Denver Bar Association
January 2009
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2008-2009 DBA Board of Trustees Profiles

Annie T. Kao

DBA Board of Trustees’ position: Trustee
Employment: Hogan & Hartson
Favorite DBA service received thus far: Being a volunteer for LawLine 9
A Favorite Quote: "The will to win is meaningless without the will to prepare." – Joe Gibbs
Free time hobbies: Skiing
Favorite spot in Denver: Cheesman Park Pavilion
Last good book you read: "The Omnivore’s Dilemma" by Michael Pollan
Mentors: Stan Garnett and Chief Justice Mullarkey
Inspiration for practice of law: Law school loans! And, of course, justice.
What would you do if you didn’t practice law? I would love to become a food critic.

Nancy Cohen

DBA Board of Trustees’ position: Trustee
Employment: Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
Favorite DBA service received thus far: Volunteering for Constitution Day
Known for: Ethics
Free time hobbies: Biking, running and hiking with my family
Favorite spot in Denver: Washington Park
Last good book you read: Two of them — "Mountain Beyond Mountain" by Tracey Kidder and "A Street of a Thousand Blossoms" by Gail Tsukiyama
Best practical tip from DBA applied to real life: Your reputation is all you have; try not to tarnish it.
Mentors: Frank Plaut and Pat Coan
Inspiration for practice of law: Watergate hearings
A Favorite quote: "No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted" – Aesop
Favorite sports team: DU Pioneers
What is your dream job? A singer — only problem is I cannot carry a tune.

Valerie Garcia

DBA Board of Trustees’ position: Trustee
Employment: Kennedy Childs & Fogg
Favorite DBA service received thus far: CLE courses
A Favorite Quote: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." – Gandhi
Free time hobbies: Reading, and spending time with family and friends
Favorite spots in Denver: Denver Zoo and Wash Park Grill
Last good book you read: "Loud & Clear" by Anna Quindlen
Best practical tip from DBA applied to real life: Get involved in the bar associations early in your legal career
Inspiration for practice of law: Working as a paralegal in the public defender’s office
Favorite sports team: Colorado Rockies
What would you do if you didn’t practice law? Travel
What is your dream job? Florist

Will Hood

DBA Board of Trustees’ position: Trustee
Employment: Denver District Court Judge
Favorite DBA service received thus far: Camaraderie
Known for: Proving the sixth time can be a charm in bid for judgeship
A Favorite Quote: "That’s a big chicken." – Woody Allen ("Sleeper")
Free time hobbies: Kids, golf, skiing, reading and movies
Favorite spot in Denver: Washington Park
Last good book you read: "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy and "Born Standing Up" by Steve Martin (you need the latter to survive the former)
Best practical tip from DBA applied to real life: Don’t run with the scissors.
Mentor: My wife
Inspiration for practice of law: Hiring freeze at the State Department
What would you do if you didn’t practice law? Struggle to avoid foreclosure
What was your second choice for your career? Law
What is your dream job? I like what I’m doing now.

 


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