Official Magazine of the Denver Bar Association

Picture This: September


2014 Sean May Memorial Run

The 6th Annual Sean May Memorial Run brought in a record number of registrants and profits this year! Held on May 17, the event consisted of a 9-mile run, a 5k run, family walk and kid’s fun run at Barr Lake State Park.

The event was created to honor Sean May, a former Adams County prosecutor, who was shot and killed in his backyard when he was returning home from work in 2008. The case remains unsolved.

Proceeds from the race benefit Access to Justice programs and Sean May’s family. Access to Justice is an integral part of Metro Volunteer Lawyers, a DBA pro bono program providing civil legal services to those in need. The profit raised from the race this year was $3,561.84.



Attorneys Volunteer in our Community at Mount Saint Vincent

The Catholic Lawyers Guild of Colorado and the J. Reuben Clark Law Society of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teamed up to provide grounds maintenance services for Mount Saint Vincent on Saturday, July 19. Mount Saint Vincent is a treatment center for children with severe behavioral and emotional challenges due to mental illness, trauma, abuse or neglect. They rely totally on volunteer maintenance of their grounds, which saves $150,000 annually. It is a great thing for legal groups or law firms to do together. Angela Frederick of Mount Saint Vincent says that they “couldn’t keep the lights on without this help.” You can visit the center’s website at www.msvhome.org for volunteer opportunities or call Angela at 303-964-1122.



DBA YLD Planning Session

Under the leadership of DBA President John Vaught, a new lawyer strategy session was held on July 10 at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell. Vaught’s goal for his year-long term as President is focused on the “15 by 15” concept: Increasing DBA YLD membership by 15% in 2015. The strategy session worked to address how we can make this happen – and what’s held us back from reaching this milestone and impacting young lawyers in the past. Insight came from a diverse group of participants, including leaders in the bar, active members, non-active members, non-members and law students.




The Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

The Colorado Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) honored three exceptional community leaders and one outstanding law firm at the 9th Annual Immigrant Liberty Awards held on May 30. More than 300 lawyers, community members, and supporters attended the event at Denver’s Assumption of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Cathedral.The event is a fundraiser for the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN). The honorees included:

Gerardo Noriega, a young man born in Mexico who serves as a community organizer with Rights for All People in Aurora, Colorado.

Alejandra Cardona Lamas, a 20-year-old born in Mexico who survived the Aurora theater shooting and persevered to become a stand-out student at Colorado State University.

Jorge Loweree, Senior Counsel with the Office of Congressman Jared Polis, who has been instrumental in advancing immigrant rights on a local and state level and a fierce advocate for national immigration reform.

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, recipient of the 6th Annual Pro Bono Service Award for its work in providing more than twenty attorneys, paralegals, and staff members to help undocumented children and young adults achieve deferred action status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).


Gerardo Speech





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