Denver Bar Association
January 2004
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Committees & Departments

Winter Festival!

Formerly known as Christmas in January, this holiday event for foster children is on Jan. 17. Volunteers are needed to help sort toys on Thursday, Jan. 15, at 6 p.m., at the DBA. Volunteers are also needed to help at the event on Saturday, Jan. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon, at Denver Human Services, 1200 Federal Blvd., in Denver. Contact Megan Brynhildsen at to volunteer or for more information.


DU Hockey

Join the DBA YLD, DU College of Law, CBA YLD and LexisNexisTM on Feb. 27, 6 p.m., for the DU hockey game. The Great Divide Brewing Company will provide beer tasting from 6-7:30 p.m. at the DU College of Law. The fun continues when DU battles the Minnesota Gophers. The cost is $15 per person, including hockey ticket, appetizers and drinks. Space is limited; RSVP soon. Contact Susan Doyle,


MDA Lock-Up

The Muscular Dystrophy Association’s annual Lock-Up is on Feb. 12 (place to be announced).

Sign up to get locked up. Then, we hope friends and coworkers will bail you out. All proceeds go to MDA.

The DBA YLD has raised more than $70,000 in previous years and wants to continue the tradition.

More info will come in the February Docket, or contact Megan Brynhildsen at to volunteer or for more information.


Legal Night at the Center

Legal Night at the Center is the third Tuesday each month, from 5:30-8 p.m. at El Centro Bienestar.

Attorneys and paralegals provide legal information to the community about ethics, landlord/tenant, and immigration issues. Volunteer by calling Dipak Patel at (preferred) or (303) 777-5482.


Barristers After Hours

Thursday, Jan. 15, is the day to be at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 16th & Curtis, from 5-7:30 for networking, socializing, two free drinks and appetizers with the DBA YLD.


CLE Holiday Reception
Jon Nicholls and Paul Quinn pose at the party. Diane Doyle, right, donated the late Dick Doyle’s
bronze bust of Oliver Wendell Holmes, and
Christopher and Heather Maier, left, are the Doyles’
son-in-law and daughter.
Clockwise: Gene Zuspann (left)
presented Jim Wade (right) with the 2003 Richard
N. Doyle CLE Award of Excellence for his
outstanding contributions to CBA-CLE publications
and programs.


DBA Award Nominations

The DBA’s held its annual “Legal Services Committees
Volunteer Appreciation Party” in November.
Above, Director of Public Legal Education
Carolyn Ferber, Lawline 9 stalwart and
Channel 9 Reporter Paula Woodward, DBA
President Joe Dischinger and DBA Deputy
Executive Director Greg Martin.
Joshua Tucker talks with Howard Rosenberg.

You know who they are . . . the people who go above and beyond the call of duty to help others in the community while maintaining the highest degree of legal professionalism. It’s time to nominate deserving recipients for the annual DBA Awards, given out at the Annual Party in June.

The DBA is looking for nominees for the Award of Merit, Volunteer Lawyer of the Year, Young Lawyer of the Year, Judicial Excellence and the Liberty Bell Award. For more information and award definitions, see page 5 of the insert section in this issue. Nominations can be sent to Lindsay Packard at 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. You can also fax (303) 894-0821 or e-mail If you have any questions, call (303) 824-5347.

See Insert page 2 for a Nomination Form.




Nominate Your Leadership!

The DBA Nominating Committee will be accepting officer nominations for the Board of Trustees for the 2004-2005 year. The following positions will be available: President-elect, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President (under the age of 37), Trustees (3-year terms), Representatives to CBA Board of Governors (2-year terms). Please contact a member of the nominating committee to submit your nomination. Committee members are: Susan Fisher, Chair; JoAnn Vogt, Elizabeth Weishaupl, Liz Castle, Megan Brynhildsen, Mary Jo Gross, Liz Starrs, Gary Jackson, Freddie Alvarez, Randy Livingston and Steve Collins. Please contact Dana Collier Smith (303) 824-5318 or with questions.


Collateral Attack wins DBA Football Championship

Top row: Chris Crabtree, Chuck Weese, Mike Drew,
Robert Hopp, Troy Ciccarelli, Mark Walters,
Judge Al Harrell (coach)

Bottom row: Guy Cerasoli, Kevin Robinson,
Greg McClure, Tarik Hopkins, Wayne Vaden
and Jason Rietz.

After completing the regular season with a 6-1 record, the team Collateral Attack won the football league championship on Nov. 9, 2003, by defeating The Untouchables, 42-13.

This year, the league featured 10 teams composed of lawyers and law students from both the University of Denver and the University of Colorado Law Schools.

In the fall of 1968, the DBA’s Lawyer's Football League was born. The league was the brainchild of young Denver lawyer John Madden III.

Each year the league’s champion is awarded the Madden Trophy in tribute to John Madden III, the league’s founder. Madden will present the trophy to the league champion at the beginning of next season in September.


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