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 to Steve 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
Presented by Rabea Taylor, Chair of the Probate section
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!
Defender of Free Speech
Founding Fathers Circle
The Law Offices of Dan Kay
Law Office of Kent Freudenberg
Edward M. McCord, P.C.
Mock Trial Champions
District Judge Joe A. Cannon, Ret.
Vaughan & DeMuro