Denver Bar Association
June 2002
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Committees and Departments


Section Symposia are the way to go in 2002

In an effort to bring a wider variety of targeted programs to members, the CBA is offering a number of small symposia. This year, the symposia will take the place of the traditional CBA annual convention. This effort will be in cooperation with the Colorado Bar Association CLE. For further information or to comment on this change, contact Dana Collier Smith at (303)824-5318, (800)332-6736, or dcolliersmith@cobar.org. Details about the symposia will be posted at www.cobar.org/cle as they become available or call CLE at (303)860-0608 or (888)860-2531.

June 15-16 Agricultural & Rural Law Roundup, Gunnison
June 20-22 Estate Planning Retreat, Steamboat Springs
July 18-20 20th Annual Real Estate Symposium, Steamboat
July 26-28 Family Law Institute, Snowmass Village
Sept. 27-28 Solo/Small Firm Symposium, Breckenridge
Fall, 2002 Business Law Institute, details to come
Litigation Institute, details to come


Christmas in January sponsors

The DBA Young Lawyers Division’s annual “Christmas in January” program was held on January 26 to the delight of many foster children from the Denver area. The DBA YLD would like to thank the following retailers and law firms for their donations in this holiday event.

Special thanks to Hall & Evans, Childs Bakery, Enstrom Candies, Game Force of Denver, New Outlook Pioneers Chapter 137, Russ Berrie Showroom and Southglenn Mall

Law firms that helped donated were: Fisher Sweetbaum & Levin; Faegre & Benson; McKenna & Cuneo; Davis Graham & Stubbs; Rumler Law Corporation; Dorsey & Whitney; Moye Giles O’Keefe Vermeire & Gorrell; Rechlitz & Shimel; Hogan & Hartson; Wells Anderson & Race; Socha Perczak & Anderson; and Godin & Baity.

Companies that donated were Adventure Club at Columbine Sonlight Church, AFSCME Local 158, Arby’s, Bed Bath & Beyond, Colorado AFL-CIO, Colorado Rapids, Colorado Rockies, Denver Democratic Party, Denver Nuggets/Colorado Avalanche, Eastern Mountain Sports, Inc., Englewood Camera & Photo, Four Aces Game & Hobby, Green Valley Ranch Elementary School, Hobby Lobby, Kay Bee Toys in Aurora Mall, Kazoo & Company, King Soopers, Lakewood Camera & Photography, Microsoft, Mike’s Camera, Naturally Santa, Papa John’s Pizza, Party & Paper, Rascals Toys, Sports Plus, Timbuk Toys, The Tattered Cover, Walgreens, Western Athletic Conference, Westword and The Wizard’s Chest.


Get Some Balance

The DBA Community Concerns Committee offers many opportunities to help in the community. To place information about your law firm’s efforts, e-mail Karen Bries at kbries@cobar.org.

The Learning Source for Adults and Families is a private, community-based non-profit founded in 1964 to educate local adults and families. Volunteer tutors help adults learn to read, improve improvemath skills, prepare for the GED, and improve their English skills. To volunteer, call Tom Oatts at (303) 922-4683.

Summer Scholars provides summer literacy programs to children in early childhood education (four years old through sixth grade). The program serves children with a variety of needs and abilities. Volunteer Monday through Friday, 8:30-11:30 a.m., June 10 through July 19. Contact Jennifer Read at (303) 355-0290.

Montgomery Little and McGrew participates in dozens of fund-raising activities each year and encourages its employees to help the community. The firm estimates that its employees give more than 4,000 hours of time each year to community activities like Muscular Dystrophy Association; Sally Jobe Breast Cancer, Susan Komen Race For The Cure, Legal Aid Foundation, University of Denver; University of Colorado, Children's Hospital; Denver Zoological Foundation; Metro Volunteer Lawyer’s Program; Rotary Club of Denver Southeast, Catholic Lawyer’s Guild; Denver Urban Peak; Mount St. Vincent Home; St. Vincent De Paul Stores, St. Patrick’s Day Parade; Alzheimer’s Association, Brokers for Battered Kids; Easter Seals; Denver Area Council (Boy Scouts); and the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations.


Law on the Mall

Thanks to those who volunteered to give legal information for YLD’s Law on the Mall (they will featured next month) held April 29-May 3. 


YLD After Hours, June 20

Have you heard the one about the doctor, the lawyer and the happy hour at the Rock Bottom Brewery? If not, maybe you should check out the June Barristers After Hours, where you can take advantage not only of the opportunity to mix and mingle with local young doctors, but also the free appetizers. It all takes place on June 20, from 5:30- 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Brynhildsen at mbrynhildsen@nationwideenv.com. The YLD hosts an “After Hours” social on the third Thursday of each month.


Legal Night at the Center

The DBA YLD is seeking volunteers for the “Legal Night at the Center,” where attorneys and/or paralegals meet with individuals one-on-one, providing legal information in the areas of family, employment and landlord/tenant law. “Legal Night” will be held on June 18, at El Centro Bienestar, 623 Fox Street, Denver, from 5:00-8:00 p.m. For more information, contact Suzanne Bruce at suzanne.bruce@pprm.org.


DBA Community Concerns Committee - School Supply Drive
to benefit

The almost 600 Homeless Students in the Denver Public Schools

For many homeless children

  • Lack of school supplies makes students feel self-conscious
  • Improvised living arrangements are too short to make enrolling in a new school worthwhile
  • Lack of academic and medical records create obstacles to registration
  • Daily demands of finding food and shelter push children’s educational needs aside

July 29-Aug 2

Please sign up with lwilliams@irwl.com to get more information.


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