Denver Bar Association
June 1999
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June 16 DBA Party to Honor Winners


You are invited to attend the annual meeting/party of the Denver Bar Association Wednesday, June 16, 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Historical Society, 1300 Broadway. At the party, we will honor the following bar association and community leaders.

The DBA Award of Merit will be given to Judge Leonard Plank, Colorado Court of Appeals Judge since 1988. He has been an active supporter of the DBA, especially with the Barristers Benefit Ball Committee. He volunteers to speak to community groups, always leaving them with a smile and a good impression.

The 1999 Volunteer Lawyer of the Year is Chris Hardaway. Hardaway is a co-chair of the Public Legal Education Committee and has spent countless hours volunteering at Lawline 9, Pro Se Divorce Clinics, Ask-A-Lawyer Program, Metro Volunteer Lawyer Family Law Court, and Parenting Time Clinics. He also co-authored the 1998 Legal Resource Directory.

Carolynne White will be named Young Lawyer of the Year. White is the immediate past-chair of the DBA Young Lawyers Division and has been involved in Christmas in January, Law Explorers, Law on the Mall, Run for Legal Aid and the Winetasting. She previously was chair of the Barristers Benefit Ball.

Mandy Yick will receive the Liberty Bell Award. Yick has been the chair of the DBA Summer Intern Committee since 1996. She speaks in the community on immigration law.

The Teacher of the Year--Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Deanna Morrison. As a social science teacher at East High School, she coaches the We The People and the Constitutional teams, which have finished in the top 10 in the nation every year.

The David Brofman Award goes to Fred Brown of The Denver Post. Brown is the national president of the Society of Professional Journalists and has worked with the bar association on many projects, including bar/press lunches.

Mary Wulfers Trainor is the 1999 Legal Assistant of the Year. She is being honored for her professional attitude and activities. Trainor has been involved in the Hate Violence Task Force since its inception in 1992 and was co-chair in 1997.

Denver Police Captain Marco Vasquez is the Peace Officer of the Year. Vasquez serves as the Commander of District 2 for the Denver Police Department and is a strong supporter of community-oriented policing. He is a "special friend" to children at Valdez Elementary School and a Big Brother mentor to a fifth-grade student.

Joseph Jaudon won the CBA professionalism award for Denver. He is active in a number of national and local professional organizations, including the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He lectures on medical liability, civil litigation, and trial tactics.

All members of the DBA are invited to attend this party FREE at the Colorado Historical Society from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for food and fellowship. Please R.S.V.P. (303) 860-1115 so we can order enough food and drink.

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