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Colorado Lawyer

November, 2021

News from the CBA, Local Bars, and More


Bar News is a monthly compilation of news from the. CBA, including sections and committees, administration, and local and specialty bar associations. It also includes notices of activities—past, present, and future—from local and national law-related organizations and groups.

CBA Veterans' Clinic Goes Live

On September 28 the CBA Military and Veterans Affairs Section hosted its first in-person veterans' clinic since the early days of the pandemic. The clinic was held at PFC Floyd K. Lindstrom VA hospital in Colorado Springs, where volunteers assisted 12 veterans. The event was capped with a happy hour celebration that included a visit from CBA President Joi Kush

To learn more about more about these walk-in clinics, or to sign up to volunteer, contact Mia Kontnik at or visit

Michael O'Donnell Inducted as ACTL President

Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell Founding Partner and Chair Michael O'Donnell was re-cendy inducted as president of the American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL). He is die first president to hail from Colorado in die organization's 72-year history. O'Donnell has been an ACTL Fellow since 1999. He has served on numerous ACTL committees and task forces over the years, including serving as chair of the Colorado State Committee; Tendi Circuit Regent to die Board of Regents; and most recently as secretary, treasurer, and president-elect in the years leading up to his election as president.

CTLA Spring Dinner Luau Recognizes Outstanding Contributions

The Colorado Trial Lawyers Association hosted its Spring Dinner Luau on June 10 at the Denver Zoo. A highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Steve Wahlberg, a founding partner of Denver Trial Lawyers. Wahlberg has served on CTLA's Board of Directors since 2005 and co-chaired the Auto Litigation Committee since 2008, and he frequently speaks at the association's trial tactics seminars and at DU Sturm College of Law.

During the event, CTLA also recognized Jerry Bowman and Jennifer O'Connell with New Trial Lawyer of the Year Awards; Loren Brown, Tim Garvey, Kylie Schmidt, and Jason Wesoky with Outstanding Service to CTLA Awards; Susan Minamizono with the Consumer Protection Award; and Spencer Kontnik...

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