Denver Bar Association
November 2007
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Seniors Holiday Party


The Seniors Committee invites friends and colleagues to a holiday luncheon full of hot food and holiday cheer. The gathering will be Friday, Dec. 14, noon, at the DBA Offices, 1900 Grant St., 9th floor.

Send a check for $12 to the DBA, Attn: Tara Miller, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900,

Denver, CO 80203. RSVP to (303) 824-5312.

Court Orientation

Court Orientation is Thursday, Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., for newly admitted and new-to-the-area attorneys. Denver District and County Court judges and staff will be on hand to introduce you to the facilities and to provide key information about procedures and resources. The program also will include six CLE credits and one hour of ethics credit from a member of the CBA’s Ethics Committee. The cost is $38 for DBA members and $48 for non-DBA members. RSVP by 5 p.m. on Nov. 14 to (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, or e-mail to and specify the event. For more information, contact Trent Ongert at (303) 217-2018 or

Save the Dates!

The Denver Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament will be Feb. 22–23 at the U.S. Bankruptcy Courthouse. Teams will be competing for a spot in the CBA’s State High School Tournament, which will be March 14–15. You are invited to score or judge one or more rounds. For more information about mock trial or to participate, call Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323 or

Constitution Day a Success!

Attorneys armed with activities, lesson plans and information marched into Denver Public  School classrooms Sept 17–18 to present students and teachers with information about

David Simmental, one of several lawyers to volunteer his time for Constitution Day, discusses the importance of the document at Henry Middle in Denver.

the U.S. Constitution and government. To celebrate Constitution Day, the DBA’s Democracy Education Committee sent 33 attorney and paralegal volunteers to the following 15 Denver Public Schools: Bruce Randolph, Hamilton, Henry, Horace Mann, Rachel B. Noel, and Rishel middle schools; Bryant Webster, Centennial, Dora Moore and Slavens K–8 schools; Emerson Street School; Emily Griffith Alternative School; John F. Kennedy and North high schools; and MLK Early College. The volunteers devoted 55 classroom hours to encourage students to get involved with democracy.

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