Denver Bar Association
April 2009
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

Three Denver Schools Advance to State Mock Trial

Colorado Academy

Three teams (pictured right) won the Denver Regional Mock Trial Tournament, Feb. 20 and 21, at the Denver City and County Building. George Washington High School, Colorado Academy and Kennedy High School advanced to the state tournament at the Jefferson County Combined Court in Golden, March 13 and 14. This was Colorado Academy’s first year to participate! Other schools that participated in the Denver Regional Tournament were La Academia, Denver School of Science and Technology, CEC Middle College of Denver, Thunder Ridge High School from Douglas County and Gateway High School from Aurora. Congratulations to everyone who participated!

George Washington High School

We want to thank our volunteers for their time and dedication to this tournament. Volunteers who participated in this year’s Denver Regional tournament are: Mark Donovan, Matt Holmes, Brad Ramming, John Bolmer, Zach Welch, Marian Lee, Alan Frosh, Jeffrey Pond, John Baker, Amber Vanden Hout, Mark Bove, Maria Massaro, Bradley Hill, Todd Stahly, Roger Castle, Chuck Ledbetter, Katrina Jones, Jennifer Gardner, Katie Laughlin, John Scorsine, Bruce Menk, Shannon Becker, Thomas Condas, Barry Schwartz, Ken Levinson, Bruce Danford, Carey-Elisa Christie, Marcy McDermott, Nancy Kostro, Susan Curtis, Ann King, Kris Martinez, Nancy

Kennedy High School

Fisher, Andrew Hayden, Ginette Chapman, Chris Maciejewski, Tammy Alcock, Andrew Phillips, Holli Colburn, Staci Usagani, Troy Rackman, Tom Henson, Rob Kristufek, Hon. Julie Anderson, Peter Stapp, Hon. Sidney Brooks, Hon. Robert Hawthorne, Hon. William Hood, Craig Hess, H.J. Ledbetter, Hon. Patrick Augustine, Hon. Brian Campbell, Mary Roudebush, Hon. John Madden, David Frosh, Hon. Art Frazin, Elsa Martinez Tenreiro, Steve Theis, Hon. David Cain, Marissa Showalter, Maddie Vines, Kristine Bates, Jody Hobbs, Michelle Gersic, Amy Sreenen, Alexa Johnson, Christine McManus, Meghan Seck, Heather Clark, Teri Vasquez, Sean Karls, Mark Fogg and Dennis Kaw. A special thanks to sponsors: Montgomery Little Soran & Murray and The Law Offices of Richard Werner.

Denver County Court Judge Alfred Harrell, left, longtime CHBA member David R. Juarez, Gov. Bill Ritter and Patricia Powell, board secretary for the Colorado Campaign for Inclusive Excellence discussed ways to achieve CHBA’s 2009 goals during the annual banquet, Jan. 31.

CHBA Banquet

On Jan. 31, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association hosted its annual banquet.The 365 attendees included Gov. Bill Ritter, newly appointed U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, newly appointed U.S. District Court of Colorado Judge Christine Arguello and Colorado Supreme Court Justices Michael Bender and Alex Martinez.

Meshach Rhoades, the organization’s incoming president, outlined the CHBA’s 2009 mission, which includes increasing the association’s involvement in pro bono efforts, partnering with legal aid and other public interest organizations to create a legal nexus between the CHBA and the Hispanic community, and focusing on pipeline, judicial appointments and public policy initiatives.

Elsa Gets Pinned

The DBA Past Presidents gathered Feb. 26 for their annual dinner at the Brown Palace to celebrate their tenures as DBA presidents. Immediate Past President Elsa Martinez Tenreiro was welcomed into the fraternity/sorority by Past President Paul Chan presenting her with a past president lapel pin.




From the mouths of members...

What is your favorite thing about spring?

"My favorite thing about spring is to finally get back on the golf course again--although my game is rusty until about October, when it is time to put away the clubs again."

Andrew Hayden

"I'm looking forward to not having to walk my dog  in the dark, pedicures and patio openings."

Marcy McDermott

"I love the overall sense of revitalization that puts an extra hop in one's step."

Lindsay Rothrock














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