2017 - 2017 Committees & Chairs 


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 & Thomas Henderson

Business Law

Organizes a monthly lunch CLE program free to members. Topics and speakers are based on areas of interest expressed by members.
~ Henry Smith 

Continuing Legal Education

  Organizes and conducts CLE programs for the ACBA members.
~ Brian Matise, Magistrate Lisa Teesch-Maguire,
Magistrate Tamar Wilson

(Estate Planning: Bette Heller & Lauren da Cunha) 

Community Service

  Coordinates the association’s involvement in community activities. 
~   Jill Jackson, Magistrate Tamar Wilson
(Pro Se Clinic: Virginia Robbins & Alisha Taibo)

Courthouse Liaison

  Oversees the member bulletin board as well as the ACBA member office at the courthouse. 
~  Magistrate Andrew Baum & Paul Prendergast


  Liaison between the ACBA and the Foundation. 
~ Mike Miller, Foundation President

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. 

Lawyers at the Library

  Provides free 30 minute consultations to Arapahoe County library patrons. 
~  Hon. Ford Wheatley & Kimberly Utesch


  Works with the ACBA officers to plan and conduct the monthly social and business meetings.
 ~ Ben Currier & Amanda Eno

(Annual Golf Tournament & Dinner Meeting: Hon. David Stevens, 
Ben Currier, and 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 & Carolyn Wiley (outreach) 


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

Past Presidents

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

Pro Se Clinic

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

Speakers Bureau

  Informs community organizations of the availability of speakers; matches requests for speakers with lawyer volunteers. 
~ Hon. Natalie T. Chase

Spring CLE

  Plans spring out of state trip and CLE program. 
~ Tamra Palmer & Laura Schneider


  Provide content for website and technology education for members. 
~ Madison Fiedler-Carlson

Young Lawyers 

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

Youth Education

  Assists with high school mock trial competitions. 
Hon. Ben Leutwyler, Porya Mansorian & Teresa Seymour