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July 2008
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

$30,000 Raised for The Legal Center

A generous group of law firms and other business sponsors helped raise $30,000 for The Legal Center for People with Disabilities and Older People, a nonprofit organization that protects the human, civil and legal rights of older people and people with disabilities. The Third Annual Attorneys’ Night Out Co-chairs, Sharon Riley of Great West Life & Annuity Company and David Ball of Holme Roberts & Owen, are pleased to announce that the May 15 event was a tremendous success. The DBA Young Lawyers Division hosted another record turnout of 120 attendees at Blake Street Tavern to benefit The Legal Center. Many thanks to our sponsors and volunteers:

TITLE SPONSORS: Blake Street Tavern; Baker Hostetler; Berenbaum, Weinshienk & Eason, P.C.; Community Banks of Colorado; First National Bank of Colorado; Great West Life & Annuity Insurance Company; Holme Roberts & Owen LLP; Rothgerber Johnson & Lyons LLP.

MAJOR SPONSORS: McConnell Siderius Fleischner Houghtaling & Craigmile, LLC; Riggs, Abney, Neal, Turpen, Orbison & Lewis; Sheridan Ross PC; Southwest Airlines; Treece Alfrey Musat & Bosworth PC.

SUPPORTING SPONSORS: Conflict Resolution Services; Navigant Consulting, Inc.; Reilly Pozner & Connelly LLP; Wheeler Trigg Kennedy LLP.

CONTRIBUTING SPONSORS: Attorneys Service Center, Inc.; Faegre & Benson LLP; Foster, Graham, Milstein, Miller & Calisher, LLP; Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, PC; Wells Fargo; White & Jankowski LLP.

VOLUNTEERS: Libby DiBlasio, JP Phillips, Jennifer Randall, Brian Popp, Gillian Bidgood, Kasi Gray, Sarah Oviatt, Michael Gates, Lana Rupprecht, Leia Ursery, Jason Prussman, Heather Warren.

Top from left — Sharon Riley, David Ball and Alison Daniels
Center — Alison Daniels auctioning a case of Stranahan’s Colorado Whiskey
Bottom from left — David Zinger, Todd Blakely and John Paul Anderson

Bar Association Celebrity Grillers Seen at bd’s mongolian barbeque!

An evening of hot grilling turned into a cool $303 bucks in tip donations for the Colorado Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. Working their magic on the grill were CBA Immediate Past President David Lytle, DBA Immediate Past President Elsa Martinez Tenreiro, CBA/DBA Executive Director Chuck Turner, Colorado Trial Lawyer Association Executive Director John Sadwith, Colorado Indian Bar Association President Jerilyn Decoteau, Metro Volunteer Lawyers Director Dianne Van Voorhees and Colorado Bar Foundation Board Members Dick Scheurer and Charley Garcia. The fundraiser was created by Matthew Crouch, a CBA/DBA member and consummate volunteer, to help citizens in two states have access to justice through legal programs and services sponsored by the Bar Foundations. Special thanks to Dana Collier Smith of the Colorado Bar Foundation and Larry Houchins of the Mississippi Bar Foundation for their tremendous support.


Wheels of Justice Kick-off Party

The Wheels of Justice team, which has more than 200 members, hosted a kickoff party on May 13 to celebrate the team’s success in raising $314,000 in the past two years for The Children’s Hospital. The party also was happy to honor an 8-year-old girl, Allison Winn, who was diagnosed with the most common kind of pediatric brain cancer, medulloblastoma. Her father, Brian, thanked the members of the team and its leadership for helping his daughter and children like her.

Photos below:

Left — Member of The Wheels of Justice Aaron Bradford (left) and DBA Immediate Past President Elsa Martinez Tenreiro speak to the guests of the kickoff party and stress the importance of riding, sponsoring or donating to the Courage Classic.

Right — Brian Winn and his daughter, Allison, speak to the crowd about how the money raised from The Wheels of Justice is helping his family and The Children’s Hospital deal with Allison’s cancer.










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