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October 2012       Vol. 41, No. 10       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 CBA legal editor Susie Klein at

DU’s John Moye Hall Represents
Achievements of Denver Attorney

The University of Denver (DU) recently honored the outstanding contributions of Denver attorney John Moye by naming a newly renovated campus building after him. The university held an official dedication ceremony for the John Moye Hall on August 23. The building, which previously was a fraternity house, will become the permanent headquarters for the Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System (IAALS). IAALS is a national, independent research center dedicated to continuous improvement of the process and culture of the civil justice system.

DU chose Moye as the building’s namesake in recognition of his longtime collaboration with the university. Moye has served as a tenured professor and associate dean of the DU Sturm College of Law, was a key player in the development of the IAALS, and is a longtime benefactor of the school. His community service in the Denver metro area has been extensive. He played a subtantial role in the revival of the 16th Street Mall and LoDo, and in the development of the Central Platte River Valley and the Stapleton area.

Moye is a longtime member of the CBA and DBA. He was the 2002–03 CBA President and the 2005 recipient of the CBA’s highest honor, the Award of Merit. He also received the Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year award from both the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations during the 1980s.

DU presented John Moye a framed montage of the new John Moye Hall during the building’s dedication ceremony on August 23.   John Moye Hall is adjacentto the
DU Sturm College of Law.


CBA President Travels to Southern Colorado

CBA President Mark Fogg visited four bar associations on August 15 and 16 as part of his 2012–13 presidential tour across the state. On August 15, Fogg had lunch with members of the Southern Colorado Bar Association (SCBA) in Trinidad and dinner with members of the San Luis Valley Bar Association in Alamosa. The following day, he met members of the Southwestern Colorado Bar Association for lunch in Durango, and then traveled to Cortez to have dinner with members of the Four Corners Bar Association.

Mark Fogg found Kit Carson Park in Trinidad to be a great place to work before his visit with the SCBA.   SCBA President Nancy Lake and Mark Fogg at the Little Catering Company in Trinidad. 
Fourt Corners Bar Association President Jeremy Botkins.   Left to right: Jill Carlson, Judge Jennilynn Lawrence, and Mark Fogg at Seas’nings in Cortez.
Dinner at the Windsor Hotel. Starting far left, clockwise around table: Ron Howard, Ben Gibbons, Gordon Bosa, Judge Martin Gonzales, Jim Mrzlak, and 12th J.D. District Attorney David Mahonee.   Left to right: Nels Pearson, Judge John Kuenhold (ret.), and 12th J.D. Chief Judge Pattie Swift.

Wheels of Justice Raises
More Than $300,000 for Children’s Hospital

  WoJ team member Steven Adams gives a thumbs-up.

On July 21–23, the CBA/DBA-sponsored Wheels of Justice (WoJ) cycling team rode 157 miles through the Rocky Mountains in support of the annual Courage Classic, a fundraiser in which thousands of bicyclists come together to raise money for Children’s Hospital Colorado. This is the seventh year the WoJ has participated in the event.

The 2012 WoJ team comprised 220 riders and raised more than $300,00 for the Children’s Hospital. A donor appreciation party will be held at the Children’s Hospital on Thursday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. Doctors and patients of the Children’s Hospital, CBA/DBA leadership, and WoJ team members will be among those in attendance. For more information about the appreciation party, contact Heather Clark at

The WoJ thanks everyone who contributed to this worthy cause. A special thank-you goes out to team sponsors Lathrop & Gage LLP; Faegre Baker Daniels; Sheridan Ross P.C.; Cooley LLP; COPIC; Polsinelli Shugart; Towne Park; Stern & Curray LLC; Denver Athletic Club; Saunders Construction; Access Pharmaceuticals; Dorsey & Whitney LLP; Cruiser Accessories; Hall & Evans LLC; Pryor Johnson Carney Karr Nixon; and Burns Figa & Will P.C.

Bradley and Stefania Scott
break to eat.
  WoJ team members at Fremont Pass on July 23.
The 2012 WoJ team.
Photo credit: David Spiciarich of Deep Sleep Imaging.

Seniors Hit the Links During Annual Tournament

On August 22, fourteen members of the DBA Seniors Committee teed off at Homestead Golf Course in Lakewood during the DBA’s annual Seniors Golf Tournament. After a round of golf, participants gathered in the clubhouse to have lunch, enjoy the camaraderie, and celebrate the winners.

Left to right: Dick Harvey, John Clough, and Seniors Committee Chair Don McMichael before teeing off. McMichael was the low-net winner.   Left to right: Bob Fullerton, Charlie Garcia, and David Naiman played the round together. Though not yet eligible to be a member of the Seniors Committee, Garcia was the best in the field, scoring a sixty-nine on the day.
Left to right: Jack Barker, Dave Brougham, Pete Willis, and Dave Furgason had the "winningest" team, with Barker, Brougham, and Willis tying to win the low-gross.   Left to right: Bob Temmer, John Conway, Keith Sleater, and Mike Homyak outside the clubhouse.

School Supply Drive Helps Students Start Year Off Right

The DBA Community Action Network hosted its annual school supply drive in July and August, collecting donations from local law firms to help ensure children and teens would be prepared for the coming school year. Donated items ranged from calculators and crayons to folders and paper, and were used to fill more than 300 donated backpacks. The backpacks were distributed to students during an event at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. After the students received their backpacks, they were treated to a day of fun at the museum. The Community Action Network thanks the forty-plus law firms and organizations that donated time and school supplies to this year’s drive!

Students congregate outside the Denver Museum of Nature and Science after receiving their new backpacks.   Levi Wells, pictured here with his Dad, Victor, was among the 300 students who received a new backpack filled with school supplies.

Vail Provides Scenic Backdrop for
Annual Elder Law Retreat

The 2012 Elder Law Retreat was held on August 24 and 25 at the Vail Marriott Mountain Resort. The event was co-sponsored by the CBA Elder Law Section and the Colorado Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. Following the conclusion of the first day of seminars, guests were invited to attend a wine-tasting event to network with their peers, seminar faculty, and members of the Elder Law Section.

Judge John Leopold and his wife, Terry.   John Campbell and Rita Blackwood.
Left to right: Terry Leopold, Randall Mustain-Wood, Terri Diem, and CBA President-Elect Terry Ruckriegle.

Attorneys Learn the Art of Flying Solo

  Left to right: Dan Peterson, Gary Adams, Joe Lusk, and D.A. Bertram.

On August 16–18, the CBA-CLE hosted the twelfth annual Hanging Your Shingle seminar at the CLE offices. Hanging Your Shingle is a two-and-a-half-day "crash course" for attorneys planning to start their own practice. Following the first day of seminars, guests were invited to attend a reception hosted by the CBA Solo and Small Firm Section at the Warwick Denver Hotel to network with their peers. Section chair Dave Sprecace, immediate past chair Joe Lusk, and chair-elect Barb Cashman were just a few of the section members who attended the event to meet with attorneys looking to learn the dos and don’ts of opening their own practice.

Left to right: Barb Cashman, Chad Lieberman, and Marie Drake.   Left to right: Barb Cashman, Mark Zammuto, Dave Sprecace, and Sumi Lee.

Water Law Section Hosts
Networking Event for Women

On August 23, the CBA Water Law Section held its first-ever "Women in Water" happy hour event at the Uptown Tavern in Denver. The networking event was a great success, with more than thirty women in attendance. Section members Sheela Stack and Susan Ryan coordinated the event and are looking forward to planning similar networking events in the future.

The Uptown Tavern was the gathering place for the CBA Water Law Section’s inaugural "Women in Water" networking event.
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