November 23, 2017

Congratulations to Colorado’s Newest Attorneys

The Colorado Supreme Court just released the results of the July 2015 bar exam. Congratulations to all the people who passed the bar! Welcome to the Colorado legal community.

Of the 799 test takers, 576 or 72% passed. The University of Colorado had 143 test takers, of whom 126 or 88% passed, and the University of Denver had 225 test takers, of whom 168 or 75% passed. National law schools, including Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Duke, Michigan, Chicago, California Berkeley, Virginia, and Texas, were represented by 41 test takers, of whom 37 or 90% passed.

We at Colorado CLE wish you the best as you begin your careers. We invite you to check out our New Lawyer Edge program, where attorneys in their first five years of practice can get discounts on CLE programs and free attendance at all “Build Your Practice” programs. For lawyers who have been in practice five years or more, we have the CLE Pass, also providing discounts and free attendance on certain CLE programs.

Don’t forget: if you haven’t already, you are required to take our Practicing with Professionalism course. This is a mandatory program and is a condition of admission to the Colorado Bar. Click here to find a class.

Run the Red Rock Scramble 5.8K to Benefit the Colorado Indian Bar Association

RedRockScrambleThe Colorado Indian Bar Association is hosting its annual fundraiser, the Red Rock Scramble, on Sunday, October 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. This 5.8K run on a hard-packed dirt road with beautiful views of the flatirons and surrounding mountains benefits the CIBA and raises money for scholarships to benefit one student each year in attendance at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and the University of Colorado School of Law who will be practicing in the field of Federal Indian Law or who commits to working with American Indian communities. Registration for the run is only $30, and small prizes will be awarded to the top male and female runners in each of several age categories. CIBA will also provide a $50 gift certificate to a running store to the overall top male and female runners. Click here to register and for more information about the race.

The Colorado Indian Bar Association is a local bar association consisting of American Indian lawyers, practitioners of American Indian law, and American Indian law students in Colorado. CIBA promotes the development of Indian Law for the maximum benefit of Indian people, strives toward justice and effective legal representation for all Indian people, provides a forum for Native Americans to become more involved in the local and national issues affecting Indian people, provides networking and support to encourage Native Americans to pursue careers in the law, and promotes the nomination of Native Americans for judicial appointments.

Register today for the Red Rock Scramble!

February 2015 Bar Exam Results Released

On Thursday, May 7, 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court released the results of the February 2015 Bar Exam. Congratulations to the people who passed the bar! Welcome to Colorado’s legal community.

A total of 359 people took the exam, and 222 (62%) passed. The University of Colorado Law School had 30 test takers, and 20 (67%) passed. The University of Denver Sturm College of Law had 73 test takers, and 57 (78%) passed. National law schools, including Columbia, Yale, Harvard, Stanford, Duke, Michigan, Chicago, UC Berkeley, Virginia, and Texas, submitted 14 test takers, of whom 11 (79%) passed.

We at CBA-CLE wish all of you the best of luck on the beginnings of your careers. We hope to meet you in our classroom soon. You can also get the CLE Pass to gain access to our library of Video On-Demand and MP3 homestudies, as well as special pricing on live seminars.

Don’t forget: if you haven’t stopped by already, you are required to take our Practicing with Professionalism course. This is a mandatory program and is a condition of admission to the Colorado Bar. Click here to find a class.

Colorado Law Schools Rise in 2016 U.S. News Law School Ratings

The 2016 U.S. News and World Report law school rankings are in, and both Colorado law schools saw slight increases. University of Colorado Law School ranked 40 this year, up from 43 last year. The University of Denver Sturm College of Law ranked 67 this year, up from last year’s 68. DU’s part time program was ranked 10 this year, up two spots from last year.

U.S. News changed their rating procedure this year, and schools were discounted for having large percentages of students in university-funded jobs. U.S. News did not completely eliminate employment information for graduates employed by their schools, since any legal job is preferable to unemployment.

In addition to the main law school ratings, each school had specialty programs with high rankings. CU’s Environmental Law program was ranked 5th nationally, the legal writing program at DU was ranked 7th, and DU’s clinical program was ranked 14 this year.

