Denver Bar Association
January 2012
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Call for DBA Awards Nominees
The DBA Awards Committee requests 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 here or by emailing Heather Clark at of why the nominee deserves the recognition. 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.


Hockey Night for Recent Grads
The Young Lawyers Divisions of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations and the University of Denver Sturm College of Law are sponsoring a reception and hockey game for recent grads (classes of 1997-2011) and all YLD members on Friday, Feb. 10. The reception will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Gymnasium at the Ritchie Center, and the puck drops at 7:37 for the DU Pioneers vs. Minnesota Gophers. Tickets are $30 per person and include a cheese tasting, two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and group seating at the hockey game. For more information, contact Laura Dean at or (303) 871-6122.

Support CAN’s Toothbrushes for Tots Drive
Sign up your firm to participate in the DBA Community Action Network’s Toothbrushes for Tots Drive, Feb. 6 to 10. The drive benefits Kids in Need of Dentistry. To sign up, email Kate Schuster at, call (303) 824-5312, or visit at


Barristers Benefit Ball:Dance Off among Past Presidents
The dance competition at this year’s "Dancing with the Bar Stars for MVL" Barristers Benefit Ball will feature three past presidents, who will be teaming up with their spouses on the dance floor. Strutting on the dance floor will be former Denver Bar President and Colorado Bar President-elect Mark Fogg and Pat Fogg, former Colorado and Denver Bar President Bill Walters and Christy Cutler, and former Denver Bar President Elsa Martinez Tenreiro and Steve Theis. The Barristers Benefit Ball to support Metro Volunteer Lawyers will be held on May 5 at the Grand Hyatt in Denver. Tickets are available at

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