Denver Bar Association
May 2001
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One student mock trial
participant argues her
point in front of judges.

High School Mock Trials

Thank you to everyone who volunteered at and contributed to this year's high school mock trial competitions. The trials were an intense learning experience for all and a huge success. Doherty High School of Colorado Springs won the state tournament on March 10 and will advance to the national competition in Nebraska on May 10-13. Congratulations!

Celebration of Excellence

The 3rd Annual Celebration of Excellence is June 14, from 6-8 p.m. at the Tivoli Center on the Auraria Campus. The Celebration of Excellence is a graduation ceremony and reception to honor Colorado foster children who have overcome tremendous odds to graduate from high school or earn a GED. Everyone is invited to help these young people celebrate their accomplishments. For more information, contact Laura Embleton at (303) 824-5369.

Bench Bar Retreat

The DBA Bench Bar Retreat, sponsored by the DBA Judicial Administration Committee, drew nearly 100 participants on March 3 at the Inverness Hotel. This year's topic was "Retreat to the Future: A Retrospective on Future Technology in the Law" and included privacy, technology and protection in a high tech world.

DBA President Susan Smith Fisher
addressed retreat participants.

Seniors Spring Banquet Honorees
On May 23, the DBA will honor those who have been attorneys since 1951. They are:

William R. Alexander
James T. Bayer
Field C. Benton
Forrest S. Blunk
Louis J. Boggio
Laird S. Campbell
Millard F. Carr
Richard D. Casey
Morton L. Coggan
William B. Collister
Thomas E. Creighton
Fred A. Deering
Herbert W. Delaney
Norman F. Early
Arthur A. Ellis
William H. Erickson
John J. Flynn
John J. Gaudio
Thomas W. Gibb
Jack P. Gibson
Edward I. Haligman
Eugene S. Hames
Joseph D. Henry
           Irving S. Hook
Stanley R. Johnson
George C. Keely
John S. Kellogg
Jack E. Kennedy
John M. Law
Oyer G. Leary
George B. Lee
John W. Low
William C. McClearn
Alvin J. Meiklejohn
Frank H. Morison
William M. Peek
Stanley L. Roberts
Arthur M. Schwartz
Sheldon Silverman
Gerald L. Stapp
John W. Steinhauser
Alan L. Sternberg
Dale P. Tursi
John E. Walberg
Herbert J. Warner

All members are welcome to attend.
Call Molly Osberg to R.S.V.P., (303) 824-5347.

Trustees Pro Bono Challenge

DBA President Susan Smith Fisher and Board of Trustees member Bob Fullerton deliver the "Trustees Pro Bono Challenge." Look for the giant "helping hands," coming your way soon. Call Barb Chamberlain at (303) 866-9378 for more information.

YLD Day in Court, June 22

This half-day program, sponsored by the DBA YLD, focuses on basic civil trial techniques including conducting cross-examinations, laying a foundation for and admitting documents, and impeaching witnesses with prior statements. Respected judges and civil litigators will present the featured seminars. The program is at the City and County Building, 1437 Bannock, on June 22 from 1-5 p.m. Four cles have been applied for. Call Debbie Wilson at (303) 685-4897 ext. 101 for information.

YLD Annual Ethics Luncheon, May 21

"Meet the Judges" on May 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at the DBA YLD Annual Luncheon. Colorado Supreme Court Justice Michael Bender, Denver County Court Presiding Judge Raymond Satter and John Gleason of the Office of Attorney Regulation will present "Tips from the Bench" about professionalism and ethics. The lunch is at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place and two cle credits have been applied for. The cost is $25, or $30 at the door. Please see the registration form below. R.S.V.P.s can also be made to (303) 860-1112 ext. 727 or by e-mail to, but registration is not complete without payment. Payment must be received by May 16.

Come to the
DBA Annual Party
June 13 at 5:30 p.m.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway
Food and Drink
All members are invited to attend!
Call (303) 860-1115
to R.S.V.P.

DBA President Susan Smith Fisher accepts
an award from a Muscular Dystrophy
Association representative.

MDA Lock-Up

On March 8, the Muscular Dystrophy Association presented the DBA with an award for the Young Lawyers Division's participation in the Annual MDA lock-up, a jail-and-bail program to raise funds for muscular dystrophy. The young lawyers raised $57,105, topping last year's earnings.

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