71 Denv. U. L. Rev. 67 (1993-1994)
The Honorable Anthony F. Vollack, Colorado Supreme Court

handle is hein.journals/denlr71 and id is 81 raw text is: THE HONORABLE ANTHONY F. VOLLACK,
COLORADO SUPREME COURT
MARK D. SuLivAN*
Since his admission to the Colorado bar in 1956, Justice Anthony F.
Vollack has shown an unwavering commitment to the State of Colorado
and its legal community. His hard work, dedication and fair approach to
the disposition of legal disputes made him a successful attorney, state sena-
tor and trial judge, and now make him an effective and distinguished
Supreme Court Justice.
Justice Vollack was born in Cheyenne, Wyoming. In 1944, his family
moved to Fort Collins, where he graduated from Fort Collins High School
in 1947 and Colorado State University in 1951. Before beginning law
school and his notable legal career, Justice Vollack served two years in the
United States Air Force during the Korean War. After his military service,
Justice Vollack entered the University of Colorado law school. At the end
of his first year, Justice Vollack, who worked his way through law school,
discovered he could not attend school in Boulder and earn a living at the
same time. In 1954, he transferred to the University of Denver law school.
At that time, the law school was located in downtown Denver on
Court Place across the street from Sullivan's Bar, a favorite student hang-
out. Justice Vollack remembers that the law school building was located
between two parking lots because every time a car backed into a wall in
one of the lots, plaster would fall off the walls and ceiling in the law school
building. This location allowed Justice Vollack to attend classes in the
morning and work in the afternoon and evenings. Like many of his class-
mates, Justice Vollack would leave the law school every day at noon and go
to work. He worked for a finance company in the afternoon, and in ex-
change for room and board, he worked as the admissions officer at Denver
Juvenile Hall every other evening. When not admitting juveniles, he could
be found reading his law books. In his spare time, he was a process
server for two attorneys.
Justice Vollack graduated from the law school with a Bachelor of Laws
(equivalent to a Juris Doctor) in 1956. He began his legal practice as a
sole practitioner with an office in the old Majestic building and devel-
oped a general practice in both state and federal courts. In 1960, he
worked as a deputy district attorney, part-time while maintaining his own
private practice.
In 1957, United States Estes Kefauver, who had been the Democratic
vice-presidential candidate with Adlai Stevenson in the 1956 presidential
election, introduced Justice Vollack to his wife, Imojean. They were mar-
* Furman University (BA., 1983); University of Maryland (J.D., 1991); Associate,
Pryor, Carney &Johnson. The author was a law clerk to Justice Volack in 1991-92.

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