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August 2000       Vol. 29, No. 8       Page  1
Bar News

Bar News
by Molly Osberg

A monthly compilation of news from the Colorado Bar Association administration, sections, committees, and minority/specialty and local bar associations. If you have information you would like included in Bar News, contact the CBA Communications Department by phone or letter using the information above right, fax to Molly Osberg at (303) 894-0821, or e-mail to


Convention: It’s time to register for the 102nd CBA Convention! The 2000 convention returns to Keystone September 8-10. If you haven’t received your convention brochure, call Dana Vocate at (303) 824-5318. For more details and to view the convention program, see page 29 or check the CBA website at

Brochures: The Colorado Bar Association ("CBA") produces informational brochures on a variety of legal issues. Displaying these pamphlets for your clients is a great way to help them supplement their knowledge of Colorado law. Brochures currently available at the CBA are: "So Now You are a Personal Representative"; "So Now You are a Conservator"; "So Now You are a Guardian"; "So Now You are a Trustee"; "Wills in Colorado"; "Probate in Colorado"; "Living Trusts"; "Estate Planning"; "Joint Tenancy"; "What to do When Someone Dies"; "Good Client Relations"; "How to Choose and Use a Lawyer"; "Your Parenting Plan"; "Financial Powers of Attorney"; and "Advanced Medical Directives." To learn more about the CBA pamphlets, check out or call the CBA for a free sample packet. To order, send a check to 1900 Grant St., Ninth Floor, Denver, CO 80203. The cost is $25 for fifty brochures, $15 for twenty-five brochures, or $7.50 for ten brochures. For more information, call Dina Perez at (303) 860-1115 or (800) 332-6736.

Young Lawyers: The CBA Young Lawyers Division ("YLD") recently trekked to the Western Slope for a day of work and a night of fundraising. On April 29, 2000, CBA/YLD members helped Habitat for Humanity landscape several new houses in Fruita during the day, and hosted a winetasting fundraiser at the Grande River Winery in the evening. Proceeds from the fundraiser benefit the Western Slope Center for Children. For more information, call Bill Munn at (303) 696-5405.


The First Judicial District Bar Association will be teeing off on September 29, 2000, at their annual golf outing. This year, they’re returning to Fox Hollow at the Lakewood Golf Course, 13410 W. Morrison Rd., for an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start. The $105 fee includes green fees, cart, range balls, prizes, and lunch. To register, call Jerry Vargo at (303) 238-8832.

"Intellectual Property from the Perspective of the General Practitioner" will be presented by the El Paso County Bar Association on August 18, 2000, at 1 p.m. in the El Paso County District Court Jury Room 408. The registration fee is $35. Make checks payable to the El Paso County Bar Association, and mail them to 19 N. Tejon St., #200-D, Colorado Springs, CO 80903.

Lt. Governor Joe Rogers addresses the high school graduates at the Celebration of Excellence.

On June 5, 2000, the Denver Bar Association ("DBA") YLD sponsored the Celebration of Excellence, a ceremony that honored 118 Colorado foster children who have overcome tremendous odds to graduate from high school or obtain a GED. Thank you to everyone who helped make this event a huge success!

The DBA/YLD would like to thank Kenzo Kawanabi,
Eric Nunemaker, Vicki Lovato, Nora Nye, Joe Sinisi, Barb Chamberlain, Sue Kim, Mindy Abel, Diego Hunt, Cheryl Martinez de Gloria, Jorge Moreno, Chad Vu,
Andrea Duron, Dina Perez, and Phil Hundl for providing the public with legal information at the El Centro Bienestar "Legal Night at the Center" program in June. Your time and efforts are appreciated. To volunteer for future "Legal Night" clinics, call Suzanne Bruce at (303) 561-2355.

Judge Al Harrell (left), Supreme Court Justice Ben Coats, Mary Ricketson, and CBA President Dale Harris take a moment for the camera at the DBA Annual Party.
The 2000 DBA Annual Party was a huge success, drawing nearly 200 people to the Colorado History Museum on June 21, 2000. The DBA honored Steve Choquette, Award of Merit; Steve Collins, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year; Darla Benford, Legal Assistant of the Year; Tom Kelley, Liberty Bell Award; Laura Embleton, Young Lawyer of the Year; Karen Abbott, David Brofman Award; Gordon Heaton, Teacher of the Year; James Mair, Peace Officer of the Year; J. Stephen Phillips and Aleene Ortiz-White, Judicial Excellence Award; and Frank Moya and Russell Stone, Frontier Justice Award.

Sixty-eight golfers played at the DBA’s 2000 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament. The June 19 tournament was held at the Red Rocks Country Club.

The speak/hear/see/smell-no-evil foursome of Steve Briggs (left), Bob Kapelke, Alan Sternberg, and Richard Nielson play a round at the DBA Golf Tournament.

Award of Merit winner Rich Nehls poses with Young Lawyer of the Year Jon Banashek at the BCBA’s annual dinner.
The Boulder County Bar Association’s annual dinner was held at the Angel Pines Country Club on May 11, 2000. Approximately 110 people attended the occasion. At the dinner, Rich Nehls was honored with the Award of Merit, and Jon Banashek was named Young Lawyer of the Year.


The Business Law Institute will take place in conjunction with the CBA Convention, September 8-9, 2000, in Keystone. E-commerce, intellectual property, and other corporate world issues will be covered in this two-day program. For more information, call CBA-CLE (303) 860-0608 or (888) 860-2531.

The Breckenridge Conference on Parental Responsibility will take place September 22-24, 2000, at the Breckenridge Beaver Run Resort. The program includes pre-conference basic skills workshops for lawyers and mental health professionals. Also offered are case studies, eight practical workshops, judicial perspectives, and numerous social events. Call CBA-CLE at (303) 860-0608 or (888) 860-2531 for more information.

The 10th Annual Institute on Advising Nonprofit Organizations will be on October 20, 2000. This full-day program will cover issues related to attorneys dealing with nonprofit organizations. Call CBA-CLE at (303) 860-0608 or (888) 860-2531 for more information.

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