Denver Bar Association
November 2003
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Committees & Departments

Court Orientation

Court Orientation is an all-day program on Thursday, Nov. 20 for recently admitted and not-so-new attorneys wanting to learn more about the rules and procedures of domestic relations, civil cases, and the Denver District and County Courts. Judges will also give tips about their courtrooms. The program is sponsored by the DBA and DBA YLD and is from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Jury Assembly Room in the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock. The cost, including lunch, is $38 to DBA members, or $48 for nonmembers, payable to the DBA.

CLE credits have been applied for. Return the form below to register, or RSVP to David Woodruff at has more information.




AMOUNT ENCLOSED:___________________________

Payable to the Denver Bar Association, “Court Orientation,” 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.


Barristers After Hours Court Orientation

After court orientation, head over to the Rock Bottom Brewery, 16th & Curtis from 5-7:30. Meet DBA President Joe Dischinger. Two free drinks and free appetizers. No reservation needed—just show up!


‘Legal Night at the Center’ CLE

To thank the volunteers who have given their time and expertise to the Legal Night at the Center, the DBA YLD is hosting a free CLE, “Legal Night at the Center: Practical Tips for the Pro Bono Attorney,” on Wednesday, Dec. 3, from 4-7 p.m. at 1900 Grant St., ninth floor (three general credits, including one ethics are anticipated). The DBA YLD offers this CLE free to those who volunteer AND to those who agree to volunteer at Legal Night once during the upcoming year. Legal Night is held the third Tuesday each month, from 5:30-8 p.m., when attorneys and paralegals provide legal information to the community. The CLE will provide some practical advice regarding pro bono services, ethics, landlord/tenant, and immigration issues. To RSVP, contact Dipak Patel at (preferred) or (303) 777-5482.


Winter Festival!

Christmas in January is now the Winter Festival! Winter Festival is a great event to spread some holiday cheer to Denver’s foster children. We are looking for former and new volunteers to help us out! For more information, contact Megan Brynhildsen at


Mock Trials

The 2004 High School Mock Trial program registrations are being accepted and Denver County teams are needed to participate.

The early registration deadline is Dec. 1 ($75). Final registration deadline is Jan. 1 ($150). The mock trial case study is available at Tournaments are on Feb. 20-21 and March 5-6.

Volunteers are still needed in many capacities: Coach or co-coach a team with a teacher coach between November and March; adjudicate mock trial rounds (some litigation experience required); staff a courtroom during mock trial rounds, train scoring panelists, monitor the gallery, and assist the presiding judge as necessary.

For information, call Carolyn Ferber at (303) 824-5323.


Seniors Holiday Party

Join your friends and colleagues for a hot lunch and lots of holiday cheer! Wednesday, Dec. 10, noon, DBA offices. RSVP by sending a check for $12 to the DBA, Attn: Lindsay Packard, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.



CAN Award Winners to be presented at the Dessert Auction on Nov. 13
The Harris Law Firm (1-20)
Lowe, Fell & Skogg (21-50)
Berenbaum, Weinshienk (51-75)
Ritsema & Lyon (76-100)
Davis, Graham & Stubbs (101+)

CAN You do the CAN CAN? The Community Action Network is unveiling its newest way to give back.

Donate a bear or kids’ book for the Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center; you can get a $5 off coupon for a DBA Tuesdays at the Bar CLE program.

All you have to do is bring a bear or kids’ book to the larger, advertised DBA events (we’ll announce them), put your item in the CAN CAN, and receive a $5 coupon. Call Karen Bries about any of these events, (303) 824-5303.

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