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June 1999       Vol. 28, No. 6       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



Colorado's state champion Regis High School's Mock Trial Team traveled in May to Missouri for the National Mock Trial Competition in St. Louis. They took with them Columbine High School remembrance ribbons, which were donated to the CBA by Safeway and King Soopers for the team to trade at "Pin Night" before the competition.

Judith Slason recently joined the Legal Aid Foundation and COLTAF as the executive director. Judith had previously served as director of alumni and community relations at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Don't miss the CBA Annual Convention, to be held September 24-26 in Vail. The preliminary schedule is included in this issue at page 31.

The CBA Law Practice Management Department sponsors free LEXIS training classes throughout the year in the CBA LEXIS Training Center. Upcoming dates include June 17, August 19, and October 21. For more information, call Heather Burkham at the CBA, (303) 824-5361 or (800) 332-6736.


The ADR Forum Committee's topical luncheon will highlight international mediation and arbitration on Tuesday, June 8, at noon. The luncheon will be held in the CLE large classroom, 1900 Grant Street, Third Floor, in Denver. Speakers include Van Elmore (moderator), L. Richard Freese, Jr., Harry Arkin, Jim Nelson, and Breckenridge Grover. The cost is $15 for non-members and $12 for ADR Forum Committee members. Call Julie Schofield at the CBA office, (303) 824-5350 or (800) 332-6736, to reserve a spot.

The Small Business Entities Subsection of the Business Law Section will present a CLE program at noon on July 12, with attorney Linda Lodenkamper speaking on trade names and trademarks. Participants are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. One general CLE credit is anticipated. The program is free and will be held at 1900 Grant St., Third Floor, Denver. Call Julie Schofield at the CBA for details.

The Government Counsel Forum Committee will sponsor a program entitled "State and Local Government and Endangered Species: Cases and Controversies" in the CLE classroom, 1900 Grant Street, Third Floor, Denver. The tentative date is June 22. Call Julie Schofield at the CBA for more information.

The Interprofessional Committee and the Denver Medical Society will present a program entitled "Physician Accountability and the Patient From Hell" on June 23 at the University Club in Denver. The evening will include a light buffet and cash bar. The cost is $25; CLE credits are anticipated. To reserve a seat, send a check to the Denver Medical Society, 1850 Williams Street, Denver, CO 80218, or call Barb Kammerling at (303) 377-1850.


The following local bar association members have been honored in recent months by the CBA for donating at least 100 hours to pro bono representation of the poor: Boulder County Bar Association/BCLS: Bill Benjamin; Ann Byrne; Mike Conrad; Carmen Danielson (200 hours); CU Legal Aid & Defender Program/Norm Aaronson's students; CU Legal Aid & Defender Program/Juliet Gilbert's students; Joan Norman; Jack Robinson; Kathy Schneberk-King; David Thrower (150 hours); Continental Divide Bar Association: Joseph Fattor; Alan G. Clausen; Michele R. Couch; Mark Richmond; Ann Hodges-Parmley; Denver Bar/Legal Aid Society of Metropolitan Denver: Cheryl Aslin; Amy Atkisson; Derrick Chacon; Alverna Cobb; Cynthia Coccia; Wendell Cooke; Ryan Dillon; Darlene Dunn-Jekot; Marilyn Edwards; Andrea Faley; Melissa Findley; Julia Fong; Dan Gallagher; Dave Garland; Joe Greiss; Ernie Hagler; Laura Heller; Walter Hildebrandt; Sonya Kirk; Larry Levy; Theresa Marasco; Jerry McCracken; John McDonald; Dick McKennett; Judy Miller; Lynne Miller; Ellie Nemirow; Nate Nemirow (posthumous); Priya Rajkumar; Bernie Rosen; Gwen Sowell; Alan Stanley; George Stowers; Lois Ulvila; Pat Vander Leest; J. T. Vander Meulen; Jim Vanderver; Anne Yondor.

The Arapahoe County Bar Association ("ACBA") welcomes newly appointed Eighteenth Judicial District Court Judge Gerald J. Rafferty, who was sworn in March 31. He will be in Division 5 at the Arapahoe County Justice Center and will handle domestic cases.

The ACBA Annual Meeting and Golf Tournament will be held at the Wellshire Golf Course and Inn in Denver on June 18. The tournament will have a shotgun start at 1:30 p.m., with a social hour at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The golf fee is $80, including dinner. Without dinner, golf is $60. Dinner only is $25. Space is limited, so sign up early. For more information, call Steve McBride at (303) 740-7422.

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

Robert Cooper, an attorney in Broomfield, recently received the Boulder County Bar Association ("BCBA") John Robert Marshall Award, presented at the annual Boulder County Legal Services luncheon in April. The award is named for the late John Robert Marshall, a Boulder attorney who dedicated himself to serving the poor and under-represented of the county.

The Denver Bar Association's ("DBA") Annual Party will be held on June 16 at the Colorado Historical Society in Denver. Free soda and hors d'oeuvres will be available, and annual award winners will be announced. For reservations and details, call the DBA at (303) 860-1115.

The DBA will co-sponsor the Celebration of Educational Excellence graduation ceremony on June 17 at the Tivoli Center on the Auraria Campus in Denver. The ceremony and following reception honors young adults living within the foster care system in Colorado who have overcome tremendous challenges to graduate from an educational program. For reservations, call Valerie at (303) 866-4539. Call Laura Embleton at (303) 824-5369 for more information.

The DBA welcomes new Denver District Court Judge Gloria Rivera, who was sworn in on April 22.

The First Judicial District Bar Association ("First J.D.") will hold its monthly CLE luncheon program on June 8. The program will include the annual legislative update. CLE credit is anticipated. Call (303) 279-5568 in Golden for more details.

The First J.D.'s annual golf outing on September 24 will be held at the Red Rocks Country Club in Morrison. There will be 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.

Attorneys and legal service providers in the Ninth Judicial District Bar Association held "Jailhouse Rock V" and a silent auction in Glenwood Springs during April to benefit Garfield Legal Services. Garfield County's "10 Most Wanted" were jailed and bailed, with Allen Rayne acting as the judge.

Larimer County Bar Association golfers are getting ready for a tournament to benefit Colorado Rural Legal Services on June 10 at Ptarmigan Golf and Country Club. Call Sue Thurber at (970) 498-6348 to register. On June 18 and 19, the Larimer County Young Lawyers will participate in the annual Superstarts competition to support Larimer County Partners. Contact Kim Schutt at (970) 482-4011 or Jeff Johnson at (970) 482- 4846 to volunteer.

The Pitkin County Bar Association sponsored a program entitled "Overview of Recent Colorado Contracts Law Cases" in May, with J. Dennis Hynes and Mark Loewenstein, both professors at CU School of Law.

The Weld County Bar Association ("WCBA") is online! Check out their new website at < index.htm>. The site was developed by Weld County member Jeffrey Robert Burns, with the assistance of the CBA. Features of the site include a history of Weld County and a membership list of WCBA members.


The Asian American Bar Association of Colorado held its Annual Minoru Yasui Scholarship Banquet on April 16 at the Empress Seafood Restaurant. Tom Migaki, director of the Colorado Motor Vehicles Division, was the recipient of the 1999 Minoru Yasui Award for service to the community.

The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar honored Doug Wilson with the 1999 Jonathan Olom Award on May 7. Wilson received this award for his general commitment to the highest ethical and legal standards.

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 at (303) 825-2700. The CDLA now has a toll-free number: (877) 686-CDLA. There is also an e-mail site for the Defense Forum:

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