Category: Volunteering

Kids’ Books Always In Need at Denver Warm Welcome Court Childcare Center

By Klaralee Charlton On December 17, the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division hosted its monthly Barrister’s After Hours networking event in collaboration with the CAN Committee. Two large boxes of children’s toys, books, and warm jackets were collected from attendees

Come Join the Denver Bar Association’s Community Action Network and Make a Difference in the Denver Community!

By Robin Hoogerhyde The Community Action Network (CAN) Committee is actively seeking new members to join its mission of serving the metro Denver community through service and fundraising activities. In years past, CAN hosted four annual drives supporting Denver charities:

Ballpark Neighborhood: A Tale of Two Communities

By Ty Nagamatsu This year as a 3L, I am participating in the Community and Economic Development (CED) Clinic, the exclusively transactional clinic at DU Law. During the CED Clinic orientation in August, our team of Student Attorneys and Supervising

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

Homelessness is a problem that most people want to ignore, but ignored problems won’t be solved. As attorneys in Denver, we are uniquely postured to help the homeless and those on the verge of homelessness.

Giving Back and Paying it Forward: Cyrus Rajabi’s Side Gig as a Firefighter

By Emma Garrison While attorneys often talk about “putting out fires,” they don’t usually mean it literally. However, that is not the case for Cyrus Rajabi, a shareholder at Jones & Keller, who is also a reserve firefighter and emergency

A Message from DBA President Janet Drake

The Make a Difference initiative is a call to action, urging Denver attorneys to do more public service. There are many different ways to engage in public service. This month, I would like to thank and acknowledge the veterans who

Veterans Advocacy Project at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law

By Aaron Burton and Troy Moyer The Veterans Advocacy Project (VAP) of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law opened its doors on August 17. Denver Law students work with attorneys in the community to help veterans navigate the

Colorado Attorneys for the Arts Provides Attorneys the Opportunity to Help Artists

By Dave Ratner Colorado’s creative economy is crucial to our state. Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA) is a valuable new program connecting artists and arts organizations with volunteer lawyers providing pro bono services. CAFTA is recruiting attorneys!

Call for Applications: Judicial District and Supreme Court Nominating Commissions

Deadline: October 31, 2015 Commissioners are volunteers and serve six-year terms, interviewing and nominating applicants for judicial vacancies. Non-attorneys are appointed by the Governor; attorneys are appointed by the Governor, together with the Chief Justice and the Attorney General. More

Make A Difference ~ Message from DBA President Janet Drake

By Janet Drake I’ve committed myself to a career in public service because I want to use my law degree to make a positive difference to individuals and the community. During the course of the next year, I encourage you

Volunteer for Pro Bono Week!

By Lauren Dickey “We often think and talk about pro bono work as a service to the greater good and to our community. But even the biggest public impact cases require us to advocate not for the public, but for

Submit Your Application for the DBA YLD Council

The DBA-YLD is currently seeking new board members for the 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.

Message From Your Chair Elisabeth Mankamyer

We are in full swing and I am so proud of the great events that our Council has organized and executed! The Practice Area Preview last week was a huge success—see the announcement below regarding our next Practice Area Preview

2015 Book Drive to Benefit Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center

For more than twenty years, the Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center has provided free, drop-in childcare to people with business before the district, juvenile, and county courts of Denver.

DBA Fosters Involvement Through Its 15 by 15 Initiative—One Young Lawyer’s Experience

by Andrew Herre Several months ago, I received an email from the Denver Bar Association seeking volunteers to discuss retention rates for younger attorneys. This group, later named the 15×15 Task Force, was put together to John Vaught, the DBA

Networking 102: Tips for events

By Morgan Gabse You’ve heard about the importance of networking, you’ve seen a few tips about gearing up to network, now it’s time to take it to the next level: actual networking. Really, what is “networking”? It’s about connecting with others

Who’s Representing You in 2014? Meet the New Members of Your Board of Trustees

By Courtney Gibb

Upcoming Events Of Interest

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