Denver Bar Association
March 2000
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Committees & Departments

MDP at the YLD Annual Luncheon

You may have heard the acronym, but what's it all mean? The answers about Multidisciplinary Practice will be revealed at the Young Lawyers Division Annual Ethics Luncheon on Wednes-day, May 10, at 11:30 a.m. It takes place at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. Bob Keatinge of Holland & Hart, as well as other distinguished speakers, will tell you about Multidisciplinary Practice Issues in Colorado. Two CLE credits have been applied for. Contact Nicole Seawell at (303) 295-8000 or, or Judy Vorndran at (303) 312-4018 or for more information.

CBA President Bart Mendenhall
visits the Denver Bar Association
Board of Trustees in January.

YLD elections. Get involved in all those great programs the Young Lawyers division puts on like the Winetasting to Benefit the Legal Aid Foundation, Court Orientation and Bar Mart. Get involved and get on the committee's board. There are six openings and if you'd like to run for any position, send a letter of interest to Karen Bries, DBA, 1900 Grant St., Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80203, before March 26. Call Laura Embleton with questions at (303) 824-5369.

Rolling into the sunset, this cowboy stashes
gifts in luggage he got at the DBA Young
Lawyers Christmas in January program. 400
foster children went to the pizza party and
toy giveaway.

Law on the Mall. The Young Lawyers will join the American Bar Association in celebrating Law Day. Join in by participating in Law on the Mall (April 24-28), an annual event where the YLD and other metro area groups offer free legal services and referrals to passersby on the 16th Street Mall. Help give the public a positive impression of lawyers. Call Ron Ledgerwood, (303) 758-1090.

Happy Hour for Neighborhood Partners. Come on down to Marlowe's, 511 16th St., from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on March 22 for happy hour. Bring a carpentry tool to benefit Neighborhood Partners, a program that builds or restores homes for the less fortunate, and get two free drinks and free hors d'oeuvres.

On March 25, use those tools and lend a helping hand to the Neighborhood Partners. No special carpentry skills are required! It's a great way to enjoy the spring and help our community. Please contact Tamatha Blase at (303) 221-2715 or by March 17 to sign-up.

Members of the bar, press and law enforcement talk about
how the three groups handled the murder of school teacher
Emily Johnson. E-mail Diane Hartman at
or call her at (303) 824-5312 if you'd like to be invited
to the next luncheon.

At Term Day 2000, from bottom to top,
are DBA President Hubert Farbes,
Denver District Attorney Bill Ritter,
DBA President-Elect Susan Smith Fisher,
Judge Bob Kapelke, and Supreme Court
Justices Nancy Rice and Gregory Hobbs.

Barristers Benefit Ball Raffle Prizes

There's still time to get tickets to "A Gem of an Evening" at the 2000 Barristers Benefit Ball on April 29. This year, the ball will be held at the Adam's Mark Hotel, 1550 Court Place, Denver. All proceeds from the bejeweled evening benefit the Metro Volunteer Lawyers.

As always, there will be a raffle and thousands of dollars worth of prizes that you can win. This year's grand prize is a custom-made ring by Gary Stull Goldsmith. The modern white pearl and black jade ring, with 18 karat yellow gold, is worth over $1,500. Other prizes include a restaurant package containing several gift certificates to area restaurants worth approximately $1,200, and a relaxing weekend getaway package. Sponsors of this year's raffle are: Gary Stull Goldsmith, Scuba Den, Barolo Grill, The Broker Restaurant, Buckhorn Exchange Restaurant, The Denver Chophouse and Brewery, The Fresh Fish Company, Maggiano's Little Italy, Rialto Café, Trinity Grille and Wolfgang Puck Café. To buy raffle tickets, call Sharon Oliver at (303) 297-1225.

Community Concerns Committee

Thanks to those 70 firms who hosted barrels for Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive and thanks to those who donated to help feed Denver's hungry. See page 8 for a big thank you to those who helped.

Serve on a Non-Profit Board

Now is your chance to get involved with non-profit agencies in the Denver community by participating on their boards of directors. Your involvement will establish stronger and more effective leadership that can enhance the community at large. Through the Metro Denver's Resource Center for Volunteerism and Training, many volunteering opportunities are available that can accommodate all types of schedules and commitment restrictions.

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