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October 27, 2009

October 27, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association



- National Pro Bono Week training

- Get into the classrooms

- Wheels of Justice Reception

- TAB Program

- Pro Bono Spotlight

- CLE Movie Night

- DBA President on 9News

- Colorado Ballet tickets

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*** Today is the last day to sign up for National Pro Bono Week training
It’s National Pro Bono Week! RSVP by today for a training session to work with Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Topics include the anatomy of a family law case, working with pro bono clients, professionalism and ethics at a CLE for Metro Volunteer Lawyers volunteers hosted by Faegre & Benson, Oct. 29, 9 a.m. to noon, at 1700 Lincoln St., Suite 3200. RSVP to Candance Whitaker at

*** Get into the classrooms!
Denver Public Schools needs 400 substitute teachers a day! Pick the subject and grade you'll teach as a volunteer for the DBA Denver Public Schools Guest Teacher program. There are two, half-day opportunities on Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 a.m. to noon, and Tuesday, Dec.1, 7 a.m. to noon, at DPS schools. An optional training, hosted by DPS, is on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 7:30– 9:30 a.m., at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP for the training to Light breakfast served. For information, e-mail

*** Wheels of Justice Reception at The Children's Hospital, Nov. 11
Please join us for Team Wheels of Justice Night at The Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, Nov. 11. A thank-you reception and hospital tour begins at 6 p.m. in the Mt. Princeton Conference Room, 13123 E. 16th Ave. in Aurora. Parking will be validated. RSVP by Monday, Nov. 9, to Rebecca Neelis at The Children’s Hospital Foundation at (720) 777-1768 or e-mail

*** Don’t Miss Next Tuesday’s TAB Program
A panel will discuss privilege and confidentiality when dealing with various types of negotiations on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Other topics include the Uniform Collaborative Law Act and its privilege provision. One general credit. The program is noon–1 p.m. at DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. RSVP by noon, Nov. 2, by e-mailing or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Cost is $15 for members, nonmembers pay $25.

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with a collection issue. An insurance company is trying to collect for damages caused by a fire in the client’s apartment. The client had contacted the landlord several times before the incident about electrical problems in her apartment. An electrician advised the client and informed the landlord of electrical problems. If you are able to assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** CLE Movie Night Series
Join us at a Movie Night where you'll receive free pizza, beverages and CLE credits on Thursday, Nov. 5, 7 p.m., at University of Colorado Law School for the program, "An Introduction to Citizen Suits Under the CAA, CWA, CERCLA and RCRA" and movie "A Civil Action." For more information and to RSVP, click here

*** DBA President on 9News
Check out this video clip of DBA President John Baker, advocating for all our fantastic pro bono programs. The need for volunteer attorneys will likely spike with this prominent feature, so now is a great time to get involved. Become a citizen lawyer. Contact Meghan Bush at (303) 824-5303 to sign up for Lawline9, Pro Se Family Law Clinic, Family Night at El Centro de San Juan Diego or Legal Night at Mi Casa, for example.

*** 15 percent discount on Colorado Ballet tickets!
Take advantage of exclusive savings on Colorado Ballet tickets. Purchase tickets to the events listed below and save 15 percent. This offer is valid on Spotlight Circle, A, B and C seating. "The Nutcracker" is Nov. 28—Dec. 27, "Beauty and the Beast" is Feb. 19–28 and "3Motions" is March 19-28. To purchase tickets, click here and use the promotional code DENBAR.






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