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Announcing the 2015 DBA Award Winners
The DBA Awards Committee has chosen winners for the following categories: Award of Merit, Young Lawyer of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, Education in the Legal System and Outstanding Programs or Projects. Involvement with the DBA, community contributions outside the bar associations, career history, and accomplishments were all considered in the selection process. The winners listed below are outstanding individuals whom we would like to recognize publicly for their commitment to the legal field and our community at the DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception on Thursday, July 9, at the Ralph Carr Justice Center. Thank you for inspiring us all!

Award of Merit: Charles C. Turner
Judicial Excellence: Ruben Hernandez
Young Lawyer of the Year: Gillian M. Bidgood
Volunteer of the Year: John M. McHugh
Education in the Legal System: Doug Wilhelm, Denver Public Schools Hamilton Middle School 8th Grade History Teacher Projects and Programs: Denver Bar Association Court Mediation Services Program

RSVP for the Annual Party on Thursday, July 9 at the Ralph Carr Justice Center. Ceremony starts at 5:30 p.m., reception at 6 p.m. Email or call 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Annual Seniors Golf Tournament—Thursday, July 16, at noon.
This year’s tournament will be held at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. A box lunch will be served at noon, with golf to follow (tee times beginning at 1 p.m.). Cost is $50 per player; DBA members and their family and friends of any age are welcome (participants 65 and older are eligible to win prizes). Click here for more information and a registration form. Questions? Email Alexa Drago.

Sign Up Your Firm for the DBA CAN School Supply Drive—July 20–31
The DBA Community Action Network Committee is sponsoring its Annual School Supply Drive to benefit Denver Public Schools. To sign up, go to and click on “School Supply Drive Sign-up” at the top of the page. One change this year is that donations will not be picked up by the DBA. Collecting firms should drop off all donations at Wyman Elementary School, 1690 Williams St., Denver on Friday, July 31. Email Alexa Drago or Kate Schuster for more information.

The Denver Lawyers’ Arts and Literature Reception—Thursday, Sept. 17, at 5:30 p.m.
The winners and their works will be featured in the September issue of The Docket. To thank all of the entrants and winners, a reception will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Mike Wright Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 17. All are invited to attend and enjoy complimentary drinks and appetizers. See and hear the winning works and mingle with the artists. Please RSVP online or to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.