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Sept. 13

September 13, 2011
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In this issue...
  • Colorado Legal Directory Verifications
  • Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Oct. 23–29
  • Colorado Gives Day
  • Strikes for Tykes
  • Book Event Hosted by the Colorado Association of Law Librarians
  • Trusts in Divorce Property Divisions CLE Program
  • Annual Tort Law Update
  • The DBA Bench/Bar Committee Brown Bag Lunch
  • From Law Week: Colorado Legal Aid Celebrates 30 Years
  • Spring Cleaning During the Summer—Clearing the Junk Off Your Computer
From the Bar
Verifications Will Close at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15
We would like to remind you that you have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15 to go online and verify your listing for the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory. This also is the deadline for purchasing any upgrades to your listing such as bolding and listings in Fields of Practice. We appreciate all who have already verified their listings. You may also go online and check your listing again for accuracy. Click here to get started. Click here for FAQs. Other questions? Call 303-860-1115 or e-mail
Save the Date—Colorado Gives Day, Tuesday, Dec. 6
Your donation to Metro Volunteer Lawyers via on Dec. 6 helps MVL to qualify for a share of incentive grants available to all nonprofits that participate and raise funds on Colorado Gives Day. View MVL’s Giving First page here.
Save the Date—Strikes for Tykes, Saturday, Nov. 5
Put on your bowling shoes and come join the DBA’s Community Action Network (CAN) at Strikes for Tykes—a bowling benefit for the Children’s Outreach Project. This event will take place Saturday, Nov. 5, from 11a.m.–3p.m. at Elitch Lanes, located at 3826 Tennyson in Denver. Cost is $50 for adults and $35 for children (12 and under). Questions? Contact Kate Mills at
Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Oct. 23–29
Celebrate Pro Bono Week with the DBA throughout the week with clinics and networking events. Click here and scroll down to see a full listing of events and to RSVP.
Continuing Education
Learn About the Process for Researching and Writing a Book! You are cordially invited to a Book Event Hosted by the Colorado Association of Law Librarians—Thursday, Sept. 22
Frank Gibbard and other contributing authors of Steam, Steel, and Statutes: True Tales from Colorado Legal History will talk about their chapters and in particular the research and writing process for the book. The book was a finalist in the History/Biography category for the 2011 Colorado Book Awards. The event is Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m. at the CBA/CLE office at 1900 Grant St, Ste 300; please RSVP to Robert Linz at
Valuable for Family Law and Trust and Estate Attorneys! Trusts in Divorce Property Divisions CLE Program on Friday, Sept. 30
The faculty, comprised of family law, trust, and estate law, and valuation practitioners, will discuss how beneficial interests in trusts are being included in the pool of divisible assets in divorce in Colorado and a number of other jurisdictions. All attendees will receive the new book, “Trusts in Divorce Property Divisions” by Marc A. Chorney. See the complete agenda!
Annual Tort Law Update 2011, Thursday, Sept. 22
Learn from leading Colorado practitioners the latest legislation, new fact patterns, legal theories and defenses, judicial and discovery trends, and recent developments in courtroom strategy and tactics. This fast-paced 30-minute topic segments format is offered for five CLE credits. Review the complete agenda and list of faculty.
The DBA Bench/Bar Committee is Pleased to Present the Following Brown Bag Lunch: Denver County Court Criminal and General Sessions—Everything You Need to Know! Thursday, Oct. 6
This program is located in the law library in the City and County Building and will feature Denver County Court Judges Armatas, Breese, and Satter as well as former Chief Public Defender Charles Garcia. The cost will be $15 for DBA members and $25 for non-members. Please RSVP for what should be an informative and entertaining program at
In the News
From Law Week: Colorado Legal Aid Celebrates 30 Years
The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado will celebrate 30 years of improving access to justice in Colorado on Thursday at the Carriage House of the Governor’s Mansion. The Foundation raises money for Colorado Legal Services, which provides free legal assistance to low-income Coloradans who are facing serious civil legal problems. Read more
Spring Cleaning During the Summer—Clearing the Junk Off Your Computer
Let's talk about cleaning what’s inside your computer. If you’re like me, you’ve installed a lot of programs that you no longer use, and you probably also have a lot of junk on your computer that you don’t even know is there. Here are a couple of suggestions on how to keep the junk off your hard drive and make your computer perform better and faster. Read more ...

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