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July 2004       Vol. 33, No. 7       Page  4
Bar News

Bar News
by Leona Martínez


Attorney Mary Hoagland, left, was
among professionals on hand to
provide information to Senior Law
Day attendees.

Free Legal Program for Seniors: On Saturday, May 22, 2004, the Colorado Bar Association, University of Denver ("DU") College of Law, and the Denver Regional Council of Governments hosted the annual Senior Law Day event, welcoming approximately 600 seniors to participate in more than twenty workshops that dealt with legal issues that affect senior citizens. The one-day event was held at the DU College of Law and included one-hour workshops on such pertinent issues as Medicare and Medicaid; estate tax, estate planning, and wills and trusts; the probate process; Social Security; hands-on computing; and end-of-life decisions and funeral options. Attorneys and other professionals were on hand to conduct the workshops and meet with attendees individually to answer questions and provide helpful information. Free lunch was provided and attendees went away with a copy of Senior Law Handbook 2004.



Director of CBA/DBA Law Practice Management
Reba Nance (left) and Assistant Director
Michelle Gersic, take time out for lunch
at the ABA TECHSHOW® in Chicago.

TECHSHOW® 2004: Reba Nance, Director of the CBA’s Law Practice Management ("LPM") Department, traveled to Chicago, Illinois, in March to speak at the ABA TECHSHOW® 2004, which is the world’s premier legal technology conference and "expo." Nance has participated in TECHSHOW® events for approximately nine years, as a board member, board chair, and speaker. Over the years, TECHSHOW® has become an integral part of the CBA LPM Department’s practice management and technology resources, helping to enhance its practice managment hotline for CBA members. For example, the link to the popular program, "Sixty Sites in 60 Minutes," along with information on ordering an audiotape of any of the TECHSHOW® sessions, can be found at the TECHSHOW® website, Also, the CBA Practice Management Hotline is available to take practice managment or legal technology questions. Call (303) 860-1115 or toll-free in-state: (800) 332-6736.



High School Mock Trial Competitions: The Glenwood Springs High School team is the 2004 Colorado High School Mock Trial Champion. The Colorado win earned the team a trip to Orlando, Florida, in May to compete in the National High School Mock Trial tournament. The team placed eighth in the national competitions. On May 18, the CBA Litigation Section and CBA Law Education Committee held a reception to honor the team and its coaches. Team members and coaches shared their national tournament stories with Section and Committee members and CBA staff. At the reception, CBA lobbyist Michael Valdez presented the team with a Colorado State Legislature Proclamation, which celebrates the team’s third state championship title. For information about the High School Mock Trial program, contact Carolyn Ferber, CBA Director of Public Legal Education, in Denver at (303) 824-5323 or toll-free in-state at (800) 332-6736.

CBA Lobbyist Michael Valdez (back to camera) presents
the Colorado State Legislature Proclamation plaque to
Glenwood Springs team members and coaches.


The CBA hosted the 2004 Local Bar Leaders Summit in Denver on May 7. CBA President Bob Truhlar and Steve Briggs, CBA President-Elect, joined other Bar officers from around the state to participate in workshops that covered valuable resources available from the CBA and the American Bar Association ("ABA"). Members of the CBA staff were introduced to attendees during the lunch program. The afternoon’s agenda included the following programs: "Risk Management for Bar Association Volunteers," a presentation by former DBA President Bill

Incoming CBA President Steve Briggs poses with Dana Collier Smith, CBA/DBA Assistant Executive Director (center), and Christine Hylbert, Boulder County Bar Executive Director, at the reception that capped the CBA Local Bar Leadership Summit.

Walters; "Using the CBA Website to Find Almost Anything," a virtual tour of the CBA website by Internet sage Mel Reveles; and "Working with the Media: Everything a Bar Leader Needs to Know," by Diane Hartman, CBA/DBA Assistant Executive Director. Karyn Linn was on hand to provide information about ABA resources. Attendees earned three hours of general CLE credit and enjoyed food and beverages at the CBA offices at the end of the day. For information about CBA Local Bars, contact Jo Ann Viola Salazar: jvsalazar@; (303) 824-5310; or toll-free in-state, (800) 332-6736.


Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament: On Monday, May 17, 2004, the Denver Bar Association hosted a favorite event of the spring—the Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament. The tournament was held at the Inverness Golf Club, a PGA Championship course. Here is a list of the individuals who played hard for every eagle, birdie, and par that put them out front: Men’s Individual Low Gross—Donald A. Brenner; Women’s Individual Low Gross—Theresa M. Mehringer; Team Low Gross—Steve Van Daele, Steve Cramer, Steve Peace, and Richard Strauss (whose team name on the greens, unbeknownst to them, was "Steve, Steve, Steve, and Not Steve"); and Team Low Net—Phil Cockerille, Stuart Sargent, Roger Baer, and John Connell. A very good time was had by all. Remember: it’s never too early to start working out and practicing for next year’s tournament!

The team of "Steve, Steve, Steve, and Not Steve"
(not necessarily in that order) took Team Low Gross
honors. Left to right: Richard Strauss, Steve Van Daele,
Steve Cramer, and Steve Peace.


Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award: On June 12, 2004, the American Immigration Lawyers Association ("AILA"), presented Jeffrey D. Joseph with the Joseph Minsky Young Lawyers Award

Jeffrey D. Joseph
at the annual AILA conference in Philadelphia. This award is presented each year to a young lawyer who has made outstanding contributions to the field of immigration and nationality law. Joseph served as the 2003–2004 President of the Colorado Chapter of AILA. He is an adjunct professor of immigration law at DU College of Law, in addition to having a full-service immigration law practice. Joseph was admitted to practice law in Colorado in 1997. Since 1998, he has been a member of the CBA Law Education and Law Practice Management Committees, as well as the CBA Criminal Law Section.


CLC’s honored guest, Edwin S. Kahn (second from left)
is pictured with (left to right) Steven M. Kaufmann,
Constance C. Talmage, and Julie M. Williamson.

Annual Luncheon a Success: The Colorado Lawyers Committee ("CLC") celebrated its 25th Annual Luncheon on May 10, 2004. The CLC presented Edwin S. Kahn of the Denver Law Firm of Kelly*Haglund*Garnsey + Kahn LLC, with the Outstanding Sustained Contribution Award. Kahn was a member of CLC’s original board of directors and was board chair from 1979 to 1981. He has volunteered many hours to CLC projects during the past twenty-five years. The keynote speaker at the luncheon event was Morris Dees, chief trial counsel and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center in Montgomery, Alabama. CLC thanks the law firms and corporate sponsors for their generous support of the event.


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