The topic was the history and continuing legacy of the Sand Creek Massacre for Colorado and the Northern Arapahoe Tribe in the Wind River Reservation in Wyoming. Representative Clifford represents Wyoming’s 33rd District. She is a member of the Northern Arapaho Tribe and a descendant of the Arapaho attacked by the Third Colorado Calvary on the Big Sandy Creek. Representative Clifford and her colleague Representative Burlingame, who represents Wyoming’s 44th District and serves as Executive Director for Wyoming Equality, discussed the history of the Sand Creek Massacre from multiple perspectives and explored the massacre’s legacy now 156 years later. Rep. Clifford gave an emotional talk about the massacre of her people and the lasting effects.
Message and Greeting from President Becky Bye
Dear Doyle’s Inn,
I hope all of you and your loved ones are staying safe during this time. While the stay-at-home orders have forced us to cancel this month’s in-person meeting, we can still foster the professionalism and camaraderie that drives our Inn.
Now, more than ever, people are yearning for more connection and social time with friends, colleagues, and loved ones. May I suggest you take this time to coordinate virtual meetings, breakfasts, lunches, or happy hours with your pupillage groups? I think you’ll find it rewarding and fun.
I know of at least one group that coordinated a virtual meeting by Zoom. The photo is attached. If you do have a virtual meeting, please feel free to let me know and to send a picture!
So far, our May Inn meeting is still planned at the University Club, but if anything changes, I will be sure to let all of you know.
Also, just a reminder that the Executive Committee and ex-officio applications are due on May 1st.
I miss you all.
University Club, Denver – Judge Wheeler’s group presented Eliza Shepard of Livingston & Shepherd, Trial Consultants, LLC to discuss “VERBAL & NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION ATTORNEYS, WITNESSES, JUDGES AND JURIES.”
Eliza Shepherd assists attorneys on all phases of litigation, providing consulting services from discovery to post-verdict phase of trial. She has been studying juror-decision making for over a decade.
Ms. Shepard presented a great overview of communication and non-verbal communication in trials in regard to litigants, witnesses, attorneys, and jurors.
Ms. Shepherd specializes in focus groups, mock trials, jury selection, and case strategy. She has worked in venues nationwide and is based in the Denver office of Livingston and Shepard Trial Consultants. http://lsjury.com/bios/eliza-shepherd/
Denver – In a timely fashion, the Frick-Richman Pupilage Group presented:
“THE IMPEACHMENT QUAGMIRE”
A discussion of a newly issued book by Scott Barker.
Mr. Barker is a Senior Counsel at Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP in Denver. In addition to 36 years of law practice, Scott is a historian who has dedicated significant time researching issues pertaining to impeachment.
Scott authored Impeachment – A Political Sword: How The Johnson, Nixon and Clinton Impeachments Reshaped Presidential Politics and his latest The Impeachment Quagmire; available here: The Impeachment Quagmire
The membership was treated to a very informative and interesting talk on Impeachment in American history and currently.
The members had endless questions and Scott meticulously answered them all, including hypotheticals, while referencing constitutional principles and the standards and practices in past Presidential and Judicial impeachments in American history.
University Club, Denver – For the October presentation, the Neureiter Group welcomed Denver Author and Journalist Mark Obmascik who discussed his new book, The Storm on Our Shores, which tells the tale of the battle of Attu,—the only land battle of World War II fought on American soil. The more than two-week battle on a remote Aleutian island in the Bering Sea ended when most of the Japanese defenders were killed in brutal hand-to-hand combat after a final banzai charge broke through American lines. Obmascik powerfully regaled the members with the story through the experience of a Japanese army surgeon who was trained as a physician in the United States, and the American infantryman who killed him, but recovered the diary the doctor was writing before death.
More about Mark:
Mark Obmascik is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and bestselling author of The Big Year, which was made into a movie, and Halfway to Heaven. He won the 2009 National Outdoor Book Award for outdoor literature, the 2003 National Press Club Award for environmental journalism, and was the lead writer for the Denver Post team that won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize. He lives in Denver with his wife and their three sons.
Judge Jackson Group Presents Panel on English Legal Profession and Inns of Courts
University Club, Denver – The Jackson Group kicked off the Doyle Inn year as is traditional since new President Becky Bye is a member. The presentation was “LONDON CALLING – A HITCHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE INNS OF COURT” A stimulating discussion about barristers, the historic UK Inns of Court, and the birth of our Doyle Inn.
The panelists included former Pegasus Scholars Becky Bye and Peter Murphy, Jameson Jones a previous Temple Bar Scholar to the United Kingdom, and Doyle Inn founder and Colorado legal legend the Hon. Alfred Harrell. Becky, Peter, and Jameson discussed their experiences in the UK and observations about the legal profession, legal system, and Inns of Courts there. Judge Harrell regaled the group with the history of the American Inns of Courts and the formation of the Doyle Inn, of which he was a founding member.
Before the panel commenced, London-based barrister Ryan Brennan addressed the Doyle Inn via video message from the United Kingdom. He gave the membership a full explanation about the structure of the English legal profession and the Inns of Courts.
May 15, 2019 – The Judge Frick/Richman group welcomed Colorado Attorney General Phil Weister for “A Fireside Chat with the Attorney General.” Judge Frick moderated the discussion and Doyle Inn member and current U.S. Sentate candidate John Walsh joined the discussion. The Attorney General covered numerous areas and engaged the membership in a high-level, spirited discussion.
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April 17, 2019 – Judge Schwartz’s group presented Sam Kamin, the Vicente Sederberg Professor of Marijuana Law and Policy. He is one of the nation’s leading experts on the regulation of marijuana, and he has been published extensively on the subject. Professor Kamin spoke on a wide variety of legal issues related to marijuana legalization and took several questions from the group.
The Honorable Alfred Harrell, who has recently retired from the Denver County Court bench, was awarded the American Inns of Court Professionalism Award for the Tenth Circuit. Judge Harrell was a founding member of the Doyle Inn and pillar of the legal community.
Congratulations Judge Harrell!