Denver Bar Association
April 2003
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The Docket is a quarter-century old and we’re celebrating!! That means a PARTY, of course, on May 1, at 5:30 p.m. on the ninth floor of 1900 Grant Street.

Open to: Anyone who has written for The Docket, who has been featured in The Docket, been slandered and shamed by The Docket or has ever read The Docket. We welcome you.

We’ll be having food and drink. Yes, it’s free. We’ll round up as many old-timers as we can. And the entertainment—judges, singing and cavorting! How could you not be there for that?

So we’ll know how much caviar and champagne to order, please e-mail Diane Hartman at and tell her if you’ll grace us with your presence.

P.S. This is NOT an April Fools’ joke. When it comes to parties, we don’t mess around!


Donate Your Legal Services

The Denver Bar Association Legal Services Committee, whose mission is to provide legal information and education needs to the community, is seeking several spanish-speaking attorneys who can donate two hours a month to assist teaching clinics at informational legal nights provided free to the public. Family law attorneys are also needed to volunteer. Contact Dave Ells at (303) 824-5323 or (800) 332-6736 or DBA Legal Services Committee Chair Marte Timmers at (303) 764-4014.


Get Involved! Join the YLD Executive Board

The DBA YLD is now accepting applications for its Executive Board. Six board positions are available for a term of two years, and one position is available for one year. All positions start July 1, 2003. Send letters of interest by May 1 to Tara Booker, Anthem, Inc., (MS:CI0963), 700 N. Broadway, Denver, CO 80273 or by e-mail to


Mayor Run-Off Debate May 22

On May 22, 2003, the Denver Bar Association and the Colorado League of Women Voters will co-sponsor a run-off mayoral debate at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, in Denver.

Former Denver Post political editor, Fred Brown, will moderate the breakfast debate, from 7:30-9 a.m. Reserve your spot for this event by calling (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mailing A buffet breakfast will be served; the cost is $16. Parking in the DAC’s garage is $3.


Law Day Activities

YLD Annual Meeting and Breakfast

Join members of the DBA YLD on May 1 for their annual meeting and breakfast at the Denver Athletic Club. The event, held from 7:30-9:30 a.m., will feature Denver County Court Judge Herbert Galchinsky, who will give a one-hour CLE presentation on “The Independence of the Judiciary.” Cost to attend is $20.

To register for the event, please send checks payable to: DBA YLD, Attn: Law Day Breakfast, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203; or RSVP by calling (303)860-1115, ext. 727.

Law on the Mall

After filling up at the DBA YLD breakfast, volunteer for an hour (or two!) in support of Law Day and pass out legal information brochures to the public.

Join attorneys and paralegals on May 1, from noon–5:00 p.m. at Writer’s Square on the 16th St. Mall. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Janet Drake at:

YLD Sponsors Law Line 9, April 30

Join attorneys in providing legal information on general legal issues to callers on April 30, from 4–6:30 p.m. Please RSVP to Brian Popp at or call (303) 329-9700.


Senior Spring Banquet

YLD Annual Meeting and Breakfast

Every year, the DBA honors those who have been attorneys for 50 years. On May 21, the DBA will honor attorneys admitted in 1953.

The event will be at Brown Palace Hotel, 321 17th St., Denver. Cocktails will begin at 6 p.m., dinner is at 7 p.m., followed by an awards program from 8-9 p.m.

The following are this year’s honorees:

Hon. Kenneth E. Barnhill
Gerald W. Bennett
Auburn E. Benton
Arthur H. Bernstone
Albert Brenman
William L. Bromberg
Arthur W. Burke
Thomas M. Burns
Robert W. Caddes
William H. Carnahan
Hon. Jim R. Carrigan
James J. Cavanaugh
Bruce L. Craig
Eugene L. Deikman
Laurence W. DeMuth
John J. Donahue
Graydon F. Dowis
Richard Downing
George J. Duckworth
Donald M. Duft
Carol E. Eckerman
Thomas B. Faxon
Arthur M. Frazin
Thomas W. Hardy
Richard E. Hartman
James E. Hegarty
Cuba Y. Hollaway
L. Douglas Hoyt
Roger F. Johnson
Hon. Robert F. Kelley
David C. Knowlton
Edward P. Kurz
John E. Lancelot
Robert C. Lehnert
Herbert A. Mack
Hon. George A. Manerbino
Hon. Richard P. Matsch
William F. Mattoon
Fred W. Mattson
James D. Mazza
George McLachlan
Charles F. Meyer
Donald S. Molen
Charles D. Montfort
John C. Mulvihill
Robert L. Nagel
Richard L. Osborn
Henry F. Pedersen
Courtland H. Peterson
Irwin A. Pierce
Samuel H. Porter
Orville J. Puckett
John G. Ramsay
C Henry Roath
Hon. Richard D. Robb
Stanton D. Rosenbaum
Robert R. Rosnik
William A. Sheppard
Joseph L. Sweeney
James H. Turner
James E. Turre
J. Robert Wilson
J. Bayard Young
Ronald I. Zall
Keith H. Zook

R.S.V.P. by sending a $35 check,
payable to the DBA, to 1900 Grant St.
Ste. 900, Denver CO, 80203.

Call Lindsay Packard for more
information at (303) 824-5347

Legal Night at the Center and Volunteer Training CLE June 3

Save the date! The DBA YLD is seeking volunteers for “Legal Night at the Center,” a volunteer program where attorneys and/or paralegals meet with individuals one-on-one, providing legal information in the areas of family, employment, and landlord/tenant law. “Legal Night at the Center” is held the third Tuesday of each month at El Centro Bienestar in Denver’s Baker Neighborhood from 5:30-8 p.m.

Join us for a free CLE program on June 3 at 1900 Grant St., Suite 300 to train volunteers in the areas of ethics, immigration law and practical advice in providing pro bono services. Attendees must commit to volunteer at the center at least once during the next calendar year or be an existing center volunteer. CLE credits have been applied for. To RSVP, contact Megan Brynhildsen at

Mock Trials
First-place team Kent A competed in the
state finals in March.
Denver Magistrate Julie Anderson presides
while a participant from Aurora Central
takes the stand.

On Feb. 21-22, 14 high school teams from Denver and Arapahoe counties participated in a mock trial competition at the Arapahoe County Justice Center. The top three teams (Kent A, Kent B and Regis) made their way to the state finals in Colorado Springs. Glenwood Springs won the state competition and will move to the national competition in May.

Barristers After Hours, April 17

The April Barristers After Hours, sponsored by the DBA YLD will be held on April 17, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 16th and Arapahoe. Two free drinks and free appetizers! No reservation needed, just show up! For more information, contact Megan Brynhildsen at:

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