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Dear CBA members,

To address the issue of notarizing and executing legal documents during this time of social distancing, on Friday, Governor Polis issued Executive Order D 2020 019, suspending the personal appearance requirement for notarizations.   On Monday, the Secretary of State issued emergency, temporary rule 8 CCR 1505-11.  Both were effective upon execution. 

The CBA encourages our members to review their malpractice insurance coverage with their carriers and consider whether any of remote notarization, if performed remotely or electronically, would limit or invalidate your coverage on a particular matter.

 

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Practice Management Resources

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Practice Resources (New)

 More Information about MLPI


Community Engagement (New)

  • Brown Bag Modern Lawyer Lunch is on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM. It will be remote via Zoom. The purpose of the Modern Lawyer Lunch is to discuss the practice of Modern Law, learn best practices, network and socialize. Zoom link
  • The Happy Lawyer Book ClubPlease join us for a virtual book group that inspires you to love being a lawyer. We’ll read about new ideas in practice management, the modern practice of law, business development, professional identity – and topics of interest from the members. We plan to meet for an hour every other Thursday, covering one book a month over two sessions. Join our online Community for more details!
  • MLPI Community Page where resources exist and lawyers pose and answer questions about the practice of modern law.
  • The Modern Law Revolution Podcast, sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association.

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Well-Being

  • Colorado Crisis Services 1-844-493-8255 or text “TALK” to 38255
  • Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP)

    Would you use a free, confidential, and “virtual” helping hand? COLAP’s got you covered.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    While the initial shock and stress of world events and shelter-in-place has passed, we continue to face new and difficult stressors. You might feel isolated, overwhelmed with urgent demands on your time and attention, or be juggling multiple personal and professional issues that include physical illness and financial concerns. Heightened stress can also exacerbate behavioral health issues such as anxiety, depression, substance use, and addiction. Your Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program (COLAP)<coloradolap.org> is open and providing free and confidential assistance for the legal community. Click here<coloradolap.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/TIPS_Lawyers_Teleworking-and-Staying-Calm-During-Difficult-and-Changing-Times_041420.pdf> for quick tips on teleworking and staying calm during changing times. For a confidential consultation and discussion about your stressors, helpful resources, or to schedule a free ethics CLE well-being webinar for your firm or organization, contact your Colorado Lawyer Assistance Program: 303-986-3345 or info@coloradolap.org<mailto:info@coloradolap.org>. * All calls and emails are confidential * Click here<coloradolap.org/home/support-groups> for information on virtual support group meetings exclusively for the legal community through CLHL.

  • Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers (CLHL)
    Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers is a lawyer-to-lawyer program supported by the CBA and is available to all lawyers, judges, law school students, and graduates. The focus of CLHL is on helping those who are experiencing alcohol, substance abuse, and mental health issues. This is achieved through confidential peer support, education, referral, and outreach. The peer support program offered through CLHL does not provide treatment or evaluation services. Rather, CLHL provides peer support groups in Denver and a statewide “virtual” telephone support group. All groups preserve the confidentiality of participants. In addition, three attorneys are available for direct phone contact to discuss individual's personal issue and strategies for dealing with those problems. These calls are not for emergencies — for those, people should contact 911. For a list of CLHL’s meeting times and locations, click here.
  • The Waterman Fund
    The Waterman Fund provides financial assistance to Colorado lawyers who have practiced law in Colorado for at least 10 years, and are "…aged, infirm or otherwise incapacitated [and are] in good repute and standing." An Application can be downloaded from the Waterman Fund page . All information about applicants and awards are confidential. Please direct your questions or a completed Application to Lori Krupske at 303-824-5331 or lkrupske@cobar.org.
  • Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel — All Concern Encouraged (SOLACE)
    SOLACE is a program of the Colorado Bar Association designed to assist those in the legal community (judges, lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants, and legal administrators) in Colorado who have experienced some significant, potentially life-changing event in their lives. The sole purpose of the SOLACE program is to allow the legal community to reach out in meaningful and compassionate ways to judges, lawyers, court personnel, paralegals, legal secretaries and their families who experience deaths or other catastrophic illnesses, sickness or injury. 

 

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The Colorado Bar Association is here to help. As information is changing by the minute, the Colorado Bar Association is collecting resources to keep members informed. If you have questions or comments, please email membership@cobar.org