Denver Bar Association
October 2001
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Committees & Departments

Coats for Colorado

Bring your coats to any Dependable Cleaners or the bar association offices between Oct. 1 and Dec. 1. Call Melissa McClerkin at (303) 824-5321 for more information or to host a collection site at your own firm.

Law Suit Day, Oct. 23 and 24

If you’re itching to get into those 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. 23-24. 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.

Fall Soirée, Nov. 7

For some great networking and a chance to find out what’s happening at your bar association, come to the fourth annual soirée and Bar Mart on Nov. 7 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. We’ll also recognize our dedicated volunteers, who will be hosted by the DBA and will receive complimentary tickets for the event. Eat, drink and be merry at Maggiano’s Little Italy, Pavilions, on the 16th St. Mall. Tickets are $5 at the door. Please call Tessa Crowley at (303) 824-5371 to R.S.V.P. The DBA YLD, Board of Trustees and Membership Services Department are happy to host this DBA event.

Disturbing the Peace: Writings by Colorado Attorneys

Get your own copy of the CBA/DBA Literary Anthology autographed at the LoDo Tattered Cover, 1628 16th St., at our premiere party on Oct. 3. at 6 p.m. Treat yourself to fiction and nonfiction by attorneys around the state. MiMi Wesson, Harry MacLean, Connie Peterson, Bruce Ducker, Manuel Ramos, John Kane, Stephanie Kane, and more of your favorite attorneys and judges have stories in it.

The book is $14.95 and available at the DBA offices. Call Karen Bries at (303) 824-5303 for more information or to place an an order.

MDA Lock-Up, Nov. 15

Put that law degree to work and get your friends and colleagues out of jail (or volunteer to be the inmate) at the Muscular Dystrophy Association’s “Lock-Up” on Thursday, Nov. 15. This Young Lawyers Division-sponsored program raised $57,105 for muscular dystrophy patients last year. Call Beth at MDA to volunteer to be locked-up at (303) 691-3331.

Wes Howard, chair of the DBA Public Legal
Education Committee and Tom Downey,
chair of the Membership Services
Committee, at the recent DBA committee chair
orientation. The committee chairs heard
presentations from staff about the resources
available at the bar association.

The New CBA Membership Directory. What Does it Mean to You?

We’re excited to announce the new online member directory. That means you can find your colleagues and the public can look you up easily. Log on to to make sure your information is accurate. Through October, your information will be password-protected and no one else will be able to see it. On Nov. 1, your information will be available to other members and the public. Obviously, this is a great member benefit.

Just a note about privacy: The information you put in the directory will be what others see. Feel free to leave off your phone number if you’d rather not get calls. You can even delete everything but your own name. The online directory is separate from the our main database. Anything you change or delete in the online directory will not affect the internal database.

If you have questions about this change, please e-mail You can also call (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736 and ask to speak with someone in the membership department.

Working With the Media

Get your very own media soundbite at this two-hour presentation on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 9-11 a.m.

Diane Hartman, DBA assistant executive director, communications department director and former Denver Post editor, will present her infamous workshop, where you’ll learn how to get what you want from reporters.

R.S.V.P. to Diane, (303) 824-5312 or

Happy Hour, Oct. 18

The Young Lawyers Division is hosting its monthly Happy Hour on Oct. 18 at Marlowe’s, located at 16th and Glenarm, from 5-7 p.m. DBA-YLD happy hours are at Marlowe’s on the third Thursday of every month (except December). Mark your calendars and bring your business cards—don’t be shy!

DBA President Bill Walters
accepts the award for outstanding
employer given to the DBA from
the Public Education & Business
Coalition Youth at Work Program.
DBA co-chairs Whitney Traylor,
middle, presents and Theresa Smith, looks on.

Volunteer for Kids

It’s time to plan for Christmas in January, a DBA-YLD annual event that provides holiday gifts and a party to Denver area foster children This holiday festivity will be held Jan. 26, 2002, and volunteers are needed. Committee meetings will be held the second Monday of each month at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900 at 6 p.m. The first meeting is Monday, Oct. 8. Contact Nora Nye at (303) 355-6504 or e-mail

Court Orientation, Nov. 16

Court Orientation is a full-day program for recently admitted attorneys wanting to learn more about the rules and procedures of domestic relations, civil cases, and the Denver District and County Courts. Sponsored by the DBA and DBA-YLD, judges will also give tips about their courtrooms. The program is from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the jury assembly room in the Denver City and County Building, 1437 Bannock. The cost is $35 to DBA members or $45 for nonmembers. Checks can be made payable to the DBA. The cost includes two volumes of materials.

CLE credits have been applied for. Return the form below to register, or R.S.V.P. to Call Eric Nunemaker at (303) 831-7770 for more details.


Please send this to: Tessa Crowley, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203

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