Denver Bar Association
June 2011
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Executive Director’s Message: Our Way to Say ‘Thank You’

by Charles C. Turner



You have all heard the cheer, hokey as it is … or have you? There are times around the bar office when we indeed wonder if you do hear that message? Our sense of occasional bewilderment (known in medical circles as OB Syndrome) is understandable because, if we know anything, we know that our members these days are simply swamped with deadlines, demands, and diversions. We also know that those D’s have to come before any consideration of DBA activities—and I haven’t even begun to get into family time and obligations either.

So, we try to take some time each year to make sure that you, our members, understand how much we appreciate what you do for us, and more important, what you do for your fellow members. So, the week of June 6 has been set aside for a variety of activities that will try to express to you that we value you as members and we thank you for your loyalty.

What’s on the agenda? Let’s focus on the fun and games first, starting the week off with a golf outing at Inverness Golf Club on Monday, June 6. You can join other members in a low-intensity physical activity in a beautiful setting. As for a bit of heavier lifting, bring your boxes of stuff to be shredded and electronics to be recycled on Friday, June 10, from 4-6 p.m. No cost, but we do ask for a donation of $2 per box or item to benefit Metro Volunteer Lawyers. Fun? How about the Annual Awards Party on Tuesday, June 7, at the Hotel Monaco? It starts at 5:30 p.m. with complimentary food and libations for members.

For those more cerebrally inclined, there is a “Daily” continuing legal education program focusing on such subjects as diverse as, well, “Diversity” (Monday, June 6, at noon); “Mentoring” (Tuesday, June 7, at noon); “New Rules on File Retention” (Wednesday, June 8, at noon); “Information Overload” (Thursday, June 9, at 9 a.m.); and “Unbundled Legal Services” (Friday, June 10, at noon). For all of them, registration is complimentary for DBA members.

We hope to see you at some, many, or all of these activities so we can express in person our thanks and appreciation to you, our members. Click Here for RSVP information for these and many more activities during Member Appreciation Week. D

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