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January 19, 2010

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January 19, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Former DBA President wins Hispanic Bar award 

- Nominate Lawyer Volunteers 

- Free marketing 

- Nonfiction Crime Book review in The Docket 

- Toothbrush Drive

- Discount ballet tickets

- CLE: Judges Tell All

- Book: Wade/Parks 


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*** Former DBA President wins Hispanic Bar award
Elsa Martinez Tenreiro, DBA President 2007-2008, was chosen by the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association to receive the annual Chris Miranda Outstanding Hispanic Lawyer Award. The award will be presented at the CHBA’s banquet, 6 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 30 at the Stonebrook Manor Event Center & Gardens in Thornton. The keynote speaker is Carlos Sandoval, director of “A Class Apart,” a film that chronicles the murder conviction of Pedro Hernandez that was appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where he received the right to a new trial by his peers. For information about the banquet, contact Damian Arguello at or (303) 892-7411.

*** Nominate Lawyer Volunteers of the Year – Deadline approaching
The DBA Awards Committee is seeking nominations for the following awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year and Judicial Excellence. Please submit (e-mail preferred) the name, award and summary of why that person deserves the honor to Christine McManus at Feel free to resubmit nominees who may have been previously nominated but not selected. Nominations are due Feb. 5.

*** Free marketing
As the centerfold, the Legal Affairs section in The Docket is one of our best-read features every month. Submit announcements with photos about promotions, new hires, new office locations in Denver, nuptials, and birth and death announcements. Due to the large number of lawyers honored by publications, we are not able to publish those types of announcements. Send notices to Tara Miller at

*** A Denver attorney's third nonfiction crime book
In the January issue, longtime Docket writer Marshall Snider reviews "The Past is Never Dead" by Harry MacLean. Other titles by MacLean include "In Broad Daylight" and "Once Upon a Time."

*** Sign up your firm for the fun and easy Toothbrush Drive
The Annual Toothbrush Drive to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry is Feb. 8-12. Sign up today and be part of the DBA’s Community Action Network event.

*** DBA Member Appreciation Nights with Ballet Nouveau Colorado
BNC is giving DBA members a 25 percent discount on tickets for the following performances: Feb. 12-14 — "Love. An Internal Affair" at the Performing Arts Center at Pinnacle Charter School and April 16-25 — "Somewhere American, vol. 1" at the Lakewood Cultural Center and the Performing Arts Center at Pinnacle Charter School. Click here and use promo code BNCCBA to access the discount or call (303) 466-5685.

*** CLE: The Judges Tell All – How to Be Your Most Persuasive Self in Issues That Matter, Feb. 19
In this unique, half-day program you will learn about what judges are thinking and looking for in their courtrooms and given the opportunity to hear from three judicial panels: recently appointed judges, sitting judges, and former judges who will address your most pressing questions, issues and concerns about succeeding and winning in their courtrooms.

*** Book:  Wade/Parks – "Colorado Law of Wills, Trusts and Fiduciary Administration"
This book is an indispensable resource for Colorado probate practitioners and provides a thorough commentary on the law of wills, trusts and fiduciary administration, focusing on leading Colorado cases, the Colorado Probate Code and related fiduciary statutes.


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