Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

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Coffee Talk with Chief Justice Michael Bender

Chief Justice Michael Bender led an interactive discussion on ethical considerations regarding client confidential information at the DBA-CLE offices on Wednesday, Nov. 20. The CLE program was offered free to members by the DBA Young Lawyers Division, and included a continental breakfast. Approximately 40 attendees partook in the lively discussion addressing ethical considerations when a client discloses past or future criminal acts and consideration of the attorney-client privilege.



DBA YLD Practice Area Preview

The DBA Young Lawyers Division held the second edition of its new program series for new lawyers called “Practice Area Preview” on real estate law Tuesday, Nov. 19, at Blake Street Vault in Denver. The purpose of the series is to provide new attorneys some basics on an area of law they are interested in. The informal presentation and discussion was led by three young attorney members of the CBA Real Estate Section Council Kristin Decker, Douglas County Senior Assistant County Attorney, Nadia El Mallakh, Xcel Energy and Nicole Nies, Mastin Hoffman & Crews. Complimentary drinks and appetizers were provided to the 40 attendees who ranged from new lawyers to senior real estate attorneys.

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Kristen Decker speaking to the group about RE law


Veterans Day Reception

In honor of Veterans Day, the Military & Veterans Affairs Section of the Colorado Bar Association and Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell hosted a Veterans Day reception on Monday, Nov. 11. The reception included a lecture by Lt. Colonel Keith A. Robinson, “Military Operations at Home and Abroad: A JAG’s Perspective.” Keith A. Robinson has served in the Army for over 28 years and holds the rank of Lt. Colonel. He currently serves as the Staff Judge Advocate for the Colorado National Guard. Keith is the chief legal and ethics advisor to the Adjutant General of the Colorado and his staff. More than 80 lawyers attended the event.

Veterans Day


2013 DU Law Stars

The 2013 DU Law Stars event was held on Oct. 22 at the Sheraton Downtown. It consisted of a reception, dinner, and honoree announcements and video tributes.

Denver Law’s premiere fundraising soiree, DU Law Stars supports the Student Law Office and Judicial Fellows Program. This annual event was first created by Denver Law’s Alumni Council to honor distinguished alumni and faculty, raise program funds, and bring alumni together in celebration.

The commemorative video of the honorees is an integral part of the bash, with alumni and friends serving on the creative team, writing the scripts, performing voice-overs and selecting music. The personal (and humorous touch) guarantees a good time, and the 2013 event was no exception. Tom Jordan of Jordan Winery (a Denver Law alumnus) donated all of the wine.

Along with the honoree awards, there was a tribute to Professor Emeritus Howard I. Rosenberg.

The 2013 DU Law Stars Honorees are:

Outstanding Alumni Award
Michael S. Burg, JD’75 and Peter W. Burg, JD’80

Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award
Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

Alumni Professionalism Award
Hon. John P. Leopold, JD’74

Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Recent Alumni Award
Lucia C. Padilla, JD’03

Howard Rosenberg

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