Denver Bar Association
December 2006
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

Bench-Bar Retreat

The Bench-Bar Retreat held Oct. 21 was a big success. Top left: Justice Gregory Hobbs presented on "Access to Justice," and former Justice Rebecca Kourlis spoke on "Efforts to Improve the Administration of Justice." Top right, Judge Jay Breese and Spencer Crona enjoy a meal together.

Fall Swearing-In Ceremony

On Oct. 23, new attorneys were admitted to practice in Colorado. Left photo: from left, Hollis, Anne and Jerry Moore. Right photo: from left, Akshay Pradhan and Nisha Mathew.


Justice On The Run

The Legal Aid Foundation of Colorado was one of eight official charities of the 2006 Denver Marathon, held Oct. 15. Eleven runners from the Colorado legal community participated in the marathon on behalf of the Foundation and collectively raised more than $4,500 for legal services. The Foundation congratulates Ilene Bloom (pictured at left), Susan Curtis, Allison Gerkman, Andy Johnson, Karen Lorenz, Brooke McKinley, Laurie Merrick, Susan Roh, Reenie Terjak, Mark Willis and Matt Willis, and thanks them for their commitment to equal access to justice.



Metro Volunteer Lawyers’ 40th Anniversary Celebration a Hit!

Metro Volunteer Lawyers celebrated its 40th Anniversary with a wonderful group of friends and supporters of its campaign for equal access to justice on Oct. 12. MVL would like to thank the following contributors to its 40th Anniversary celebration.

Speakers: Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey, Justice Gregory J. Hobbs and Justice Alex J. Martínez.

Silent Auction Donors: Archery Adventures • Argonaut Wine & Liquor • Arrowhead Golf Club • Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities • Aspen Flying Club • Barbara & Roger Chamberlain • Boondocks Fun Center • Butterfly Pavilion • Celestial Seasonings • Changes of Cherry Creek • Eugenia Turkuli • Changes of Cherry Creek • Mary Zellers • CityPub •Colorado Avalanche • Kroenke Sports Charities • Comedy Works • Curious Theatre Company • Denver Botanic Gardens • Denver Museum of Nature & Science • Elway’s • Fresh Fish Company • Funtastic Fun • Goodfriends Restaurant • Grease Monkey • J.A.K.S. Hot Air Balloon Co. LLC • James Witwer • Jillian’s • Katy Walker • Leslie Curtis • SpiritTree Gems •Loveland Ski Area • Marczyk Fine Foods/Marczyk Fine Wines • Mezcal • Mount Vernon Country Club • Nancy’s Catering • Noodles & Company • Patricia & Albert Trujillo • Pikes Peak Cog Railway • Qdoba Mexican Grill • Racines • Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant • Romano’s Italian Restaurant • Sam’s No. 3/Victory American Grill & Bar • Simms Landing • Stacy Carpenter • Steuben’s • Tattered Cover Book Store • The Broker Restaurant • Hon. Brian Campbell • The Westin Tabor Center • Vesta Dipping Grill • Wahoo’s Fish Taco • White Fence Farms • Wright & McGill

Others: MVL also would like to thank the generous contributors who purchased silent auction items. Thank you to Holland & Hart for videotaping the event. In addition, thank you to all the staff at the DBA and Colorado Legal Services who volunteered their time and resources to help with the event. Thank you to pro bono bartender for the evening, Melissa Martin; and Colorado Legal Services volunteer, Ronn Nixon, for his help in soliciting silent auction items. A special thank you to the MVL Governing Board; staff members Debora Wagner, Codi Raymond, Kathy Tourtelot and Patricia Trujillo; and MVL attorney volunteers Derek Black, Kevin Gallaway and Anna Paschke for all their hard work in preparing for and planning a very successful event.

For more information about volunteering with MVL or to make a donation, visit or call (303) 830-8210.

Top left: from left, Justice Alex J. Martínez, Justice Gregory J. Hobbs, MVL Executive Director Debora Wagner, Steve Hahn and Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey.

Top middle: from left, Codi Raymond, Patricia Trujillo, Kathy Tourtelot and Debora Wagner.

Top right: from left, Masayo Quick, Kristen Dutton and Howard Rosenberg.

Law Suit Days

Volunteers Casie Collignon (left) and Dave Uhlig helped collect donations at the City and County Building during DBA YLD’s Law Suit Days, Oct. 12–13. Thanks to all who donated!


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