Colorado Law Alumni Awards Banquet

Seawell Grand Ballroom | Denver Center for the Performing Arts
1101 13th Street Denver, Colorado 80204
March 12, 2014   
5:30 p.m.       

Now in its 33rd year, the Law Alumni Awards Banquet is the University of Colorado Law School's signature alumni event, where we celebrate our community and present awards to our distinguished alumni. Please join us in celebrating the achievements of our amazing alumni.

In 2014, we honored:

  • The Honorable Roy R. Romer (’52), former Governor of Colorado, for the William Lee Knous Award, Colorado Law's highest alumni honor
  • The Honorable Claudia J. Jordan (’80), Denver County Judge, Second Judicial District, for Distinguished Achievement in the Judiciary
  • Thomas M. Ray (’86), President & CEO, CoreSite, for Distinguished Achievement in Industry
  • Thomas W. Fredericks (’72), Partner, Fredericks Peebles & Morgan LLP, for Distinguished Achievement in Private Practice

In addition, Dean Phil Weiser presented two Dean's Choice awards, recognizing individuals who have made exceptional contributions to Colorado Law this year:

  • Douglas J. Friednash, Shareholder, Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP, and D. Scott Martinez, Denver City Attorney, for the Dean Edward C. King “Pay it Forward” Award
  • Ann Marks Getches for the Richard Schaden “Adopted Alumna” Award

2014

The Honorable Roy R. Romer (’52), former Governor of Colorado, for the William Lee Knous Award, Colorado Law's highest alumni honor:

2014 Honorees

 

Learn about our successful 2013 event and see previous honorees.

Sponsorship Opportunities: Support Colorado Law Students & Programs

We invite your firm or business to consider sponsoring the 33rd Annual Law Alumni Awards Banquet, the proceeds of which support our students and programs.

Register Online to become a sponsor or to purchase individual tickets.

Platinum Sponsor | $10,000

  • Recognition on tables
  • Full-page banquet program recognition provided by Platinum Sponsor*
  • Acknowledgement on invitation
  • Invitation to attend invitation-only awardee reception
  • 2 premium tables at banquet with complimentary seating for 20 guests
  • Recognition and hyperlink on  Colorado Law website, in media release, and in Amicus and Law Points publications
  • Verbal acknowledgement during the banquet and throughout the year at certain events
  • Thank you signage throughout the banquet
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet
  • 10 tickets to attend the Colorado Law CLE series
  • 2 tickets to attend a special invitation-only reception and dinner with the Honorary Stevens Lecturer in September 2014. Previous honorees have included Justice John Paul Stevens, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Gold Sponsor | $5,000

  • Recognition on tables
  • Full-page banquet program recognition provided by Gold Sponsor *
  • Invitation to attend invitation-only awardee reception
  • 1 premium table at banquet with complimentary seating for 10 guests
  • Verbal acknowledgement during the banquet
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet
  • 5 tickets to attend the Colorado Law CLE series
  • 2 tickets to attend a special invitation-only reception and dinner with the Honorary Stevens Lecturer in September 2014. Previous honorees have included Justice John Paul Stevens, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Silver Sponsor | $2,500

  • Recognition on tables
  • Half-page banquet program recognition provided by Silver Sponsor*
  • Table at banquet with complimentary seating for 10 guests
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet
  • 5 tickets to attend the Colorado Law CLE series

Friends of the Law School Sponsor | $1,000

  • Recognition on table
  • Half table at banquet with complimentary seating for 5 guests
  • Recognition during slideshow presentation during the banquet

Banquet Program Recognition Opportunities

Full-Page Program Recognition | $1,000

  • 8”h x 5”w color recognition in Banquet Program (jpg file format required)*

Half-Page Program Recognition | $500

  • 4”h x 5”w color recognition in Banquet Program (jpg file format required)*

*All banquet program recognition files must be received by February 12, 2014 for inclusion in program

Individual Tickets

  • $150 general admission; $100 public service admission

Platinum, Gold, and Silver Sponsors

  • Payments above $1,000 will only be accepted by check
  • Please make checks payable to University of Colorado
  • Mail to the attention of: Cheryl Franchi, Event Manager (401 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309)
  • Please fill out the registration information at www.regonline.com/lab

Please direct sponsorship questions to:

Cheryl Franchi, Event Manager, cheryl.franchi@colorado.edu

 

Estimated Fair Market Value

Net proceeds will benefit the Dean’s Fund for Excellence. Estimated Fair Market Value (EFMV) of the event is $75.00 per ticket including tax.  Sponsorships may be a tax-deductible contribution less the EFMV of goods and services received, as follows: Platinum: EFMV of $ 1,500.00; Gold: EFMV of $ 750.00; Silver: EFMV of $ 750.00; Friends of the Law School: EFMV of $ 375.00. Please consult your tax advisor.

 

The Law Alumni Board selects the Knous and Distinguished Alumni Award recipients.  Additional awards, such as the Dean Edward C King "Pay It Forward," Richard Schaden Adopted Alumnus Award, and the Honorary Order of the Coif, are awarded periodically and honorees are selected by Dean Weiser.

Knous Award

The William Lee Knous Award was established in memory of former governor, federal judge, distinguished statesman and alumnus, William Lee Knous (1911). It is Colorado Law’s highest alumni honor and is given to the an alumnus or alumna in recognition of outstanding achievement and sustained service to Colorado Law.

Alumni Awards for Distinguished Achievement

Each year, the Law Alumni Board selects distinguished alumni to honor at the Law Alumni Awards Banquet. There are nine categories of achievement: Corporate Counsel, Executive in Industry, Judiciary, Education, Private Practice, Public Sector, Solo/Small Firm Practitioner, Recent Alumnus, and Special Recognition. If you would like to submit the name of a distinguished alumnus or alumna, please contact Marci Fulton, Assistant Dean for Outreach, Engagement, and Alumni Relations.

Honorary Order of the Coif

The English Order of the Coif, an ancient and honored institution of the Common Law, was an association of distinguished lawyers from whose members the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas were appointed and who for centuries had the exclusive right to be barristers in that Court. Later, judges of the King’s Bench and the Exchequer were appointed from its members. The order took its name from the coif, or cap, which all members wore. The American Order was formed in 1911 for the purpose of promoting scholarship among law students.

The University of Colorado Law School, one of the 81 member law schools, became a member in 1942. Under the Order’s constitution, only the top 10% of the school’s graduating class is eligible for membership. At each year’s commencement, Colorado Law presents an Honorary Order of the Coif to a member of the legal community.