Denver Bar Association
January 2003
© 2003 The Docket and Denver Bar Association. All Rights Reserved.
All material from The Docket provided via this World Wide Web server is copyrighted by the Denver Bar Association. Before accessing any specific article, click here for disclaimer information.

Committees & Departments

Last year, the Community Action Network took a trip
to the Food Bank of the Rockies to see how much food
DBA members raised. Pictured right: Karen Spaulding,
Tom Kim, Courtney Hunter-Melo (Food Bank
Coordinator), Kathy Bogannam and Lisa Williams.


Roll Out the Barrels March 17-21

It’s almost time for the fourth annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive for the Food Bank of the Rockies.

The Denver Bar Association’s Community Action Network will drop off barrels at your firm or office. All you have to do is fill it with nonperishable food items (or cash donations) and the committee will pick it up.

Last year, members of the Denver Bar Association raised $2,770 in cash donations and 4,700 pounds of food.


Please let Karen Bries know if you’d like to participate this year at

We’ll also continue the donation competition by firm size (1-20, 21-60, 61-100, 101-150 and 151+ employees.)


DBA Award Nominations

You know who they are. . .the people who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others in the community while maintaining the highest degree of legal professionalism. It’s time to nominate deserving recipients for the annual DBA Awards, given out at the Annual Party in June.

The DBA is looking for nominees for the Award of Merit, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Young Lawyer of the Year, Judicial Excellence and the Liberty Bell Award. For more information and award definitions, see page 5 of the insert section in this issue. Nominations can be sent to Lindsay Packard at 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. You can also fax (303) 894-0821 or e-mail If you have any questions, call (303) 824-5347.

Step Up to the Plate Coaches

More Denver Public High Schools have entered the annual CBA mock trial competition and they need coaches. If you would be interested in coaching, please call Dave Ells at the DBA offices, (303) 824-5323. The 2003 case, based on the Ludlow Massacre (Ludlow, Colorado, April 20, 1914) can be viewed or downloaded from the CBA website ( You may also receive a hardcopy from Dave Ells at (303) 824-5323 or

DU Hockey Jan. 31

The DBA YLD, CBA YLD and the DU College of Law Alumni Office are hosting a reception for young lawyers and recent graduates in the Hamilton Gymnasium at the DU Ritchie Center on Jan. 31 from 6-7:30 p.m.

Following the reception, attendees are invited to support the DU Pioneers in a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at the Magness Arena. The cost is $10 and covers the reception and one hockey ticket in group seating. R.S.V.P. to Wendy Cram at (303) 871-6398 or at For more information go to

Nominate Your Leadership!

The DBA Nominating Committee will be accepting officer nominations for the Board of Trustees for the 2003-2004 year. The following positions will be available: President-elect, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President (under the age of 37), Trustees (3-year terms), Representatives to CBA Board of Governors (2-year terms). Please contact a member of the nominating committee to submit your nomination. Committee members are: Hubert Farbes, Steve Briggs, Paul Chan, Claudia Jordan, Tom Kelley, Michelle Lucero, Beth McCann, Brian Popp, Lusanna Ro, Bill Walters, Fred Yu. Please contact Dana Collier Smith (303) 824-5318 or with questions.

Christmas in January

The DBA Young Lawyers Division’s annual “Christmas in January” program will be on Jan. 18 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This half-day event provides holiday gifts and a party to foster children under 12 years old. Volunteers are still needed for this morning of presents, pizza and pictures with Santa. To volunteer for or donate to this event, please contact Nora Nye at (303) 355-6504 or


Last year’s Ball was lots of fun with great raffle prizes



Member Benefits DBA Governance Committees Public Interest The Docket Metro Volunteer Lawyers DBA Young Lawyers Division Legal Resource Directory DBA Staff The Docket