Appealing for Justice Book Talk
On December 15, the Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center hosted an event to celebrate the release of Susan Casey’s Appealing for Justice. This riveting biography narrates Jean Dubofsky’s previously untold journey of battling injustice over four decades. It recounts the pain of discrimination and a behind-the-scenes look at Romer v. Evans. The event featured a panel discussion with Susan Casey, the Hon. Jean E. Dubofsky and former Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey.
CBA-CLE Presents 2016 Richard N. Doyle CLE Award of Excellence
On December 5, CBA-CLE held its annual reception for the many dedicated authors and faculty members who devote a phenomenal amount of time and energy to producing outstanding legal resources for Colorado attorneys. The event culminated in the presentation of the 2016 Richard N. Doyle CLE Award of Excellence, which was presented to Joan McWilliams and Rich Krohn.
DBA Seniors Holiday Luncheon
Twenty DBA seniors (age 65 or better) gathered at the bar associations’ offices on December 16 for the DBA Seniors Committee’s annual holiday luncheon. Not even the impending blizzard could stop these dedicated lawyers from getting together to catch up and celebrate the season. Attendees were treated to toast-worthy libations and a bountiful holiday buffet. Introductions were made, and Seniors Committee Chair Leonard Plank prompted everyone to reminisce on the days when they had just been admitted to the bar. DBA President Nancy Cohen also spoke at the event and encouraged everyone to attend one of the many upcoming Barristers After Hours socials.
Byron White Federal Courthouse Centenary Celebration
The Colorado Yule Marble clad building currently housing the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit celebrated its 100th anniversary on November 15. Now called the Byron White United States Courthouse, it was brilliantly restored in the early ’90s. At the November birthday celebration, circuit judges recounted how the courts wrested control of the building from the post office with help from Congress through a deal that yielded a new central post office a few blocks away. This building was and continues to be a place where justice meets the road and people come to their government for service.
DBA YLD Hosts Law Suit Drive
In January, the DBA YLD collected suits for students from low-income families from Arrupe Jesuit High School and La Academia–Denver Inner City Parish participating in the Mock Trial Competition. Members of the DBA YLD Board delivered the donations and hosted pizza parties for the teams. Board members then stayed to help the teams practice for their upcoming scrimmages. Team coaches, including retired Judge Jack F. Smith, who has coached the La Academia team since 2004, emphasized how the professional clothing will boost these students’ self-confidence when they compete against teams from well-known private high schools.