For the complete U.S. News and World Report law school ratings, click here.

2014 Colorado Assembly of Lawyers and New Attorneys Sworn in at Fall Admissions Ceremony

groupoathMany of the 632 new attorneys who passed the Colorado bar exam in July of this year were admitted to practice law in Colorado on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Boettcher Concert Hall in Denver. Preceding the admittance ceremony was the 2014 Colorado Assembly of Lawyers. The annual assembly culminates October’s Legal Professionalism Month, during which members of the Colorado legal profession rededicate themselves to the highest standard of professionalism and integrity. This year’s assembly featured a panel discussion about professionalism in the 21st century. Following the assembly, the new attorneys took the Oath of Admission, and were welcomed to practice by Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Nancy Rice, U.S. District Court Chief Judge Marcia Krieger, and CBA President Charley Garcia. The keynote address was given by former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender.

The University of Colorado, University of Denver, and the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division all held receptions immediately following the fall admission ceremony. CU’s reception for their alumni was held at Kevin Taylor’s at the Opera House and DU’s reception for their alumni was held at Rock Bottom Brewery. For the first time, CBA YLD held a reception for those just sworn into practice from out of state schools. The CBA YLD reception was held at Pizza Republica where more than 50 new attorneys and their family enjoyed drinks and appetizers.  

University of Colorado Law School Alumni Awards Banquet on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The University of Colorado Law School will celebrate the achievements of its alumni when it hold its 33rd Annual Law Alumni Awards Banquet on Wednesday, March 12 at the Seawell Grand Ballroom at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Four outstanding alumni have been chosen to receive awards.

The Honorable Roy R. Romer, class of 1952 and former Governor of Colorado, will receive the William Lee Knous Award, the highest honor that the law school can bestow upon an alumnus.

The Honorable Claudia J. Jordan, class of 1980 and Denver County Judge, Second Judicial District, will receive the Distinguished Achievement in the Judiciary Award.

Thomas M. Ray, class of 1986 and President and CEO, CoreSite, will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Industry Award.

Thomas W. Fredericks, class of 1972 and Partner, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, will receive the Distinguished Achievement in Private Practice Award.

Dean Phil Weiser will also recognize the exceptional contributions three individuals have made to Colorado Law this year with the presentation of two Dean’s Choice Awards.

Douglas J. Friednash, Shareholder at Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, and Scott Martinez, Denver City Attorney, will receive the Dean Edward C. King “Pay it Forward” Award.

Ann Getches will receive the Richard Schaden “Adopted Alumna” Award.

For sponsorship information or to purchase tickets online, click here (http://www.colorado.edu/law/alumni/colorado-law-alumni-awards-banquet) or contact Cheryl Franchi at cheryl.franchi@colorado.edu.

February 2013 Bar Exam Results Released this Morning

The Colorado Supreme Court posted the results of the February 2013 bar exam this morning. Congratulations to the 275 people who passed the bar! Welcome to Colorado’s legal community.

Of the 275 people who passed February’s bar exam, 36 were from University of Denver’s Sturm College of Law, and 12 were from CU Law School. There was a 65 percent pass rate from University of Denver and a 57 percent pass rate from CU.

There were 23 people who took the February bar from “national” schools (Columbia, Harvard, Stanford, Yale, Duke, Michigan, Chicago, California  Berkeley, Virginia, and Texas). The pass rate for students from “national” schools  was 100 percent. The pass rate for all others was 68 percent, or 204 out of 301.

We at CBA-CLE wish all of you the best of luck on the beginnings of your careers. We hope to meet you in our classroom soon. (Don’t forget: if you haven’t stopped by already, you are required to take our Practicing with Professionalism course. This is a mandatory program and is a condition of admission to the Colorado Bar. Click here to find a class.)

More than 600 Attendees Celebrate 32nd Annual CU Law Alumni Awards

cu-wolf-law-bldgOn Wednesday, March 13, 2013, the University of Colorado School of Law celebrated its 32nd annual Law Alumni Award Banquet with more than 600 attendees gathering at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. Dean Phil Weiser served as master of ceremonies as six distinguished award recipients were honored.

