Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony
The Colorado Supreme Court held its annual Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony on April 15 in the Supreme Court Courtroom. The ceremony recognized the many law firms that have encouraged their attorneys to strive for the goal of providing 50 hours of pro bono work a year. Metro Volunteer Lawyers Director Philip Lietaer led a panel discussion with three MVL clients, focusing on the benefits of MVL and the far-reaching impact that it has on the lives of so many people in the Denver metro area.
Cherry Creek Sneak Race
A number of CBA members participated in the Cherry Creek Sneak race on April 23. Kevin Burns coordinated the CBA’s participation and also brought everyone together after the event. The race was a success from all angles, and the shirts were no exception.
The State of the Death Penalty Symposium — University of Denver
On April 2, the University of Denver Criminal Law Review hosted its inaugural symposium, “State of the Death Penalty,” moderated by DU Law Professor Nancy Leong. Speakers included criminal defense attorney Jim Castle, Senior Deputy District Attorney Rich Orman, DU Law Professor Ian Farrell, former Chief Deputy District Attorney and radio host Craig Silverman, and Denver District Attorney candidate Michael Carrigan.
University of Denver Sturm College of Law to Recognize 2016 Law Stars
The DU Sturm College of Law will recognize its 2016 Law Stars honorees at a gala at the Marriott City Center on November 1. The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and honoree video tributes. The following individuals will be celebrated this year: James M. Mulligan, J.D.’74 (Thompson Marsh Award); Leslie A. Fields, J.D.’81 (William L. Keating Outstanding Alumni Award); the Honorable Alfred C. Harrell, J.D.’71 (Robert H. McWilliams, Jr. Alumni Professional Award); and Dean Marty Katz (Robert B. Yegge Excellence in Teaching Award). For more information about this year’s event, visit law.du.edu/alumni/law-stars.
Judge Kerry S. Hada Retirement Celebration
On April 7, the Denver County Court bid a fond farewell to retiring Judge Kerry Hada, who was appointed to the bench in December 2008 by then Mayor John Hickenlooper. Judge Hada has received many awards over the years and was named an Outstanding Judge in 2011 by Mothers Against Drunk Driving. His retirement celebration attracted family, friends, colleagues and other well-wishers from Colorado and several other states.