Denver Bar Association
May 2007
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

Bar Leaders Institute

Denver Bar Association President-Elect Elsa Martinez Tenreiro joined approximately 300 other Bar leaders from across the country at the American Bar Association’s Bar Leadership Institute, March 15–17. Pictured from left to right, ABA President Karen Mathis, CBA President-Elect David Lytle, Araphoe County Bar Association Executive Director Angel McCall, Boulder County Bar Association Executive Director Christine Hylbert, ACBA Treasurer Judge Nancy Hopf, CBA Deputy Director Greg Martin, DBA President-Elect Elsa Martinez Tenreiro, El Paso Bar Association President-Elect Larry Gaddis, Boulder County Bar Association President-Elect Sonny Flowers, and ABA President-Elect William H. Neukom.

Professionalism Committee Creates Vignettes

The CBA/DBA Professionalism Committees, in cooperation with Metropolitan State College of Denver’s Department of Communications Arts and Sciences, completed the filming of 12 professionalism vignettes during the weekend of March 30–April 1. Metro State had 15
professional members involved as actors, directors and production technicians. The project was coordinated by Marilyn A. Hetzel, Ph.D., director of theatre, and Kevin Campbell, broadcast coordinator for Metro State.

Above left, the team that created the vignettes.
Above right, DBA President-Elect nominee Mark Fogg (right) and John Gleason in "consulting mode."
Left, Metropolitan State provided professional lighting and video equipment to transform Holland and Hart into a professional "set."


Thanks to Mock Trial Volunteers

With the support of Chief Judge Sid Brooks and the court clerk, Bradford Bolton, the Denver Regional High School Mock Trial Tournament for the Denver Bar Association was Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9–10, at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Custom House Building. High school students tried a civil case involving an accident where a pickup truck and train collided at a crossing in rural Adams County, killing the 17-year-old driver of the truck.

Local students from Kennedy, George Washington, La Academia, Denver School of Science & Technology, Bear Creek and Gateway participated. The winner from the Denver Regional Tournament was George Washington High School. GWHS went on to participate at the State High School Mock Trial Tournament March 2–3 in Adams County, where GWHS went to the final championship round. This is the first time that a Denver Public School has made it to the state championship round. Colorado Supreme Court Justice Alex Martinez presided over the championship round; and other judges included Adams/Broomfield Chief Judge Harlan Bockman, Adams/Broomfield County Judge Michael Cox, Industrial Claim Appeals Judge David Cain, Presiding Municipal Court Judge for Commerce City David Juarez, and Colorado Hispanic Bar Association President Awilda Marquez.

Volunteers at the Denver Regional Tournament included: Nicole Abbott • Michael Beatty • Shannon Becker • Sally Berg • John Bolmer • Sid Brooks • Carey Elisa Christie • Katherine Condit • David Cosson • Mary Dilworth • Jerre Dixon • Christian Earle • Destiny Effertz • Judy Firestone • Nancy Fisher • David Frosh • Michelle Gersic • Jean Gold • Theodore Hartl • Robert Hawthorne • Barbara Henk • Thomas Henson • Craig Hess • Yavonne Hinton • Jody Hobbs • Peggy Hoyt Hoch • Matt Holmes • William Hood • Jennifer Jacobson • Stuart Jorgensen • Tim Joyce • Allan Kantrowitz • Ann King • Leslie Lawson • Porya Mansorian • Mindy Marks • Maria Massaro • Kay McCarthy • Marcy McDermott • Ethan McQuinn • Jeffrey Pond • Bill Searfoorce • Laura Teter • Philipp Theune • Deme Trujillo • Kim Tyson • Amber VandenHout • Elisa Willard

From the mouths of members…
What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?

"The only thing that never ever changes is change. She told me change builds character and that I better get used to it early."

— Kay McCarthy

"‘Your health comes first, next your family and friends, and then comes your career. Not the other way around.’ She still tells me this every time she calls."

— Porya Mansorian

"‘Go with the flow, don’t push your river,’ followed very closely by telling me how much I was loved and supported, which allowed me to take the risk of becoming an attorney, and eventually opening my own law firm."

— Brian S. Popp

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