Denver Bar Association
December 2011
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Support MVL for Colorado Gives Day

For the second year, Metro Volunteer Lawyers is participating in Colorado Gives Day, which aims to support nonprofits that protect and nurture quality of life in Colorado. For 24 hours, starting Dec. 6, donations will be taken online to local nonprofits like MVL. There are other bonuses, including incentives for organizations that have the largest percent increase in donations, the most dollars raised through fundraising pages, the most donors and the most dollars raised. For more information or to donate, visit


Seniors Committee Holiday Lunch

The Seniors Committee invites friends and colleagues to a luncheon to share warm wishes and holiday cheer. The gathering will be held at noon on Monday, Dec. 12, at the DBA office, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. Cost to attend is $12. To RSVP, contact Sara Crocker at (303) 824-5347 or Please RSVP by Dec. 8.


CAN Committee Happy Hour

The Community Action Network Committee will host a happy hour for those interested in getting involved in the committee on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Katie Mullen’s Irish Pub, 1550 Court Place (on the 16th Street Mall). To RSVP, please contact Heather Clark at


Solo and Small Firm Holiday Party

The Solo and Small Firm Section will host its annual Networking and Holiday Party on Monday, Dec. 12, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the CBA-CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300. As in years past, door prizes will be given to attendees. The cost to attend is $5 for section members, $10 for non-section members, and includes a holiday buffet luncheon. If you are not a section member, you can join at the door for $10. Please RSVP by Dec. 8 to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.


Discounts on "The Nutcracker"

Through Dec. 24, DBA members can receive 15 percent off ticket prices. Visit, click buy tickets online next to "The Nutcracker," select the date and time of the performance and select purchase. Enter promotional code "COBAR" and click the arrow to the right of the box. Click either "Purchase Best Available Seating" or click a seating area of interest by scrolling over the seating map. Select the number of tickets desired and click purchase to finish processing order. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago at (303) 824-5313 or


Call for DBA Awards Nominees

The DBA Awards Committee needs you nomination for its annual awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, DBA Volunteer of the Year; Judicial Excellence; and Teacher of the Year. Please submit a brief statement online at or by emailing Heather Clark at of why the nominee deserves the honor. The committee will consider involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar associations, and career history and accomplishments. The deadline for nominations is Tuesday, Jan. 31.


DU Law Stars Nominees Sought

The nominations for the 2012 DU Law Stars are open. Please visit for more information and to nominate honorees. Awards include Outstanding Alumni Award, Alumni Professionalism Award, Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award, Thompson Marsh Award, and the Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Young Alumni Award. Nominations must be received by Jan. 27. For more information, contact Laura Dean at (303) 871-6122 or

Gear Up for Lawyers League Basketball

The Lawyers Basketball League will kick off its 2012 season in January at the University of Denver Hamilton Gym. The expected team entry fee will range from $650 to $750. Sign-up information was sent to last year’s team captains in October; others who are interested in registering, forming, or joining a team should contact Todd Jansen at (303) 337-0838 or or Rob Hooke at (720) 530-4279 or


Save the Date:
Barristers Benefit Ball

Mark your calendars and get your dancing shoes ready! The 2012 Barristers Benefit Ball to support Metro Volunteer Lawyers will be held on May 5 at the Grand Hyatt in downtown Denver. This year’s ball will reprise last year’s wildly popular theme: "Dancing With the Bar Stars for MVL." For reservations, contact Dana Collier Smith at (303) 824-5318 or


Save the Date:
Henry Hall Tournament, June 4

The 2012 Henry Hall Golf Tournament will be held at the Hiwan Golf Club in Evergreen on Monday, June 4. Registration, lunch, and range time will start at noon, to be followed by a 1:15 p.m. shotgun. Questions? Contact Alexa Drago at (303) 824-5313 or


Save the Date:
Annual Awards Part

The Annual Awards Party will be held on Tuesday, June 5 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Sherman Street Event Center, 1770 Sherman St. This is a complimentary event for DBA members and includes appetizers and beverages. RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

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