Denver Bar Association
October 2010
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2010-2011 Committee Preference Sheet


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Joining a DBA committee is a great way to donate your time to the association, network, help the community, and develop leadership skills. Please check the box next to each committee you are interested in learning more about. Include your name and contact information and e-mail your preferences to membership@cobar.org or fax it to (303) 894-0821. For other questions, call (303) 860-1115.

Access to Justice
Works for the expansion of legal services for all people regardless of their ability to pay; encourages lawyers to provide pro bono services; develops proposals to improve systems of low cost legal services; and assists local bar associations with public service programs.

Court Mediation Services (formerly ADR/CAMP)
Educates the public, the legal profession, and the judiciary about the value of mediation and how it effectively, efficiently and fairly resolves conflict, by providing excellent mediation services to litigants and their attorneys in the civil divisions of Denver’s County and Small Claims Courts.

Awards
Coordinates nominations and picks the winners for the following awards: DBA Award of Merit, DBA Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, DBA Young Lawyer of the Year, and Judicial Excellence.

Barristers Benefit Ball
Plans and organizes this annual association fundraising dinner/dance. The proceeds go to the Metro Volunteer Lawyers Program, which provides legal services to indigent clients.

Bench Bar Committee
Works to better the relationship between the Bench and the Bar by hosting lunch programs at the Denver Courts with panels of judges to discuss various issues of concern for judges and lawyers.?Also, works to plan the Bench Bar Retreat every 18 months.

Community Action Network
Provides opportunities for members to reach beyond the legal community and offer valuable legal, educational, social, and civic assistance to those in need. On-going programs include school supply, toothbrush and food drives, and other fundraising events.

Democracy Education
Recruits legal professionals for Denver Public Schools projects, such as Denver Regional Mock Trial Tournament; National Constitution Day; in-class mock trial scripts for elementary, middle and high schools; court tours at the City and County Building; "We the People" volunteer training; Law Day Coloring Contest; substitute teaching; and speaker bureaus.

Diversity in the Legal Profession
Its mission is to break down the long-standing barriers that have prevented diverse attorneys from succeeding in the legal profession.

The Docket
The monthly newsletter for the Denver Bar Association presents news of interest to the Association’s members calendars of events and CLE classes; restaurant, movie, and book reviews; practice tips; and 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.

Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
Coordinates this full-day golf tournament, benefiting the Metro Volunteer Lawyers Program.

Interprofessional
Consists of attorneys and other professionals that seek to promote better understanding among the professions, prepares statements of principles governing interprofessional relations, and assists in resolving disputes among professionals.

Legal Fee Arbitration
Seeks to identify and resolve disputes between attorneys and their clients concerning legal fees and resolve through arbitration.

Professionalism Coordinating Council
Coordinates the Association’s efforts to improve professional conduct on the part of lawyers and judges in light of the lawyers’ Oath of Admission to practice law in Colorado and the reasonable expectations of the Bench, Bar, and the public.

Seniors Committee
This group of attorneys is for those members "65 or better." The committee has four big events throughout the year: Seniors’ Spring Banquet, Golf Tournament, Roast, and Holiday Party. The biggest party of the year is the Seniors’ Spring Banquet, which honors Denver lawyers who have been licensed for 50 years. New members are welcome!


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