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Chairpersons 2013–2014: Alison Daniels and Noah Patterson
The Denver Access to Justice committee meets the first Tuesday at noon at the Denver Bar offices. This committee works on monthly pro se clinics, weekly lawline 9, Pro Bono week, homeless vet stand down, trainings, a volunteer appreciation and updating the legal resource directory. This committee also works closely with Metro Volunteer Lawyers and Colorado Legal Services. Please see the attached Denver Access to Justice volunteer opportunities and contact the Public Legal Education Department if interested in volunteering.
Chairperson 2013–2014: Mark Fogg
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.
Submit nominees for the 2014 DBA Awards here. Deadline for submissions is Jan. 31, 2014.
Chairpersons 2013–2014: Aaron Bradford and Kristine Poston
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.
Chairperson 2013-2014: Judge Elizabeth Starrs, Gerry Pratt, and Doug Stevens
Chairperson 2013–2014: Dan Sweetser
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This committee provides an opportunity for members to reach beyond the legal community to the Denver community at large and provide valuable legal, educational, social and civic assistance to those in need. On-going programs include addressing the issues of the homeless, education, and encouraging attorneys to serve on boards of non-profit agencies. Please note the Community Action Network check-off on the committee preference sheet.
Chairpersons 2013–2014: Jeanne Busacca and Lisa Hughes
Chairpersons 2013–2014: TBD
Chairperson 2013–2014: Ryan Jardine
The Docket is the newsletter for the Denver Bar Association. Each month, The Docket presents news of interest to the Association's members calendars of events and CLE classes; restaurant, movie and book reviews; practice tips, gossip and humorous articles of all kinds. The committee members write material and work with the DBA staff to publish The Docket. Written material is solicited from all members of the DBA, not just the committee members.
Coordinates the DBA Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament a full day golf tournament in June. The tournament includes a silent auction and is a fundraiser for Metro Volunteer Lawyers.
Chairpersons 2013–2014: Nick Ghiselli and Frank Cristiano
A joint CBA/DBA committee. A committee consisting of attorneys and other professionals that seeks to promote better understanding among the professions; prepares statements of principles governing interprofessional relations; and assists in resolving disputes between professionals. Maintains the Interprofessional Code.
Chairperson 2013–2014: Richard Strauss
Chairpersons 2013–2014: Erich Bethke and John Kechriotis
The Democracy Education Committee meets the first Thursday of every month at the CBA offices. The committee recruits law professionals into Denver Public Schools. Projects include: Denver Regional Mock Trial Tournament, National Constitution Day, in-class mock trial scripts for elementary, middle and high schools, “We the People” volunteer training, K-5 Law Day Art Contest, DBA-DPS Guest Teaching Initiative, PALS (Partner Alliance of Lawyer and Schools) and speaker bureaus. Currently, we are working to get attorneys into the classroom to substitute teach.
Chairperson 2013–2014: Craig Joyce and Melissa Ogburn
This committee puts together and runs the DBA's mentor program. For information please go to: http://www.denbar.org/index.cfm/ID/21197/DBA/Mentoring-Program/
Chairperson 2013–2014: Stacy Carpenter
Chairperson 2013–2014: Peter Goldstein and John Tatlock
Chairperson 2013–2014: Leonard Plank
This group of attorneys, chaired by Don McMichael, is for those members “65 or better.” The committee has four big events throughout the year. The biggest party of the year is the Senior Spring Banquet, which honors Denver lawyers who have been licensed for 50 years. The committee’s fall event, the “Seniors Roast,” honors an attorney or judge nominated by the most active senior members for his/her outstanding commitment to the legal community. December’s Holiday Party is the most casual of the events and includes connecting with familiar faces, spreading holiday cheer and enjoying tasty fare. July’s golf tournament is always a hit with the senior members and adds a little competition to the event calendar. New members are welcome.
For any additional information, questions, or concerns, please contact Director of Public Legal Education, Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Many opportunities await the volunteer-spirited attorney.
Volunteers are needed monthly to provide information at free clinics in SMALL CLAIMS, COLLECTIONS, BANKRUPTCY, DOING YOUR OWN DIVORCE in both English and Spanish, DIVORCE WITH CHILDREN, and IMMIGRATION .
Call-a-Lawyer programs at Channel 9 need lawyers as often weekly to answer viewer/listener questions.
Attorneys are always needed to answer requests for Mock Trial support, career days, court tours, classroom presentations and public speaking.
A full list of programs and their descriptions is provided below for your convenience. Your unique and finely honed skills are always needed and gratefully appreciated by Public Legal Education. Volunteer early and volunteer often!
Community Based Projects
School Based Projects