In the first award of the night, Regina Rodriguez received the Distinguished Achievement Award for private practice. Ms. Rodriguez is a 1988 graduate of CU Law. She is now a partner with the Denver office of Faegre Baker Daniels. Prior to joining Faegre Baker Daniels, Ms. Rodriguez was an assistant U.S. attorney. She supports numerous pro bono causes and is a founding member of Colorado Youth at Risk and a board member at Open Door and Family Star Montessori.

The Honorable Timothy Tymkovich of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals was honored for the judiciary. Judge Tymkovich is a 1982 graduate of CU Law. After clerking for Chief Justice William Erickson of the Colorado Supreme Court, Judge Tymkovich was in private practice with Davis Graham & Stubbs. He served as solicitor general and founded the firm of Hale Hackstaff Tymkovich Friesen before being nominated to the Tenth Circuit by President George W. Bush.

Carole Yaley was recognized for distinguished achievement in industry. She received her J.D. from CU Law in 1980 and is recently retired from Exxon Mobil Corporation after a distinguished 33-year career. Ms. Yaley was Chief Attorney for Exxon Mobile, managing more than 70 attorneys around the world. She handled such various legal issues as antitrust, real estate, construction, cybersecurity, data privacy, and much more.

This year’s Dean Edward C. King “Pay it Forward” Award went to John Schultz, who is a 1953 graduate of CU Law. He practiced in the oil and gas field for 37 years. Mr. Schultz and his late wife founded the John and Cynthia Schultz Law Scholarship. As the school’s largest scholarship fund, it is awarded each year to a second- or third-year student. Mr. Schultz also supported the construction of the Wolf Law Building and generously contributed to the Loan Repayment Assistance Program. In accepting his award, Mr. Schultz thanked the person who would receive next year’s award for all he or she will do for CU Law in the coming year.

The Richard Schaden “Adopted Alumnus” Award was presented to Jason Mendelson. Mr. Mendelson co-founded the Foundry Group and is managing director and general counsel at Mobius Venture Capital. Prior to this, he practiced corporate and securities law with Cooley Godward Kronish. Mr. Mendelson currently teaches the VC 360 course as an adjunct professor at CU Law. He was instrumental in securing $1 million to establish a permanent professorship for the Entrepreneurial Law Clinic.

The final award of the night went to Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Michael Bender as he accepted the William Lee Knous Award, the law school’s highest award. Justice Bender graduated from CU Law in 1967. He was appointed to the Colorado Supreme Court by Governor Roy Romer in 1997 and selected as Chief Justice in 2010. Attendees enjoyed a video with tributes from Justice Bender’s friends, family, and colleagues. All of the justices of the Colorado Supreme Court were present to celebrate Justice Bender’s award with him. As Justice Bender thanked his family, colleagues on the bench, law clerks, and many others who had impacted his career, he asked them to remain standing to emphasize that it takes the support of a village of people to achieve success is one’s career.

Professors Calhoun and Wilkinson Named Winners of Jules Milstein Scholarship Award

Editor’s Note: Celebrate the opening of the Supreme Court’s next term. Details below.

The University of Colorado School of Law has announced professors Emily Calhoun and Charles Wilkinson as the 2012 winners of the Jules Milstein Scholarship Award. Prof. Calhoun is the author of Losing Twice, while Prof. Wilkinson was recognized for The People are Dancing Again. As noted on the CU Law website, the award is given to “Colorado Law faculty . . . for a substantial published work that best demonstrates excellence in legal scholarship. It is normally given once a year at the end of the spring semester for a work published at any point in the preceding two calendar years.”

Prof. Calhoun began her legal career in the early 1970s as a civil rights attorney with the Southern Regional Office of the ACLU. She has consulted with organizations and attorneys on civil rights issues, and has worked to protect faculty rights and privileges through administrative and other service at the University of Colorado. She teaches and writes in the areas of civil rights, intractable disputes, and federal jurisdiction. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, Professor Calhoun currently serves as both a mediator and an ombudsperson for faculty disputes at the University. In Losing Twice, Prof. Calhoun argues that Supreme Court decisions often inflict a second loss on the losing parties and that the outrage generated by well-known decisions such as Gonzales v. Carhart and Bowers v. Hardwick is a consequence of this second loss.

