Denver Bar Association
April 2002
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Committees & Departments

Law on the Mall Needs Volunteer Attorneys

Volunteer one of your lunch hours during the week of April 29-May 3 to answer the public’s legal questions. Join other attorneys at Writer’s Square for Law on the Mall from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Contact Tara Booker at or Eric Nunemaker at


Feel free to send us pictures of your firm receptions or parties or anything else members might enjoy seeing. Send photos to The Docket, 1900 Grant St. Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. For more information, call Karen Bries (303) 824-5303.

Sponsors from YLD Wine Tasting to Benefit LAF

The sponsors for the DBA YLD Wine Tasting to benefit the Legal Aid Foundation last November were: Colorado Wine Tasting Industry Association, La Rumba, Yia Yia’s, Heritage Wine and Liquors, and Pasquinis. Thanks for supporting a great event for a great cause.


The Denver Bar Association’s Tuesdays at the Bar
weekly CLE programs continue to draw lots of
members. On Feb. 12, Jerre Dixon gave members
information on legal fee agreements.

Get Some Balance

The DBA Community Concerns Committee offers many opportunities to help in the community. To place information about your law firms’ efforts (solos and small firms, we need your information, too), please e-mail information to Karen Bries at

DBA Used Sports Equipment Drive coming in May and June.

Get those old skiis and tennis racquets out for budding sports stars.

DBA School Supply Drive July 29-Aug. 2.

The DBA will hold a school supply drive for the 650 homeless students in the Denver Public Schools. The Docket will have updates.

Lincoln Park Scholars

Volunteers tutor elementary-school students on Tuesday nights from 6-7:30 p.m. at Greenlee Elementary at 12th and Kalamath. Each tutor is given one student to help with reading homework and math skills. To volunteer, call Mr. Hodges at (303) 629-6364.

Isaacson, Rosenbaum, Woods & Levy

This firm’s Community Service Committee is busy all year with projects. Here are a few:

Isaacson held an employee pet photo contest and lunch for the Good Samaritan Pet Center, a no-kill shelter. The effort raised $410 for the organization.

The firm’s summer law clerks got into the act by painting and doing some yard work for Family Homestead House, an organization that provides housing for homeless families.

Isaacson employees baked up some good cookin’ to benefit NY police and fire widows. An auction accompanied the sale, and the event raised more than $6,000.

For Halloween, the firm provided a safe trick-or-treating environment for the Educational Outreach Program’s homeless children.

For more about Isaacson, Rosenbaum’s good deeds and tactics, e-mail Kathy Bogannam at


Above: Judge Steve Ruddick makes a statement
at the Denver Regional High School Mock Trial
Competition. Teams from Regis (pictured below)
and Kent advanced to the state finals in Fort
Collins in March.

Happy Hour, April 18

This month’s happy hour, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., is co-sponsored by CU Law School, CU Grads, students and DBA YLD members. Free drinks, hors d’oeuvres and networking will be at the Rock Bottom Brewery at 16th and Arapahoe. Contact Megan Brynhildsen at or David Woodruff at for more information. The DBA YLD hosts this monthly “After Hours” social on the third Thursday of each month.

Celebration of Excellence

This annual event is a graduation ceremony recognizing the achievement of educational goals by Colorado foster children. Sponsored by the DBA YLD, DBA Community Concerns Committee, DBA, Colorado Department of Human Services, the Arapahoe County Bar Foundation, and the Whole Family. The program will be June 6 at 6 p.m. at the Turnhalle in the Tivoli Center, on the Auraria Campus. Be a part of a growing community supporting these youth. Contact Laura Embleton at or (303) 824-5369 for more information or if you are interested in volunteering.

“West Gone Wild," April 6

Join the DBA YLD and The Wild Things Society for a “Wild Wild West” evening featuring dinner by Cow Town Catering, cocktails (cash bar), funky music from “Opie Gone Bad,” and the perfect opportunity to support the Red Apple Fund for educational programs at the Denver Zoo. The event will be held at The Mile High Station, 2027 W. Colfax Ave., near Invesco Field at Mile High; 7:30-11:30 p.m. The cost is only $45 or $55 at the door. To RSVP, contact Lynn Overton at (303) 376-4864.

Legal Night at the Center & Volunteer Training CLE April 23

The DBA YLD is seeking volunteers for the “Legal Night at the Center,” where attorneys and/or paralegals meet with individuals one-on-ones, providing legal information in the areas of family, employment and landlord/tenant law. “Legal Night” is held the third Tuesday of each month in the Baker Neighborhood in Denver, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Join us for our free CLE on April 23 to train volunteers in the areas of ethics, immigration law and consumer credit/debt issues from 4-7 p.m., at 1900 Grant Street, Suite 300. Attendees must commit to volunteer at the center one time during the next calendar year or be an existing center volunteer. CLE credits have been requested. To R.S.V.P., contact Suzanne Bruce at

April’s Legal Night at the Center is on the 16. Hope to see you there.

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