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September 7, 2010

September 7, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association
  • Volunteer for Constitution Day
  • Advanced Domestic Violence Seminar
  • YLD Law Suit Days
  • Effective Representation of Your Ag and Rural Clients
  • Discounted Colorado Opera Tickets
  • IP Fall Update 2010

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***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.

***Advanced Domestic Violence Seminar: The State of Civil Law and Best Practices in 2010, Oct. 1
This seminar covers the following topics: treatment standards and assessment of domestic perpetrators for civil law lawyers, civil protection orders, differentiation of domestic violence in child custody decisions, and unbundling legal services to assist domestic violence victims. Seven general CLE credits, including one ethics, anticipated. Cost: $20, students; $20, advocates; and $60, attorneys, legal professionals, and judges. Questions? Contact Jill Lafrenz at (303) 824-5333.

***Donate to Law Suit Days, Oct. 21-22
The DBA Young Lawyers Division will accept donations on the steps of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. both days. Donate gently used professional clothing, shoes, and accessories. Clothing should be clean and on hangers. Donations will be accepted only at the Denver City and County Building on the dates listed above. Donations will be given to Bayaud Enterprises. Bayaud Enterprises, Inc. is a local non-profit that provides vocational training, job coaching, résumé building, and job placement services for individuals with physical, mental, and emotional disabilities, as well as to homeless or low-income individuals and families. Questions? E-mail Tony Ryan. If the weather is bad, the donation site will be moved to the second floor of the rotunda just inside the entrance to the Denver City & County building. Thank you in advance for your participation!

***Effective Representation of Your Ag and Rural Clients in 2010, Oct. 6
This program provides the Agricultural and Rural practitioner critical, up-to-date information regarding the issues that most affect clients, including: Conservation Easements-The Continuation of the Federal (and State) Range Wars; Estate Tax Planning for the Rural Practitioner; Critical New Processes and Procedures Affecting Your Clients at the Secretary of State's; and an In-Depth, Point/Counterpoint Discussion and Debate of the Issues Involved with Floating Rights.

***Optimize your DBA Membership with Discounted Tickets for the Colorado Opera
Now through Nov. 16, DBA members can purchase tickets in the Price Class 3 seating area for $52.80. Normally these tickets are $87. This offer is good only for the 7:30 p.m. performances of La Boheme on the dates listed below:

  • Tuesday, Nov. 9
  • Friday, Nov. 12
  • Tuesday, Nov. 16
Click here to purchase tickets using the promotional code ARTSWEEK to receive the discount.


***Half-Day, Half-Year IP Fall Update 2010, Oct. 7
The change of pace in IP law is quickening and every month brings new case law and new developments out of the USPTO and TTAB. This year, we are inaugurating a new Half-Day, Half-Year IP Fall Update, focused on the latest developments in IP law from the people who bring you the annual Rocky Mountain IP Institute in the spring. Topics will include: "After All the Waiting, What Exactly Did Bilski Do?… and Other Patent Updates"; "When Not to Send a Cease and Desist Letter and Other Updates on Trademarks and Copyrights"; and "Trade Secret Issues in the News."

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