Prof. Wilkinson worked with the Native American Rights Fund and taught at the University of Oregon, the University of Michigan, and the University of Minnesota before coming to CU Law in 1987. Prof. Wilkinson’s scholarship and teaching focus on federal public land law and Indian law. He is the author of thirteen books, ranging from text books on public land law and Indian law to books aimed at a general audience. Prof. Wilkinson received the 2005 Colorado Book Award in the History category for Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations and the 2000 Colorado Book Award in the Colorado/West category for Messages From Frank’s Landing. His latest book, The People Are Dancing Again: The Siletz Tribe Of Western Oregon, explores the history of Oregon’s Siletz tribe from initial contact with Europeans through termination of the tribe and eventual restoration of the tribe’s official status.

Please join Prof. Calhoun at the CBA-CLE offices on October 1, 2012, as we celebrate the opening of the Supreme Court’s next term. Prof. Calhoun will discuss Losing Twice, and encourages participants to bring examples of U.S. Supreme Court constitutional rights decisions that they consider to be outrageous. These decisions will be used to explore Professor Calhoun’s argument about losing twice in rights disputes.

CLE Program: Losing Twice – Harms of Indifference in the Supreme Court with Emily Calhoun

This CLE presentation will take place on Monday, October 1. Participants may attend live in our classroom or watch the live webcast.

If you can’t make the live program or webcast, the program will also be available as a homestudy in two formats: video on-demand and mp3 download.

Introducing the New Commission and Proclaiming October 2012 Legal Professionalism Month

When I became Chief Justice in December 2010, I wanted to bring together the three major groups of the legal profession—the bar, the judiciary, and the legal academy—to better address the needs of the community in which we all serve. In the hopes of achieving this vision, in February 2011, I formed the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession (Commission) to focus on four primary goals:

  1. improving the training of law students to help them better appreciate the vital role that attorneys play in our society;
  2. increasing the training of and providing more support for new lawyers;
  3. facilitating communication and cooperation between and among judges and attorneys; and
  4. encouraging the entire bar to recognize the broad legal needs of our community and improving public attitudes toward the profession through a renewed dedication to pro bono service.

Ultimately, I hope the Commission will serve as a forum for judges, attorneys, and legal educators to develop ideas that might eventually lead to legislation, rules, or substantive changes in law school curricula to better address the needs of the legal profession and our community as a whole.

The Commission, which meets quarterly, is comprised of practicing lawyers from various specialties, the deans of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (DU) and University of Colorado Law School (CU), and appellate and trial judges from across the state. From this group, we formed four working groups to focus on each of the goals set forth above.

Working Group A: Legal Education

For the past year, Working Group A has sought to address the development of professional identity, social responsibility, and practice skills in law students and to increase the involvement of judges and bar leadership within our two law schools. To this end, it has worked closely with CU and DU to develop an annual event that will introduce law students to the concepts of professionalism and social responsibility.

We are excited to announce that the inaugural event—entitled “For This We Stand”—will take place on September 22, 2012. This two-part event will bring firstyear law students together in Denver from both Colorado law schools. The students will congregate in the Denver Athletic Club’s Grand Ballroom for remarks about the profession of law and the importance of practicing with professionalism. Sharing with me the honor of addressing the students will be U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger, Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Russell Carparelli, and CBA 2012–13 President Mark Fogg.

Following the presentations, the students will break into smaller groups and go to the Denver City and County Building, where they will meet in a courtroom with a judge, a lawyer, and a former client. There, they will hear stories about the positive impact the profession can have on the lives of clients and society.

The conclusion of the event will be interactive. The students will participate in discussions about the vital role that reputation and relationships play in achieving a successful and fulfilling career.

Working Group B: Newly Admitted Attorneys

When the Commission first met, it identified the mentoring of new lawyers as the most pressing need in the legal community. Working Group B, in partnership with the CBA and Denver Bar Association (DBA), have been addressing the development of professional identity and social responsibility for newly admitted attorneys through mentoring programs.

