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September 1998       Vol. 27, 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 Communications Department at 303-861-5274, or e-mail to


Annual Convention: The Colorado Bar Association's 100th Annual Convention will be held September 11-13 at Keystone Resort, and it's not too late to register for abundant CLE credits, social opportunities, and sporting events. You can use the registration form on page 26 in this issue, or register on-site at the convention.

Dues Are Due: There's still time to pay your annual CBA dues without losing valuable CBA benefits, including The Colorado Lawyer. Remember, The Colorado Lawyer is available in Colorado only to attorneys who are CBA members, so don't take the chance of missing even one issue. Pay your dues today.

TCL Articles on CBA Homepage: Substantive articles from The Colorado Lawyer are now available on the CBA homepage: Beginning with the June 1998 issue, many of the specialty law columns, features, and departments are online. They are gated, which means you need to use your CBA membership number to access them. For more information, call Mel Reveles at the CBA office, or see page 4 in the August 1998 issue of The Colorado Lawyer.


In August, CBA Family Violence Program Director Kath Schoen and the rest of the CBA staff bid a fond farewell to Jenna Reulbach, a third-year law student at DU School of Law, and Alison Pulley, a second-year law student at Brigham Young University. Jenna had helped with the Family Violence Program in a work-study position since last October, while Alison served as a summer intern with the program. Both of them made great contributions to the program and will be missed.

Departing CBA workers Alison Pulley (left) and Jenna Reulbach


The First Judicial District Bar Association will kick off its fall CLE luncheon schedule by sponsoring a roundtable with the First J.D. judges at noon on September 15. CLE credit is anticipated. This is a popular luncheon, and early reservations are encouraged. The luncheons are held at the Jefferson County Courthouse in Golden. For more information, call the First J.D. at (303) 279-5568.

The Boulder County Bar Association ("BCBA") Civil Litigation Section reminds members about its eight-session nuts-and-bolts series, "Motor Vehicle Accident Case," beginning September 23. Attorneys, students, and paralegals can sign up for the entire series or for individual sessions. For more information, call the BCBA office at (303) 440-4758.

September 14 is the date for the El Paso County Bar Association's Annual Meeting & Election, beginning at 11:45 A.M. at the Antlers Doubletree Hotel in Colorado Springs. Election ballots were mailed in August; members can vote by mail or at the September 14 meeting. For details, call Executive Director Pat Dean at (719) 473-9700.

CBA President Ben Aisenberg visited the Mesa County, Delta County, Seventh J.D., Southwestern Colorado, and Four Corners Bar Associations during July. He presented Professionalism Awards to the following attorneys: William Kane, Mesa County; L. Richard Bratton, Seventh J.D.; David Dickinson, Southwestern Colorado Bar; and Kent Williamson, Four Corners.

At those visits, the following attorneys received 100-Hour Club certificates for pro bono service in their areas: William Richardson, Mesa County; James Delman, Michael Deneen, James Grizzard, Kimberly Martin Lynch, Andrew Mueller, and James Peterson, Seventh J.D.; and Robert Glenn White, Southwestern Colorado Bar.


This section of "Bar News" is meager this month because most CBA sections and committees are busily preparing CLE programs for the CBA convention. To find out what topics your favorite sections and committees will be discussing, see the full convention program in the August issue of The Colorado Lawyer or call the CBA office for a convention brochure.

The CBA/DBA Joint Law Practice Management Committee will hold a Breakfast Roundtable at 7:30 A.M. on September 29 at the CBA office, 1900 Grant St., Third Floor, Denver. Attorney Mike Dubetz will discuss new Internal Revenue Code § 6045(f) and other changes in the tax law. For more information, call Reba Nance at the CBA office.


Bruce Jones of Holland & Hart presents check to Lend-A-Lawyer representative Diane King

With the drastic cuts in the legal services funding provided by the federal government, the indigent in Colorado are beginning to feel the effects. Some rural communities around Colorado will be losing their local legal services offices due to a lack of financial support. In answer to requests for support by the CBA's Lend-A-Lawyer program, the Denver firm of Holland & Hart recently "adopted" the community of Montrose and donated the funds necessary to support the Lend-A-Lawyer program there for a six-month period.

The Lend-A-Lawyer program places attorneys in areas of the state where there is a great need for legal services and not enough attorneys to fill the need. Other law firms are encouraged to join Holland & Hart by adopting other areas of the state. For more information, call Barb Martin at the CBA office.


The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association ("CTLA") will present the "Colorado Law Update 1998" in Colorado Springs on September 18 and in Denver on September 26. The seminar has been approved for 8 CLE credits/1 ethics credit. Those interested can register at a reduced price through September 10. For more information, call the CTLA in Denver at (303) 831-1192 or (800) 324-2852.

The Colorado Women's Bar Association ("CWBA") will sponsor the eleventh annual CWBA Foundation Golf Tournament on September 25 at the Hyland Hills Golf Course in Westminster. The eighteen-hole, four-person scramble format will include prizes for first-, second-, and third-place teams, as well as longest drive, longest putt, and closest to the pin. The cost is $70 per person, including green fees, cart, and $9 merchandise credit. For more information, call CWBA Executive Director Jen Leftwich in Denver at (303) 831-1040.

The CWBA also sponsors the Channel 4 Ask-A-Lawyer night on the fourth Tuesday of every month. Volunteers answer calls in all different areas of the law and are provided a handbook to refer callers to other organizations throughout the state for more information. Volunteers are needed for September, October, November, and December. To volunteer or for additional information, call Jennifer Mardosz in Denver at (303) 299-8159.

The Women Lawyers Association of the Fourth Judicial District (including El Paso, Teller, and Douglas counties) recently elected new board members: President Cynthia Nimerichter; Vice-President Betsy Hoover; Treasurer Catherine Anne Seal; Programs Chair Michelle Velasquez Starr; Scribe Ann MacLaughlin; and Newsletter Editor Lauren Bynum Jenkins. The Association meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information, call Cynthia Nimerichter at (719) 520-6023.

Breckenridge was the site of the 1998 Sam Cary Bar Association Annual Retreat, which was held July 17-19. The thirty-five attendees were treated to several CLE programs, receptions, and plenty of leisure and networking activities.


The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People will hold a "roast" of DU College of Law Dean Emeritus Robert B. Yegge on October 23. The event, which also includes dinner and a silent auction, will raise funds for the Legal Center. Hosts for the evening are long-time Legal Center Board members Dan Hoffman and Don MacDonald. For more information, call the Legal Center in Denver at (303) 722-0300.

"Roastee" Robert Yegge

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