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.
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 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.
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.
November 15, 2017 – The Stern/McCallin group presented “COMPASSION FATIGUE, STRESS AND BURNOUT Real Life Strategies When Real Life Is Too Much” during the November dinner. The special presenter was Kari Knutson with Knutson Consulting http://knutsonconsulting.com/
Ms. Knutson gave a very practical and useful presentation on the times when the demands of the job outweigh the emotional reserves a person has available to them. In such times, a person can suffer from “compassion fatigue” as well as stress and burnout. She gave many tips for attorneys to deal with stress and achieve work-life balance. “Sleep is a bodily function, leisure is a choice.”
October 19, 2017 – The Wheeler Group presented “PERCEPTION IS REALITY – An hour with Alan Prendergast from Westword and Julie Cardi of Law Week Colorado about media reporting on the law, attorneys, law firms and judges.” The panelists initially answered questions about journalism generally, then each spoke to the members about the state of journalism and reporting related to the law and legal system. Topics included the changing landscape of journalism, specifically the reduction in coverage of legal cases and the effects on the public’s access to information about the legal system. The speakers also advised the members on tips when speaking to reporters about legal matters.
Denver Law Classes of 1984-2005 Park Hill Alumni Reunion
As DU Law continues to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the University of
Denver’s law school, join for a chance to reconnect with your
Park Hill campus classmates at this special reunion.
Saturday, October 7, 2017
7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Johnson & Wales University
(formerly Colorado’s Women’s College campus) University Event Center, 7039 E. 18th St., Denver, CO 80220
Attire is business casual
Program to include former law building tours, reception and entertainment $12.50 per person (to celebrate our 125th anniversary year!)
Fees will be directed to the Denver Law Fund, which supports the law school’s
most important strategic priorities, including affordability, curricular
innovation and postgraduate professional opportunities.
Free parking provided. Please register by Friday, October 6.
Park Hill Law Alumni! Who’s got school spirit? We are holding a contest for the class that can bring back the largest percentage of classmates. The winning class will not only have bragging rights at the event, they will also be invited as a class to attend a DU-CC hockey game at Magness! Spread the word to classmates and go Pios!!!
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September 27, 2017 – The Judge Goldberg Group presented “Hot Topics in Immigration Law and Policy” for the September Inn meeting. The guest panelists included Jeff Joseph, Senior Partner with the Joseph Law Firm, P.C.; and John Canedy, Deputy Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), who was joined by Michael Williams the Community Relations Offivcer for the ICE Denver Field Office. The panel and the members had an informative and widely ranging discussion about pressing immigration legal and policy issues ranging from the administration’s enforcement priorities and methods to the possible fates of Deferred Action recipients.
Our guests can be reached at:
John Canedy, Deputy Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Michael Williams Community Relations Officer, Denver Field Office (CO/UT/WY/NV/MT/ID)
Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement
Community Engagement/Office of Public Affairs
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Jeff Joseph. Esq.
Director of Corporate Immigration & Employer Compliance
Joseph Law Firm email@example.com
The final session is Legal Writing: Process and Product. Our presenters will be Bob Russel, Bishop Grewell, and Karl Schock — appellate lawyers from the United States Attorney’s Office. The session will be held from 4:00 – 6:00 PM on Wednesday May 17, 2017, at the downtown office of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP, Republic Plaza, 370 17th Street, 45th Floor, Denver, CO 80203.
Materials will be distributed ahead of time so participants will have examples for future use. Attendees will be encouraged to ask questions.
Please let Randy know if any of your Inn members, young lawyers, or law clerks are interested in attending. Also, please have them RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope these talks will help further the Inns’ purpose of educating and mentoring young lawyers.
WASHINGTON — Longtime Doyle Inn of Court member Neil M. Gorsuch was sworn in on Monday as the 113th justice of the Supreme Court. Justice Gorsuch, 49, took his judicial oath in the White House Rose Garden. “I promise you that I will do all my powers permit to be a faithful servant of the Constitution and laws of this great nation,” he said.