Clerk of Court: Kenneth S. Gardner
Divisional Offices: 1
Authorized Judgeships: 5
Number of employees: 50
NCBC Local Representative: Adair Kowach
Pro Se Clinics - Conducted Second Tuesday of every month. Presented by a volunteer attorney member of the Denver Bar Association. Designed for the unrepresented litigant, and focused on (a) how bankruptcy can eliminate debts, (b) the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13, (c) the effect on credit ratings, and (d) which forms are required for filing. The clinic also addresses issues of creditor harassment, what a collection agent cannot say to you, and how to fight back if you are harassed.
Social/Charitable Committee - This Clerk's Office committee plans several events for staff, including a holiday luncheon, a summer BBQ, and most recently an off-site bowling event. This committee also randomly selects charitable organizations from staff submissions, which we support in various ways. Depending on the charitable organization, we show our support through wearing a ribbon to raise awareness, donating school supplies, donating food items, adopting several families at the holidays, etc. We raised $682.57 in donations for various charities in 2016. Also in 2016, this Committee organized support for two teams (a "competitive" and a "fun" team) to participate in the Colfax Marathon. Our "competitive" marathon team won a $1000 donation for the National Sports Center for the Disabled.
Bench/Bar brown bags - We host brown bag lunches for practicing attorneys and the Bankruptcy Court Judges once a quarter. It is an open forum to share ideas, suggestions, questions, issues and concerns on case management, court procedures, and general practice matters.
Denver Bar Association - At least once a year, Ken Gardner and Laura Guice present information to practicing bankruptcy attorneys at a CLE put on by the bar association. They present information on current case filing, provide procedural updates, describe form and rule changes and their impact on operations, and discuss current issues influencing the Court.