Denver Bar Association
September 2009
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Picture This: DBA Happenings

Bike to Work Day 2009

Fairfield and Woods, P.C. placed 2nd out of 374 employers in Denver County who participated in the annual Business Challenge. This is the third year that Fairfield and Woods, P.C. has participated and each time has ranked in the top 10. (2007 ranked 8th, 2008 ranked 5th, 2009 ranked 2nd).

"We did extremely well, with 76 out of 82 employees." said Joseph Dischinger, "It is hard to imagine our doing any better." Dischinger heads up the Bike to Work Day registration effort each year for Fairfield and Woods, P.C.

"This high ranking is the result of the dedication of all of our employees who biked, walked, carpooled, and took the bus and light rail to work today. Our participants included people from every aspect of our firm, our young law clerks, paralegals, secretaries, senior partners and associates all took part in this annual event.

"Our nearly firm-wide participation reflects our commitment to the ABA-EPA Law Firm Challenge. This program challenges law firms to reduce their paper usage, energy consumption and to purchase renewable energy to offset some of the carbon footprint. The firm has also been recognized by the ABA for participation in the ABA-EPA Law Office Climate Challenge and participates in the EPA’s WasteWise program."

Fairfield and Woods’ GreenTech Law practice group focuses on clients in renewable energy and sustainable development. "Our continued high level of participation is consistent with our GreenTech Law Group, because we try to make small steps to show that we ‘walk the talk’ through attempts to minimize our impact on the environment.

"Our dedication to partaking in Bike to Work Day is led by Caroline Fuller, our managing director. For the last two years (in 2007 and 2008), Ms. Fuller bicycled to the office in the Wells Fargo Building in downtown Denver from her home in Boulder, a commute of over 30 miles each way. Due to other demands, this year Ms. Fuller was not able to bike, so she took public transit to work. A long distance participant is Susan Fisher, a litigation associate, who did a 32 mile round-trip bike commute on Bike To Work Day 2009.

Henry Hall Golf Tournament

Todd Jansen, Larry Jansen, Marty Martineay and Frank Hamilton enjoyed a beautiful of day of golf while supporting a great cause.

Tim Kratz, Sarah Hall, Susie Roh and Patrick Horvath were all smiles after attempting to get a hole-in-one to win a smart car.

Seventy-five golfers participated in the 2009 Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament on June 8, at The Inverness Golf Club in Englewood. The par 70 course is the former home of the Colorado Open and offers numerous challenges, including Hole No. 3, voted the best par three in this year’s Avid Golfer Magazine’s "Best of Colorado." The weather was great and golfers enjoyed lunch before hitting the links. Todd Jansen was the men’s individual gross winner and Susie Roh was the women’s individual gross winner.

Special Lawline 9

The 3rd Annual Senior Law Day Lawline 9 was held at 9News on June 23. This Lawline 9 promoted the 2009 Senior Law Day which was June 27. More than 650 people pre-registered for this year’s event. Six elder law lawyers staffed the phones and answered questions about Senior Law Day and Elder Law Issues. Many thanks to the following attorneys that volunteered their time: Sean Bell, Aaron Evans, Marco Chayet, Rick Mishkin, John Campbell. A big thanks to Carl Glatstein who interviewed with 9 News about this event.

Senior Law Day Lawline 9 generated hundreds of calls, June 23. Thank you to our volunteers!

Song, Dance & Ethics

What do singing and ethics have in common? Quite a bit, for those who came to the CLE program back on July 9. A few weeks back, the CBA and CLE teamed up with the Law Club to offer a unique CLE program. Members of the club performed scenes that exemplified the type of ethical questions that come up in day-to-day practice, while a panel of experts weighed in on the situations and the applicable professional rules. The result? Song, dance, ethics lessons and lots of laughter.

The full cast of the Law Club performed at the Ethics Revue, July 9.

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