Denver Bar Association
October 2013
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Professionalism month

Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender, with the support of the Colorado Bar Association, has declared October Legal Professionalism Month in Colorado. The aim of the month is to encourage members of the legal profession, professional entities, and judicial offices and staff to rededicate themselves to demonstrating the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, and promote public confidence in the profession and the court system.

To commemorate the month, the Colorado Supreme Court will hold an assembly of lawyers on Monday, Nov. 4, and a special session of the Court to welcome newly admitted attorneys to the practice. The program will begin at 2 p.m. at the Boettcher Concert Hall, followed by the fall admission ceremony at 3:30 p.m. For more events, visit


Denver Bike Social

The DBA bike social will be held on Thursday, Oct. 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. Cyclists will meet at B-Station located at 1601 Platte St. in Denver. B-Cycle is a sponsor of this event and has generously offered free bike passes to anyone without a bike that day. After approximately an hour of biking, the group will convene at the Denver Beer Company for drinks. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Please let us know if you will need a bike!


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


Spinning CLE at the Denver Athletic Club

Join the DBA Fit to Practice Task Force for the second edition of the wildly popular Spinning CLE class at the Denver Athletic Club on Thursday, Oct. 17, from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. Slip into your workout gear and get ready for Judge Carparelli to work your brain while you work your legs! Judge Carparelli will discuss themes of diversity and inclusiveness in this ethics program that’s part of October Legal Professionalism Month as you sweat away on your stationary bike. This is a members-only event, and the cost to attend is $15. One ethics credit has been applied for. Space is limited and these classes fill up fast so RSVP early to secure your seat by clicking here, emailing, or calling 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

DBA Seniors to Roast Bob Kapelke

The DBA Seniors Committee will roast Bob Kapelke on Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St. Cocktails begin at 5:15 p.m., with dinner and the roast to follow. Cost to attend is $45. To RSVP, please contact Alexa Drago at or (303) 824-5313. Please indicate your meal choice of surf and turf, chicken, or a vegetarian option.


Gear Up for Lawyers’ League Basketball

The Lawyers’ Basketball League will kick off its 2013 season in January, and will be held at the University of Denver Hamilton Gym. The expected team entry fee will range from $600 to $700. Sign-up information will be sent to last year’s team captains in Oct.; others who are interested in registering, forming, or joining a team should contact Todd Jansen at or Rob Hooke at


Access to Justice Hearing

The DBA Access to Justice Committee will host the Denver hearing on Friday, Oct. 4 starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center. Light appetizers served starting at 4:30 p.m. The hearing is one of a series organized this Fall by Colorado’s Access to Justice Commission in each of Colorado’s Congressional Districts to address challenges to equal access to our civil justice system in Colorado. For more information visit RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

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