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September 1999       Vol. 28, No. 9       Page  1
Bar News

Bar News
by Darlene M. Emery

A monthly compilation of news from the Colorado Bar Association administration, sections, committees, and minority/specialty and local bar associations. If you have information you would like included in Bar News, contact the CBA Communications Department by phone or letter using the information above right, fax to The Colorado Lawyer at 303-830-3990, or e-mail to


The 1999 CBA Convention is fast approaching, but there's still time to register! The complete convention program and a registration form are included in this issue, beginning on page 21. For more information, call Dana Vocate at the CBA.

The CBA offers free Lexis-Nexis training classes for members who want to learn the most efficient way to conduct legal research. The next sessions will be held October 21. The 9 a.m. class is for those who access Lexis through the Lexis website, and the 10:30 a.m. class is for those who use the Lexis-Nexis software. Each class carries 1 CLE credit. Space is limited, and reservations are required. Details are available by calling Lea Downey at (303) 824-5368 or (800) 332-6736.

CBA President-Elect Dale Harris recently received the Eighth Annual Eleanor P. Williams Arthritis Award from the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Harris was chosen as the award recipient based on his "exemplary legal service [and] broad humanitarian contributions to his community."


CBA President Bart Mendenhall visited the following local bar associations in July, and pro bono awards were presented to members who had contributed 100 hours or more of pro bono legal work: Jack Shoffner, Mesa County Bar Association; Monica A. Heitzman and John H. Steel, Seventh Judicial District Bar Association; Susan Wendell Whicher, Four Corners Bar Association; and Robert Glenn White, Southwestern Colorado Bar Association.


The Boulder County Bar Association is online at The website is still being revised, but services are being expanded to meet the needs of Colorado lawyers online. The website will soon be linked to the CBA and the CU School of Law. For more information, call Christine Hylbert at (303) 440-4758.

The First Judicial District Bar Association ("First J.D.") will hold its monthly CLE luncheon program on September 14 at noon in the Jefferson County Courthouse. This month's luncheon features a roundtable with the First J.D. judges. This is a popular annual luncheon program, and a sellout is anticipated. For more information, call the First J.D. at (303) 279-5568.

On September 3, Presiding Disciplinary Judge Roger Keithley visited the Ninth Judicial District Bar Association to discuss the new attorney regulation system in Colorado. Attendees enjoyed a reception following the program.

The Larimer County Bar Association ("LCBA") will hold a new Fall Term Day on September 10 in Courtroom 2 of the Larimer County Courthouse. This is a change in location from previous Term Days. The morning coffee reception and meeting will be followed by a fun-filled afternoon that will include the LCBA Term Day golf tournament and a mixed-doubles tennis tournament. An evening gala at the Fort Collins Country Club will round out the day. For more information, call Dianne Peterson at (970) 667-5900.

Now that summer is over, the LCBA Women's Bar Association will resume its monthly meetings. Details are available by calling Stefani Goldin at (970) 203-9409.

The next meeting of the Adams County Bar Association ("ACBA") will be held at noon on September 10 at Brittany Hill Restaurant in Thornton. The cost is $15 per person. CBA President Bart Mendenhall will be on hand to meet members and talk about his plans for his term in office. For reservations or information, call Debra Dodd at (303) 654-6224.

Is December really only three months away? The ACBA already has a date for its annual holiday party: Friday, December 17. Details will be published in upcoming issues of the bar association newsletter.

New officers at the Weld County Bar Association ("WCBA") include: President Richard Brady; President-Elect George Ottenhoff; Secretary/Treasurer Tom Grant; Board Members Jackie Johnson, Paul Sacco, Jeff Burns, Deb Morrell, Ruben Hernandez, Brent Coan, and Cyndy
; and CBA Board of Governors Representatives John Barry and Carol Haller.

Starting in mid-September, the WCBA law library will be in its new home at 910 10th Avenue in Greeley (previously known as Larry's Furniture Mart). Members will be able to use their key card for entrance or may be issued keys. This decision will be made when the remodeling is finished. Check the September issue of the Bar Call for details.

The El Paso County Bar Association ("EPCBA") is now online at, thanks to the efforts of Tom Henley, Scott Seab, Mike Duncan, and Judge Matt Railey, as well as a generous contribution from an anonymous donor. The site contains complete information about the EPCBA, including the calendar of events. Check it out!

The EPCBA is still excited about the successful Law Week events it sponsored in May. More than 300 people attended the Law Day Luncheon, which featured Clay Jenkinson as Thomas Jefferson, and the poster and essay contest drew more than 700 entries from area students!


Members of the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association ("CDLA") who are outside the Denver area can now reach Executive Director Julie Petersen toll-free at (877) 686-CDLA. The Denver phone number is (303) 753-6044. The e-mail address for the CDLA's newsletter, The Defense Forum, is defenseforum@

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