Denver Bar Association
November 2006
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

The DU Law Stars Dinner was held on Sept. 28. From left, DBA President- Elect Elsa Martinez Tenreiro, DBA President Paul Chan, CBA President Liz Starrs and DBA/CBA Executive Director Chuck Turner.

The Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation held its Raising the Bar dinner on Oct. 12. Lots of DBA members attended.

DBA President Paul Chan and Mitch Morrissey. DBA President-Elect Elsa Martinez Tenreiro and Chad Hemmat.

Sue Grant, Musu Brooks and Yolanda Fennick. Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey and Thomas Korson.

Vote No 40

Speaking at the podium is former Colorado Governor Roy Romer. From left, House Minority Leader Mike May on behalf of former Governor John Vanderhoof, Attorney General John Suthers and former Governor Dick Lamm. For the first time in history, Governors Owens, Romer, Lamm and Vanderhoof joined forces to defeat an amendment. Amendment 40 would force off the bench nearly half of Colorado’s appellate judges at the same time.

Vote No 40 is a broad-based, bipartisan coalition working to defeat Amendment 40. Members include the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations, the Colorado Judicial Institute, the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Association of Family and Children’s Agencies, Club 20, the Colorado Forum and others. To learn more visit,

Help the Public!

The Denver Bar Association Legal Services Committee provides a number of pro se legal information clinics such as, Doing Your Own Divorce in English and Spanish, Small Claims and Its Collections Process, Immigration, Legal Night at Mi Casa (volunteer Matt Willis pictured at right), and

The DBA Legal Services Committee also is responsible for other legal services activities such as Law Line 9, participation in People’s Fair, Veteran’s Stand Down, Law in the Mall, as well as pro bono CLE training for attorneys.

For more information on how you can get involved with the committee or become a volunteer, contact Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323.

Red Rock Scramble

The Colorado Indian Bar Association held its annual road race on Sunday, Oct. 1. The "Red Rock Scramble" benefited from beautiful fall weather, allowing the roughly 300 participants to enjoy the peak foliage as they made their way out and back on the five-mile course. All proceeds from the race will go to CIBA’s scholarship fund for Native American law students. Scholarships are awarded annually to students at University of Colorado Law School and University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Last year’s recipients were Affie Ellis, University of Colorado Law School, a member of the Navajo Nation, and Amy Bowers, University of Denver College of Law, a member of the Yurok Tribe.

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