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April 15, 2008

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April 15, 2008 DENBARlink Member Newsletter from the Denver Bar Association


- Denver tour guides needed 

- CLE: Memory improvement  

- Police state or public safety?

- Law Week lunch

- Register asap! Wheels of Justice 

- Barristers Ball

- Henry Hall Golf Tourney

- Food Drive

- Senior Banquet

- Guest grillers at bd's mongolian barbeque

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*** Tour guides needed now: Denver City & County Offices
Guides are needed on April 28 to assist with student tours of the courts, mayor’s office, sheriff’s office and city council chambers. No experience necessary! Spend the morning with chaperones and their eighth graders from Colorado Academy. Tours are from 9:30 a.m to noon. RSVP to Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323 or e-mail

*** Making your case with a better memory
Featuring nationally known memory training consultant Paul Mellor!
Improve your chances of winning your case. This CBA–CLE program, May 1, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., will help you save time in the courtroom, polish your presentation skills, make you a better listener, help you remember names of jurors and clients and help concentration. Register online: Making Your Case with a Better MEMORY.

*** Police state or public safety?
Police spying on lawful protestors led to litigation in 2002. What are the boundaries of the state’s legitimate interest considering the DNC? Hear former Denver City Attorney Cole Finegan, ACLU Legal Director Mark Silverstein and spy-file subject Barbara Cohen speak from noon to 1:30 p.m. April 28 at the CBA, 1900 Grant St., third floor. Lunch included; cost is $15. RSVP by April 25 to (303) 860-1115 ext. 727, or e-mail

*** Law Week lunch at The Oxford
Hon. Marcia S. Krieger will speak at the annual lunch at 11 a.m., May 1 at the Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St. Meet the winning essayists and network with a variety of incredible volunteers. The cost is $30. RSVP by noon on April 28 to, or contact Jason Prussman at

*** Hurry and sign up now, before Courage Classic is full
Registration for the Courage Classic is three-fourths full already, well ahead of the June deadline! Begin training with the DBA team over the next three months for the 157-mile bicycle trek through the Colorado Rockies July 26-28. The DBA's Wheels of Justice team hopes to break last year’s record donation of $184,000 to The Children’s Hospital. To sponsor the team or sign up, visit, contact Kerry Hammond (303) 824-5327 or e-mail

*** Barristers Ball honorees have heart, brains and courage
Hundreds from the legal community will gather at the Barristers Benefit Ball on May 3 to celebrate outstanding volunteers. The theme this year is Emerald City - honoring lawyers who have heart, brains and courage. Roll the dice at the casino, buy lucky raffle tickets and stop by the silent auction for fine wines and other treats. For details, visit or

*** Sign up now for the Henry Hall Memorial Golf Tournament
The annual tournament is June 9 at Vista Ridge Golf Course. Tickets are $100 per player. Price includes lunch, greens fees, GPS and cart. Registration, lunch and range balls start at 11:30 a.m., followed by a 1:30 p.m. shotgun start. For more information, see

*** Participate in the Roll out the Barrels Food Drive
Roll Out the Barrels Food Drive has provided nearly 100,000 meals and more than $30,000 for the Food Bank of the Rockies during the past 11 years. Sign up by April 21 to have food-collection barrels delivered and picked up by Corporate Express, by e-mailing Rebecca Franciscus, This year, firms from across the state are invited to participate in the two-week drive from April 28 to May 9. For suggested donations in the Denver area, look online. To participate on an individual basis, you can donate online. Enter your firm name, and under “Comments” enter "ROTB."

*** Senior Spring Banquet honors Class of 1958 – Wow!
The 2008 Senior Spring Banquet is at 6 p.m. May 8 at The Oxford Hotel, 1600 17th St. This year, the DBA will honor 22 attorneys for achieving 50 years in the practice of law. This year’s “class” includes: Alan A. Armour, William M. Balkovatz, Frank J. Brainerd, David Butler, Charles W. Ennis, Don D. Etter, Michael D. Groshek, Daniel S. Hoffman, Paul D. Holleman, William P. Johnson, William E. Kenworthy, Gerald H. Kopel, Richard M. Kranzler, George E. Lohr, Ronald S. Loser, Joseph W. Morrisey Jr., Donald J. O'Connor, Herman A. Ratner, William F. Schoeberlein, Theodore J. Soja, Harry M. Sterling, and Earl S. Wylder. Tickets are $50 per person. Contact Tara Miller at or (303) 824-5312.

*** Fun fundraising event in LoDo!
Members of the legal community will work as guest grillers at bd’s mongolian barbeque, 1620 Wazee in Denver, to raise money for the Colorado Bar Foundation and the Mississippi Bar Foundation. The event is Wednesday, May 14, with a 5 p.m. seating, 6 p.m. seating or 7:30 p.m. seating. Space is limited. RSVP by May 12 to (303) 571-1824.


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