Colorado and Denver Bar Associations Celebrate Law Day
DENVER—In honor of Law Day, observed on May 1, the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations will host events for the public and its members to celebrate and learn about the importance of the day and this year’s theme, Realizing the Dream: Equality for All. 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation and 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I Have a Dream” speech; these icons of history remind and challenge us to work toward equality for all under the law.
May 1, Movie Night Featuring “Lincoln”: Denver District Court Judge John Madden will present a continuing legal education program, followed by the Oscar-winning 2012 film, which is based in part on Doris Kearns Goodwin's biography “Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln” and covers the final four months of Abraham Lincoln's life. The program will begin at 5 p.m. at the Mayan Theatre. Cost to attend is $15 for members and $40 for nonmembers.
May 2, DBA Young Lawyers Law Day Contest and Reception: Vincent E. Morscher, head of the Colorado Attorney General's Civil Litigation and Employment Law Department, and Steve Chavez, director of the Colorado Civil Rights Division, will discuss the Law Day theme at this free event. Additionally, winners of the Law Day Contest will be recognized. Denver Public Schools high school and Colorado law school students were invited to submit an art work, essay, video or other recording related to the Law Day theme. The reception will begin at 5:30 p.m. at The Lobby.
Law Day Art Contest: Students who participated in the DBA’s 6th Annual Law Day Art Contest will have their artwork, which reflects the Law Day theme, featured at the Denver Art Museum through May. The students’ work will also be featured on the cover of the May issue of the DBA’s monthly member magazine, The Docket. The winning artists received a $100 Target gift card, a $50 Meininger Art Supplies gift card, a pizza party for their class from Kaos Pizzeria and free admission for their class to the DAM.
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About the Colorado Bar Association
The Colorado Bar Association is a voluntary bar association with nearly 18,000 members — almost three-quarters of all attorneys in the state — founded in 1897. The bar provides opportunities for continuing education, volunteering and networking for those in the legal profession while upholding the standards of the bar. The bar likewise works to secure the efficient administration of justice, encourage the adoption of proper legislation and perpetuate the history of the profession and the memory of its members. For more information, visit cobar.org.
About the Denver Bar Association
The Denver Bar Association was founded in 1891 with the commitment to promote justice, support and assist member attorneys in delivering legal service and uphold the honor and dignity of the bar. The association likewise works to foster respect for the legal profession, encourage ongoing legal education and offers resources for the media and the public on legal issues. For more information, visit denbar.org.