2016 - 2017 Committees & Chairs of Committees


Access to Justice

  18th Judicial District Access to Justice is dedicated to expanding access to and the quality of Colorado's justice system. 

 Hon. Terri Diem & Tom Henderson
Annual Meeting

  Organizes the annual golf tournament and meeting. 

Ben Currier & Amanda Eno
Continuing Legal Education

  Organizes and conducts CLE programs for the ACBA members. 

Brian Matise, Courtney Cline, & Mike Melito
(Bette Heller & Lauren da Cunha - Estate Planning)
Community Service

  Coordinates the association’s involvement in community activities. 

  Jill Jackson, Tamar Wilson
Courthouse Liaison

  Oversees the member bulletin board as well as the ACBA member office at the courthouse. 

 Hon. Frank Moschetti & Paul Prendergast

  Liaison between the ACBA and the Foundation. 

 Mike Miller
Law Day

  Plans the annual Law Day Luncheon for ACBA and area high school students. 

Lucy Denson & Mollie Hawes
Law Student Liaison

  Working to connect the ACBA with law students from DU & CU and trying to get them involved in meetings during law school. 

 Nicole Sorensen (DU)
Lawyers at the Library

  Provides free 30 minute consultations to Arapahoe County library patrons. 

 Hon. Ford Wheatley & Harry Budisidharta

  Works with the ACBA officers to plan and conduct the monthly social and business meetings. 

Ben Currier & Amanda Eno

  Evaluates and proposes services that may be of interest to the membership. Develops ideas to increase membership. 

 Courtney McConomy & Jim Benjamin
Member Communications

  Edits printed newsletter and coordinates website design. 

 Susan Pray (newsletter), Marty Plank (outreach), & Carolyn Wiley

  Coordinate ACBA program with the CAMP program and works to foster mentoring within the ACBA and larger legal community. 

Echo Ryan & Tyler Lambert
Past Presidents

  Past ACBA Presidents work on special projects and also address issues of mutual concern to the bench and bar. 

Hon. Natalie T. Chase
Pro Se Clinic

  Organizes volunteers to staff weekly sessions at the Arapahoe County Justice Center. 

Virginia Robbins & Alisha Taibo
Speakers Bureau

  Informs community organizations of the availability of speakers; matches requests for speakers with lawyer volunteers. 

 Porya Mansorian & Paul Prendergast
Spring CLE

  Plans spring out of state trip and CLE program. 

 Tamra Palmer & Laura Schneider

  Provide content for website and technology education for members. 

Mike Melito & Rob Werking
Young Lawyers 

  Hosts social events and CLE seminars on topics of interest to young lawyers. 

Kristina Wright & Drew Fein
Youth Education

  Assists with high school mock trial competitions. 

 Hon. Ben Leutwyler, Porya Mansorian & Teresa Seymour