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August 17, 2010


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August 17, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- CLE: Hanging Your Shingle 

- Find A Lawyer Directory Photos 

- CLE: Social Security Disability 

- Constitution Day 

- Immigration Basics

- CLE: Water Resources

- Discount Litigation Support 



*** Last chance to register! CLE: Hanging Your Shingle, Aug. 19-21
This comprehensive program is a step-by-step guide for opening a law firm including: Setting up Your Office, Choice of Entity, Practice Management, Managing Your Malpractice Exposure, Marketing and Business Development, and Developing a Business Plan. In addition, there are tech topics, such as Technology: Your First Partner and The Ethics of Technology.

*** Last Chance to get your Photo Taken for the Online Directory, Find A Lawyer
Get your photo taken by RCL Portraits for the CBA's online
Find A Lawyer directory until Aug. 27 at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, at no cost to you. Members can view their proofs immediately through an instant video system and choose their picture for the directory. Additional portraits will be made available to those wishing to purchase them, however, there is no obligation. Call RCL Portrait Design at (800) 580-5562 to schedule your appointment.

*** CLE: Social Security Disability 2010, Sept. 10
This conference is an intensive, full-day program that will deliver the latest information, processes, procedures and insights from the distinguished faculty, including updates from the Office of Disability Adjudication and Review, issues involved with mental disability claims and the adjudicatory process. Other topics include a review of the process at the Division of Disability Determination Service, issues involved with unsuccessful work attempts and the intricacies of cases involving children. An administrative law judge will present on the ethical considerations you will face in your practice and successful strategies on how to deal with them.

*** Mark your calendars: Constitution Day, Sept. 17
Constitution Day commemorates the formation and signing of the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787. Volunteers are needed to visit fifth grade classrooms in the Denver area on Sept. 14, 15 and 16 for approximately an hour to talk with students about this important day in U.S. history. This year, the DBA is collaborating with Liberty Day to organize the event. Visit for more information. All materials, including a lesson plan, are provided by Liberty Day and will be mailed to each volunteer prior to your day in the classroom. Interested in volunteering? E-mail to be included on the official Constitution Day Volunteer Listserv. 

*** Immigration Basics: Triage for the Non-Immigration Attorney Volunteer
A fast-moving, entertaining presentation on the basics of immigration law is at 3-5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at Mi Casa, 360 Acoma. Attorney-instructor David Simmons will prepare volunteer attorneys to handle basic questions from the public and to recognize when a question requires an expert response. Two CLE credits applied for. RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. No cost.

*** CLE: Water Resources, Issues and Administration of the Colorado River Basin, Sept. 24
This is the second in a series of courses related to the major river basins in Colorado. It has been designed for all professionals in the water rights arena: attorneys, engineers, expert witnesses, water resources managers and others who wish to practice in the Water Court for Water Division 5 dealing with water matters in the Colorado River Basin. This course will cover the geography and hydrology of the Basin, water administration and Water Court practices in Division 5, what every Colorado water attorney should know about the law of the River, current issues and events in the Basin, the Endangered Fish Recovery Program, the Colorado River Water Availability Study, and the Colorado River Roundtable.

*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Discount litigation support
Members receive a 10 percent discount off services from Litigation Solution Inc., a full-service litigation support firm. Whether your case may be in discovery, trial or mediation, LSI has the experience and tools to help you succeed.
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