Denver Bar Association
October 2001
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Shock, Grief, Resolve


 
 

In the wake of the terrorist attacks . . . our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their

families and loved ones—and all those who stayed the course in rescue efforts. They are all heroes. With the waving flag on our Web site, we say: "Our hearts are broken, but our spirit is not."

Informal groups, and individuals, within the Denver and Colorado Bar Associations, are trying to offer various kinds of help. These efforts may become more formal and organized. We will continue to watch the situation to determine if and when the bar association might take appropriate and helpful actions. To find out more, please keep checking our Web site, www.cobar.org and www.denbar.org.

Following is the letter sent to Evan Davis, president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and to Craig A. Landy, president of the New York County Lawyers’ Association:

On behalf of all 7,000 members of the Denver Bar Association and its Board of Trustees, we wish to express our deepest sympathy in light of the tragic events of this past week. None of us can even imagine the pain that has touched each and every member of the New York legal community and, in particular, its lawyers, judges, legal assistants and staff. Please accept our condolences and sympathies during this very trying time.

We realize that your association has, by now, received hundreds of communications offering support and assistance. Individual members of the Denver legal community have already donated blood, made contributions and reached out in a variety of ways to the citizens of New York. The Denver Bar Association wants you and your members to know that we are ready and willing to assist in any manner that we can—both now and in the days ahead. Given the demands upon you and your organization, please consider this expression of sorrow as one which requires no reply or acknowledgment. If and when you would like our help, please let us know.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, your members and the citizens of your great city.

Sincerely,

William E. Walters, III
President
Denver Bar Association



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