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January 9, 2007

January 9, 2007 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Witness the Next Generation of Lawyers 

- DBA-CLE: Colorado Adoption Law

- Denver Law Club Reunion 

- Put Your New Year's Resolution to Work 

- Hit "Snooze" and Help Kids

- Wheels of Justice Rides Again

- CBA-CLE Publications (New Edition!)



*** Witness the Next Generation of Lawyers
Local attorneys are needed to score the regional high school mock trial tournaments in February. The Denver Regional Tournament is Feb. 9-10 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse. Panelists will score the performances of two high school teams trying a civil case involving an accident where a pickup truck and train collided at a crossing in rural Adams County, killing the 17-year-old driver of the truck. Click here to volunteer or for more information, or call Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323.

*** DBA-CLE: Colorado Adoption Law
Colorado Adoption Law, co-sponsored by the CBA Family Law Section, is Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m.-3:15 p.m. Learn about adoption law and practice in Colorado. Issues presented include: alternatives to adoption, kinship/custodial/step-parent adoption, the adoption process, a view from the Bench and understanding the Indian Child Welfare Act. Register online for Colorado Adoption Law. Can't make it to the live program? Video replays will be in Denver Feb. 21. 

*** Denver Law Club Reunion
The Denver Law Club will be holding a reunion - and a reprise of old shows - at its old stomping grounds: The Broadmoor Hotel. The dinner and performances will be Saturday, Feb. 3. A special room rate has been secured for the weekend. All current and former members of the club are invited. For further details, contact Valerie McNaughton, Valerie.McNaughton@ci.denver.co.us.

*** Put Your New Year's Resolution to Work
Get in shape and help the American Lung Association! The DBA team for the "Run the Register" fundraiser on Feb. 25 is "Lung Time No Sue." Sign up for the event - a trek up 47 flights to the top of the Wells Fargo Building - at www.runtheregister.com, under our team name. Contact Mary at mdilworth@cobar.org with any questions.

*** Hit "Snooze" and Help Kids
Enjoy breakfast tacos and pineapple upside-down pancakes while supporting the YMCA Strong Kids Campaign - all without getting up early. This event is Jan. 19, 5-7 p.m., at Snooze, 2262 Larimer St. Money raised will fund individual and family memberships, day camps, swim classes, youth sports, child care and community outreach. Tickets start at $50 per person, with appetizers and two drink tickets. For tickets, contact Laura Hazen, lhazen@irelandstapleton.com or (303) 628-3618, or Telia Wendell TWendell@denverymca.org or (303) 869-3504. Remember, DBA members who join any Denver YMCA will have the joining fee waived and receive a 10% discount off monthly membership fees

*** Wheels of Justice Rides Again
Last year, the DBA and CBA sponsored the "Wheels of Justice" cycling team in the Courage Classic Bike Tour - a beautiful three-day, 160-mile bike ride through the Rocky Mountains. In its first year, The Wheels of Justice attracted 125 riders and raised more than $130,000 for the Children's Hospital Foundation. The 2007 Courage Classic will be July 21-23. Ride one day or all three! Or, lend your support by sponsoring a rider or team. For more information, contact Ingrid Heiser, (303) 824-5327 or iheiser@cobar.org, or Heather Purcell, (303) 991-2641 or hpurcell@levinepurcell.com.

*** CBA-CLE Publications (New Edition!)
Don't go to court alone! Take your trial guide with you! The Colorado Courtroom Handbook for Civil Trials, 2nd Edition is a concise, quick-reference guide for use at counsel table in both state and federal courts. This invaluable resource combines black-letter and procedural law providing you with fast answers and accurate citations for procedural and evidentiary matters. Whether you go to court once a week or only once a year, take this book with you. Order online: Colorado Courtroom Handbook. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531; or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

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