Denver Bar Association
September 2004
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Committees & Departments


Dear Bar Members:

We, the Docket editors, believe if you’re an attorney, you have a secret desire to be an author. We encourage you in this endeavor.

You don’t have to come to Docket meetings, although you’re very welcome to, but how nice if you would write a story (say, 800 words) about your thoughts on the legal system or your last fishing trip or what you think of young (or old) lawyers, things you’d like to see done better, or whatever has caught your fancy. Complain, praise, whine, make fun of—we’d like to see it.

The Docket is about lawyers and by lawyers and we want to reflect Denver’s legal community. GO FOR IT.

(Then send to dianeh@cobar.org or schesney@cobar.org.)


Having trouble meeting your aspirational goal of 50 pro bono hours for the year? Look no further!

The Legal Center is a chance to serve the community without getting locked into an expensive, time-consuming commitment.

You need only a couple hours each month to provide legal guidance in the areas of family, landlord-tenant, immigration, employment, and housing law. Come to El Centro Bienestar (623 Fox St.) the 3rd Tuesday of each month, 5:30–8 p.m. Contact Dipak Patel at (303) 894-7808 or
dpaq@canada.com.


 Working with the Media—brought to you by the DBA Communications Department!

September 17—9 a.m.–noon
October 22—9 a.m.–noon
November 12—9 a.m.–noon
December 10—9 a.m.–noon

Learn the tools to: be quoted accurately in the paper and on TV, look good on camera, have reporters call you for your expertise, and much more! 3 CLEs requested. Sessions at 1900 Grant St., 9th floor. Contact Diane Hartman at
(303) 824-5312 or dianeh@cobar.org.

School Supply Drive

Families lined up in 90-degree heat at 3:30 p.m. outside Cole Middle School for school supplies scheduled to be distributed at 5 p.m.

On Aug. 2, the Denver Public Schools Educational Outreach Program distributed classroom essentials—from pencils to backpacks—that had been collected by local law firms in July. The annual School Supply Drive, coordinated by the DBA’s Community Action Network with help from IKON Office Products, provides assistance to more than 800 homeless children.

This year, the School Supply Drive teamed up with Cole Middle School’s Night of Legal Services. Families receiving school supplies were invited to receive free legal information through the Legal Services Committee’s Ask-A-Lawyer Program. Volunteers offered information on subjects such as employment, family, landlord/tenant, immigration, and bankruptcy law.

Thanks to all who donated supplies: Varnell & Associates; Cage Williams Abelman & Layden; Denver Bar Association; Edwards & Taylor; Dorsey & Whitney; Kennedy & Christopher; Rossi Cox Kiker & Inderwish; SEC; Moye Giles; Burg Simpson; Ireland, Stapleton, Pryor & Pascoe; Sherman & Howard; Kutak Rock; Bayer Carey & McGee; Katz Look & Moisen; Qwest; Petrie Baur; Wade Ash Woods Hill & Farley; Market Street Mortgage; Featherstone De Sistro; Ritsema & Lyon; Sander Scheid Ingebretsen Miller & Parish; Allen & Vellone. Thanks also to IKON Office Products for coordinating collection of the supplies.

Earn ‘n Learn

Dean Nakayama, Malachi Clark,
Steve Farber, from Brownstein Hyatt &
Farber
Following pre-employment trainings on office etiquette and professionalism, Denver-area youth received the opportunity to learn valuable job skills in a professional work environment while sharing their mutual interest in the legal industry.

This summer, the Summer Intern Program and Earn ‘n Learn placed pre-screened and highly qualified youth in the following firms: Downey & Hopps; Wolf & Slatkin; Moye Giles; Brownstein Hyatt & Farber; Sherman & Howard; Faegre & Benson; U.S. Court of Appeals.

The Goodwill Industries of Denver’s Earn ‘n Learn! Program and the DBA thank these participants for their support and dedication to the Summer Intern Program.


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