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October 6, 2009

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October 6, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Bench-Bar Committee Breakfast 

- Pro Bono Week

- Seniors Roast 

- Job Search and Career Transition Support Group

- Professional Peak Performance 

- Meet & Discuss with Federal Judges 

- Shoot Some Hoops

- Discounted Colorado Ballet Tickets

- Ethics: 19 Ways to Get Your Credits

- Analytic Approach to Strategic Case Evaluation

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*** Bench-Bar Committee Breakfast: What is the Denver Probate Court all about?
Learn from Denver Probate Court Judge Hon. C. Jean Stewart the basics of practicing in Denver Probate Court. The event is an informal roundtable format on Wednesday, Oct. 21, 8–9 a.m., at the Denver City & County Building Law Library, 1435 Bannock St. One general CLE credit. Cost including breakfast is $15 for DBA members and $20 for nonmembers. RSVP by noon on Monday, Oct. 19 to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail Registration will be limited to the first 20 people.

*** Hickenlopper proclaims Pro Bono Week, Oct. 25–31
Mayor John Hickenlopper proclaimed Denver Pro Bono Week from Oct. 25–31. The celebration is part of a national effort to showcase the effects of pro bono lawyers on society. Lawline 9 is participating in the celebration with sessions scheduled for Monday, Oct. 26, 5:30–7:30 a.m. and Saturday, Oct. 31, 7:30–9 a.m. at 9News. Lawline 9 is a call-in, ask-a-lawyer program that provides legal information and suggestions where the individual may go for legal assistance. Contact Meghan Bush at to sign up for a shift.

*** Seniors Roast — Come watch these guys in action, Oct. 29
James T. Bayer will 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. Cost is $45 per person. RSVP by Oct. 21, to Tara Miller, or (303) 824-5312.

*** Free Job Search and Career Transition Support Group
Attend one or all of the brown-bag group sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 13, Nov. 10, Dec. 8, Jan. 12, Feb. 9, Mar. 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. Participate in a safe, confidential forum where you can share your experiences, network and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. To register, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail Be sure to mention which date you will be attending. This program is sponsored by the CBA Economic Task Force. For more information, e-mail Heather Clark at

*** Free Program and CLE: Professional Peak Performance
The ethical obligations all attorneys have to their clients is the subject of a talk by Woody Clouse. He will define specific ways for lawyers to perform at their peak during initial consultation and while litigating in court. One ethics credit. There is no cost to attend. These programs are sponsored by the CBA Economic Task Force. For more information, e-mail Heather Clark at To register, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail Be sure to mention which date you will be attending:

• Oct. 8, 5:30–7 p.m., at the Colorado Athletic Club's, 1630 Welton St.
• Oct. 15, 5:30–7 p.m., at the DTC Colorado Athletic Club, 5555 DTC Pkwy., Greenwood Village

*** Meet & Discuss with Federal Judges
The 7th Annual Federal Judges and Federal Magistrate Judges Roundtable is Saturday, Oct. 24, 8–11:30 a.m., at The Grand Hyatt Denver, 1750 Welton St. Brought to you by The Faculty of Federal Advocates, attendees will be assigned a rotation schedule and participate in three successive 45-minute discussions with about nine other attendees at each table. A faculty committee moderator and a judge will participate in each roundtable discussion. Click here or e-mail for more information.

*** Shoot Some Hoops!
Lawyers League Basketball will kick off the 2010 season in January, continuing through early March with the division championships. Games will likely be played at the University of Denver, as usual. The team entry fee is expected to be between $600–750, pending final facility and insurance costs. Team captains from last year received registration and sign-up information in mid-October. If you are interested in registering a team or if you have any questions, contact Todd Jansen at (303) 337-0838 or, or Rob Hooke at (303) 261-8196 or The registration deadline is Nov. 20th.

*** Optimize Your DBA Membership: Discounted Colorado Ballet Tickets
DBA members receive a 15 percent discount on tickets to Don Quixote. Performances at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House run from Oct. 16–25. Purchase your tickets here and use the special offer code "DENBAR" to receive the discount.

*** Ethics: 19 Ways to Get Your Credits (before the end of the year)!
We’re making it easier than ever to find quality ethics programs before the end of the year. CBA CLE programs give you practical and relevant advice to use in your practice and help meet your continuing legal education requirements your way: at a live event, via webcast, or on-the-go with a CD or MP3 download. Get more information now!

*** Analytic Approach to Strategic Case Evaluation, Oct. 9
Visiting Professor Edward J. Imwinkelried will teach you how to choose your theory and theme in order to achieve simplicity and continuity in your case. He also will explain how to follow your theory and theme throughout the trial by properly structuring your opening statement, by using your witnesses as exhibits to demonstrate honesty and intelligence, and by using opposing witnesses to support your theory and theme. Register now, LIVE or WEBCAST!

*** Economic Task Force's Career Assistance Center
Check out ETF's 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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