Category: Volunteering

Make an IMPACT with Metro Volunteer Lawyers

Want to make a difference in the Denver community, but not sure how to get started? Use your legal background for good with the Metro Volunteer Lawyers (MVL)! There are currently 5 different programs you can get involved with at

Denver Mock Trial Volunteers Needed, Feb. 9 and 10!!!

The Denver Bar Associations’ High School Mock Trial Program is an excellent opportunity to be involved in a rewarding and fun learning experience for our young people. This can only happen with hundreds of attorney, judicial, paralegal and community volunteers

Micro Volunteer Opportunities

Inspire the Next Generation of Attorneys Every year, the DBA’s Lawyers in Schools Committee presents at Denver area elementary schools on legal topics ranging from Colorado Law and the Constitution to Immigration and Human Rights. The Committee is seeking 2-3

Reading Partners Needs Substitute Readers

School is back in session which means that the DBA’s Lawyers in Schools Committee has been busy recruiting participants for Reading Partners. Many matches have already been made for the school year, but there’s always a need for substitute readers.

Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ Power of Attorney Clinic

By Paul Miller Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ Power of Attorney Clinic is the brainchild of Joey Scott, who founded this award-winning program in 2015 during his tenure as an MVL Rovira Scholar. The Rovira Scholarship is given to a recent law

Fulfilling Ethical Obligations and Finding Happiness by Giving Back

By Amy DeVan When I first started working in the field of legal ethics, I was surprised to discover that the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct contain one aspirational rule — a rule that isn’t really a “Rule” but rather

Why I Volunteer with MVL

By Steve Cook I genuinely believe that the more we give, the happier we feel. When we are doing good for others and the community, it provides a natural sense of accomplishment that instills a sense of pride and identity.

Call for Volunteers — Denver Mock Trial Tournament, Feb. 3 and 4

Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Denver High School Mock Trial Tournament — Feb 3 and 4 at the Denver City and County Building! The CBA High School Mock Trial Program affords an excellent opportunity to be involved in a

Pro Bono, Public Interest and More: A Look at a Student-Led Initiative to Elevate the Public Good at Denver Law

By Alexi Freeman and Katie Steefel “The first thing I lost in law school was the reason I came.” This famous line from well-known law professor Bill Quigley’s article, “Letter to a Law Student Interested in Social Justice,” has represented

Mount Saint Vincent Volunteer Day

By Robin Hoogerhyde, On Saturday, November 5, members of the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division met at Saint Ann’s Lodge in Bailey, Colorado, to help clean the Lodge for the children and staff of Mount Saint Vincent Home. Mount

Seat at the Bar: The Denver Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans Clinic Is Busy!

By Doug Tumminello, It is estimated that veterans make up one third of the adult homeless population. A considerable number of veterans are in need of legal help but are unable to afford attorneys. The monthly Colorado Lawyers for Colorado

Nomination Period for the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award Closes Oct. 14

The nomination period for the CBA Gary McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year Award is open. We invite you to nominate Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division members in good standing who have made outstanding contributions to the legal

Raising the Bar: A Conversation with DBA YLD Chair Klaralee Charlton

By Jessica Volz For Klaralee Charlton, perhaps nothing could be more thrilling than becoming chair of the Young Lawyers Division (YLD) during the Denver Bar Association’s 125th anniversary — a year made all the more significant by the fact that

DBA Court Mediation Services

By Jeanne Busacca The DBA Court Mediation Services (CMS) program is an extraordinary resource for Denver area attorneys, the courts and the community. Its mission is to “improve the effectiveness of the Denver justice system by providing the highest quality

The Legal Aid Foundation and the Associates Campaign

By Loren M. Brown There are many honors that come with being CBA president. One of the most special is getting the privilege to sit on the Board of Directors for the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado throughout the term.

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

Mentoring has literally changed my life. As a young woman in the law, I needed professional guidance. Sometimes, I didn’t even know what questions to ask. I was so fortunate to start my legal career working for John Rossi and

DBA-YLD Currently Seeking New Board Members for Executive Council

By Klaralee Charlton, DBA-YLD Executive Council The Council consists of 11 members who help serve the Denver legal community and its members. Council members organize networking events, CLE’s and other opportunities for young lawyers. This includes developing new ideas, marketing and

The Power of Attorney Clinic: An Easy Way to do Pro Bono Work

By Joey Scott How does a young lawyer begin fulfilling the ethical aspiration in Rule 6.1 of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct to provide 50 hours of pro bono legal services every year? If you’re a young lawyer, you

Volunteer Corner: Colorado Attorneys for the Arts

By Meredith Badler and Dave Ratner Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is a new program from the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) that connects artists and creative businesses with volunteer lawyers providing pro bono services.

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

January is Human Trafficking Awareness Month, so this seemed like the perfect month to highlight the progress that the anti-human trafficking movement is making in Colorado.