Denver Bar Association
July 2013
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DBA Closed for Fourth of July

In observance of the Fourth of July holiday, the Denver Bar Association will be closed on Thursday, July 4, and Friday, July 5, but will conduct normal business hours the rest of the week.


School Supply Drive — July 15–26

The DBA Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public Schools and Children’s Outreach Project. To sign up, go to and click on "Sign-up Your Firm." Contact Heather Clark at or Kate Schuster at for more information.


Solo and Small Firm Member Benefit Mixer—July 25

Solo and small firm practitioners face two daunting challenges every single day: practicing law and running a business. Join the Solo and Small Firm Section for a fast-paced, professionally facilitated interactive workshop to find out what practice management issues bug you the most, what you’re doing about them already (or not), and whether what you’re doing is working (or not). Attendees will also be introduced to the concept of joining a Peer Counsel Group, where you’ll be able to easily get the practice management help you need—and also enjoy yourself and make some great friends and professional colleagues along the way! The event will run from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, in the CBA-CLE large classroom, located at 1900 Grant St., Suite 300. RSVP by July 22 to Cost to attend is $5.


Seniors Golf Tournament—Aug. 13

This year’s tournament, hosted by the DBA’s Seniors Committee, will be held at Homestead Golf Course, located at 11500 W. Hampden Ave. in Lakewood. Lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow. Cost is $50 per player. To RSVP, email Alexa Drago at


Denver Lawyers Arts and Literature Contest Winners Named

The Docket Committee has selected eight artists and writers to be featured for their works in the September issue of The Docket. The winners are: Leslie Kaye for "Ink Doodle" in the Drawing category; Leslie Matthews for "Esalen" in the Painting (oil/acrylic/mixed media)category; Jay Breese for "Gonna Be a Good Day" in the Painting (watercolor) category; Dan Shifrin for "Faceoff" in the Photography category; Barry Bartel for "Roots and Branches" in the Sculpture category; Andy Engeman for "Richochet" in the Fiction Writing category; Catherine Ricca for "An Elevator Operator’s Fine Art" in the Nonfiction Writing category; and Erin Agee for "Twelve" in the Poetry category. Read more about the winners and see their works in the September issue.


Sign Up for DBA Lawyers Football League

This fall begins another season for the Denver Bar Association Lawyers Football League. The season runs from the weekend after Labor Day to the first weekend in November. Interested teams or individuals should contact John Stevens at or 303-495-5988. 

The Denver Bar Association Lawyers’ Touch Football League starts its 45th season this September. Last year’s championship was won by Collateral Attack over The Lambs 20-18. The championship was the seventh for the Attack in the last ten years.

Top row: Greg McClure, Jason St. Julien, Rashaad Barnett, CJ Chapman, Sean Hanlon, Buck Beltzer, Joe Hunt, Michael Fredregill, Jake Tiernan and Brent Owen.

Front row: Jereme Baker, Jeff Smith, Jed Greenblat, Kevin Robinson, Cody Bourke, Barry Burns, Jake Friedberg.

Not shown: Coach Judge Alfred Harrell and Jeff Gaston 

DU Offers Working Tuition Scholarship for MSLA Program

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law’s Master of Science in Legal Administration program is offering a 15 percent tuition scholarship for individuals working in a Colorado law firm. This discount will be applicable for academic years 2013 and 2014 only. The MSLA program has been educating students on the management and operations of law firms, courts, and legal organizations since 1972. Classes are offered both online and on campus. Students may attend full-time and complete the program in one year, or opt for the part-time Executive Option and complete the program in two to four years.

For more information about the tuition discount and the MSLA program, please contact Program Director Hope Kentnor at (303) 871-6308,, or visit


Davis Award Nominations Sought; Deadline Sept. 1

Nominations are invited for the 2013 Richard Marden Davis Award to honor attorneys under the age of 40 who have demonstrated excellence as a lawyer and leadership in Denver’s civic, educational, and charitable activities. The award was established by Davis Graham & Stubbs, the family of Dick Davis, and the Denver Bar Foundation in 1992 to recognize successful and community-minded young attorneys in private and public practice, and to inspire new members of the Denver legal community. The 2012 Davis Award recipient was Franz Hardy of Gordon & Rees. Nominations are due Sept. 1. Download a nomination form at Questions? Contact Margee Fawley at (303) 892-7528 or


Thank You to 20 Years of Lawline 9 Volunteers

In the June issue of The Docket we ran an article outlining the history of 20-year partnership between the Denver Bar Association and 9News for the weekly call-in program, Lawline 9. (Read it online at We also ran the names of the attorneys who have given their time and expertise in the past 20 years. We left a few people off, and we thank you for letting us know so that we can recognize them: Joe Dischinger, Karen Larson, John Stewart, and Brett Wendt. Thank you for your commitment to and support of Lawline 9. You can view the list of volunteers online at

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