BY JESSICA ESPINOZA
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.
James E. Bye Award
The CBA Tax Section presented Theodore "Ted" H. Merriam with the 2019 James E. Bye Lifetime Achievement Award during the section's annual Ethics Update at the Brown Palace. The award is given annually to a Colorado tax lawyer who has made significant contributions to the practice of tax law. Merriam has practiced tax law in Denver since 1978 and has taught as an adjunct professor for the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and Graduate Tax Program. He has been an active and contributing member of the CBA Tax Section and the Greater Denver Tax Counsel Association.
On February 20, members had a chance to create their own terrariums at Birdsall & Co. Garden Boutique as part of the DBA's Attorney Wellness Program. The program hosts monthly activities to celebrate creativity, inclusiveness, and uniqueness within the legal community.
The DBA YLD sponsored a Toothbrush Drive over the winter to benefit Kids In Need of Dentistry (KIND). Local-area law firms participated in the drive by donating toothbrushes, toothpaste, and dental floss to the nonprofit organization.
EPCBA Celebrates Retirements
Judge Daniel M. Taubman of the Colorado Court of Appeals was recognized at the El Paso County Bar Association's January Luncheon for his service as the Court's Liaison to the Fourth Judicial District since 2014. Judge Taubman is retiring from the Court of Appeals after 28 years on the bench. Also recognized during the lunch was Colorado Springs attorney Bruce Buell, who retired after 61 years in practice this past May. Among his many career highlights, Buell was a cofounder of the Colorado Lawyer Trust Account Foundation (IOLTA) and the El Paso County Bar Foundation.
ABA Midyear Meeting
A delegation from the CBA traveled to Austin, Texas to attend the American Bar Association's House of Delegates Midyear Meeting on February 12-17. The ABA Midyear Meeting brings leaders together for an in-depth discussion of...