AG's Forum, Breakfast on Oct. 3, 7:30-9 a.m.
Join other CBA colleagues to hear the candidates for Colorado Attorney General at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. The candidates will address criminal justice, consumer protection and environmental issues. These include day-to-day "lawyer for the state" activities. R.S.V.P. by sending a check for $16 payable to the CBA to: AG’s Forum, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203.
Marti Allbright began her public service as vice president of the Park R-3, Board of Education in Estes Park. In 1997, she became Chief Deputy to Attorney General Gale Norton. As second-in-command, she supervised nearly 200 lawyers in the Department of Law. She then served as General Counsel to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee and as Chairman John McCain’s senior legal advisor. She is now senior counsel at Brownstein, Hyatt and Farber.
Allbright received her undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Denver. She spent 18 years in private practice with an emphasis in water rights, water quality, environmental and public land law.
Dwight Harding is a private attorney with a general practice. He has lived in Colorado for 17 years. After growing up in Presque Isle, Maine, he served two years in the U.S. Army. He received his J.D. from the University of San Diego School of Law.
Harding says "the individual is the cornerstone for any community. The rights of an individual must be strong in order for there to be a strong community. The best way to ensure safety for all members of a society is to ensure that the individual has the right to conduct his affairs in his best interests, without harming others. Reliance on government to provide any service, save defense (external and internal policing), is misplaced trust."
Alison Maynard’s 15-year career as a lawyer has included work as a deputy district attorney in Cortez, city attorney for Craig and assistant attorney general for Colorado’s Water Unit. Her practice, since 1991, has emphasized water rights and land use law.
Maynard litigated against the Colorado Water Conservation Board for carving the instream flow in Snowmass Creek in 1992. She is litigating dispositions of state trust lands by the State Board of Land Commission-ers to real estate developers. She has fought subdivision approvals given by local governments in violation of law, as well as ballot stuffing in Castle Rock. Maynard is representing Colorado and New Mexico citizens challenging the water rights for the Animas-La Plata water project in Southwestern Colorado.
Maynard received her physics degree from Cornell University in 1976 and her J.D. from the DU Law School in 1986.
Attorney General Ken Salazar was elected as the 36th Attorney General of Colorado in November 1998.
Attorney General Salazar has served as chief legal counsel to the Governor, executive director of the Department of Natural Resources, chairman of the Rio Grande Compact Commission and chairman of the Great Outdoors Colorado Trust Fund. He has also practiced water, environmental and public lands law for 11 years in the private sector.
Attorney General Salazar has served on the Colorado Water Conservation Board and selection committees for the United States Attorney, Federal District Court judges and the Denver District Attorney. He has also served on many nonprofit boards.
General Salazar received his political science degree from Colorado College in 1977 and his J.D. in 1981 from the University of Michigan.