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February 16, 2010

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February 16, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Colorado Academy teams win mock trial

- CLE: The Judges Tell All

- DBA Prez urges pro bono work

- Tired of street-sweeping tickets?

- Book: Landlord-Tenant Law

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*** Denver Regional Mock Trial sends winners to state
Congrats to all of the super teams that competed in the 2010 season. The regional tournament showed just how tough the competition has gotten in Denver! Out of 10 high school mock trial teams that competed last week, Colorado Academy's Team A and Team B placed first and second, respectively, and will go to state finals March 12-13 in Colorado Springs. Thanks to all the volunteers who helped make it happen. Volunteers are still needed for the state tournament; contact Meghan Bush mbush@cobar.org to sign up.

*** This Friday! CLE: The Judges Tell All — How to Be Your Most Persuasive Self in Issues That Matter
Learn in this half-day program the most effective tactics to use in the courtroom and also what pitfalls to avoid to ensure your success. Come witness the frank disclosures the judges are willing to share with you! For more information or to register, click here

*** DBA President John Baker’s column is a little different this month
Every single one of Baker's monthly columns thus far has applauded the great works of many citizen lawyers. Until now. His column this month in The Docket recognizes several lawyers who do more than their share of pro bono work. But he doesn't stop there. He goes on to urge that the DBA can do better in its support of Metro Volunteer Lawyers. He even challenges such excuses as “That’s outside my area of expertise.”

*** Tired of street-sweeping tickets?
Designed by a Capitol Hill resident, Towminder.com is a free street sweeping reminder service. Fill out the information such as cell phone number and times when street sweeping happens in your area. You'll receive a text message reminding you to move your car. It is easy to opt out if you don’t like the reminders for any reason.

*** Book: "Colorado Landlord-Tenant Law" — New Edition Just Released!
Changing statutory and case law developments continue to impact landlord/tenant law in Colorado. The fifth edition of this book has important updates to laws and reviews individual cases to determine rights of landlords and tenants.

*** "Still Chained? Overrepresentation of African mericans in the Criminal Justice System" — This Friday
This conference is being hosted by the University of Colorado Law School, and sponsored by the Sam Cary Bar Association and CU/DU law school student groups, on Friday, Feb. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost is $50 for government, nonprofit and academia attendees or $75 for private practitioners. Eight general credits or seven ethics. Check out the conference website and look here to register and get the schedule.

  

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