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January 2000       Vol. 29, No. 1       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


List Serves: Keep on top of the latest programs and events at the Colorado Bar Association ("CBA") through COBARlink, the newest of the CBA’s seven list serves. Serving as a reminder for upcoming events, COBARlink lists important CLE programs, special events, and meetings for CBA members to attend. To subscribe to any of the CBA list serves, log on to the CBA’s website,, go to CBA Listservs in the Cobar Quick Menu and click on the list serves to which you want to subscribe. From the next page, select the "Subscribe to . . ." option, fill out the appropriate information and hit the "Subscribe" button. For more information, call Mary Dilworth at (303) 824-5313 or (800) 332-6736.

Mock Trials: Teaming with the Air Force Academy, the CBA will present the first Colorado Invitational Mock Trial Tournament on Saturday, January 22. This tournament will feature undergraduate students from the Air Force Academy, Regis University, and Mesa State College. Teams will use a murder case developed by the American Mock Trial Association. New teams may register for the Colorado Invitational on or before Friday, January 7. Contact Paul Gordon at (303) 572-1668 or for information about judging or participating.


On October 30, 1999, members of the Real Estate Section took part in the Neighborhood Partners program to renovate and build affordable housing in northeast Denver. Calling on muscles rarely used in typical "lawyerly" pursuits, spirited volunteers helped in the construction of a new home for a deserving low-income family in the Globeville area. For more information about the Real Estate Section, contact Tony Lettunich at (970) 879-0100.

It’s time for the CBA Young Lawyers Division ("YLD") Ski Train Trip. On Saturday, January 29, lawyers of all ages, friends, and families are invited to ride the Ski Train from Denver to Winter Park for a day of on-train events, skiing and après-ski festivities. For more information, call Daniel Markofsky at (303) 691-9700.

Dick Gast (left), Kathy Cramner, and Craig Poll take a break from construction at the Real Estate Section Neighborhood Partners program


The annual Arapahoe County Bar Association ("ACBA") Judges Dinner will be held Friday, January 21 at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center, 7007 S. Clinton St., Englewood. There will be a cocktail reception at 6 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. The cost is $25. For reservations or information, call the ACBA at (303) 797-2227.

On Monday, February 7, the Arapahoe County Bar Association will host a CLE luncheon featuring Daniel S. Hoffman speaking about "Bizarre, Outrageous and Humorous Happenings in the Life of a Trial Lawyer." The luncheon will be at the Holiday Inn-Centennial Airport, 7770 S. Peoria St., Englewood, and costs $15. Call ACBA at (303) 797-2227 for more information.

DBA President Hubert Farbes awarded Paul H. Chan with the 1999 Richard Marden Davis Award on December 2, 1999, at a dinner in Chan’s honor. This annual award, given by the Denver Bar Foundation and Davis, Graham & Stubbs, is presented to a Denver lawyer who "although under age 40, has already so combined excellence as a lawyer with creative civic, cultural, educational and charitable leadership as to best exemplify the character and promise of Richard Marden Davis at that stage in his career." Chan is General Counsel to the University of Denver.

DBA President Hubert Farbes (left) awards Paul Chan with the 1999 Davis Award

The 2000 Colorado Legal & Financial Directory is now available (complimentary copies have been sent to all Denver Bar Association members). The directory includes information on attorneys, courts, and other legal entities in Colorado. An addendum to the directory with corrected listings may be published if necessary; all corrections must be received by Pam Amato by January 31, 2000. Please note that the addendum will be for corrections only, NOT for address changes that occurred after the July 15, 1999, deadline. If you have a question about your listing, or if you were not listed, call Pam Amato at (303) 584-6740.

DBA President Hubert Farbes (left), Mile High Child Care Executive Director Anna Jo Haynes, and Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey test the toys at the Court Child Care Center
An open house was held in recognition of those who helped with and contributed to the forming of the Denver Warm Welcome Court Child Care Center. A special thank you goes out to everyone who donated time and money to help establish the center. For more information about the child care center, call Michelle Monarch at (303) 640-6051.

The Legal Aid Foundation extends its appreciation to the El Paso County Bar Association and its New Lawyers Section for sponsoring the "Third El Paso County Bar Association New Lawyers Section Wine Tasting to Benefit Legal Aid" held Friday, November 19, 1999. Proceeds from the event totaled an unprecedented $3,800! A heartfelt thanks to all who participated and contributed.

Dave Geislinger (left), El Paso Bar Association President Don Campbell, and Jerry Retherford enjoy good food and drink at the El Paso wine tasting event


Join the Colorado Women’s Bar Association ("CWBA") for a program on February 2 to learn how to become a member of CWBA boards and commissions. Speakers include representatives from the Mayor’s Office, Governor’s Office, and Colorado Court Nominating Commissions who will share their experience and knowledge about the application process and the benefits of serving as a board member. The program will be held at Davis, Graham & Stubbs, 370 17th St., 47th Floor, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. The cost is $45 for members and $55 for non-members. Call Jennifer Leftwich at the CWBA (303) 831-1040 to register.

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