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April 6, 2010

 

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April 6, 2010 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Request for General Legal Services 

- CLE: Estate Tax Repeal 

- High hit rate on April Docket articles

- CLE: Family Law Update 

- Collections Law Basics 

- Discount Avalanche Tickets

- People's Fair

- Henry Hall Golf Tournament

- Join CBA's Furry Scurry Team

- Book: Jury Instructions for Civil Trials 

 

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*** Housing Authority Soliciting for General Legal Services
The Housing Authority of the City and County of Denver is currently soliciting for general legal services: RFP No. 10-039 for General Legal Services — Pension/Employee Benefits. Responses are due by 4 p.m., Friday, April 16. For details on where to submit the responses and more information, click here

*** CLE Program: The Impact of the Temporary Estate Tax "Repeal:" What Do We Do Now?, Thursday, April 8
Are you confused about the temporary estate tax “repeal?” Attend this program and hear experienced faculty review issues for 2010, implications of the repeal and what will most likely happen in 2011.

*** High hit rate on April Docket issue
With a publication date of April 1, the online versions of several stories this month have experienced unusually high redistribution rates. Don't miss: Medical Marijuana Clinic Opens in Bar Office, State Mandates Drug Testing for Attorneys, MIA Judge found in basement using social media to conduct proceedings, New Apps for Lawyers' Phones and Docket Committee Endorses member for Governor.

*** CLE: Annual Spring Family Law Update 2010, Friday, April 9
Get updated on these family case law issues: medical marijuana and how it affects parental responsibility rights and obligations in Colorado; the impact of the economic downturn on family law litigation; how courts, attorneys and clients are adapting to the new economic realities; and more.

*** Collections Law Basics: Triage for the Non-Collections Attorney Volunteer, Tuesday, April 20
A fast-moving, entertaining presentation on the basics of the collections process is Tuesday, April 20, 3–5 p.m., at Mi Casa, 360 Acoma. Attorney-instructor Charles Nadler will prepare volunteer attorneys to handle basic questions from the public and know when a question requires further expertise. No cost. Two CLE credits. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** Member Appreciation Night with the Colorado Avalanche
Join the Colorado Avalanche for Fan Appreciation Day at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 11 at the Pepsi Center as they take on the L.A. Kings. Every fan in attendance is automatically entered into drawings to win free prizes, including game jerseys from your favorite Avalanche players. DBA member prices are $50 for lower level tickets and $22 for upper level tickets. Click here for tickets or call Gretchen Dorfman, (303) 405-1154.

*** Save the Dates June 5-6 — Beer, Brats and legal information at the People’s Fair
This year at the 39th Annual Capitol Hill People’s Fair, the DBA will have a booth with attorney, law student and paralegal volunteers to answer public questions and distribute legal information. No matter your practice experience, you’re not giving legal advice and there is someone there who can jump in. To volunteer, e-mail Meghan Bush at mbush@cobar.org 

*** Golfers Get Ready: 2010 Henry Hall Golf Tournament is June 7
As the saying goes, a miserable day on the greens, especially when it's for a good cause, is better than any Monday at the office. The Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament is Monday, June 7 at the Lakewood Country Club, with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start. The cost is $110 per player and includes range balls, cart, light breakfast before and lunch following. This year, all proceeds go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers, the pro bono arm of the DBA. To register, fill out this form and return with payment to the DBA. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org or (303) 824-5313.

 

*** Raise Your Paws for a Good Cause
The 2010 Furry Scurry is right around the corner and we’d love to have you on our team. Join the CBA team and receive a professional portrait of you and your pet at the event, courtesy of the CBA. Let’s walk together on May 1 in Denver’s Washington Park to support animals in need. Details and sign up here. Questions? Contact team captain Jill Kessler at jkessler@cobar.org.

*** Book: Colorado Jury Instructions for Civil Trials (2010)
Written by the Supreme Court Committee on Civil Jury Instructions, the uniform jury instructions for use in Colorado civil trials contain the full text of all the approved jury instructions, notes on use, and source & authority. Each jury instruction is followed by helpful research tips from the committee.

 

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