Denver Bar Association
December 2012
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Support MVL for Colorado Gives Day, Dec. 4

For the third year, the Denver Bar Association’s 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 at midnight on Dec. 4, donations will be taken online to local nonprofits like MVL. One hundred percent of your donation will go to MVL, supporting its mission to provide free and low-cost legal services to people in need. For more information or to donate, visit


Seniors Committee Holiday Lunch, Dec. 6

The Seniors Committee invites friends and colleagues to to share warm wishes and holiday cheer. The gathering will be held at noon on Thursday, Dec. 6, at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. Cost to attend is $12. To RSVP, contact Sara Crocker at (303) 824-5347 or Please RSVP by Dec. 4.


DBA YLD and CAN Host Book Drive, Through Dec. 7

Join the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the DBA’s Community Action Network Committee in collecting books in English and Spanish for the Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center. Books needed are for children ages 6 months to 12 years.

Please contact Heather Clark at to sign your firm up for the drive.


DBA YLD Coffee Talk:
Contempt in Colorado State Courts, Dec. 13

Learn how the contempt proceeding process works in both district and county court. Understand how to pursue or defend against contempt sanctions. This presentation will include both the perspective of a judge and a practitioner. Presented by the Honorable Raymond Satter and Patrick Thiessen, the program will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Denver Bar Association offices, 1900 Grant St. Please email to RSVP.


Gear Up for Lawyers’ League Basketball

The Lawyers Basketball League will kick off its 2013 season in January. Games will be played at the University of Denver Hamilton Gym. The expected team entry fee will range from $625 to $750.

Sign-up information was sent to last year’s team captains at the end of October. Captains who haven’t received the sign-up information or 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


Call for DBA Awards Nominees

The DBA Awards Committee needs your 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 email Heather Clark at on 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 Thursday, Jan. 31.


Save the Date: Barristers Benefit Ball, May 4

Get down and derby at this year’s 25th Barristers Benefit Ball on May 4 at the Hyatt Convention Center in Denver. The ball benefits the Denver Bar Association’s Metro Volunteer Lawyers, which provides free and low-cost legal services to people in need. To purchase tickets or a table at the ball, please visit For information about sponsorship opportunities, please visit

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