Statewide Mentoring Program

A pilot study was initiated and a model for a prospective statewide program was developed by the CBA to assist several local bar associations, the law schools, the Yasui Inn of Court, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, and the Adams County District Attorney’s Office. Mentors and mentees earn fifteen CLE credits, including two ethics credits, for participating in the one-year program. The CBA has provided necessary staffing for the program.

The DBA’s mentoring program, which began more than two years ago and has more than seventy mentor and mentee pairings, has provided valuable background information for the pilot study. CU has a unique program that matches a mentor attorney, a mentee attorney, and a law student to jointly handle a pro bono case.

Working Group B and the mentor program standing committee will make recommendations to the Commission about funding and the hiring of an executive director. It is looking into expanding the program statewide.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans

Working Group B, again in partnership with the CBA and local bar associations, also has worked to increase community outreach and opportunities for new and seasoned attorneys to engage in community service. The creation of Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, which the CBA has been instrumental in coordinating, is an outcome of this effort.

Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans kicked off its efforts on Veterans Day 2011 with pro bono clinics in Denver, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins. At its Veterans Day event, the Denver clinic accepted fifty-five cases. It has taken nearly 100 additional cases since then. As a result of the success of the first event and the continued demand within the community, the Denver clinic has begun to hold an event on the second Tuesday of each month and plans to continue the tradition of holding a larger annual event on Veterans Day. Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans also is planning to conduct clinics in Pueblo, Alamosa, Colorado Springs, and Fort Collins, and at CU’s Boulder campus.

Finally, the group hopes to expand its efforts so it can provide monthly clinics at DU, as well as in Grand Junction and Durango. I am especially excited about this program, which provides our veteran heroes vital pro bono services while also increasing the opportunities for attorneys to engage with our community. If you are interested in supporting or participating in Colorado Lawyers for Colorado Veterans, please contact John Vaught at vaught@wtotrial.com or Ben Currier at benc@m-s-lawyers.com.

Working Group C: Bench and Bar Cooperation

The goal of Working Group C is to identify and implement strategies to facilitate communication and professionalism between and among judges and lawyers. Working Group C members have met with leaders of our many bar organizations and Inns of Court to explore ways to foster professional relationships and promote a collaborative culture of civility and respect.

As a result of this input, Working Group C has determined that one way to bring increased awareness to these vital issues is to establish an annual Legal Professionalism Month. Accordingly, CBA President David Masters, the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession, and I proclaim the month of October 2012 to be Legal Professionalism Month.

As explained in the Proclamation (which appears at the end of this article), October 2012 will be a month for attorneys and judges to rededicate themselves to the importance of public service and community outreach. There will be professionalism events and pro bono activities throughout the month.

Legal Professionalism Month will culminate in “The Assembly of Lawyers” on the afternoon of October 29, 2012, at the Boettcher Concert Hall. This event, which will immediately precede the swearing-in ceremony for new attorneys, is intended to bring together lawyers from across the state to reflect on the importance of service in our profession. Although this event is still in the planning stages, we intend to grant CLE credit for attendance and expect to include an influential speaker on the subject of legal professionalism. Afterward, the assembled attorneys in Boettcher Hall will be joined by the newly admitted attorneys for a special session of the Colorado Supreme Court to administer the Attorney’s Oath. By their presence, the assembled lawyers will make visible the fact that we welcome the new attorneys into our great profession.

Working Group D: Outreach to the Community

Working Group D has focused its efforts on supporting the profession’s culture of service and increasing access to justice. To this end, Working Group D has reached out to and begun to collaborate with organizations such as the Colorado Access to Justice Commission, Colorado Legal Services, and Make History Colorado. This group has recognized that pro bono opportunities serve to benefit the community at large and provide fertile training ground for new lawyers to obtain trial experience. Collaboration in pro bono activities also could serve as a way to bond mentors and mentees through joint participation and representation.

