DBA Committee Preference Form

  • Joining a DBA committee is a great way to donate your time to the association, network, help the community, and develop leadership skills. Please check the box next to each committee you are interested in learning more about.

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  • Works for the expansion of legal services for all people regardless of their ability to pay; encourages lawyers to provide pro bono services; develops proposals to improve systems of low cost legal services; and assists local bar associations with public service programs. Contact Carolyn Gravit at cgravit@cobar.org for more information.


  • Coordinates nominations and selects recipients of the following awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, and Judicial Excellence. Contact Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org for more information.


  • Plans and organizes this annual association fundraising dinner/ dance. The proceeds go to Metro Volunteer Lawyers, which provides legal services to indigent clients. Contact Melissa Nicoletti for more information.


  • Works to better the relationship between the Bench and the Bar by hosting programs with panels of judges to discuss various issues of concern for judges and lawyers. Also, works to plan the Bench Bar Retreat every 18 months.


  • Provides opportunities for members to reach beyond the legal community and offer valuable legal, educational, social, and civic assistance to those in need. Ongoing programs include school supply, toothbrush, and food drives, and other fundraising events. Contact Kate Schuster for more information.


  • Educates the public, the legal profession, and the judiciary about the value of mediation and how it effectively, efficiently, and fairly resolves conflict, by providing mediation services to litigants and their attorneys in the civil divisions of Denver's County and Small Claims Courts. Contact Amy Sreenen for more information.


  • Its mission is to break down the long standing barriers that have prevented diverse attorneys from succeeding in the legal profession.


  • The monthly newsletter for the Denver Bar Association presents news of interest to the DBA's members; calendars of events and CLE classes; practice tips; and gossip and humorous articles of all kinds. Committee members write material and work with the DBA staff to produce content for The Docket. Written material is accepted from all members of the DBA, not just the committee members. Contact Kate Schuster for more information.


  • Coordinates this full-day golf tournament, benefiting Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Contact Alexa Drago for more information.


  • Comprises attorneys and other professionals who seek to promote better understanding among the professions, prepares statements of principles governing interprofessional relations, and assists in resolving disputes among professionals. Contact Melissa Nicoletti for more information.


  • Recruits legal professionals for Denver Public Schools projects, such as Denver Regional Mock Trial Tournament; National Constitution Day; in-class mock trial scripts for elementary, middle, and high schools; court tours at the City and County Building; “We the People" volunteer training; K-5 Law Day Art Contest, DBA-DPS Guest Teaching Initiative, PALS (Partner Alliance of Lawyer and Schools) and speaker bureaus. Currently, we are working to get attorneys into the classroom to substitute teach. Contact Carolyn Gravit for more information.


  • This committee puts together and runs the DBA's mentor program. Contact Melissa Nicoletti or visit the program's webpage for more information.


  • Coordinates the association's efforts to improve professional conduct on the part of lawyers and judges in light of the lawyers' Oath of Admission to practice law in Colorado and the reasonable expectations of the Bench, Bar, and the public.


  • Volunteers are also needed for the following activities:

  • This group of attorneys is for those members "65 or better." The committee has four big events each year: Seniors' Spring Banquet, Golf Tournament, Roast, Holiday Party, and the Seniors' Spring Banquet, honoring Denver lawyers who have been licensed for 50 years. Contact Alexa Drago for more information.









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