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The Colorado Lawyer
July 2013
Vol. 42, No. 7 [Page  44]

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Six of the Greatest

Six of the Greatest: Outstanding Lawyers in Colorado History

Every year, the CBA recognizes outstanding attorneys who are deceased by publishing profiles of them in its official publication. Since 1982, The Colorado Lawyer has printed in the July issue profiles of Colorado’s most esteemed attorneys.

Throughout the year, members of the bar, relatives, and others submit names of deserving candidates to the CBA Awards Committee. Each year in the fall, the Awards Committee meets and reviews the nominations received and makes nominations of its own, and then selects six candidates for profiling. As many as six lawyers will be profiled in each July issue.

The Awards Committee determined that, effective with the candidates who would be profiled in 2013, nominees must have been deceased seven years (previously it was ten years) to be eligible for nomination. In addition, nominees must have:

  • exemplified the high ideals of the legal profession during their lifetime
  • made significant contributions to the CBA
  • been of aid and assistance to other lawyers, particularly novice lawyers
  • been active in civic and community affairs
  • been instrumental in accomplishing some significant changes in the law
  • promoted public confidence in the legal profession
  •  demonstrated confidence in the practice of law
  • been notable in their careers.

The Awards Committee seeks nominations for the 2014 Outstanding Lawyers in Colorado History. If you would like to nominate someone who has been deceased a minimum of seven years as of July 2014, please contact the CBA Awards Committee, c/o Tracy Rackauskas at tracyr@cobar.org. Letters may be mailed to: The Colorado Lawyer, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203-4336. If you are interested in researching and writing a profile of a nominee, please write to tracyr@cobar.org.


Six of the Greatest 2013

Laurence A. Ardell
(1919–94)

by Wm. David Lytle

 

Donald E. Cordova
(1938–2003)

by Miles Cortez

         

Montgomery Dorsey
(1900–79)

by David L. Erickson

 

William K. Ris
(1915–2003)

by Donald L. Cook

         

J. Frank Torres
(1897–1992)

by Michael J. Belo

 

James W. Wilson
(1925–2000)

by Jeffrey P. Kelso

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