Denver Bar Association
September 2002
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Committees & Departments

Law Suit Day, Oct. 16 and 17

If you’re itching to get into new fall colors and styles, get rid of those old suits that are just taking up closet space! 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. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 17. Please 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 Cathy Traugott at (303) 592-9000.

YLD After Hours, Sept. 19

This month’s happy hour will return to the Rock Bottom Brewery at 16th and Arapahoe. Relax and network from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Brynhildsen at The YLD hosts “After Hours” social on the third Thursday of each month.

Legal Night at the Center Sept. 17

Volunteer attorneys will meet with individuals one-on-one to provide legal information in the areas of family, employment, and landlord/tenant law. “Legal Night” will be held Sept. 17 at El Centro Bienestar, 623 Fox Street, in Denver from 5 to 8 p.m. To sign up, contact Suzanne Bruce

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 September 26 from 9 to noon. Call Diane Hartman to register at (303) 824-5312 or e-mail her at

Repeat programs will be offered on Oct. 24 and Nov. 20

Dream of Retirement?

Ted Borrillo kicks off the new CBA Transitions Committee on Oct. 11, noon, with a serious/whimsical talk about retirement. Reserve a lunch ($10) by calling (303) 860-1112. This new committee, chaired by Dale Harris, is aimed at attorneys considering any significant transition —cutting back on work, changing careers, etc. In the future, it will offer programs on the practical and emotional aspects of making changes.

Thanks to everyone who donated supplies!


Area attorneys and firms gathered 100 boxes of school supplies and $1,000 in cash donations for Denver Public Schools homeless students. Thanks to Ikon, Office Depot and Wells Fargo. Firm names will appear in next month’s Docket.

Get Some Balance

The DBA Community Concerns Committee offers opportunities to help the community. To place information, e-mail Karen Bries at

Used Sports Equipment: Deliver to Police Activity League, c/o Sherry, 27 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 303.937.1223 They only will take items for football, baseball, basketball, boxing, hockey, sailing, and jump rope.



2002 Denver Bar Association BENCH-BAR RETREAT


LESSONS FOR REAL JUDGES from TV Judges Lessons for real Lawyers from TV Lawyers Fact or Fiction?

Saturday, October 26, 2002 8:30 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

Inverness Hotel, 200 Inverness Drive West, Englewood

Tom Delapa, film critic, will present “Keynote-Hollywood: Nothing but the Truth?” Judge Ruthanne Polidori, 1st JD; Tom Kelley, First Amendment attorney; Brian Maass, News4 investigative reporter; and defense attorney Larry Pozner will discuss reality and drama TV shows and their effect on public impressions of the legal system. And much more!


Circle One:


Make your check payable to DBA, send to 1900 Grant St. Ste. 900, Denver, CO, 80203, attn: Dana Collier Smith.

Six CLE ethics/general credits are available

Winetasting and Beer to Benefit Legal Aid

Tickets are on sale for the 9th Annual Wine & Beer Tasting to benefit the Legal Aid Foundation on Thursday, Oct. 17 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the national and state historic landmark, 1770 Sherman Street Building, in Denver. This year’s tasting will be a casually elegant affair that will include hors d’oeuvres from local restaurants, wines, beers and new malt beverages, a silent auction and live music. The tasting/silent auction is the Legal Aid Foundation’s largest fund-raising event in Denver each year and is a fun way to support the work of Colorado Legal Services. The Legal Aid Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds for Colorado Legal Services, which provides free civil legal assistance to the disadvantaged in our community.

At the silent auction, bid on restaurant certificates, sporting event and arts event tickets, mountain vacation stays and retail certificates.

Tickets are $28 prior to October 17 and $30 on event day and at the door. Call the Legal Aid Foundation at (303) 863-9544 for more information and tickets, or come by their office at 1900 Grant Street, Suite 1112 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Congratulations to more new attorneys

In the last issue of The Docket, some of the attorneys’ names who had just been sworn in were left out. Our apologies.


Pamela Judith Crane
Rebecca Louise Fort
Stacey Lynn Geist
William J Hunsaker, Jr.
Yvette Rodriguez-Werner

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