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September 2003       Vol. 32, No. 9       Page  4
Bar News

Bar News
by Lindsay Packard


President’s Visit to Denver: On July 18, 2003, CBA President Bob Truhlar made his way to downtown Denver for the first of nine regional Bar visits he will be making during his tenure as 2003–2004 CBA President. More than ninety Denver Bar Association ("DBA") members were present for a noon luncheon, where Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey spoke about the current state of the Judicial Department. In the afternoon, 200-plus DBA members attended the free, 3-credit CLE program.

CBA President Bob Truhlar
speaks to DBA members
during his visit to Denver.

September 2003 President’s Visits will be in La Junta on September 5 and Steamboat on September 12. See the "CBA President’s Message to Members" on page 31 of this issue for Truhlar’s explanation of what is in store for members who attend the President’s Visits. For information, including a complete schedule of visits through the end of 2003, visit the CBA website at

Mock Trials: As teachers prepare for the new school year, the CBA Law Education Committee has begun planning for the 2004 Mock Trial Program. This educational civics program teaches students basic life skills, such as critical thinking, reading, speaking, and advocacy through their preparation for and participation in a mock trial.

If you are affiliated with a high school in your community, the Law Education Committee encourages you to consider helping that school develop a mock trial team for the 2004 competitions. Teams need CBA member volunteers to serve as coaches or mentors, providing legal information and expertise for students as they work through and prepare a case for "trial." If you are interested in developing a mock trial team with a local high school, or have any questions about volunteering or the competitions in general, please call Carolyn Ferber at (800) 332-6763 or (303) 824-5323, or e-mail:

Animal Abuse Collaborative: The CBA Family Violence Program hosted the first meeting of the "Animal Abuse Collaborative" on July 23, 2003. The Collaborative is composed of members of various professional organizations, including the District Attorney’s Office, Colorado Municipal Judges Association, CBA Family Violence Program, Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence, American Humane Society, and metro law enforcement agencies, as well as members of the veterinary community, including the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association.

The Collaborative is pooling resources, knowledge, and expertise to educate the public about the link between animal abuse and other forms of family violence to reduce incidences of abuse against animals and family violence. The aim of the Collaborative is to determine what the various community groups and organizations can do to combat the problem and create a unified plan for public outreach and education. The Collaborative is developing a campaign to reach members of the professional community, victims of domestic violence, and the general public.

The inaugural meeting of "Animal Abuse Collaborative" was
held in July 2003.


Salsa for SafeHouse: SafeHouse Denver is gearing up for its annual fundraiser on October 17, 2003. This year’s event, "Salsa for SafeHouse," will be held at the Donald R. Seawell Ballroom at the Denver Center for Performing Arts. The event is an occasion for SafeHouse Denver to recognize an individual who has made significant contributions to building community awareness about domestic violence and devising prevention measures. Kathleen Schoen, Director of the CBA Family Violence Program, is the 2003 recipient of the Carolyn Hamil-Henderson Award. For more information about the event and about SafeHouse Denver, contact Brenda Roush at (303) 302-6112 or


On September 14, 2003, the Boulder County Bar Association ("BCBA") will host its third annual "Young/New Lawyer BBQ" at 4 p.m. Food and drinks at this fun event are complimentary. Call the BCBA bar offices at (303) 440-4758 to R.S.V.P. and to get location information.

The Adams/Broomfield Bar Association ("ABBA") will hold its annual golf tournament on September 26, 2003, at Buffalo Run Golf Course. The tournament’s shotgun start is at"
1 p.m. The cost is $85 per person and includes 18 holes, a golf cart, range balls, prizes, and food. To reserve your spot, call Donna at (303) 655-3920 or e-mail

The DBA Seniors Committee held its annual Seniors Golf Tournament on July 30, 2003, at the Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood. Sixteen DBA Seniors attended the afternoon event, which was preceded by lunch in the clubhouse. The big winners of the day were Dick Harvey (first low gross), John Clough (second low gross), Dan McGrew (first low net), and Jim Voorhees (second low net). Seniors Committee stalwart Bob Hawley was awarded the Seniors Bar Golf Lifetime Achievement Award.

Seniors Committee member and award recipient Bob Hawley awaits his next shot during the Seniors Golf Tournament in July.

Specialty and Minority
Bar Associations

The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association is sponsoring a 2-credit CLE program on the topic of affirmative action. "Affirmative Action After the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Grutter and Gratz" will be held on Thursday, October 2, 2003, from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Wells Fargo Building, Hershner Room, 1700 Lincoln St., Denver. Professor Margaret Montoya, law professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law and an affirmative action advocate, will speak about recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions dealing with affirmative action. Co-sponsors of the event include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Asian-Pacific Bar Association, Baker & Hostetler LLP, the Colorado Indian Bar Association, the Colorado Lesbian and Gay Bar Association, the Sam Cary Bar Association, and Wells Fargo Bank. Cost to attend the event, which includes lunch, is $20 for members of sponsoring organizations; $30 for attorneys; and $10 for nonlawyers and students. For complete information about the program and to register, please call Monica Guardiola at (303) 764-4028.


From September 9 through November 11, 2003, CBA–CLE will offer a ten-week "Colorado Real Estate Practice Course." The course will be held each Tuesday night, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the CBA–CLE classroom, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, Denver. This annual series is presented by Willis Carpenter and Holly Hoxeng. Attendees will receive the CBA– CLE publications, Colorado Real Estate Practice (two volumes) and Colorado Title Insurance Practice, as well as The Land Measurement Manual. The cost to attend the ten-week course is $299 for CBA Real Estate Section members, $329 for CBA members, and $349 for non-members. CLE has requested 18 CLE credits, including 1.2 ethics, for the course.

If you need to collect for a client or can’t collect on a judgment, CLE’s "Nuts and Bolts of Collections Law in Colorado" can help. This one-day program will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2003, at the CBA–CLE classroom, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, Denver. The program includes 6 general CLE credits. Cost is $169 for CBA members and $189 for non-members.

On September 17, 2003, make your way to the CBA–CLE classroom for the "Fall Bankruptcy Update." Designed for the intermediate to advanced bankruptcy practitioner, this full-day program will provide the most recent updates in the area of bankruptcy law. Don’t miss an opportunity to hear from four U.S. Bankruptcy Judges. The cost is $159 for CBA Business Law Section members, $169 for CBA members, and $189 for non-members. CLE is anticipating 6 general credits for the program.

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

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