Denver Bar Association
December 2000
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Law Suit Day
More than tripling their record from last year, YLD collected over 300 gently-used suits at their annual law suit day event. Left, Sheryl Anderson places her donation on the clothing rack outside the Denver City and County Building. Thanks to all who helped make this event a success!

Christmas in January

It's time to plan for this YLD annual event that provides holiday gifts and a party to foster children under 12 years old. Christmas in January will be Jan. 20, 2001 and volunteers are needed to prepare for this fun day. There will be a volunteer meeting on Dec. 11 at 6 p.m. at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Ninth Floor. Help make this event a great one again this year! If you can help, contact Nora Nye at (303) 825-2088 or

YLD Happy Hour at Marlowe's

Catch up with your friends after the holidays. Join the DBA YLD for happy hour at Marlowe's, 16th & Glenarm, on Jan. 10, from 5-7:30 p.m. Bring two new children's books and get two free drinks. The books will be donated to the YLD Christmas in January program. For more information, contact Megan Brynhildsen at (303) 232-2134.

Hon. Zita Weinshienk and Hon. Claudia Jordan pose at the annual Senior's Roast. Nearly 100 people attended the event honoring and roasting Judge Weinshienk.
Hon. Zita Weinshienk and Hon. Claudia Jordan pose at the annual Senior's Roast. Nearly 100 people attended the event honoring and roasting Judge Weinshienk.

Winetasting for Legal Aid

Taste exquisite wines at the Seventh Annual Young Lawyers Division Winetasting to Benefit the Legal Aid Foundation on Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at La Rumba, 99 W. Ninth Ave.

Everyone is welcome--not just young lawyers! Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Join YLD for wines from Lucas Liquors, excellent food from local Denver restaurants, a silent auction and good music. Show your support for the Legal Aid Foundation while getting gift ideas for the holidays and answers to your questions about wine.

Bring your friends for a wonderful time! For tickets, call (303) 863-9544.

See you December 6!

Bench Bar Retreat
Privacy, Technology, Gadgets and more
Saturday, March 3, 2001

Inverness Hotel, 200 Inverness Drive West

Come and find out the latest about these hot topics. The Bench Bar Retreat is a great opportunity for attorneys to network and meet judges. Lots of cle are anticipated! Call Dana Collier Smith at (303) 824-5318 for more information.

Holiday Wrapping

Get in the spirit of the season on Dec. 20 by wrapping presents for the Urban Peak Homeless Shelter, 1630 S. Acoma St., at 6 p.m. Anyone is welcome to join the Community Concerns Committee for a few hours to wrap presents for the homeless teenagers at this organization.

Donations are also welcome! Walkmans, CDs and clothing are especially needed. The goal is to give each teen one very special present this holiday season. Call Laura Embleton at (303) 824-5369 for more information.

Look What Your
Board of Trustees is Doing!

The DBA Board of Trustees members are rolling up their sleeves and taking on a Metro Volunteer Lawyers pro bono case in the next 90 days. Follow their example--are you up for the challenge? See page 7. Call Barb Chamberlain at MVL for details at (303) 866-9378.

Family Law Court

Pictures show the various faces at the Fall 2000 Swearing-In at Boettcher Concert Hall. Over 400 attendants were honored as new attorneys admitted to practice law in Colorado on October 16.
















Metro Volunteer Lawyers, MVL, has set dates for the Family Law Court Program in the Denver District Court for 2001. This program assists indigent clients with uncontested dissolution of marriage and allocation of parental responsibility cases. On the scheduled date, the volunteer attorney represents the client for their permanent orders hearing only, avoiding a long-term commitment, but still providing needed legal counsel.

Family Law Court for Denver County meets on the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information or specific dates, call Tony Damon at (303) 866-9375.

See page 13 in this issue for a first-hand account of the Family Law Court experience.

2000/2001 DBA Nominating Committee

Keeping in mind the diversity of the membership, the Nominating Committee chooses candidates to run for DBA offices. The candidates chosen demonstrate a commitment to the DBA and have the ability and willingness to serve the association's needs.

This year's nominating committee is made up of the following members: Dawn Adeletti, Paul Chan, Steve Choquette, Tom deMarino (chair), Chris Miranda, Patty Powell and Sandra Rothenberg.

Literary Anthology

Submissions sought for a DBA/CBA anthology of short stories by Colorado lawyers. Send your no-more-than-3,000-word story to DBA/CBA Literary Anthology, c/o Karen Bries, 1900 Grant St., Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80203. If you are already moderately famous, feel free to submit a previously published story. Entries will be determined by a committee. Submissions are due Dec. 31. Contact Karen Bries at (303) 824-5303 or for more information.

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