Denver Bar Association
September 2012
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Represent the First District of CBA  

The Denver Bar Association seeks nominees to serve as Colorado Bar Association Vice President representing the First District (Denver). This is a one-year term beginning July 2013, serving on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Friday, Sept. 14. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at

CWBA Raises the Bar with Dinner  

The Colorado Women’s Bar Association will host its seventh annual Raising the Bar dinner on Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Brown Palace starting at 5:30 p.m. Honorees include U.S. District Court Judge Christine M. Arguello, U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne J. Castle, Faegre Baker Daniels Partner Leslie A. Fields, Colorado Springs Public Defender Carrie L. Thompson, Truhlar and Truhlar Partner Doris B. Truhlar, and Mills & Weitzenkorn Partner Gina B. Weitzenkorn. For more information or to RSVP, please visit

DU Law Stars Shine  

University of Denver Sturm College of Law alumni will be honored at the DU Law Stars Dinner at Wings Over the Rockies Air & Space Museum on Thursday, Sept. 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. Honorees include William L. Keating, Thompson G. Marsh Award; Michael L. O’Donnell, Outstanding Alumni Award; former DBA President Mary Jo Gross, Alumni Professionalism Award; and Prof. Joyce Sterling, Excellence in Teaching Award. Proceeds from the event are directed to the Student Law Office and the Judicial Fellowship Program. For more information or to RSVP, please visit LawStars12 or contact Laura Dean at (303) 871-6122 or

Mile High ALA Hosts Open House 

The Mile High Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators is hosting an open house and membership event from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 13, on the rooftop patio of Jackson’s, at 1520 20th St. All ALA members and prospective members are welcome (and encouraged) to attend. To learn more or to RSVP, contact Membership Chair Michele Bailon at or Membership Co-Chair Linda Gross at lgross@ ALA is a nonprofit, providing support and education to all legal management professionals in Colorado.

COBALT Golf Tournament to Support Colorado Legal Services  

The COBALT Class of 2012 is hosting a golf tournament to benefit Colorado Legal Services on Friday, Sept. 21, at Arrowhead Golf Club in Littleton. For more information or to register your foursome, visit Interested in sponsoring or making a donation? Email Amy Kolczak at

DBA Seniors to Roast Chuck Brega Oct. 8 

The DBA Seniors Committee will roast Chuck Brega on Monday, Oct. 8 at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St. Cocktails will be served starting at 5:15 p.m. with dinner to follow. Cost to attend is $45. To RSVP, please contact Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar. org. Please indicate your meal choice of surf and turf, chicken, or a vegetarian option.

Serving the Moderate- Income Client 

Many middle and low-income people would like the assistance of a lawyers for their legal matters. This daylong CLE program on Oct. 9 will provide information on the pros and cons of incorporating “modest means” representation into a law practice. Issues to be addressed include screening clients, setting client expectations, cost-cutting measures, limited scope representation, setting the fee, and managing malpractice exposure. Speakers include lawyers who have successfully incorporated representing modest means clients into their practice. The program will be presented at CBA–CLE, at 1900 Grant St., Suite 300. For more information or to RSVP, please visit

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