Denver Bar Association
February 2007
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

Seniors Holiday Party

On Dec. 8, the Seniors Committee met for its annual holiday party. The gathering was filled with good friends and good food! Above left, Dolores and Jerry Kopel. Above middle, DBA Past President Mary Jo Gross and Seniors Chair Jim Bayer. Top right, Thomas Creighton (left) and Bob Inman.

From left to right, John Clough, Allen Mitchem, Neil Quigley and Howard Erickson.

Untouchables Win 2006 DBA Football Championship

Led by quarterback Caleb Meyer, the team Untouchables won its first football league championship Nov. 12 by defeating Collateral Attack, 26–19.

The DBA Lawyers’ Football League was created in 1968. Each year, the league’s champion is awarded the Madden Trophy in tribute to the league’s founder John Madden III.

The league plays its games commencing the first Sunday after Labor Day and concludes the second Sunday in November. Interested players and teams for the fall 2007 season may contact the league commissioner, Vic Stazzone at (303) 757-4971. The Docket will announce the start of the football season.

From left to right: Marques Ivey, Kevin Tracy, Kevin Ellmann, Jason Siers, Keith Goman, Caleb Meyer, John Stevens, Barry Cleveland and Darin Mangnall.

Public Legal Education

The Public Legal Education Department and volunteers participated in the annual Colorado Civic Education Conference on Dec. 8. Volunteers conducted two sessions for civic teachers across the state. Marvin and Camille Ventrell presented, "Coaching High School Mock Trial: Competition, Education and Defining Success." This session included an overview of a high school mock trial round, discussion of the essential trial skills students must acquire and other techniques. DBA President-Elect Elsa T. Martinez Tenreiro, David P. Cain, Brad Hill (pictured at left) and Bill Walters presented the session, "The Case of Spongebob Roundpants & Other Elementary Mock Trial Scripts." This session taught teachers how elementary and middle school in-class mock trials can be used in the classroom to teach about the judiciary and division of powers.

CASA Holiday Party

On Dec. 16, the Mile High Chapter of the Association of Legal Administrators held its second annual holiday party for the kids in the Denver Court Appointed Special Advocates program. The day was filled with games and fun for the children, and even a visit from Santa Claus! Money was raised so that every child who attended was able to receive a gift. This year was very special, thanks to all the volunteers. Jason McCord, director of administration at Semple Miller Mooney & Farrington, and one of the organizers of the event, thanked the Denver Bar Association for its support of the event, which helped to make it a great day for the children.

Above left, Santa delivers gifts to children.
Above right, Marge Dolson, office director of Snell & Wilmer, spreads the holiday spirit.
Left, Santa visits with the children.

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