Consistent with the recommendations of the Colorado Access to Justice Commission, Working Group D has focused on encouraging members of the private bar, government attorneys, in-house counsel, and newly licensed lawyers to increase their participation in pro bono representation. The members of this group plan to meet with the managing partners of metro area law firms to discuss how to remove existing barriers to pro bono service and to explore the viability of collecting pro bono data as an incentive to increase participation. Additionally, Working Group D will continue to publicize and advance the efforts of Make History Colorado and to collaborate with the CBA on its work with pro bono and unbundled legal services. Finally, following the successful model of the Adams County pro se Self-Help Center,1 Working Group D plans to identify additional sources of funding to establish self-help centers across the state.

Galvanizing Professionalism

After a productive and inspiring inaugural year, several prominent themes have emerged from the Commission’s work. I believe our profession has been and continues to be a positive force for society. However, at times—in the face of economic and professional pressures, for example—we have lost our way.

Accordingly, I believe that now is the time for each of us to renew our efforts to the legal profession through increased civility toward one another and by instilling these values in law students and new lawyers. Finally, we must rededicate ourselves to the service of society, including the most vulnerable among us. To galvanize and focus these efforts, CBA President David Masters, the Chief Justice’s Commission on the Legal Profession, and I proclaim the month of October 2012 to be Legal Professionalism Month.

Note

1. The Self Help Resource Center at the Adams County Justice Center is available at www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/District/Custom.cfm?District_ID=17&Page_ID=335. See also “Online Pro Se Resources” at www.courts.state.co.us./Self_Help/proSeResources.cfm.
Proclamation: Declaring October 2012 Legal Professionalism Month In the State of Colorado

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Colorado Law Students Write and Perform an Original Musical about Life in Law School

The Law Students for the Performing Arts and the Dairy Center for the Arts are proud to co-present the First Annual Colorado Law School Musical: Glamorous Law School, which plays The Dairy Center for the Arts in the Carsen Theater from April 12-14, 2012 (opening night Thursday, April 12). This original dark musical comedy is written, composed, directed and performed by the students of the University of Colorado Law School. Tickets can be purchased by calling (303) 444-7328 or www.thedairy.org. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 23.

Glamorous Law School reflects the strange experience of the modern law student, contrasting the promised dream of instant wealth and fame against the uncomfortable reality of unemployment and difficult choices. Featuring original songs such as “Dating in Law School’s a Mistake,” and a dance battle between legal research companies, Glamorous Law School is sure to please everyone’s inner law student. Click here for more information about the musical.

Glamorous Law School was created by the Law Students for the Performing Arts (LSPA), a student group at the University of Colorado Law School. The LSPA is dedicated to involving the students of CU Law in performing arts by placing legal learning in a boarder cultural context. The LSPA intends to make producing a musical an annual facet of life at the law school.

The LSPA is thrilled to be partnering with the Dairy Center for the Arts in presenting this project. Located at 2590 Walnut Street in Boulder, the Dairy Center for the Arts is a nonprofit cultural arts organization founded in 1992, where the community can experience dramatic theater, comedy, live music, dance performances, and visual arts under one roof. The Dairy is home to 15 resident arts organizations.

University of Colorado Law School Awards Dinner Honors Alumni and David Getches

The University of Colorado held its 31st Annual Law Alumni Awards Banquet last week at the Hyatt Regency Denver. The banquet was opened with remarks by CBA-CLE board member and Law Alumni Board Chair Kristin Rozansky. In addition to speeches by Dean Phil Weiser, the evening included recognition of this year’s honorees: Bill Johnson (William Lee Knous Award), Joe Blake (Distinguished Achievement in the Public Sector Award), Jane B. Korn (Distinguished Achievement in Education Award), and Joseph Neguse (Distinguished Recent Alumnus Award). For more about the nominees, click here.

The evening ended with a moving tribute to the late dean of the law school, David Getches. Dean Weiser began by noting that in the Jewish tradition of mourning for one year, he was dedicating the first year of his deanship to honoring Getches’s memory. Getches was remembered in a video that included testimonials from his widow, Ann Getches, members of the law school faculty, including Prof. Charles Wilkinson and Dean Weiser, and colleagues from his work with the Native American Rights Fund. On behalf of the Getches family, Getches’s son-in-law, Rudy Verner, thanked the CU Law community for its support, well wishes, and memories of Dean Getches.