Denver Bar Association
September 2013
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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 2014, serving on the CBA Executive Council and Board of Governors. Nominations are due by Monday, Sept. 16. For more information or to send nominations, contact Dana Collier Smith at


Friday Nite Yoga @ the Bar

Join us for Friday Nite Yoga @ the Bar every Friday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. starting Sept. 6. Friday Nite Yoga will take place on the 10th floor of our office building at 1900 Grant St. Some exceptions will apply, so please check our calendar each week at

Barristers After Hours and Lawyer Artists

The DBA YLD Barristers After Hours is partnering with The Docket’s Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Contest to bring you a picture-perfect Barristers After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell. Artwork from the contest will be on display. Complimentary light appetizers, wine and beer will be served. Please RSVP to this event by calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727 or emailing For more information visit


DBA YLD Coffee Talk

Transact with Confidence: Minimizing the Risk of Environmental Liabilities—Thursday, Sept. 26

Rebecca L. Almon and Elizabeth Poole, environmental attorneys at Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe PC, will help real estate, transactional, and in-house attorneys account for and address environmental liabilities, including anticipated changes to environmental site assessment guidelines and new vapor intrusion guidelines, prior to executing or relying on a purchase or lease agreement. One general CLE credit applied for. Cost to attend is $5 for DBA members and $20 for non-members. RSVP at or email


DU Law Stars Shine

University of Denver Sturm College of Law alumni will be honored at the DU Law Stars Dinner at the Sheraton Downtown Denver on Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Honorees include Michael S. Burg, JD’75 and Peter W. Burg, JD’80, Outstanding Alumni Award; Hon. John P. Leopold, JD’74, Alumni Professionalism Award; Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr., Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award, and Lucia C. Padilla, JD’03, Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Recent Alumni 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 or contact Laura Dean at (303) 871-6122 or


Cwba Raises The Bar With Dinner

The CWBA Foundation’s Annual "Raising the Bar" Dinner will be held at the Brown Palace Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 5:30 p.m. This year, The CWBA celebrates "Lawyers Who Have Raised the Bar in Protecting and Advocating for Children." Six amazing women will be honored.

The Honorable Kathy Delgado, District Court Judge, 17th Judicial District, State of Colorado

Kathy Gebhardt, CEO, Children’s Voices, Inc.

Wadine Gehrke, Retired Professor, DU Sturm College of Law

Diana Goldberg, Executive Director, Sungate Kids

Theresa Spahn, Partner, Wedgle & Spahn, and founding Executive Director of the Office of the Child’s Representative

Stephanie Villafuerte, Director, Children’s Law Center

Proceeds from the Dinner help the CWBA Foundation fund scholarships at both Colorado law schools, provide funding for CWBA educational and mentoring programs and more. For more information, visit


DBA YLD Hosts Law Suit Days

From 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, Oct. 3 and 4, the DBA Young Lawyers Division will accept donations of gently used professional clothing, shoes, and accessories on the steps of the Denver City and County Building. Clothing should be clean and on hangers. The DBA YLD will not be able to pick up donations and cannot accept donations on other dates. If the weather is bad, the donation site will be moved inside the city and county building. For more information please contact Heather Clark at 

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