Denver Bar Association
April 2005
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Committees & Departments

Law Day 2005

Presented by the DBA Young Lawyers Division, this year’s Law Day program is "The American Jury: We the People in Action," May 4, noon, at the Warwick Hotel, 17th & Grant St. Speaker is Judge H. Jeffrey Bayless, Denver District Court. Cost is $25 and includes lunch. Call-in is available for $10. One general CLE Credit applied for.

To RSVP, please send a check, made out to the DBA, to Law Day Luncheon, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203. When sending your check, please also send an e-mail to, or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727, and leave the names of those who will be attending. Reservations and cancellations must be received by April 29.


Roll Out the Barrels — April 25–May 6

The sixth annual "Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive" for the Food Bank of the Rockies is April 25–May 6.

The DBA’s CAN Committee will drop off a barrel at your firm or office. Just fill it with non-perishable food items (or cash donations) and the committee will pick it up. There will be a donation competition by firm size (1–20, 21–60, 61–100, 101–150 and 151+ employees).

If you’d like to participate, contact Kari Brandt at


Celebrate 50 Years of Excellence

The Senior Spring Banquet is Wednesday, May 18, at the Warwick Hotel, 1776 Grant St., at 6 p.m. This is a social event for lawyers of all ages! RSVP by May 9 to Stacy Chesney at (303) 824-5347 or send a check for $40 to the DBA, Attn: Stacy Chesney, 1900 Grant St., Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

Honorees:Bennett Aisenberg, Jack Anderson, Richard Waldron Bryans, Edward Carelli, Richard Coates, C. James Cooper, John Dahle, Marvin Dansky, Lael DeMuth, Robert Dippo, Joseph E. Dworkin, Robert Schuler Eberhardt, Robert Fullerton, George Gibson,
Gerald Groswold, Elmer Hamby, Robert Hansen, Richard Harvey, Sanford Hertz, Gary Mike Hilgers, George Hopfenbeck, Leland Huttner, James Larson, Charles McDermott,
Douglas Graeme McKinnon, John Moran, Stephen Murphy, Arthur Otten, Charles Pierce, C. Victor Quinn, John Reilly, Hubert Mayer Safran, John Schultz, Philip Sheridan,
William Waggener, Lester Ward, Walter Woods


2005-06 Officer Nominees

Christopher B. Little

Paul H. Chan

First Vice President
Stacy A. Carpenter

Second Vice President
Rebecca L. Franciscus

Julie E. Anderson
Michael A. Smith
Jennifer Harvey Weddle

Board of Governors
Rebecca C. Alexander
James G. Benjamin
Marcy G. Glenn
William H. Hood III
John M. Lebsack
Catherine A. Lemon
Steven A. Michalek
Marsha M. Piccone
Julie C. Tolleson
Daniel A. Vigil
Lisa D. Williams

View the slate at Additional candidates may run for an office by collecting 50 DBA member signatures. The DBA office has forms for members to fill out and collect signatures. This form must be completed and returned to the Bar office on or before 4 p.m. on May 1.


Hey Young Lawyers!

• Have fun and network! Barristers After Hours is Thursday, April 21 at the Rock Bottom Brewery, 16th & Curtis, 5–7:30 p.m. Just show up!

• Give back! Legal Night at the Center is April 19, 5:30–8 p.m. at El Centro Bienestar, 623 Fox St. Contact Alison Daniels at


Barristers Benefit Ball

Each year, selected attorneys are honored at the Denver Bar Foundation’s Barristers Benefit Ball for their extraordinary efforts and dedication to pro bono legal services.

The 2005 Honorees:

Jon Bradley has been an MVL volunteer attorney since 1990. He has taken on more than 30 real estate and consumer issue assignments from MVL. He also has acted as a mentor for new attorneys.

Armand Coren, an MVL volunteer attorney since 1989, has accepted more than 40 guardianship/
conservatorship and probate case assignments from MVL and has acted as a mentor for new attorneys.

An MVL volunteer since 1989, Rocco Dodson has accepted in excess of 30 consumer issues case assignments from MVL. He was the pro bono firm coordinator for Fairfield & Woods and is a member of MVL’s Governing Board. He has acted as a mentor to law students through MVL’s Mentor/Mentee Evening Division Program.

The firm honoree is Frie, Arndt & Danborn. James Arndt has been an MVL volunteer since 1991, accepting numerous family law case assignments as well as consumer and real estate issues. Paul Danborn has been with MVL since 1994. He assists clients through the FLCP program and also accepts many family law case assignments. Robert Frie has assisted clients with real estate issues and “is always willing to help when needed.” He has been an MVL volunteer attorney since 1991.


Jon Bradley

Armand Coren

 Rocco Dodson

 Paul Danborn, Bob Frie, Jim Arndt

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