Denver Bar Association Awards Committee
2017 Awards Nomination Form

Nominate an Outstanding Lawyer, Judge or Educator
The DBA Awards Committee needs your nominations for the DBA awards. Nominate an attorney by submitting a statement of why the nominee deserves the honor. The committee will consider the following criteria: involvement with the DBA; involvement with the CBA; community contributions outside the bar associations and legal career/accomplishments. The statement need not be a complete essay; just provide a few salient points and the committee will follow up with the nominator and nominee for complete details.

Deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, Jan. 27.

Award of Merit—Recognizes outstanding service and contributions to the DBA and legal profession, or rendered in the interest of the improvement of the administration of justice. Criteria: lawyer, judge or law professor who is a regular member of the DBA and whose distinguished career exemplifies the purpose of the Award of Merit. Click here for a list of previous winners.
Nominee
Statement of Support
Judicial Excellence—Honors a DBA member of the judiciary for extraordinary service or exceptional contributions to the improvement of the judicial system. Click here for a list of previous winners.
Nominee
Statement of Support
Young Lawyer of the Year—Recognizes outstanding service and contributions to the DBA, legal profession and community. Criteria: a Denver lawyer who is a member of the DBA and is younger than age 37 or has been in practice less than three years. Click here for a list of previous winners.
Nominee
Statement of Support
Volunteer Lawyer of the Year—Presented to a DBA member who has performed extraordinary voluntary legal or community service. Criteria: lawyer, member of DBA, who has volunteered with distinction for various pro bono projects. Click here for a list of previous winners.
Nominee
Statement of Support
Education in the Legal System—Honors teachers, programs, and/or schools that exhibit outstanding dedication to teaching students about civics, the American legal system, and the Rule of Law. The DBA will provide a monetary gift to either the honoree teacher's school, the program being honored, or the school being honored, in an amount and allocation to be determined by the DBA Board of Trustees. The gift will be used for educational purposes in the above described areas. Criteria: A teacher in a Denver school, a program conducted in a Denver school (whether or not sponsored by the school), and/or a Denver school educating students from kindergarten to twelfth grade. Click here for a list of previous winners.
Nominee
Statement of Support
Outstanding Programs/Projects—Acknowledges those programs or projects that uphold the highest traditions of the legal profession such as ethics, professionalism, education, access to justice, community service or promoting charitable causes. Recognizes exceptional collaboration between members of the bar. Criteria: A program or project affiliated with the DBA. Click here for a list of previous winners.
Nominee
Statement of Support

Nominator's name and contact information for potential follow up



You can also print this form and mail it to:
    Denver Bar Association
    Jessica Volz
    1900 Grant St., Suite 900
    Denver, CO 80203