Frick-Richman Group Presentation on Impeachment

[L to R] President Becky Bye, Guest Speaker Scott Barker, and Shawn Neal.

Denver – In a timely fashion, the Frick-Richman Pupilage Group presented:


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. 

Doyle Inn President Becky Bye with Introductory Remarks

Neureiter Group presents Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist

[L to R]: Hon. Reid Neureiter, Mark Obmascik, and Doyle Inn President Becky Bye.

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.

To purchase the book: Amazon or Tattered Cover

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.

2019/20 Inn Year Kicks off with Presentation about British Legal System

Judge Jackson Group Presents Panel on English Legal Profession and Inns of Courts

Panel from L to R: Jameson Jones, Hon. Alfred Harrell, Doyle Inn President Becky Bye, and Peter Murphy.

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. 



Barrister Ryan Brennan
The Doyle Inn New Student Members
Doyle Inn founding members Hon. Alfred Harrell and Doyle Inn Honorary Member David Tenner

Doyle Inn Welcomes the Colorado Attorney General

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.


L to R: John Walsh, Phil Weister, Judge Ann Frick.


L to R: John Walsh, Attorney General Phil Weister, Judge Ann Frick, Doyle Inn President Wadi Muhaisen


Schwartz Group Presents on Cutting Edge Marijuana Legal Issues

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.

Doyle Inn Co-Founder Judge Alfred Harrell Received Honor


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!

William E. Doyle Inn of Court Hosts Law School Deans

Honoring an Inn tradition, the  William E. Doyle Inn of Court hosted the esteemed Deans of our state’s law schools at the May 2018 inn dinner and presentation. Before the monthly presentation, each Dean addressed the membership and provided updates about their institutions, and commented on the current state of legal education and controversies surrounding bar admissions.

February 2018 Judge Frick-Richman Group Presentation

February 21, 2018 -The Frick-Richman Group presented the very powerful ““Racist Rally Redux: The Vietnamese Fishermen v. The Ku Klux Klan”* *Some of the sworn deposition and trial testimony taken from historical archives will be offensive” at the University Club.

Vietnamese Fishermen Case

In 1981, armed Klansmen cruised Galveston Bay and practiced guerrilla tactics at secret paramilitary camps. They tried to destroy Vietnamese-Americans’ fishing businesses by burning their boats and threatening their lives. Fearful of competition from the Vietnamese, the white fishermen had invited the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, to send a message to the Vietnamese before the start of the shrimping season. The Klan group trained in the use of grenades, explosives, weapons, techniques of ambush and hand-to-hand combat, all in preparation for what they believed was an impending “race war.” Southern Poverty Law Center attorneys filed a lawsuit that stopped the Klan’s terror campaign and shut down its paramilitary training bases.

The Frick-Richman group performed a powerful reenactment of events during the legal proceedings against the KKK. After the presentation, Members engaged in a thought-provoking dialogue about the issues raised.




Judge Harris Group Presents on United States Supreme Court

January 30, 2018 – The Harris Group presented the fascinating “Behind the Scenes at the SCOTUS: An Insider’s Guide to How Things Really Work at the Supreme Court and What’s on the Horizon” at the January  Doyle Inn Dinner.  The panel, comprised of three former Supreme Court clerks and the longtime Slate Supreme Court correspondent, gave the members insights about the nation’s highest court and many other related issues.


From left: Hon. Elizabeth Harris, Dahlia Lithwick, Hon. Pamela Harris, Andrew Baak, Esq., and Hon. Melissa Hart.


From left: Dahlia Lithwick, Hon. Pamela Harris, Andrew Baak, Esq., and Hon. Melissa Hart.


Dahlia Lithwick at Slate

Justice Melissa Hart – Colorado Supreme Court

Judge Pamela Harris – U. S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Andrew Baak, Esq. – Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP