert Fullerton and Gary Palumbo on Thursday, Oct. 29. Join us for the annual tradition of “roasting” — and toasting — one of Colorado’s finest at the 2009 Seniors Committee Roast dinner at 6 p.m., at the University Club. Come celebrate Bayer’s successful career and life. Cost is $45 per person. RSVP by Wednesday, Oct. 21, to Tara Miller, or (303) 824-5312.

*** CLE – Groundwater 101: The Technical and Engineering Program Series
This is the first course in the Technical and Engineering Program Series, and is an essential requirement for anyone who is, or desires to become, involved with water rights and/or the practice of water law in any way, whether from a legal, technical, administrative or expert perspective. For more information on the Water Series, take a look at this interview with Justice Gregory Hobbs. Register live or webcast.

*** Book – Public's Water Resource: Articles on Water Law, History, and Culture
This book is the product of Justice Hobbs' 34 years of experience as a water and environmental attorney (23 years) and justice of the Colorado Supreme Court (11 years). It includes articles and speeches on a variety of topics, including John Wesley Powell’s influence on western water law and policy, the relationship between water quality law and water use rights, and how the climate of the Colorado River Basin has shaped the Colorado River Compact and its 85 years of implementation. Get more information or purchase now! 


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