The Denver Bar Association Nominating Committee has prepared the following slate of nominees to hold office in 2012–13:
7-2-6 If petitions for additional nominees are not received by May 1, the candidates nominated by the Nominating Committee are deemed elected and shall assume their respective offices as of the following July 1. If more than one person has been duly nominated for any office, an election by the members shall be conducted by the Nominating Committee for those contested offices.
DBA Legal Fee Arbitration Committee Merges with CBA
The DBA Legal Fee Arbitration Committee recently merged with the Legal Fee Arbitration Committee of the Colorado Bar Association. This committee seeks to identify and resolve disputes among attorneys and their clients concerning legal fees through arbitration. Questions? Contact committee chairs Jennifer Holt, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Glen Laird, at email@example.com. To view a sample legal fee arbitration provision, which can be used in client engagement letters, visit http://bit.ly/LegFee.
Join Lawyers League Softball
DBA Lawyers’ League Coed Softball starts June 9 and runs through Aug. 11. Games are played Saturdays at Cranmer Park (at 1st Avenue and Bellaire Street). This is a relaxed league more concerned with having fun than, well, pretty much anything else. Cost varies depending on the number of teams in the league. For more information or to sign up, contact Jack Tanner at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LSC Notice of Available Grant Funds for 2013
Competitive grant funds to provide civil legal services in 2013 are available from the Legal Services Corporation. Grants are available only for certain service areas; to view a list of available grants by service area, visit grants.lsc.gov/about-grants/where-we-fund.
Information about available grants and a request for proposals will be available at grants.lsc.gov during the week of April 9. Filing dates and submission requirements also are available there.
Information about LSC grants funding, the application process, and eligibility to apply for a grant is available at grants.lsc.gov/about-grants. Questions? Email email@example.com.
CAN’s Roll Out the
The Community Action Network’s 12th Annual Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive is April 16–27. All donations benefit Metro CareRing, a nonprofit hunger relief organization that operates one of the largest food pantries in Denver. To secure your donation barrel, sign up on denbar.org. Questions? Please email Kate Schuster at firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBB Raffle Prizes Announced
Barristers Benefit Ball raffle tickets are now on sale at cobar.org/bball for $10. Prizes include a number of weekend getaways throughout colorful Colorado, spa packages, and Le Creuset cookware. The drawing will be held at the Barristers Benefit Ball at the Grand Hyatt Denver on Saturday, May 5, at 8 p.m. You can get tickets to the ball at the same website. Unable to attend? You don’t need to be present to win. All proceeds from the raffle and the ball benefit Metro Volunteer Lawyers.
Professor John C. Brittain, a long-time civil rights activist, will offer the keynote speech at the 33rd Annual Luncheon of the Colorado Lawyers Committee on Monday, May 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. Awards for Outstanding Sustained Contribution, Law Firm of the Year, Team of the Year Award, and Special Recognition will be presented. Individual tickets to the luncheon are $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit coloradolawyerscommittee.org.
The Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers will host the Seventh Annual Immigrant Liberty Awards to benefit the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network on Thursday, May 31, at Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral of Denver. The event will feature Greek food, international entertainment, a silent auction, dancing, and the awards ceremony. Cost to attend is $70 if purchased before May 15. Student and nonprofit tickets are also available for $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit rmian.org.