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Colorado Lawyer, January 2018
In reading the Colorado Lawyer, I remember that in the “old days” there would occasionally be an article from an elder attorney with practical advice for the newly admitted attorneys. I was fortunate to receive advice from a prominent litigator—David Rozner. He took me to lunch at a then-famous restaurant, Shaners on 16th Street, where many lawyers would have lunch at the same table. I can’t remember everything he taught me; however, two nuggets of advice stuck with me: First, “If you orally agree to grant your opponent an extension of time to file an Answer to a Pleading, never go back on your word because the Denver bar is a small organization and word will soon spread that your word cannot be trusted.” Second, “Never have your secretary answer your phone and ask, ‘Who may I tell him/her is calling?’ because this makes the caller feel that if he/she is not important enough, your secretary will not put the call through.”
Reading through your recent issue just brought these old memories back.
Stanton D. Rosenbaum
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
Historical Perspectives, February 2018
I always look forward to your “Historical Perspectives” column. I particularly enjoyed your latest column on the Keady trial in Leadville. I believe I can add something to the topic of why the judge would attack John Campion. I am a Western mining historian on the side (when not practicing law to support my “history habit”). I have researched the life and career of Mr. Campion on a few occasions. Every Halloween, I join a group of historians in History Colorado’s “Cemetery Crawl,” which alternates among Fairmount, Riverside, and Mt. Olivet cemeteries. At Mt. Olivet, which will be our location this Halloween, I portray John Campion while standing...