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July 12

July 12, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Pro Bono Spotlight
  • From the ABA Journal: Average Starting Pay for Law Grads is on Downward Shift
  • Five Reasons to Consider a Virtual Assistant
  • Advertise in the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
  • Elder Law Basics CLE, July 21
  • Upcoming Legal Connection CLE Programs
  • Sign up for the School Supply Drive
  • Senior Law Day, July 23
  • Pro Se Instructors Needed
  • Discounts at Hyatt Hotels in Downtown Denver
Pro Bono Spotlight
Probate Case in Arapahoe County
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with a probate case in Arapahoe County. The client is being represented by MVL’s Lend-a-Lawyer who will be leaving in August. A hearing needs to be scheduled on respondent’s motion to set aside the will. If you are interested in helping this client, please contact Patricia Trujillo at 303-866-9307 or
In the News
From the ABA Journal: Average Starting Pay for Law Grads is on Downward Shift
Median starting pay dropped by nearly 13 percent for all jobs and by 20 percent for law firm positions, according to NALP, which calls itself the association for legal professionals. Read more
Five Reasons to Consider a Virtual Assistant
Most law offices are set up quite traditionally, so it’s no surprise that lawyers tend to hire people traditionally as well. But there is an alternative route to traditional hires that may benefit your practice: the virtual assistant. Read more
From the Bar
Advertise in the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory
If you would like to advertise in the 2012 edition, click here for more information or contact Alexa Drago at, or 303-824-5313. Be on the lookout for your listing verification e-mail which will go out on or around Aug. 1.
Continuing Legal Education
Elder Law Basics, Thursday, July 21
This basics course, taught by experienced elder law attorneys, includes a review of: launching an elder law practice; elder law ethical issues; an overview of Medicare and Medicaid; and other important issues. Click here for more information.
Upcoming Legal Connection CLE Programs: Short, Hot Topic Programs on Critical Issues of the Day!
Monday, July 25: Microsoft v. i4i Limited Partnership - Patent Case of the Year? A Unanimous Decision by the U.S. Supreme Court : What Was All the Hubbub About? Tuesday, July 26: Contract Clauses: Managing, Allocating, and Transferring Construction Project Risks, speaker Kevin Bridston, Esq., Holland & Hart LLP.
Start Children Off on the Right Foot—Sign up for the School Supply Drive
The Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive, July 18–29, to benefit Denver Public Schools and Children's Outreach Project. Fill out this form to sign up. Contact Heather Clark at or 303-824-5350 for more information.
Senior Law Day in Denver, Saturday, July 23, at the Merchandise Mart
The Annual Senior Law Day is a community event which will attract more than 1,000 seniors, adult children, and caregivers. Volunteers are needed for registration, directing guests, and other tasks. Please contact Casey Williams at if you would like to volunteer.
Pro Se Instructors Needed for Popular Small Claims and Collections Clinics
These popular clinics are offered once a month, from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Denver City and County Building. Volunteer attorneys simply offer instruction on gathering information, filing forms, defending one’s position, and court procedures. For more information, email Meghan Bush at
Optimize Your Membership
Discounts at the Hyatt Hotels of Downtown Denver
AAA Four Diamond award-winning Hyatt Hotels are pleased to extend to DBA members a 20 percent discount on a room and free high-speed Internet access. To book, call 800-233-1234 or click on the links below and enter or ask for Corporate # 65812. (Offer subject to availability. Restrictions may apply.) Grand Hyatt Denver and Hyatt Regency.

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