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July 1999       Vol. 28, No. 7       Page  1
Bar News

Bar News
by Jennifer Williams

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 Communications Department at 303-861-5274, or e-mail to


The CBA Annual Convention will be held September 24-26 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. Featured speakers include Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center and actor Laurence Luckinbill appearing as Lyndon B. Johnson. The convention also features more than thirty educational programs, offering a variety of CLE credits. For more information or to register, contact Dana Vocate at (303) 824-5318 or (800) 332-6736.

CBA Committee Preference Sheets for the 1999-2000 administrative year have been mailed to all CBA members. The preference sheet also is available on the CBA homepage: www. We will be renewing committee rosters this year to cut down on mailing costs. To continue to receive committee mailings, you must fill out and return your preference sheet. If you have questions, call Melissa McClerkin at the CBA.

Attention Denver metro area bar association members: the 1999 Bench Bar Retreat will be held Saturday, November 6. The program is entitled "The Truth. The Whole Truth. And Nothing But." For more information, contact Dana Vocate at the CBA.


The Young Lawyers Division ("YLD") held a gigantic garage sale on May 15 in Denver to benefit the Legal Aid Foundation, which provides legal services to low-income persons. More than $3,000 was raised to provide legal services to the poor. The CBA YLD thanks all who participated in the event, through planning, donating, and shopping for bargains.


The Small Business Entities Subsection of the Business Law Section will present a free CLE program at noon on July 12, with attorney Linda Lodenkamper speaking on trade names and trademarks. Attendees are invited to bring a brown bag lunch. One general CLE credit is anticipated. The program will be held at the offices of Continuing Legal Education in Denver ("CLECI"), 1900 Grant St., Third Floor, Denver.tcl-1999julybn1










Bill Munn (left) and Brandon Hull
stack mattresses for the CBA YLD


Local bar associations throughout Colorado celebrated Law Day/Law Week in May with various legal and community outreach events. Some sponsored "Ask-A- Lawyer" booths or radio call-in shows; some sent members to area schools to talk with students about the law; and many held awards breakfasts, luncheons, or dinners in conjunction with the event. Volunteers and ideas are always needed for this important annual celebration of America’s legal system. To get involved with next year’s event, call your local bar association or CBA

Public and Legal Services Director Jo Ann Salazar in Denver at (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736.










Denver attorney Tamatha Blase (right) consults with a participant in "Law on the Mall," the DBA's annual Law Week event.

Congratulations to Adams County Bar Association member David Juarez, who was named Adams County’s 1999 Volunteer Attorney of the Year. He was acknowledged for his commitment to the Hispanic Bar Association and the high school mock trial competition.

The Hon. Scott W. Lawrence, a district court judge in the Eighteenth Judicial District, recently was presented with the CBA Professionalism Award. He was selected jointly by the Arapahoe County Bar Association ("ACBA"), Douglas-Elbert Bar Association, and Aurora Bar Association. Judge Lawrence sits on the bench in Douglas County. This is the first time three bar associations have nominated one recipient.

The Aurora Bar Association’s Great Annual Golf Trek returns August 18 at Meadow Hills Golf Course. For more details or to register, call Judge Steven Fisher at (303) 739-6535.

The Boulder County Bar Association’s Bench/Bar Committee will meet on July 15 to discuss "Jury Reform." Chief Judge Roxanne Bailin will present the program in the Justice Center, Courtroom L, at noon. The cost is $12; bring a brown bag lunch. CLE credit is anticipated.


The Denver Bar Association’s ("DBA") Senior Spring Banquet was held on May 12 at the University Club in Denver. The DBA took that opportunity to honor members who joined the DBA in 1949.

Denver Bar Association Fifty-Year Honorees include: (top left) Raymond Gates, Fred Vondy, James Wallace, William Young, Robert Wham, Frank Shafroth, Bill Steele, Claude Maer, and Marshall Quiat; (bottom left) Isaac Moore, Peter Watson, Robert Moch, Hover Lentz, and Earl Johnson; (not pictured: Peter Dye, Robert Haines, Leo Henrichs, Harold Ingenbresten, Aurel Kelly, Richard Kitchen, David Richeson, Ted Stockmar, Robert Tallmadge, Micheal Timmins and Harold Vague)


The DBA also held another successful Barristers Benefit Ball on May 1. Approximately $100,000 was raised to benefit Metro Volunteer Lawyers.


1999 DBA Barristers Benefit Ball
Co-Chairs Marisa Williams and Hubert Farbes

The El Paso County Bar Association invites members and guests to the "Tenth Annual Night at the Ballpark," a benefit for Pikes Peak/Arkansas River Legal Aid on Saturday, August 14. Dinner is at 5:30 p.m., and the Sky Sox game begins at 7:05 p.m. It’s free sports bag night! Call (719) 473-9700 for more information.

The First Judicial District Bar Association ("First J.D.") held its annual Awards Banquet on May 8. Judge Tom Elliott received the Award of Merit; George Brauchler was named the Young Lawyer of the Year; the Liberty Bell Award went to Martha Menin; Mark Randall received the Linda Palmieri Award; and Judge Michael Villano was the recipient of the Professionalism Award.

On May 11, the following members were elected as First J.D. officers and trustees for 1999-2000: Maureen O’Brien, president; Brian Boatright, president-elect; Robert Montgomery, secretary/treasurer; Richard Mishkin and William Stiner, Board of Governors; Hon. James Demlow, Frank Horvath, Scott Kleger, and Kay McKim, Board of Trustees.

The First J.D.’s annual golf outing will be held September 24 at Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison, with a shotgun start at 9 a.m., followed by a luncheon. Call Jerry Vargo at (303) 238-8832 or Joan Thomas at (303) 432-0332 to sign up.

The Pueblo County Bar Association is pleased to announce that Pueblo District Chief Judge Dennis Maes and District Judge Gerald Marroney were honored May 21 with awards from the Colorado Judicial Branch. Maes was given a special Chief Justice Award for his leadership in improving customer service throughout the branch. He was principally responsible for a program that established customer service standards in courts statewide. Marroney was named Outstanding Judicial Officer for being a leader in the development of technology in the courts; he developed and produced an electronic version of the bench book on CD-ROM.

Weld County Bar Association member Robert C. Burroughs was the recipient of the A. Andres Borg Pro Bono Publico award. The award is given annually to a Weld County attorney who has made outstanding efforts to provide equal access to justice in the community. Attorneys receiving Pro Bono Awards for contributions to Weld County Legal Services included Richard Brady, Michael P. Dugan, William F. Garcia, Troy Hause, David Morgan, and Mark Rapp.



The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association ("CDLA") will hold its annual seminar August 12-14 at the Marriott in Vail. For more information, contact Dan McCune in Denver at (303) 825-2700. Julie Petersen is the new executive director of CDLA, and she can be reached at (303) 753-6044 in Denver, or toll-free at (877) 686-2352; e-mail:

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