|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.