Chairpersons 2020–2021: Matt Pierce
Staff Liaison: Virginia McClerkin, 303-824-5333
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.
Chairperson 2020–2021: Nicoal Sperrazza
Staff Liaison: Heather Folker, 303-824-5350
This is an appointed committee 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.
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Barristers Benefit Ball
Chairpersons 2020–2021: Tyrone Glover
Staff Liaison: Amy Sreenen, 303-824-5371
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.
Co-Chair's: Doug Stevens and Judge Beth Faragher
Staff Liaison: Juliann Tricarico, 303-824-5340
Chairperson 2020–2021: Klaraleee Charlton
Staff Liaison: Dan Sweetser, 303-824-5354
Diversity & Inclusivity
Chairperson 2020–2021: Patricia Jarzobski
Staff Liaison: Emy Lopez
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.
DIVERSITY AND INCLUSIVITY STEERING COMMITTEE