Denver Bar Association
October 2000
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MDA Lock-Up Nov. 3

Put that law degree to work and get your friends and collegues out of jail (or volunteer to be the inmate) at the Muscular Dystrophy Association's Lock-Up on Friday, Nov. 3 at the Wynkoop Brewery from 5-7 p.m. This Young Lawyers Division-sponsored program raised more than $45,000 for muscular dystrophy patients last year. The happpy hour is timed conveniently after the YLD Court Orientation Program. (See page three, bottom right corner.) Call Beth at MDA to volunteer to be locked-up at (303) 691-3331 or Debbie Wilson at (303) 685-4897 ext. 101.

Bar Exam Duel

In August, Bar Exam Refresher teacher John Moye challenged Docketeer Craig Eley to a Bar Exam Duel. From left to right are Craig Eley, moderator Bill Keating, fan Frank Slaninger and John Moye. Craig Eley won the event (with an admittedly sketchy point system) by two points. He answered the following bonus question correctly:

When the Rolling Stones sing "You can't always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you get what you need," this phrase best illustrates:
    a) The Due Process Clause
    b) The application of the 14th Amendment
    c) The Commerce Clause
    d) The Right to Bear Arms

Literary Anthology

Submissions sought for a DBA/CBA anthology of short stories by Colorado lawyers. Send your no-more-than-3,000-word story to DBA/CBA Literary Anthology, c/o Karen Bries, 1900 Grant St., Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80203. If you are already moderately famous, feel free to submit a previously published story. Entries will be determined by a committee. Submissions are due Dec. 31. Contact Karen Bries at (303) 824-5303 or kbries@cobar.org for more information.

DBA President Susan Smith Fisher addresses a group of reporters at the annual "Covering Colorado's State Courts: A Media Class on Court Process and Open Records." About 30 reporters came to the session, which featured presentations from Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey, Judge Larry Naves, Judge James Breese and DA Bill Ritter. The presentations encompassed open meetings, records, the judicial system and what goes through a judge's mind when deciding a sentence.

Winetasting to Benefit Legal Aid

The YLD Annual Winetasting to Benefit the Legal Aid Foundation will be Dec. 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at La Rumba, 99 W. Ninth Ave. Tickets are $25 in advance or $28 at the door. Join YLD for exquisite wines from Lucas Liquors, excellent food from local Denver restaurants, a silent auction and good music. Bring your friends for a wonderful time! Call Tammy Blase at (303) 221-2715 or Dawn Adeletti at (303) 592-6600.

Bar Mart

Come find out what your bar association is all about while socializing and munching on appetizers with your friends and colleagues on Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets are $2, and the fun takes place at Bella Ristorante at its new swanky location, 1939 Blake St. Call Laura Embleton at (303)824-5369 for more information and to buy tickets.



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