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July 20, 2010



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July 20, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Davis Award Nominations 

- CLE: Bankruptcy and the U.S. Supreme Court 

Pro Bono Spotlight 

- Seniors Golf Tournament

- CLE: 40-Hour Mediation Training 

Pro se instructors needed for clinics 

- Books: Litigation Publications

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*** Davis Award Nominations Sought
Nominations are invited for the 2010 Richard Marden Davis Award, " honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational and charitable activities." The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. The 2009 Davis Award recipient was Monica Marquez (Deputy Attorney General, State Services Section, Office of the Attorney General). Nominations are due Sept. 1. For a nomination form or more information, contact Margee Fawley at Davis Graham & Stubbs at (303) 892-7528 or

*** CLE: Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005 and the U.S. Supreme Court, July 23
This one-hour luncheon program will review the four cases the U.S. Supreme Court heard and decided in this last term involving bankruptcy. Several of these decisions provide much needed guidance and understanding of the changes brought on by BAPCPA. 

*** Pro Bono Spotlight
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a disabled client file for a dissolution of marriage in Arapahoe County. The client has multiple sclerosis and fears she will end up in a nursing home because her spouse controls her disability income. The parties were married in 1985, own a home, have no children together; her spouse has a retirement account. If you can assist this client, contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or

*** Hit the course! DBA Seniors Golf Tournament
The DBA Seniors Committee annual golf tournament is Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Homestead Golf Course, 11500 W. Hampden Ave. A casual lunch is at noon, with tee-off around 1 p.m. Cost is $50, which includes greens fees, cart, prizes and lunch. RSVP by Monday, Aug. 1 to Tara Miller at (303) 824-5312 or Send a check made out to the DBA for $50 to: DBA Seniors Golf, Attn: Tara Miller, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** CLE: 40-Hour Mediation Training, Aug. 16-18 & 23-24
This mediation training is taught by Judy Mares-Dixon, M.A., who has worked in the conflict resolution field for nearly 25 years and mediates contract disputes, collective bargaining agreements, public policy disputes, sexual harassment, ADA and other EEO complaints. In the training you will learn: Diagnosing Causes of Conflict; the Stages of Mediation; Dealing With Threats, Demands and Other Toxic Language; How to Resolve Financial Issues; How to Structure Sound, Realistic, Mutually Acceptable Settlements; How to Manage Power Issues and Ethical Dilemmas; and Building a Mediation Practice.

*** Pro se instructors needed for popular Small Claims and Collections clinics
The DBA Public Legal Education Department needs instructors for both the Small Claims and the Collection pro se clinics. The popular clinics are offered once a month, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., at the Denver County Court Civil Division. Volunteer attorneys simply offer guidance on gathering information, filing forms, defending one's position and court procedures. These clinics are presented in cooperation with the Denver Courts Civil Division. For more information and to volunteer, e-mail Meghan Bush at

*** CBA-CLE: Your Source for Litigation Publications — Discounts for Members!
CBA-CLE has a complete collection of litigation publications with the most comprehensive and complete coverage of Colorado-specific law available. In addition, CBA-CLE carries some of the most popular litigation books the American Bar Association publishes, all at a 15 percent discount for members.


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