The 2015 Docket Art Party
The Fourth Annual Docket Art Party was held at the Mike Wright Gallery on September 17. The event attracted more than 70 attendees and was celebrated in conjunction with Barristers After Hours. DBA President Janet Drake made a special appearance and applauded all attorneys who demonstrate that law and the arts do not need to be mutually exclusive passions.
Docket Committee Chair Ryan Jardine introduced each of the following winners: Euell Thomas (Fiction); Marie S. Drake (Nonfiction); Erin Agee (Poetry); Andrew J. Carafelli (Painting); Maha Kamal (Mixed Media); and Diane B. Davies (Photography).
After these multitalented lawyers shared the inspirations behind their winning entries, Meredith Badler of the Colorado Business Committee for the Arts (CBCA) unveiled the agenda for Colorado Attorneys for the Arts (CAFTA), a new organization that aspires to connect limited-income artists and creative entities to attorneys offering pro bono legal services on specific arts-related matters. The evening provided an opportune setting for artistically inclined conversation that was fueled by a complementary spectrum of hors d’oeuvres.
2015 DU Law Stars Dinner
The 23rd annual DU Law Stars Dinner was held on Thursday, October 1 at the Hyatt Convention Center.
Approximately 750 members of the legal, DU and Denver communities turned out to celebrate four outstanding individuals: Stephen P. Gottesfeld, JD’93; Michael G. Massey, JD’71; Professor Celia R. Taylor; and Ashley K. Wald, JD’05. Proceeds from the dinner benefit the Denver Law Clinical Programs and the Judicial Fellows program.
DBA YLD Hosts Law Suit Days
The DBA Young Lawyers Division held its annual Law Suit Days on October 7 and 8 on the steps of the Denver City and County Building.
Nearly 400 men’s and women’s business clothing items were donated at the event. The drive benefited Bayaud Enterprises, which provides vocational assessments, training services and employment opportunities for people with disabilities or who experience other barriers preventing them from finding employment on their own.