Denver Bar Association
December 2007
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

Swearing-in Ceremony

The Swearing-in Ceremony was held Oct. 22 at Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. Approximetely 678 attorneys passed the Bar exam in July, and many of them attended the event to get sworn in and recite the oath of admission administered by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary Mullarkey.

From left: Ellior Miller, Christopher Levkulich and Connor Cantrell wait for the ceremony to start.

CBA President David Lytle speaks to the new attorneys during the ceremony, reminding them of the importance of building strong relationships.

From left: CBA member since Oct. 2, 1973, Arlad Shunneson with his son Drake, who successfully passed the July Bar exam and was sworn in at the ceremony.

Dressed in Style

Law Suit Days again proved to be successful in collecting hundreds of pieces of professional clothing to help the less-fortunate have an opportunity to look nice during job interviews. The event was sponsored by the DBA Young Lawyers Division and was held at the steps of the Capitol.

Dave Ball donates his time to help collect professional clothing at the steps of the Capitol during Law Suit Days.

Ethics Revue A True Laughing Matter

The Third Annual Ethics Revue was as entertaining as ever, with The Law Club performing musical hits like "It’s the Most Ethical Time of the Year," "The Twelve Days of Conflicts-Checking Diligence," "Super Lawyer, Pro Bono Obligation Song," and "A Spooky Little Witness Like You."

Rockies Celebration (and bet!)

The normally busy lawyers at Shughart Thomson & Kilroy (pictured at right) were fired up about the Rockies’ sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks. The law firm is headquartered in Kansas City but has regional offices in Denver and Phoenix. During the National League Playoffs, the two regional offices had a friendly wager, with Denver offering up a beef medley and Phoenix offering Mexican fare to the winning team. As it turned out, the Rockies pounded the Diamondbacks, so the Phoenix office provided lunch. One Denver attorney, Phil Bledsoe, said it was "the best Mexican food I’ve ever had." Unfortunately, the victory was short-lived. The Boston Red Sox would soon sweep the Rockies, winning the World Series.

 Red Rock Scramble

More than 150 participants enjoyed a beautiful fall morning at the Colorado Indian Bar Association’s Fourth Annual Red Rock Scramble run/walk in Lyons on Oct. 7. Thousands of dollars were raised for the Native American Law Student Scholarship Fund. Participants enjoyed delicious homemade buffalo stew prepared by University of Denver law professor Kristen Carpenter, and volunteer support from more than 20 law school volunteers and the CIBA board. The race was directed by David Selden, Law Librarian at the Native American Rights Fund/ National Indian Law Library in Boulder. To run/walk the 2008 Red Rock Scramble on Oct. 5, 2008, visit

From the mouths of members…
What is your favorite holiday tradition?

"Playing board games like Apples to Apples and Scattegories with friends and family."

— Jessica Brown

"Hiking up into the Black Hills on the day after Thanksgiving to cut our Christmas tree (with a National Forest permit of course!)"

— Christie Searls

"I can’t tell you. I might go to jail."

— Paul G. Quinn

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