Denver Bar Association
May 2008
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

George Washington H.S. Advances to Ntls.

The 2008 Colorado High School Mock Trial Tournament was held at the Larimer County Justice Center on March 14–15. We want to congratulate George Washington High School for advancing to the national tournament, which is held May 7–11 in Wilmington, Del. This is the first Denver Public School to advance to the national tournament. We congratulate the GW team for its outstanding efforts in this educational program.

The Colorado and Denver Bar Associations have been striving to get more DPS schools involved in educational programs promoted and sponsored by the CBA. In the last few years, we have witnessed the students of George Washington develop, progress and flourish in their skills, performances and outstanding abilities. We are extremely proud of George Washington High School. We hope that GW has set the standard for all DPS schools and encourage more schools to participate in this worthwhile program. These students are our leaders of the future. GW, well done!!!

Elsa Martinez Tenreiro, DBA President

THEN: Here is the 2005 freshman class mock trial team from George Washington High School.


NOW: Here is the 2008 senior class mock trial team from George Washington High School. Almost every student stuck around and more joined -- good thing they did because they are heading for the National Tournament!


DU Diversity Summit

The 2008 Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Summit on Wednesday, March 19, was an all-day event featuring topics on the difference between diversity and inclusiveness and why diversity initiatives alone won’t work. More than 150 people attended and speakers included Jesús Treviño, Ph.D, associate provost, University of Denver, Center for Multicultural Excellence and Miguel R. Rivera, Sr., associate general counsel for Wal-Mart.

Photos: Top left (from left) — Patty Powell, Board Member, and Kathleen Nalty, Executive Director of the Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence. Top right (from left) — Eric Bono, CU Law School; Cindy Hyman, Co-Chair, DILP; Dean David Getches. Bottom left — Assistant City Attorney Dianne Briscoe with DU Law student Trey Baker. Bottom right — 2008 RMLDS speaker Verna Myers.


























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