Denver Bar Association
October 2003
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Committees & Departments

Seniors Committee Honors Garth Grissom on Oct. 15

This year, the Seniors Committee will roast, tell tall tales and make a few jokes at the expense of Sherman & Howard lawyer (and past DBA President), Garth Grissom. Friends, family and colleagues are invited to attend this annual event. 

The dinner will be Wednesday, Oct. 15, at The Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, in Denver. Cocktails are at 5:30 p.m., dinner is at 6:30 p.m., and the program, which starts at 7:30, will be over by 8:30 p.m. The DAC is a new location for the Seniors Roast.

This event always promises a nice dinner, a chance to socialize with old friends and humorous entertainment. The cost is $35 per person. Please R.S.V.P. by Oct. 10 to Lindsay Packard at (303) 824-5347, and send your payment, payable to the DBA, to 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver CO., 80203.


Barristers After Hours

The October Barristers After Hours, sponsored by the DBA YLD, will be Oct. 16 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 16th and Arapahoe. Two free drinks and free appetizers. No reservation needed, just show up. For more information, contact Megan Brynhildsen at MeganB@THLAW.NET.


Law Suit Day

The annual “Law Suit Day,” sponsored by the Young Lawyers Division, will be taking donations at the steps of the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock St., from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 2. Donate any gently used professional clothing to help low-income and unemployed community members dress-to-impress for job interviews. If you have any questions, contact Megan Brynhildsen at


Working With the Media

Come to a FREE CLE-accredited program and take away tips on how to deal with the media and develop your own sound bite.

Learn how to get what you want from the media on Oct. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon. Call Diane Hartman to register at (303) 824-5312 or




The DBA’s Community Action Network (CAN) provides attorneys with ways to get involved in the community. Meetings are every second Wednesday at the Marriott City Center’s Starbucks at 5:45 p.m. Contact Karen Bries with questions or volunteer suggestions to

"Threads" for DPS Middle School Students

YOU CAN: The Denver Public Schools has opened a new clothing "store" for middle school students called "Threads." They are in need of plus-size clothing, shoes and hangers. The clothing is free for middle school students who are homeless and enrolled in DPS. Cash contributions for new clothes like underwear, gym uniforms, hygiene products and school uniforms are also appreciated. Cash contributions can be made payable to "Educational Outreach Program" and mailed to: Liz Murphy, DPS Homeless Liaison, 1330 Fox St., 3rd Floor North, Denver 80204; or call (303) 405-8227.

Harris Law Firm Gives Info About Child Abductions

THEY CAN: The Harris Law Firm, a 15-employee family law firm, makes community an emphasis. Each attorney handles a Metro Volunteer Lawyers case at all times. The firm is also active in the DBA YLD and the Community Action Network, taking home the CAN trophy for the most food collected in the 1-20 employee firm category for the "Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive."

Outside the legal community, staff prepares and serves dinner to Ronald McDonald House residents. They also promote fundraising for awareness of child abductions, almost half of which occur in family law cases. Firm President Rich Harris speaks to groups as part of a campaign to prevent child abductions. The firm volunteers with the Missing Children’s Task Force during Missing Children’s Awareness Week. For more information, call (303) 299-9484.

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