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January 2005       Vol. 34, No. 1       Page  4
Bar News

Bar News
by Leona Martínez

Bar News is a monthly compilation of news from the Colorado Bar Association Sections and Committees, administration, and local and minority/specialty bar associations. If you have information and photos about Bar events and activities that you would like included in Bar News, write to: Leona Martínez, c/o CBA/TCL, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203-4336;; call (303) 824-5324 or toll-free in-state: (800) 332-6736; fax: (303) 830-3990.


Timothy R. Macdonald is the 2004 Recipient:

In 1992, the family of Richard Marden Davis, the law firm of Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, and the Denver Bar Foundation established the Richard Marden Davis Award, to be presented each year to a "Denver lawyer under the age of 40, who has combined excellence as a lawyer with creative, civic, cultural, educational and charitable leadership." The 2004 Award Dinner will be held on January 12, 2005.

The 2004 recipient of the prestigious award is Timothy R. Macdonald, an associate in the litigation practice group of Arnold & Porter LLP. Macdonald’s practice emphasizes complex civil litigation. Macdonald is licensed to practice law before the Colorado and Arkansas Supreme Courts, as well as in the First, Ninth, Tenth, and Federal Circuit Courts. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Macdonald graduated magna cum laude from the University of Michigan ("UM") Law School. He also holds a Masters in Public Policy from UM. In 1997, Macdonald received a Bates Fellowship from UM, and lived and worked for a human rights law group in Capetown, South Africa.


"Around the World in Wines" was Theme of 11th Annual Event: The Legal Aid Foundation’s

("LAF") 11th Annual wine- and beer-tasting event in October 2004 in Denver featured a stellar collection of wines from outside North America. The collection of wines was coordinated by Steve Mohler (pictured above right) from Above the Rim Fine Wines liquor store in Denver.

The event raised more than $17,000. LAF thanks ticket-buyers for their generous support, as well as: silent auction donors, assisted by Alison Butler Daniels; graphic designer Robert Weil; KINKOS and Firehouse Copy Service; event coordinator Wendy Gossett; and the following event sponsors: Champagne Level: Above the Rim; Bradford Publishing Company; Class Action Administration; Cordes & Co.; FirstBank; Ford Personnel, Inc.; Frontier Airlines; The Fullerton Company; Hunter & Geist, Inc.; Iron Mountain Records Management; and Legal Design. Cabernet Level: Corporate Express; Denver Athletic Club; The Portofino Tower; PricewaterhouseCoopers; Special Counsel; and Wells Fargo. Merlot Level: Marsh Affinity Group Services.


Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs Writes in Praise of Fair Colorado:

On December 3, 2004, members of the judiciary, attorneys, family, friends, and the public were out in force at the Cherry Creek Tattered Cover bookstore for a book signing by one of their

Colorado Supreme Court
Justice Greg Hobbs at
his book signing
December 3, 2004.
favorite "poetic" sons. In his book, entitled In Praise of Fair Colorado: The Practice of Poetry, History, and Judging, Colorado Supreme Court Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, Jr. has compiled his own writings from the past twenty-seven years. The book includes speeches, essays, law review articles, scripts, letters, magazine articles, and poems on Colorado, history, and the law.

Justice Hobbs has assigned all royalties from the sale of the book to the Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado, whose mission is to promote "equal access to justice by raising funds to promote civil legal services for low-income people in the state of Colorado." The book was published by Bradford Publishing Company in Denver and can be obtained by contacting the publisher at


DBA YLD "Winter Festival" Program—An After-Holiday "Holiday"—January 22, 2005:

The holiday season is extended into a Winter Festival by the Denver Bar Association Young Lawyers Division ("YLD"). Each year, members collect games, videos, books, candy, stuffed animals, and all manner of fun stuff to share with children from Denver’s foster and group homes. The items are donated by law firms, individuals, as well as local and national stores. The children are treated to a pizza lunch and lots of sharing and celebrating!

The 2005 Winter Festival will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Denver Human Services, 1200 Federal Blvd., Denver. Contact Doug Stevens to volunteer to sort the donations, to help with the set-up, or to donate items: (303) 991-4701;

CBA "Christmas in January"—Extending the Spirit of the Season:

The Colorado Bar Association YLD hosts Christmas in January, a program that reaches out to underprivileged foster children in a Colorado city. The 2005 celebration is moving northward to Fort Collins, where children there and in surrounding vicinities will be greeted by the verisimilitude of Santa Claus, who also will hand out presents and pose for pictures with the happy, grateful children. For complete information or to volunteer your time or gifts, please contact Maureen Smith at (970) 482-9770 or

A person vaguely resembling Santa
Claus greeted children, posed for individual
and group photos, and handed out gifts
at the 2003 "Christmas in January"
event held in Colorado Springs.

CBA YLD Ski Train Bound for Winter Park—All Aboard!

Hopping the rails and schussing the slopes—all in one day; nothing could be finer! That’s what the CBA YLD Ski Train trip is all about. On February 12, 2005, YLD members and Colorado law students will commingle for a relaxing and, at once, invigorating day of socializing and skiing. It’s an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones on the ride up, or as you enjoy a free group lunch at Snoasis Restaurant. The ski train departs Denver at 7:15 a.m. and leaves Winter Park for the return trip at 4:15 p.m. Contact Julie Haines for complete information: or (303) 825-2700. [See page 56 in this issue for more information and registration form for the 2005 CBA YLD Ski Train.]

CBAYLD Ski Train 2004


CBA–CLE is highlighting three programs in January. All of these programs will be held in a third-floor classroom at the CBA–CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Denver.

Music Law—January 14, 2005: This new program covers a variety of hot topics, including publishing in the digital age, the future of artist development and the framework of recording contracts, case law update, sampling, and rights in record label and band names. Tuition: $99, students/music professionals; $139, CBA Gaming Entertainment & Sports Law Section members; $159, CBA members or representatives of nonprofit or government agencies; $189, nonmembers. CLE credits: submitted for 6 general credits.

Notary Law—January 21, 2005 (a.m.): A representative of the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office explains the eNotarization project, requirements for electronic signatures, electronic recording and searching, and identity theft and fraud prevention. Tuition: $99, legal support staff; $129, CBA members; $149, nonmembers. CLE credits: submitted for 4 general credits.

Communications Law—January 20 and 22, 2005: This two-day program will focus on the technologies and industry issues that are most important to you and your client. Tuition (both days): $159, CBA Communications Law Section members; $189, CBA members; and $229, nonmembers. CLE credits: submitted for 14 general credits.

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

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