Denver Bar Association
December 2002
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

Legal Aid Foundation Winetasting
Above: Legal Aid Foundation Board Member Melissa
Hubbard examines the silent auction items.



Nearly 200 people attended the Legal Aid Foundation’s 9th Annual Wine and Beer Tasting on Thursday, Oct. 17. The event, which was held at the historic 1770 Sherman St. event center, raised several thousand dollars. See page 9 for a list of participants.





Above (from left): Jerry Sherk, David Jankowski, Phil Figa,
Hubert Farbes and Bill Walters.
Charles Newcom samples one of the many wine
offerings on hand at the winetasting.
Elsa Martinez Tenreiro and Able Alvarado
grab a glass of wine on the way to the auction table.








2002 Bench Bar Retreat
From left: Howard Rosenberg and Judge Ray
Satter were a part of more than 80 members of the
bench and bar that gathered at the Inverness
Hotel in Englewood on Oct. 26.
From left: DBA YLD Chair Tamatha Blase,
John Lonnquist and DBA President Liz Starrs.
The topic for the 2002 Bench Bar Retreat was:
“Fact or Fiction? Lessons for Real Judges From
TV Judges, Lessons for Real Lawyers From TV Lawyers.”



Attorney General Forum
The DBA and CBA co-sponsored an Attorney General Forum at the Denver Athletic Club on Oct. 3. Ken Salazar (Democrat), Marti Allbright (Republican) and Alison “Sunny” Maynard (Green) were in attendance for the 90-minute question-and-answer forum that was moderated by former Denver Post writer-editor, Fred Brown. The major Denver newspapers covered the breakfast event and more than 50 members of the public were in attendance. From left: Alison “Sunny” Maynard, Fred Brown, Liz Starrs, Marti Allbright and Ken Salazar.



Russian Lawyers Get a Taste of the Ol’ U.S. of A
A delegation of Russian attorneys focused on studying the United States legal system were in Denver for a three-week visit from Oct. 17 to November 1.

Partly sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association, the delegation’s visit to Colorado is a project of the Productivity Enhancement Program, which is funded by the U.S. State Department, and the Conducting Business Ethically and Transparently Initiative, which is funded by the Mott Foundation.

The eleven lawyers studied different areas of bar associations, courts, government and law firms and heard from different speakers, including Chuck Turner of the Colorado Bar Association; John Sadwith, Colorado Trial Lawyers; Doris Truhlar, Colorado Womens’ Bar Association; Ray Satter, Denver County Court; Steve Phillips, Denver District Court; Wally Wortham, Denver City Attorney’s Office; Bob Kapelke, Colorado Court of Appeals; Ken Salazar, Attorneys General Office; Mary Mullarkey, Colorado Supreme Court; John Suthers, U.S. Attorneys Office; Bill Ritter; Denver District Attorney’s Office; Dave Mahon, Federal Bureau of Investigation; Charles Garcia, Public Defenders Office; Tom McNamara, Davis Graham & Stubbs; Phil Shuey, solo practitioner; Freddie Alvarez, Kelly Hagland Garnsey & Kahn; John Harrison, Internal Revenue Service; Wiley Daniel, U.S. District Court; Sid Brooks, Bankruptcy Court; DU Law School; Gov. Bill Owens; Sen. Penfield Tate and Rep. Dan Grossman; John Moye, Moye Giles O’Keefe Vermiere & Gorrell; Helena Shultz, solo practitioner from Brush; Jo Stone, Parker attorney; Joan McWilliams, private mediator; Steve Briggs of JAG; James Hinga from JAMS, Parker Rotary, University Hills Rotary and Denver Southeast Rotary

The visitors were home hosted by members of the Parker and Southeast Rotary Clubs. The Russian lawyers from throughout the country represented both private and government interests.

CBA president and DBA member John Moye met with the Russian lawyers for lunch and a discussion about practicing law in the U.S.

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