Vol. 26, No. 6
by Heather Baniszewski
CBA Convention: This special edition of The Colorado Lawyer is just the beginning of the CBA’s centennial celebration. Join us for our 100th Birthday Party at the Denver Zoo on Saturday, August 9, from 6 to 10 p.m. Bring the family! The Nacho Men will perform, tours of the zoo will be available, and there will be face painting and other activities for the kids, including a huge birthday cake. The zoo’s two newest attractions, Tropical Discovery and the Primate Panorama, will be open.
The birthday party is part of this year’s CBA Annual Convention. In Denver for the first time, the convention will feature 131 hours of CLE credit and plenty of social and networking opportunities. Brochures will be available soon! For registration information, call Dana Vocate at the CBA office.
Centennial Committee: The traveling display created by the CBA Centennial Committee is now "on the road." The first stop was the El Paso County Bar Association in Colorado Springs; then it’s on to the Seventh Judicial District.
The committee has collected a good deal of memorabilia that is displayed at the CBA office. Stop by and have a look!
The Oral History subcommittee has been an enthusiastic bunch. The profiles, beginning with that of William Steele in the May issue, will continue to run in The Colorado Lawyer.
COMMITTEES AND SECTIONS
On June 7, the Professionalism Committee and Continuing Legal Education in Colorado, Inc. ("CLECI") will cosponsor the 1997 Professionalism Seminar. The seminar will be held at DU College of Law.
The Agricultural Law Section and CLECI will present the Sixth Annual Agricultural and Rural Law Roundup on June 19-21 at Western State College in Gunnison.
For information on these and other CLECI programs, call CLECI in Denver at (303) 860-0608.
LOCAL BAR ASSOCIATIONS
The Denver Bar Association ("DBA") will host its Annual Meeting at 5:30 p.m. on June 3 at the Denver Botanic Gardens. Dale Harris will receive the Award of Merit, the highest honor given by the DBA. The award honors Harris for his long history of leadership on DBA committees and his energy in working on improvements in the legal system. A number of other awards will be presented, and fifty-year DBA members will be recognized. The giant DBA gavel also will be passed from outgoing President Craig Eley to incoming President Tom deMarino. To reserve your spot, call the DBA at (303) 860-1115.
Denver Mayor Wellington Webb
Denver Mayor Wellington Webb recently held a news conference to mark June 23 as the beginning of the Denver Metro Chamber Foundation’s Youth At Work ("YAW") program. This is the fourth year the DBA’s Summer Intern Program has been a part of that program. Roughly forty high-school students will begin work at Denver-area law firms for eight weeks after completing fifty or more hours of training. A completion party for DBA students, parents, and law firm supervisors and mentors is planned for August 14 at the Governor’s Executive Residence. If you are interested in employing a student, contact Dave Ells at the CBA offices.
Christine Hylbert is the new executive director of the Boulder County Bar Association. Christine has been with the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations for the past nine years.
The Arapahoe County Bar Association ("ACBA") will host its annual golf tournament on June 6 at the Arrowhead Golf Course in Roxborough Park. A large turnout is expected, so here are a few ground rules. Guests are welcome, but only ACBA members are eligible for prizes. Prizewinners must be present to win. The cost is $80 for golf only, $85 for golf and dinner, or $15 for dinner only. Contact Steve McBride at (303) 740-7422 for a registration form.
At its annual dinner meeting (also on June 6), the ACBA will present its three annual awards: the Tommy P. Drinkwine Outstanding Youth Lawyer of the Year Award; the Raymond Frenchmore Award for outstanding contribution to juvenile justice; and the Charles Dillon Award for pro bono service.
Join the Aurora Bar Association for the 1997 Aurora Bar Open Golf Tournament. The tournament will be held August 27 at the Meadow Hills Golf Course. Registration is $42 and includes a cart; the deadline is August 18. Tee times will be set in advance, so request a time when you register. For a registration form or information, call Steve Fisher at (303) 739-6535.
SPECIALTY BAR ASSOCIATIONS
The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association ("CTLA") will hold its convention a month earlier this year to avoid a conflict with the CBA convention in August. Be sure to mark your calendars for July 10-13 and make plans to join the CTLA in beautiful Snowmass. Speakers will include Russ Herman, Morris Dees, Gerry Spence, William Trine, and others from across the United States and Colorado. For registration information, call the CTLA in Denver at (303) 831-1192.
The Colorado Criminal Defense Bar ("CCDB") will hold its annual summer meeting in Aspen on June 6-8. Speakers include John Delgato of South Carolina and Phil Esplin, a Phoenix psychologist and expert in evaluation of sex assault victims. The summer meeting is a three-day CLE program open to all criminal defense attorneys. Classes take place in the morning, and afternoons and evenings are free for the summer activities that Aspen offers. For information, call the CCDB in Denver at (303) 777-7816.
NEW COLTAF/LAF EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Lynn Cannon has joined the Legal Aid Foundation ("LAF") and the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation ("COLTAF") as executive director. She joins the foundations after working in Saint Paul, Minnesota, most recently as senior manager of community resources for United Way. Lynn looks forward to meeting members of the bar and welcomes you to stop by the COLTAF/LAF office in Denver at 1900 Grant St., Suite 1112.
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