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April 7, 2009

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April 7, 2009 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- DBA Award recipients

- Relaxed Softball Returns

- What’s behind Door No. 1? Barrister's Raffle

- YLD Law Day Speaker: Judge Ebel, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals 

- Team Wheels of Justice Kick-off Party 

- Discount tickets to Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse, Colorado Rapids

- Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tourney

- Need a mortgage?

- CLE: Bankruptcy Basics

- Book: "Guide to Credit & Bankruptcy"

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*** Announcing this year’s DBA Award recipients
Plan to join us Thursday, June 9 at the Colorado History Museum to honor the 2009 DBA Award Recipients: Award of Merit — Bill DeMoulin (posthumously), Volunteer of the Year — Charlene Krogh, Young Lawyer of the Year — Amanda Smith, Judicial Excellence — Orrelle R. Weeks and Teacher of the Year — Barbara Gale-Martinez. Read all about the recipients in the May issue of The Docket. Thanks to all who nominated deserving members who are doing amazing work. For more information, call (303) 860-1115.

*** Relaxed Softball Returns
Enjoy beautiful Colorado Saturdays outdoors playing softball in the most relaxed league west of Pecos. The DBA league is co-ed and children big enough to swing a softball bat are welcome. Interested team captains should contact Jack Tanner at Fairfield and Woods jtanner@fwlaw.com or (303) 894-4495.

*** What’s behind Door No. 1? Barrister's Raffle
For a mere $10 you could be pampered like Queen Nefertiti, at the Bear Creek Lodge in Telluride. Buy raffle tickets for the 2009 Barristers Benefit Ball for a chance to attend a Broncos’ game King Tut-style, experience indoor sky diving fit for a Pharaoh, take a night away from the pyramid with tickets to the opera, or discover culture along the Nile with Philharmonic Orchestra season tickets. Contact Dana Collier Smith at dcolliersmith@cobar.org or (303) 860-1115 for raffle tickets for these great prize packages. All proceeds go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Don’t miss “Evening on the Nile,” April 24.

*** YLD Law Day Speaker: Judge Ebel, 10th Circuit Court of Appeals
Join us for the Annual Young Lawyers Division Law Day Luncheon at The Oxford Hotel, Wednesday, April 29, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1600 17th Street. Judge Ebel from the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals will speak on Lincoln's Bicentennial. Also, find your dream volunteer position with one of many nonprofits at the event. Meet student essay contest winners. One general CLE credit has been applied for. Cost: $40 members, $50 nonmembers. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org by noon, April 27 (also the deadline for refunds). Contact Lucia Padilla, Lucia.Padilla@qwest.com or Tony Ryan, AMRyan@HHLAW.com with questions or to grade student essays.

*** Team Wheels of Justice Kick-off Party
Join the Wheels of Justice as they kick off training season in style downtown at Delaney’s, 1801 Blake St., May 20, 6-8 p.m. Great food, beer, wine and fun, for you, your family and friends. Learn strategies for fundraising. Hear from The Children’s Hospital doctors exactly how the Courage Classic ride in July impacts them. RSVP by May 12 to drichardson@cobar.org. Sign up to ride here before The Classic sells out soon.  To get more information, visit www.wheelsofjusticecycling.org.

*** Optimize your DBA Membership: Discount tickets to Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse, Colorado Rapids
Watch the Colorado Mammoth defeat the San Jose Stealth at the Pepsi Center with colleagues on Saturday, April 11. Tickets start at $11. Please click here for tickets or call (303) 405-1689. Check out the Colorado Rapids vs. Seattle on May 23. Tickets start at $15. Please click here for tickets or call (303) 727-3518.

*** Going Green with the 2009 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
The 2009 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is Monday, June 8 at the Inverness Golf Club in Englewood. This challenging par 70 course is the former home of the Colorado Open and a former U.S. Open Qualifying Course. Only $105 per player — includes lunch, greens fees, range balls and cart. In the spirit of “going green” the hole-in-one grand prize is a Smart Car. Reserve your spot, contact Alexa Johnson at ajohnson@cobar.org or (303) 824-5313, or click here for a registration form. 

*** Need a mortgage?
Check out potential opportunities to get potentially a better rate with one of the most sustainable banks in town. See the April newsletter written for you by our friends at the Legal Community Credit Union.
 
*** CLE: Bankruptcy Basics from the Creditor's Perspective
Right now, there is a real need for education in the area of bankruptcy law. Attend this CBA-CLE program, Thursday, April 16, 9 a.m.–5 p.m. to learn the fundamentals of each type of bankruptcy, how debts are discharged, avoidance actions, stays and more. Register online: Bankruptcy Basics from the Creditor's Perspective.

*** Book: "Guide to Credit & Bankruptcy: Everything You Need to Know About the Law, Your Rights, and Credit, Debt, and Bankruptcy"
This clear and concise guide covers what you need to know about consumer credit laws and bankruptcy, and includes information about the new bankruptcy laws. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit www.cobar.org/cle.

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