Greetings DBA Members!

This issue marks the completion of my first year as editor of the Docket — and what a year it has been! From every huge event to every little interaction with members and staff, it has been an absolute pleasure getting to know and work with this community. The pride and care that you all bring to your personal and professional lives is infectious, and more than anything I am constantly blown away by the concern for others that runs through the Denver Bar. Time and again I have seen our members put aside their egos and their plans to lend guidance or support to colleagues, clients, and the public at large. Anyone who thinks of law as a wholly cut-throat profession has obviously never spent much time here on the Front Range.
The end of one year and the start of another is often a time for reflection and contemplation. It is a chance to take stock, to consider past experiences and to make plans for the future. This is particularly true for us here at the Bar, as we prepare to move to new offices after two decades in our current location. See the message from DBA Executive Director Patrick Flaherty on page 24 for more information about this exciting transition.
All of us here at the DBA hope that you had an excellent year, full of professional and personal successes and positive milestones. Whatever challenges you faced this year, we hope that they ultimately made you stronger and more capable of meeting the tasks ahead. Remember that your friends and colleagues at the Bar Association want you to succeed and are here to help. Anyone receiving this magazine has proven themselves in important ways, so don’t forget to take stock of your accomplishments from time to time — you surely deserve a pat on the back! Here’s to you, and here’s to another great year for the Colorado legal community. D



Brendan Baker