The El Paso County Bar Association

Proudly Serving the Pikes Peak Region Since 1902

Law Day Award Ceremony

  • 14 May 2019
  • 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • The Mining Exchange Hotel, 8 S Nevada Ave, Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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Reception & Ceremony Schedule

04:30 – 05:30  Registration & Reception (Open Bar and Dinner Buffet)

05:30 - 05:40   Opening Remarks  

05:40 - 07:00    Presentation of Awards  

The Ben S. Wendelken Award, EPCBA’s Highest Honor

“Competence, Compassion and the Ability to Get Things Done”

Presented to William “Bill” J. Hybl

William J. Hybl recently stepped down from his position as Executive Chairman of El Pomar Foundation, after serving 30 years as Chairman and CEO.  In 2008 Hybl was confirmed by the United States Senate as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Public Diplomacy, a position he was appointed to by President George W. Bush.  He was reappointed by President Barack Obama on June 2, 2001 and currently serves as Vice Chairman.  He serves as Chairman of the U.S. Olympic Endowment.  Hybl is President Emeritus of the United States Olympic Committee (USOC).  He served twice as President; when he led the United States Olympic Team Delegations at the 1992 Olympic Winter Games in Albertville, France, and the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, Spain.  In 1998, he again led the U.S. Team at the Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, and, in 2000, at the Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia.  He was a member of the International Olympic Committee from 2000-2002.  Hybl is Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army (Senior).

In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Hybl as U.S. Representative to the 56th General Assembly of the United Nations.  In addition, Hybl was Chairman of the Board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) from 2003-2009 and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus.  He was named Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show of Denver in 2003.

Hybl is a Graduate of Colorado College and earned his juris doctor at the University of Colorado School of Law.  He served as assistant district attorney in Colorado Springs in 1969.  He was elected to the Colorado House of Representatives in 1972 and was Special Counsel to President Ronald Regan in 1981.  He is married to Kathleen Horrigan and they have two sons, B.J. and Kyle, and six grandchildren.

The Portia Award for Outstanding Female Attorney

Presented by Judge Curtis, Chair of the EPC Colorado Women’s Bar Association

To Amy Folsom, El Paso County Attorney

Justice Center Awards for Pro Bono Services

Presented by Judge Daniel Taubman, Colorado Court of Appeals Judge & Access to Justice Chair

Firm of the Year to Knies, Helland, & McPherson Attorneys at Law 

Volunteer of the Year tSteve Koerner 

Liberty Bell Award for Furthering Understanding of the Law

Presented by Judge Will Bain, Chief Judge, 4th Judicial District

To Charles Simon

The Regional High School Mock Trial Awards

Presented by Jason Downie, Mock Trial Attorney Chair

To Pueblo West High School

Lohman Award for Excellence on Behalf of Children 

Presented by Magistrate Dennis L. McGuire, Family Law Section Awards Chair 

To Judge G. David Miller, Fourth Judicial District 

Mikki Kraushaar for Excellence on Behalf of
Senior Citizens
Presented by Rabea Taylor, Chair of the Probate section

To Wayna Marshall, Esq.

Brian S. Gardner Award for Outstanding New Attorney

Presented by New Lawyer Chair Joel Pratt

To Chance Hill, Attorney and CU Regent

Thank You, Sponsors!

Justice Giant

Defender of Free Speech


Founding Fathers Circle

Liberty League 


The Law Offices of Dan Kay 

Law Office of Kent Freudenberg 

Edward M. McCord, P.C.

Greg O'Boyle

Mock Trial Champions

Legal Eagles

District Judge Joe A. Cannon, Ret.

Mike Patterson

Vaughan & DeMuro

Sponsors & Partners  


El Paso County Bar Association is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization.

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