Denver Bar Association
May 2002
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Committees & Departments

Committees and Departments

Coffee Talk

On March 27, the DBA kicked off its new CLE program, “Coffee Talk.” The 8 a.m. breakfast roundtable program is designed for the newer attorney. Coffee Talk has been a hit. Over 30 attorneys attended the March program.

The May 22 topic is “Basics of Litigation for the Transactional Attorney—How Drafting Errors Can Lead to Litigation.” Call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 to register. The member cost is $5 ($10 for non-members).

Membership Online Directory

Is your directory listing correct? The CBA online directory was made available to the public on March 1. Another membership benefit, this new directory lists CBA members and can also include contact information, a Web site address and practice areas. Now, when someone is looking for an attorney, they can quickly find one. To check, update or remove your listing, go to Call Dynell Sheppelman at (303) 824-5372 for more information.

YLD After Hours, May 16

This month’s happy hour will return to the Rock Bottom Brewery at 16th and Arapahoe. Come relax and network from 5:30-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact Megan Brynhildsen at mbrynhildsen@nation or David Woodruff at The YLD hosts “After Hours” social on the third Thursday of each month.

Get Some Balance

The DBA Community Concerns Committee offers many opportunities to help in the community. To place information about your law firm’s efforts, e-mail Karen Bries at

DBA Used Sports Equipment Drive coming in May and June.

Get those old skis and tennis racquets out for budding sports stars.

DBA School Supply Drive July 29-Aug. 2.

The DBA will hold a school supply drive for the 650 homeless students in DPS.

Work Options for Women.

This program helps families transition from welfare to work. Women with a low income gain life and work skills to maintain meaningful employment. To volunteer or make a contribution, call Chris Jones at (720) 944-1917 for more information.

Holme Roberts and Owen.

The lawyers and staff of HRO have been involved in local civic, charitable, educational and professional activities. HRO’s recent community contributions include its sponsorship of the upcoming International Chamber of Commerce World Congress meetings in May, its participation on the Governor’s Technology alliance, and efforts of several attorneys to save Ocean Journey. Call Jackie Sweeney Sarlo at (303) 866-0689 about HRO’s efforts.

MDA Lock-Up Results

On Feb. 21, the young lawyers put their law degrees to work to raise money for the annual MDA Lock-Up, a “jail-and-bail” program to raise funds for muscular dystrophy. The lawyers raised $54,135, thanks to many YLD volunteers. The top 10 fundraisers this year were: Kristen Hauptman, Blain Myhre, Peter Schwartz, Amy Hansen, Sandra Snodgrass, Catherine Hance, Rosemary Flint, John Lowrie, Alicia Clark, and Donald Lake.

Get Involved! Join the YLD Executive Board

The DBA YLD is now accepting applications for their Executive Board. Five board positions are available for a term of two years, starting July 2002. Send letters of interest by May 31 to DBA YLD Secretary Cathy Traugott, Faegre & Benson, 370 17th St., Ste. 2500, Denver, CO 80202, or e-mail

Senior Spring Banquet

Every year, the DBA honors those who have been attorneys for 50 years. On May 22, the DBA will honor attorneys admitted in 1952.

The event will be at the University Club, 1673 Sherman St., and 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:

R.S.V.P. by sending a $35 check to 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver CO, 80203. Call Karen Bries for more information, (303) 824-5303.

Robert S. Appel
George T. Ashen
John J. Atkinson
Richard J. Bernick
Robert Bosley
Richard P. Cullen
Albert Eckhardt
Sherman G. Finesilver
Ivan Fugate
Hugh C. Garner
Victor B. Grandy
Jack Greenwald
Richard Helmick
Jack D. Henderson
James W. Heyer
Peter L. Holm
Hans W. Johnson
Jack W. Karford

Donald H. Kelley
George C. Kellogg
Merle Knous
Lawrence Litvak
John M. Longway
Jacques A. Machol Jr.
William C. McGehee
Marilyn T. Meadoff
Gerald N. Mellman
James N. Nelsen
Harry K. Nier Jr.
Robert B. Rottman
John Sanchez
Ellis Sobol
George H. Tilton Jr.
Jay W. Tracey Jr.
Harry M. Williams

FREE YLD Day in Court, May 16

This demonstrative program includes several mock witness examinations by experienced civil trial attorneys, with critiques by a distinguished panel of judges. It will educate attorneys on the do’s and don’ts of witness examination. The program is in Ctrm. C202 at the U.S. District Courthouse, 1929 Stout St., and is being held in conjunction with the ABA YLD’s Spring Conference (ABA membership not required). To register, visit Four CLE credits have been applied for.

Mock Trials

Glenwood Springs High School won the state mock trial competition in Fort Collins on March 8-9. They will advance to the national competition on May 9-12 in St. Paul, Minn.

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