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November 2009       Vol. 38, No. 11       Page  9
In and Around the Bar
Bar News

News From CBA Sections, Committees, Local and Specialty Bars, and More

Bar News is a monthly compilation of news from the Colorado Bar Association, including sections and committees, administration, and local and specialty bar associations. It also includes notices of activities—past, present, and future—from local and national law-related organizations and groups. Please send information and photos to Susie Klein at

 CBA Hosts Shredding Party in Denver

On Thursday, September 17, the CBA Economic Task Force hosted the first of a series of shredding parties it has planned across Colorado. It is estimated that more than eighty people attended the shredding party, which was held in downtown Denver. Approximately 600 boxes of paper were dropped off for shredding and recycling.

Cintas Document Management donated shredding services for the event. In return for using the free service, those dropping off boxes were asked to bring a nonperishable food item or a $2 donation per box to benefit the Food Bank of the Rockies. Higher attendance than expected resulted in a very successful inaugural event; approximately 350 pounds of food and $670 in cash donations were collected for the Food Bank.

Shredding services were provided by Cintas Document Management.

Participants could have up to ten boxes
of paper shredded free of charge.

Arapahoe County Court Judge Ethan D. Feldman
Receives Anthony Greco Award

The Colorado County Judges Association has honored Judge Ethan D. Feldman with the Anthony Greco Award for exemplary achievement and leadership as a county court judge. Judge Feldman was presented the award at a recent Eighteenth Judicial District (18th J.D.) education conference.

Judge Feldman received his law degree from the University of Denver in 1974. From 1974 to 1980, he served as Deputy District Attorney, and later as Chief Deputy District Attorney in the 18th J.D. He was in private practice and served as a part-time municipal judge from 1980 until he was appointed to the Arapahoe County Court in 1992. Judge Feldman handles criminal and traffic cases, as well as civil jury trials.

The Anthony Greco Award was named after the late Judge Anthony Greco, who was appointed to the Denver County Court Bench by Mayor William McNichols and served from 1970 to 1984. The award recognizes county judges who exemplify traits to which county judges should aspire.

Battle of the Attorney Bands
Raises Funds for Children’s Outreach Project

On Wednesday, September 23, approximately 200 people attended the Battle of the Attorney Bands charity fundraiser at La Rumba in Denver. Five bands competed in the event—the Downtown Girls, the Hip Replacements, Not Mona Lisa, the Propane Daisies, and Togad—but only one could be declared the best attorney rock band in Denver. This year, that distinguished title was given to the Hip Replacements and its five band members, Gary Benson, Dave Craven, Andy Engeman, Neil Hanson, and Scott Nixon.

In addition to a fun night of great music, the event featured a silent auction and $3,500 in raffle prizes. All proceeds raised benefited Children’s Outreach Project, a nonprofit organization that has provided early childhood education to developmentally delayed and disadvantaged children in the Denver-metro area for more than thirty years.

The Hip Replacements took first place at the Battle of the Bands event on
September 23. Band members are, from left to right: Neil Hanson,
Dave Craven, Gary Benson, Scott Nixon, and Andy Engeman.

Donations Sought for Dolls for Daughters Holiday Drive

Dolls for Daughters is holding its third annual Doll Drive from November 1 through December 18, 2009. Dolls for Daughters is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides doll donations to families served by Denver Children’s Home, SafeHouse Denver, Samaritan House, The Gathering Place, Warren Village, and other charities for girls who would not otherwise receive a gift during the holidays. Please help further the cause by donating a brand-new doll at one of the following Denver-area drop-off locations:

  • Gilbert, Ollanika & Komyatte, PC, Arvada
  • The Law Offices of Peter M. Anderson, Boulder
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC, Denver
  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, Denver
  • Hillyard, Wahlberg, Kudla & Sloane, Denver
  • Bachus & Schanker, LLC, Fort Collins
  • Metier Law Firm, Fort Collins
  • McFarland Law Offices, Golden
  • Manuel J. Solano, Thorton

For a complete list of drop-off locations and their addresses, or to learn more about Dolls for Daughters, visit Tax-deductible donations also may be made through the website. Share your holiday spirit with Dolls for Daughters!

Jessica Bachus created Dolls for Daughters in December 2007 in memory of her
daughter Kenzi, who was stillborn. She is pictured here with her daughter Bailey.

These high school grads are among those who
received laptop computers, thanks to generous
ACBA members.

Colorado High School Students
Receive Laptops From Lawyers

Each year, the Arapahoe County Bar Association (ACBA) provides laptop computers to high school graduates through the Laptops From Lawyers scholarship program. On June 9, at the Celebration of Excellence, the ACBA awarded five laptops to graduating high school students. The Celebration of Excellence is a graduation ceremony held annually for students in the foster care system who successfully complete high school.

This year, the ACBA also gave laptop computers to seven graduating seniors who were accepted to college. These students were nominated by their schools based on their high achievement records and financial need.



Local Bars Compete in Joint Golf Tourney

The inaugural competitive golf tournament between the Weld County Bar Association (WCBA) and the Larimer County Bar Association (LCBA) took place in beautiful fall weather on September 25 at the Greeley Country Club. Bill Suhre of the WCBA and Dan Dean of the LCBA served as team captions for this year’s event, which was hosted by the WCBA.

The inaugural championship event proved to be quite a competition. In the end, the LCBA won by eleven points.

Each Bar Association was represented by twelve golfers, and several golfers received prizes. The first-year’s traveling trophy was earned by the LCBA.

The joint competition will take place on an annual basis at alternating golf sites. If your bar association is interested in getting into the mix on the greens, please contact Bill Suhre at

Prior to tee-off—and still on equal footing—members from the Weld County and Larimer County Bar
Associations take a group photo with the trophy.

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