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Jan. 11

January 11, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Civil Access Pilot Project
  • Correction: 2011 Denver Courtroom Assignments
  • Free Session on Résumés and Cover Letters has Moved to Jan. 18
  • DBA Awards Nominations are due Jan. 31
  • Insolvent Estates, Feb. 3
  • Quiet Title Actions, Feb. 9
  • Transfer Tax Reform, Jan. 27
  • Early-bird pricing for Barristers Benefit Ball tickets
  • Help Children in Need
  • Volunteer for Attorney Programs at the Denver Public Schools
  • Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick
From the Courts
Notice of Public Hearing and Request for Comments Regarding Proposed Civil Access Pilot Project—Affecting Business and Medical Negligence Cases
The Colorado Supreme Court will conduct a hearing on the proposed Civil Access Pilot Project on Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m., in the Colorado Supreme Court. The Court requests written public comments by any interested person on the proposed Civil Access Pilot Project submitted no later than Jan. 14. Click here for information. The Notice and Rules were published in the January issue of The Colorado Lawyer.

Correction: 2011 Denver Courtroom Assignments
Denver County Court Presiding Judge John Marcucci was mistakenly omitted from the 2011 Denver County Court Assignments in the January issue of The Docket. Marcucci is assigned to room 108 of the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St. His phone number is (720) 865-7870. To view the corrected assignments, click here.

From the Bar
Free Session on Résumés and Cover Letters has Moved to Jan. 18
Every second Tuesday, we offer job search sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. Donnell Kisa, from Polsinelli Shughart PC, and Sharon Davis of LAC Legal Staffing will discuss résumés and cover letters. Attend this group session to participate in a safe, confidential forum and share your experiences, network, and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. The group will meet at the CBA offices at 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
DBA Awards Nominations are due Jan. 31
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, Judicial Excellence, and Teacher of the Year. Please submit a brief statement with the name, award and summary of why that person deserves the honor to Heather Clark or fill out an online nomination form by clicking here. The statement need not be a complete essay; just provide a few salient points and the committee will follow up with the nominator and nominee for complete details.
CLE Programs
Insolvent Estates: Administration of Decendents' Estates with Significant Liabilities, Feb. 3
During the economic downturn, it has been increasingly common for a decedent to die with significant debts. This program will cover issues that arise when the decedent's debts are significant in relation to the value of the estate and can exceed the value of the estate. Some of these estates involve minimal assets and no probate is required. In other cases, the assets may be substantial, but the debts are also substantial. In either case, these estates present a number of challenges. Learn from the experienced faculty on how they handle these complicated cases. Click here to find out more.
Quiet Title Actions: The Basics Plus Selected Advanced Topics, Feb. 9
Business Law, Family Law, Real Estate, and Trust and Estate attorneys can all benefit from this excellent program on the quiet title process. Experienced practitioners will walk you through the mechanics of the quiet title lawsuit and will review the more advanced issues when handling a quiet title case. From service of process and identification of the parties, to the most successful strategies in defending a quiet title action, you will learn the process to best serve your clients. Click here to find out more.
Transfer Tax Reform: The Impact of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Jan. 27
Five experienced attorneys will review the implications of this act passed in December 2010, including: Dealing with Estates of 2010 Decedents, Inter Vivos Planning, and GST Implications. The program will conclude with a Q&A panel and interactive discussion. Click here to find out more.
Networking Opportunities
Early-bird pricing for Barristers Benefit Ball tickets
Get your discounted tickets today for the “Dancing with the Bar Stars” 2011 Barristers Benefit Ball, April 30, at the Grand Hyatt Denver. Don’t delay—early bird pricing only lasts through Feb. 1. Save money now while donating to an important cause—Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Contact Dana Collier Smith at 303-824-5318 to purchase tickets. Click here for pricing information.
Volunteer Opportunities
Help Children in Need
The Annual Toothbrush Drive to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry is Feb. 7–11. Sign up today and be part of the DBA’s Community Action Network event. Click here to get started, or contact Kate Mills at or 303-824-5312.

Volunteer for Attorney Programs at the Denver Public Schools
The Denver Bar Association Democracy Education Committee partners with Denver Public Schools to provide meaningful opportunities for our licensed attorneys to volunteer at local schools. If you are interested in opportunities such as substitute teaching, mock trial, CSAP tutoring, partnering with a school, court tours, or career days, or being a member of our committee please contact Meghan Bush.

Optimize your DBA Membership
Make Your New Year’s Resolution Stick
Join your local YMCA! Try any Denver YMCA free for 14 days! DBA members can join any Denver YMCA with the benefit of having joining fees waived and a 10 percent discount on membership fees. For more information, contact Heather Clark.

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