Denver Bar Association
May 2013
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DBA Democracy Education Committee Updates Name to Lawyers and Schools Committee

The DBA Board of Trustees approved the name change of the Democracy Education Committee to the Lawyers and Schools Committee at its meeting on April 11.

This committee shall develop, coordinate, administer, and manage projects and programs to educate the public regarding democracy, legal principles, practices, and institutions. It shall coordinate and add value to democracy education and associated activities in Denver schools to enhance public knowledge of and trust in the legal profession. The committee will give direction to and provide opportunities for members of the legal profession to participate in these efforts and to coordinate such efforts with other bar associations and community organizations.

If you are interested in joining this committee, please contact Meghan Bush at mbush@cobar.org or (303) 824-5303.

 

Seniors Spring Banquet ‘Class’ Announced

Honor those who have been admitted to the bar for 50 years at the DBA Seniors Spring Banquet on Tuesday, June 4.

The "class" of honorees includes Douglass B. Auer, M.D. Biesterfeld, Thomas P. Brightwell, Thomas R. Bromberg, Richard O. Campbell, James W. Creamer, Nathan Davidovich, William E. Dawn, the Hon. Thomas J. DeMarino, Eugene E. Drake, Sheldon F. Goldberg, John J. Hanlon, Richard L. Harring, Peter J. Wall, Robert J. Wittenbrink, and Albert E. Zarlengo.

The banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St. Cost to attend is $45. RSVP to Alexa Drago at adrago@cobar.org.

 

35th Anniversary Lawyers Committee Luncheon—May 21

Legal Services Corporation President James J. Sandman will be the keynote speaker at the Colorado Lawyers Committee Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21, at the Marriott Denver City Center, 1701 California St. Also, individuals and organizations who contributed significantly to the Colorado Lawyers Committee during 2012 will be recognized. Cost to attend is $60. For more information or to RSVP, please visit bit.ly/Zp8cvS.

 

Social Networking: An Ethical Minefield—May 23

As licensed professionals, it is critical to be mindful of responsibilities in interactions with others, including those that occur electronically or via social media. There may be dangers for lawyers who may be unaware of the interaction between the use of social media and their responsibilities under the Rules of Professional Conduct. Join the discussion with Amy DeVan from the Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel.

Coffee Talk programs are held at 7:30 a.m. every fourth Thursday at the DBA offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900. To RSVP, email lunches@cobar.org.

 

Join Lawyers League Softball

DBA Lawyers’ League Coed Softball starts June 8 and runs through Aug. 10. 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 jtanner@fwlaw.com.

 

CU Jewish Law Students Association Returns

The Jewish Law Students Association at the University of Colorado Law School is back after a brief hiatus. JLSA is committed to fostering a community among anyone interested, and being Jewish is not a requirement. JLSA is working to create a contact list of Colorado attorneys for event notices, which may include Shabbat dinners, happy hours, a mentor program, and other social and networking opportunities. Please contact Abbey Wallach at awallach19@gmail.com if you wish to be included on the email list.


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