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May 2002       Vol. 31, No. 5       Page  4
Bar News

Bar News
by Molly Osberg


Online Directory: Have you visited the CBA Online Membership Directory ("Directory") lately? Is your listing correct? This new member benefit was made available to the public on March 1, 2002. The Directory lists CBA members by name and also can include contact information such as a Web address and member practice areas. Now, when someone is looking for an attorney, they can quickly find one by accessing this Directory. To view, update, or remove your listing, go to Call Dynell Sheppelman at (303) 824-5372 or (800) 332-6736 for more information.

Violence and the Workplace Conference: On May 9, 2002, the Third Annual Violence and the Workplace Conference will take place at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. This program explores the impact of domestic violence on the workplace. It presents practical tools to minimize the risk of serious incidents of domestic violence and provides resources to help develop a safer workplace. Topics to be explored include: "What Is Domestic Violence?"; "Legal Issues"; "Security Issues"; "Working with Victims and Offenders"; "Practices to Decrease Liability and Increase Morale"; "Policy Development and Implementation"; and "How to Coach Supervisors: Coworker Fear and Resentment." It is anticipated that 7 CLE credits can be earned by attending this conference. To register, contact CBA-CLE at (303) 860-0608 or toll free at (888) 860-2561. Cost is $85 per person.

CBA Legislative Relations Assistant
Sarah Wagner and Colorado
State Representative Dan Grossman
at the East High School Career Fair.

Career Fair: Colorado State Representative Dan Grossman and attorney Norm Mueller attended a Denver Public Schools "Career Fair" with CBA staff members Michael Valdez and Sarah Wagner at East High School on November 7, 2001. Throughout the morning, students visited with various professionals who volunteered their time to talk with the students and answer their questions.


On May 15, 2002, at noon, the CBA International Law Committee will welcome William D. Meyer, of Hutchinson, Black & Cook, who will present "How Can I Help? The ABA’s International Legal Assistance Programs." Meyer has been involved in projects in Europe, Asia, and Africa that work to provide technical legal assistance to emerging democracies throughout the world. He will describe the development of the ABA’s technical legal assistance capabilities and discuss opportunities that exist for Colorado lawyers and judges to volunteer their expertise to enhance the rule of law in countries around the globe. The program will be held at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Pl. To register, fax or e-mail your reservation by noon, May 13, to Tom McNamara at (303) 893-1379 or tom. Please bring a check to the meeting payable to the CBA. The cost is $18.50 for committee members and $20 for all other attendees. CLE credit will be available.

The CBA Bankruptcy Subsection held a reception on February 20, 2002, to honor Don Cordova’s appointment as Chief Judge of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, and Marcia Krieger’s appointment to the U.S. District Court for Colorado. Several friends and cohorts were present at the reception, which was held at the CBA offices, to offer congratulations and good wishes to Cordova and Krieger.



U.S. Bankruptcy Court Chief
Judge Don
Cordova says a
few words at the reception

held in his honor.


U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger
at the
reception in honor of her
appointment to U.S. District Court.


On February 7, 2002, the CBA Paralegal Committee ("Committee") and the Rocky Mountain Paralegal Association National Affairs Committee co-hosted a roundtable discussion concerning the future of licensure and regulation of paralegals in Colorado. To find out survey results from this meeting or for more information about the Committee, call Committee Chair Janet Price at (303) 572-4200.

The Glenwood Springs team was the 2002 Colorado High School Mock Trial state champions. Photo highlights of this year’s teams begin on page 25 of this issue. For information about the 2003 High School Mock Trial Competition or to volunteer to coach a team or judge the competitions, contact Dave Ells at (303) 824-5323 or (800) 332-6736 or e-mail:

BCBA Executive Director
ChristineHylbert (left) and silent
auction coordinator Julie
Schoenfeld at the Boulder Wine
Tasting Fundraiser.




The Boulder County Bar Association ("BCBA") hosted the Second Annual Legal Aid Foundation Wine Tasting Fundraiser on February 21, 2002. The event was held at the Chautauqua Dining Hall in Boulder and featured more than seventy-five varieties of wine, as well as a silent auction. The event was co-sponsored by Judicial Arbiter Group; Holland & Hart LLP; Garlin, Driscoll & Murray, LLC; Liquor Mart; and the Chautauqua Dining Hall. The BCBA wishes to thank these Boulder County businesses, community members, and attorneys for their generous contributions and participation. Approximately $8,500 was raised for the Legal Aid Foundation. The proceeds contribute to the on-going goal of providing free civil legal assistance to low-income, senior, and disabled Colorado citizens.


On March 21, 2002, the El Paso County Bar Association ("EPCBA") celebrated its 100th Anniversary at the Penrose House in Colorado Springs. More than 300 people were in attendance. The centennial celebration also served to kick off the El Paso County Bar Foundation ("Foundation"), which is the "charitable arm" of the EPCBA. The Foundation will work to provide legal services to the disadvantaged, improve the delivery of legal services, promote public legal education, and provide assistance to aged, infirm, or otherwise disabled lawyers.


Judge Donald Campbell, an EPCBA
past-president and a Foundation
speaks at the centennial

First Judicial District Bar Association member Jerald Devitt was selected as the new City Attorney for Golden in February. He replaced former City Attorney Jed Caswell.

The El Paso County Bar Association ("EPCBA") New Lawyers Section held its Fifth Annual Wine Tasting in November 2001. In the March 2002 issue of The Colorado Lawyer on page 110, we ran a news item about the event, accompanied by a photograph of current EPCBA President Jerry Retherford and EPCBA President-Elect Tom Herd. (Herd was misidentified in the photo caption.) The Colorado Lawyer apologizes for the error and any confusion it may have caused both Tom Herd and his apparent alter-ego Tim Schutz.


tcl-2002may-bn6 Jerry Retherford (left) and Tom Herd
at the El Paso County
Wine and Beer Tasting fundraiser



The 25th Annual Colorado Women’s Bar Association ("CWBA") Convention will be held May 17-19 at The Village at Breckenridge Resort. The program topics are named after Grateful Dead tunes: "Contract Lawyering: ‘Help on the Way’"; "Incorporating Technology: ‘Monkey and the Engineer’"; "Top 10 Trial Mistakes: ‘Ship of Fools’"; and "How to Prepare for Trial: ‘I Need a Miracle.’" The keynote address at Saturday’s lunch is by ACLU President Nadine Strossen. The CWBA is requesting 15 CLE credits, including 6.6 ethics credits, for the three-day event. To register, go to

CWBA members participated in LawLine 9’s free legal call-in program on February 27, 2002. To find out more about LawLine 9 or to reserve a night for your specialty or minority bar members to answer calls, call Dave Ells at (303) 824-5323.


tcl-2002may-bn7 CWBA members Lynda McNeive, Kathy Higby, Beth Doherty Quinn, and Mindy Abel answer calls during LawLine 9’s call-in program. Channel 9’s Paula Woodward is standing in back.



The 35th Annual Securities Exchange Commission ("SEC") Conference will be held on May 17, 2002, at the Red Lion Hotel in Denver.

The spring Family Law Update will be on May 31, 2002, at the CBA-CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, Denver.

For more information about these and other CBA-CLE programs or publications, see the "CBA-CLE Planning Guide" in each issue of The Colorado Lawyer or call (303) 860-0608 or toll free (888) 860-2531. Link to more information about CBA-CLE seminars, publications, home study, and more from the CBA website:


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