Denver Bar Association
February 2013
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Hockey Night for Recent DU Grads—Feb. 8

The University Of Denver Sturm College of Law and the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations’ Young Lawyers Divisions invite graduates from the classes of 1998 to 2012 to a private reception before the DU Pioneers take on the Colorado College Tigers. Echo Brewing Company (owned by 1997 alumna Katy Dukes), MouCo Cheese Company, and Continental Sausage will host a tasting to get the evening started.

Cost to attend is $30, $25 for students, or $20 to only attend the reception.

Cost includes the tasting, two drinks, hors d’oeuvres, and admission to the game. RSVP by Feb. 1 at bit.ly/11MifLF.

For questions, contact Felicia Ho at fho@law.du.edu or (303) 871-6940.

 

Colorado Supreme Court Would Like to Recognize Your Commitment to Pro Bono
Notify the Court by Feb. 15

The Colorado Supreme Court takes great pride in recognizing and listing on its website and in The Colorado Lawyer those firms, government, and in-house counsel groups that have committed to the Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 goal of annually performing 50 hours of pro bono legal services per Colorado licensed attorney, primarily for indigent persons and/or organizations that serve the indigent.

In addition, the court formally recognizes firms and groups that have achieved the Rule 6.1 pro bono legal services goal during the previous calendar year by formally presenting them certificates of achievement during a special annual ceremony. The 50-hour goal per Colorado-licensed attorney is averaged across the firm and prorated for part-time attorneys, a substantial majority of which (35 hours or more per attorney on the average) is for indigent persons and/or organizations that serve indigent persons. The balance of the 50 hours per attorney on the average may include other types of pro bono legal services mentioned in Rule 6.1.

The court is preparing certificates of achievement to present to firms and groups that achieved the 50-hour per attorney goal in 2012. The certificates will be signed by each member of the court. If your firm or group achieved the pro bono goal in calendar year 2012, please notify Justice Greg Hobbs, c/o Law Clerk Lauren Dickey at lauren.dickey@judicial.state.co.us or (720) 625-5440, by Feb. 15. Please include the name of your pro bono coordinator and his or her contact information, including phone number, email address, and mailing address.

If your firm or group has not already joined the Colorado Supreme Court’s pro bono commitment list, please join by notifying Justice Hobbs of your commitment today and your pro bono coordinator’s contact information. All firms and groups on the Colorado Supreme Court’s pro bono commitment list will be invited to a gathering at the new Ralph L. Carr Judicial Center in April to recognize their commitment and to present the certificates of achievement to those firms and groups that achieved the goal in 2012.

 

Toothbrush Drive to Benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry—Feb. 18–22

The DBA’s Community Action Network is looking for firms to collect toothbrushes, toothpaste, and floss. All donations will be picked up by RICOH the week of Feb. 25. Sign up today and be a part of this event. Visit denbar.org to get started, or contact Kate Schuster at kschuster@cobar.org.

 

Wee Give Charity Drive Kicks Off on Feb. 21

Save your children’s items, including clothes, strollers, cribs, car seats, and other similar items for this annual donation drive. The DBA and CBA YLDs have partnered with local charity Wee Cycle to collect and donate children’s items, toys, and other necessities to needy children and families across Colorado. If you are interested in having your firm participate as a drop off center, please email Carlos Migoya at carlos@migoyalaw.com.

The drive will begin with a kick-off party in conjunction with DBA YLD’s Barristers After Hours at Katie Mullen’s Irish Pub at 5:30 p.m. on Feb. 21 and will run through March.

 

DBA YLD Coffee Talk: Resources Available to Attorneys through COLAP—Feb. 28

This presentation will highlight the Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program and explain what it has to offer judges, lawyers, and law students. Information will be presented about substance abuse and mental health issues, including the impact on a national level, the state of Colorado, and in the legal profession.

Presenters will also discuss how to identify early signs and symptoms of substance abuse and mental health issues in order to seek help for colleagues, employees, family member, clients, or friends. Information about how and where to seek help for the judge, lawyer, or law student dealing with whatever is impacting their ability to be a productive member of the legal community will be discussed.

RSVP online at bit.ly/134lEUn or email lunches@cobar.org.

 

Denver Cutthroats Hockey Game and Fundraiser—March 1

The CBA and DBA YLDs invite you to join your fellow young lawyers for a night of hockey for a good cause.

Tickets are $35 and include a seat in the lower bowl and access to the "party deck" with free food and two drink tickets for beer or soda. The Cutthroats will donate $5 from every ticket sold to COLTAF.

You may purchase tickets at bit.ly/WivWLE. The promo code is COLORADO.

COLTAF is the nonprofit organization that receives the interest earned on lawyers’ pooled trust accounts, pursuant to Colorado Rule of Professional Conduct 1.15. With these funds, COLTAF makes grants to support the civil legal aid delivery system and access to justice for low-income and other vulnerable Coloradans.


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