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The University of Denver College of Law will present its 2001 DU Law Stars Dinner honoring prominent members in Colorado's legal community on Thursday, Sept. 13.
This year's honorees are John Hayes Reese, Jack Trigg , and DBA and CBA Executive Director Chuck Turner
John Hayes Reese, a Texas native, will receive the Alumni Teaching Award for his achievements in teaching and community involvement at the law school. Reese has worked at the college since 1969, first as an associate professor. He has served as associate dean for Academic Affairs as director of the Lawyering Process, the year-long research, writing and professional skills course for first-year students. He established the Senior Faculty Challenge, part of the student Public Interest Law Group annual auction and dinner, and currently is organizing the student learning style assessment component of the Academic Quality Program. He is the former editor-in-chief of the Administrative Law Review, a publication of the American Bar Association. Reese earned his SJD and LLM degrees from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and has written two books and several articles for publications on administrative law.
John R. "Jack" Trigg will receive the Outstanding Alumni Award for his achievements after
graduating from DU in 1963. Trigg has practiced law for nearly 40 years, starting as a part-time law clerk at Yegge, Hall and Schulenberg. Upon graduation, he gained a full-time position at the firm, which evolved into Hall & Evans. He began his legal career trying small insurance defense subrogation cases, primarily representing insurance companies and self-insured clients. Trigg has represented Ford Motor Company as a National Trial Counsel for nearly 22 years. Now with Wheeler Trigg & Kennedy, he has served as president on the Board for the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, in addition to many committees and organizations.
Chuck Turner will receive the Alumni Professionalism Award. As a cum laude
graduate of the College of Law, class of 1971, Turner served as assistant dean and director of Continuing Legal Education in Colorado and the DU College of Law for eight years.
Turner was the president of the Skyline Swim and Tennis Club, is a participant in the Metro Volunteer Lawyers Program, is a member of the advisory boards of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Latin American Research and Service Agency (LARASA), and is a board member of the Colorado Lawyers Health Program. He has served as the executive director of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations since 1981.
The Law Stars Dinner is an annual event presented by the University of Denver College of Law. The program will be on Sept. 13 at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 7 p.m. at the Marriott City Center, 1701 California St. There will be a CLE program preceding the event at 3:30 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the DU Student Law Office and the Law Alumni Merit Scholarship Fund. For ticket information, call Sarah Tonso at (303) 871-6398.