Get Involved

For more information about a committee contact the staff liaison listed below or call 303-860-1115 or 800-332-6736.


Access to Justice

Chairpersons 2018–2019: Shelly Dill and Matt Pierce
Staff Liaison: Carolyn Gravit, 303-824-5323

The Denver Access to Justice committee meets the third Wednesday at noon at the Denver Bar offices.  This committee works on monthly pro se clinics on Bankruptcy, Family, Legal nights, Colorado Poverty Law Clinic, monthly lawline 9 program, promoting National Pro Bono celebration, coordinates the Denver Access to Justice Hearing, CLE trainings. This Committee also works closely with Metro Volunteer Lawyers, Colorado Legal Services, Denver Wrap Around Project, Court Mediation Services, Denver Pro Se Center and Specialty Bar Associations. Please contact the Public Legal Education Department if interested in participating in this committee.

Barristers Benefit Ball

Chairpersons 2018–2019Sara Sharp
Staff Liaison: Melissa Nicoletti, 303-824-5321

Plans and organizes this annual association fund-raising dinner/dance. The proceeds go towards the Metro Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides legal services to indigent clients.


Chairperson 2018–2019: Dan Sweetser and Klaraleee Charlton
Staff Liaison: Amy Redfern, 303-824-5365

President's Diversity Council

Chairpersons 2018–2019: Maureen Watson
Staff Liaison: Melissa Nicoletti, 303-824-5321

Lawyers and Schools

Chairpersons 2018–2019: Johnna Stuart
Staff Liaison: Carolyn Gravit, 303-824-5323

The Lawyers and Schools Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at noon at the CBA offices. The committee recruits law professionals into Denver Public Schools. Projects include: Denver Regional Mock Trial Tournament, National Constitution Day, in-class mock trial scripts for elementary, middle and high schools, “We the People” volunteer training, K-5 Law Day Contest and curriculum, DBA-DPS Guest Teaching Initiative, DBA-DPS Truancy Program Training, Debate Club, Reading Partners Tutoring, Book Drive for Reading Partners and speaker bureaus.

Chairperson 2018–2019: Janet Drake
Staff Liaison: Jessica Lindzy, 303-824-5343


Chairperson 2018–2019: Leonard Plank
Staff Liaisons: Melissa Nicoletti, 303-824-5321

This group of attorneys is for those members “65 or better.” The committee has four big events throughout the year. The biggest party of the year is the Senior Spring Banquet, which honors Denver lawyers who have been licensed for 50 years. The committee’s fall event, the “Seniors Roast,” honors an attorney or judge nominated by the most active senior members for his/her outstanding commitment to the legal community. December’s Holiday Party is the most casual of the events and includes connecting with familiar faces, spreading holiday cheer and enjoying tasty fare. July’s golf tournament is always a hit with the senior members and adds a little competition to the event calendar. New members are welcome.


Chairperson 2018–2019: Dan McCune
Staff Liaison: Melissa Nicoletti, 303-824-5321

Responsible for nominating the winners of the annual Award of Merit; also coordinates other awards given by the association: DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, Judicial Excellence, and Teacher of the Year.

Submissions are accepted from November through January each year.  Click here for a submission form.


Bench Bar

Chairperson 2018–2019: Doug Stevens
Co Chair: Gerald Pratt
Staff Liaison: Juliann Tricarico, 303-824-5340

Court Mediation Service

Chairpersons 2018–2019: Jim Carr
Staff Liaison: Amy Sreenen, 303-824-5371



Co Chairs 2018–2019: Paul Miller
Managing Editor: Jodi Jennings, 303-824-5326
Editor: Brendan Baker, 303-824-5336
Graphic Designer: Clair Smith, 303-824-5360
Advertising: Alexa Drago, 303-824-5360         

The Docket is the publication for the Denver Bar Association. The Docket presents news of interest to the Association's members calendars of events and CLE classes; restaurant, movie and book reviews; practice tips, gossip and humorous articles of all kinds. The committee members write material and work with the DBA staff to publish The Docket. Written material is solicited from all members of the DBA, not just the committee members.


Joint Management

Chairperson 2018–2019: Jessica Brown
Staff Liaison: Amy Redfern, 303-824-5365

Legal Fee Arbitration

Chairperson 2017–2018: Jennifer I. Holt and Glendon L. Laird
Staff Liaison: Lindsey O'Brien, 303-824-5310

Legal Fee Arbitration is a joint committee with the Colorado Bar Association and provides for arbitration of fee disputes between lawyers and their clients.

Mentoring Program

Chairperson 2018–2019: Nicole Black
Staff Liaison: Melissa Nicoletti, 303-824-5321

This committee puts together and runs the DBA's mentor program. 


Professionalism Coordinating Councils

   Chairperson 2018–2019: Peter Goldstein and Alexa Reller
   Staff Liaison: Amy Redfern303-824-5365





Diversity & Inclusivity

  Chairperson 2018–2019: Patricia Jarzobski

Staff Liaison: Melissa Nicoletti, 303-824-5321

  Engage under-represented and statewide populations by improving and ensuring their inclusion at all

   levels of the CBA, by building symbiotic relations with specialty bars, by using technology to better reach

   members statewide, and by strengthening local bars associations.