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April 10

DBA D-Brief
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
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Pro Bono Spotlight
MVL Looking for Attorney to Assist with Pro Bono Case
Metro Volunteer Lawyers needs an attorney to assist a client with getting a death certificate for his ex-wife. While client was still married, he had a life insurance policy on his wife, which he continued to pay for after their divorce in 1995. His wife continued to stay in touch with the children until 2005, when contact stopped. She was on drugs and living on the streets at that time so, they filed a missing person report with the police. If you are interested in assisting this client please contact Patricia Trujillo at (303) 866-9307 or
From the Bar
DBA YLD Movie Night, Thursday, April 12
Join the DBA YLD on April 12 for “Margin Call,” a movie about the ethical decisions made by a large financial investment firm in the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. Before the screening, Jack Tanner, a director at Fairfield and Woods PC, will give a CLE presentation about the legal ethics issues addressed in the film. This free event is at 6 p.m. at the University of Denver Sturm School of Law in room 165 and includes pizza and drinks. One ethics CLE credit is available. RSVP to
DBA YLD Law Day Program, Thursday, May 3
Join the DBA YLD and Rebecca Love Kourlis, from IAALS, for a cocktail reception at The Lobby starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 3. Kourlis will present briefly on “Protecting and Rebuilding the Courts.” Registration for this event is $10 and includes appetizers and an open bar. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Paper Shredding and Electronics Recycling Day, Wednesday, June 6
Join us for our annual paper shredding and electronic recycling day. There is no cost for this event. However, a donation of one food item or $2 per box or electronic item is requested. All contributions benefit Metro CareRing. There is a limit of 20 boxes (no three-ring binders) and five electronic items per vehicle. Click here for more information.
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Continuing Legal Education
CLE with the Colorado Court of Appeals, Tuesday, April 17
Colorado Court of Appeals Judges Loeb, Bernard, Lichtenstein, and Miller will host a Bench and Bar CLE in the Parr-Widener Community Room (Law Library), in the City and County Building from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. Two general CLE credits available. Click here for more information.
Probate Litigation Basics: A Program Based on Judicial Views of Practice, Friday, April 27
Are you new to trust and estate law in Colorado? If you are, knowing the unique aspects of Colorado’s probate courts is essential to your success. Participate in this seminar and know your way around probate court, from pleadings to closing argument, and learn candid tips from judges on persuasive pleadings, preparing witnesses, and improving your demeanor in their courtrooms. Click here for more information.
Immigration Law Boot Camp: Effectively Representing Noncitizens in Immigration Proceedings, Friday, May 18
Topics covered in this program include: an overview of immigration proceedings; immigration detention and bonds; cancellation of removal; adjustment of status; asylum; withholding of removal and protection under the convention against torture; protections for victims of human trafficking and other crimes (U & T visas); and representing children in immigration proceedings. Sign up to take a pro bono case to significantly reduce your tuition! Click here for more information.

Legal Connection Programs: Short, Timely CLE Programs On the Latest and Hottest Topics in Colorado Law
Check out the upcoming CBA-CLE Legal Connection programs, designed to fit your busy schedule!

Law Practice Management
Android Apps for Easy Note-Taking and Dictation
“One of the fundamental ‘tools’ of the attorney arsenal has long been the yellow legal pad. I keep an abundant supply of these around my office, but as my law practice has evolved from paper to digital, I depend more on my Android tablet and smartphone for notes and reminders. Android has an abundant number of apps for note-taking, some of which are fantastic, and some that fail miserably. Here are a few favorites,” writes Jeffrey Taylor. Read more at Attorney at Work.
New Law Practice Management Books
Prior to the ABA TECHSHOW, the ABA’s Law Practice Management Section released five books from prolific authors that are great technology resources for lawyers. Read more at Tom Mighell’s technology blog, Inter Alia.

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