Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

Picture This ~ August/September 2017

Spring Colorado Bar Admission Ceremony

1. CBA President Patricia Jarzobski speaks of the importance of community. 2. John Walsh delivering the keynote address. 3. A special session of the Colorado Supreme Court. 4. All lawyers stand as Chief Justice Nancy Rice administers the Oath of Admission.

1. CBA President Patricia Jarzobski speaks of the importance of community. 2. John Walsh delivering the keynote address. 3. A special session of the Colorado Supreme Court. 4. All lawyers stand as Chief Justice Nancy Rice administers the Oath of Admission.

Hundreds of families, friends and distinguished members of the legal community gathered at Boettcher Concert Hall on May 30 for a special session of the Colorado Supreme Court to admit into practice those who passed the February Colorado bar exam.

DBA Annual Awards Ceremony and Reception

Left: Sheila Gutterman, John Baker, J. Ryann Peyton, Nancy Cohen, Robin Hoogerhyde, Jennifer Holt, Judge Terry Fox, Leo Milan and Franz Hardy. Right: A successful passing of the gavel from Nancy Cohen to Franz Hardy.

Left: Sheila Gutterman, John Baker, J. Ryann Peyton, Nancy Cohen, Robin Hoogerhyde, Jennifer Holt, Judge Terry Fox, Leo Milan and Franz Hardy. Right: A successful passing of the gavel from Nancy Cohen to Franz Hardy.

Approximately 80 people gathered on June 20 at the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center to applaud this year’s recipients of the Denver Bar Association’s most prestigious awards. The honorees were: Sheila Gutterman (Award of Merit); the Honorable Maria Teresa “Terry” Fox (Judicial Excellence Award); Robin Hoogerhyde (Young Lawyer of the Year); Jennifer Holt and Leo Milan (Volunteer Lawyers of the Year); and the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (Outstanding Program Award). The ceremony took place in the Supreme Court Courtroom and culminated in the passing of the presidential gavel from Nancy Cohen to Franz Hardy. The event concluded with a reception in the atrium.

CU Law School Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Jackie Cooper Melmed reading the proclamation.

Jackie Cooper Melmed reading the proclamation.

Approximately 250 University of Colorado Law School alumni, friends, faculty and staff gathered in the Gilbert Goldstein Courtyard of the Wolf Law Building to celebrate the school’s 125th anniversary. Chief Legal Counsel to Governor John W. Hickenlooper Jacki Cooper Melmed (’03) read aloud the proclamation issued by Governor Hickenlooper declaring June 8, 2017 to be the 125th Anniversary of University of Colorado Law School Day. Dean Jim Anaya then offered a poignant account of the law school’s journey from humble beginnings to its vision for the future.

Seniors Spring Banquet

The 2017 honorees in attendance at the Seniors Spring Banquet.

The 2017 honorees in attendance at the Seniors Spring Banquet.

At a May 25 banquet at the University Club, the DBA honored those individuals who have reached 50 years of participation in the legal profession. The banquet featured remarks from DBA Seniors Committee Chair Leonard Plank and DBA President Nancy Cohen. Members of the DBA Young Lawyers Division presented medals to each of the honorees in recognition of their accomplished careers and enduring dedication to the legal community.

DU Sturm College of Law to Recognize 2017 Law Stars

1. Catherine J. Boggs. 2. John Sadwith. 3. Adam Agron. 4. Professor Nancy Ehrenreich. 5. Kira Suyeishi.

1. Catherine J. Boggs. 2. John Sadwith. 3. Adam Agron. 4. Professor Nancy Ehrenreich. 5. Kira Suyeishi.

The University of Denver Sturm College of Law will recognize its 2017 Law Stars honorees at a gala event on November 2 at the Denver Marriott City Center. DU Law Stars is celebrating its 25th year of honoring distinguished alumni and faculty at this annual event. Proceeds from this year’s event will go to three worthy beneficiaries: the Denver Law Fund, which supports the Sturm College of Law’s most important strategic priorities; the law school’s nationally recognized clinics; and the Veterans Advocacy Project. The following individuals are receiving awards this year: Catherine J. Boggs, BA ’76, JD ’81 (Thompson Marsh Award); John Sadwith, JD ’79 (William L. Keating Outstanding Alumni Award); Adam Agron, JD ’98 (Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. Alumni Professionalism Award); Professor Nancy Ehrenreich (Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award); and Kira Suyeishi, JD ’13 (Bruce B. Johnson Outstanding Recent Graduate Award). For more information about DU’s Law Stars program, visit www.law.du/edu/index.php/alumni/law-stars.

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