The mission of The Docket is to educate and entertain the Denver legal community — we hope without being sued.
Since 1978, The Docket has served as the official publication of the Denver Bar Association, offering insight, analysis, and a bit of sarcasm about the Denver legal community. That pithy, tongue-in-cheek attitude was born when The Docket replaced the Denver Bar Calendar. “If you sense a small amount of irreverence on these pages, why not? Some might suggest this organization has been altogether too staid in the past,” then-DBA President Bill McClearn wrote to announce the publication.
The Docket Committee and Contributing
Born as a four-page newsletter, The Docket has evolved into a 32-page monthly magazine, but the goal has remained the same: a publication for Denver lawyers, by Denver lawyers.
The Docket Committee is comprised of DBA members who contribute to the magazine. For more information about the committee or to become a member, please contact Docket Editor Sara Crocker.
But, all members of the DBA are invited to propose stories and contribute to The Docket. If you are interested in contributing, please send your idea or a draft of your article to Sara Crocker.
The Denver Lawyers Arts & Literature Contest
This is an annual creative arts contest sponsored by The Docket. The entry period for the 2013 contest is closed. Contest categories include fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and humor writing, as well as painting (watercolors and oil/acrylic/mixed media), drawing, sculpture, and photography. In all categories, the subject matter is open to the artists’ choice — no legal subject matter is required.
Entries are judged by The Docket Committee and winners are recognized in the September issue of The Docket. For more information about the contest, entry guidelines, and to see past winners, click here.
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The Docket runs announcements in Legal Affairs. Send announcements* (moves, promotions, birthday, weddings, etc.) to Kate Schuster. Announcements are published in order of receipt and are printed at no cost but must be submitted in writing and are subject to editing and space available. We accept photos and headshots that are high resolution and are in a .tif or .jpg format.
*Legal Affairs publication policy: If you are a Denver Bar attorney(should this just be member? We print staff in there) and you've moved, been promoted, hired an associate, taken on a partner, received a promotion or award, or begun service on a board, we'd love to hear from you. Talks, speeches, CLE presentations, and political announcements, due to their sheer number, cannot be included. In addition, The Docket cannot print notices of honors determined by other publications (e.g. Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, etc.), again due to volume.