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Modern Law Practice Initiative Book Club — TONIGHT!
The Modern Law Practice Initiative is bringing its Toolkit alive! Join us for a monthly gathering to discuss the CBA’s FREE step-by-step guide on how to build a modern law practice. While each month will begin with a focus on a particular chapter of the Toolkit (tonight’s focus — chapter 1), the discussion will be open to general questions as well. The book club will meet the last Thursday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the CBA.
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Free Casemaker Training — May 2
CBA members have free access to Casemaker’s broad and comprehensive libraries as well as its Premium services which include Casecheck+, CiteCheck, and Casemaker Digest. Take our complimentary CLE accredited trainings in person or via webcast to become an expert Casemaker user.
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Interacting with OSHA and MSHA under the Trump Administration — May 2
This presentation will cover the administrative and regulatory changes that have occurred within OSHA and MSHA since Jan. 22 including: the most common OSHA/MSHA violations; joint employer liability considerations; and whistleblower rights and responses under the OSH Act and the Mine Act.
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ARE YOU KEEPING UP WITH THE NEW RULES FOR COMPUTER COMPETENCE? — May 4
In 2016, the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct were amended to require that lawyers should also keep abreast of “changes in communications and other relevant technologies.” Find out about Rule 1.1 and how computer skills affect attorney competence.
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MAINTAINING THE RULE OF LAW At The Denver Marriott — May 5
Focus on the faculty! John Walsh with WilmerHale is just one of the outstanding faculty who will speak on Criminal Law Issues that includes: sentencing reform, mandatory minimums; marijuana enforcement issues; enforcement of immigration crimes; violent crime enforcement; excessive force, and more.
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Book Recommendations for Inclusion in The Colorado Lawyer
Is there a law-related book that you think other Colorado lawyers should know about? Send your suggestions, along with a few sentences summarizing why you would recommend the title, to TCL Editor Jessica Volz. A compilation of recommendations will be featured in an upcoming issue of the publication.

From the Legal Connection and Solo in Colorado

Be an IP Superhero at the 15th Annual Rocky Mountain Intellectual Property & Technology Law Institute
Evil trolls are coming to destroy our patents: ransomware and robots are taking over our computers: unfair competition is just, well, UNFAIR; and virtual reality has gone rogue. But who can we call?
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How I Practice — Lauren da Cunha
Ever wonder how fellow attorneys make it through their day? Are there tips and tricks you wish you knew? We have interviewed solos from across the state to share their hard-earned lessons that might help you practice too.
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From the Courts and the Legal Community

New Security Procedures at Denver’s Lindsey-Flanigan Courthouse
Effective immediately, security screening stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays. Security screening will continue to be open Wednesday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, a security screening line has been dedicated for attorneys presenting attorney registration cards, and for members of the public who are not bringing briefcases, bags, backpacks, etc. into the courthouse.
LEGAL INCLUSIVENESS & DIVERSITY SUMMIT — May 1
CLI’s annual summit is a full-day conference that features national experts discussing cutting-edge diversity and inclusiveness topics.
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Human Trafficking and Recent Colorado Legislation — May 4
This CLE sponsored by the South Asian Bar Association of Colorado is to be led by five distinguished Colorado public servants engaged in human trafficking issues and legal cases.
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Optimize Your Membership

Free Find A Lawyer Headshots During the Month of May
The CBA is offering free professional headshots at our offices during the month of May to be used in your online CBA Find A Lawyer profile. Additional headshots can be purchased for personal use. Register for your sitting today or contact Vanessa Babarsky with questions.
From The Lending Library: Trust Accounting in One Hour for Lawyers
This is a practical how-to book that will guide you quickly from opening your lawyer trust account to properly using it and providing accurate, timely accountings to your clients. In this book, author Sheila M. Blackford, an experienced practice management advisor, shares common-sense advice to help busy lawyers and their staff safely and sanely adopt best practices and avoid ethical violations.
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Tip of the Week — Easily Display the Entire Chapter or Section on One Page in Casemaker
I am often asked whether there is a way to see an entire chapter or section of a statute on one page. This makes it easy to scroll through or print out the text without having to click between the contained portions of the statute. This video will show you how!
Feel free to contact Reba Nance with questions
COLAP’s Tip of the Week

Balancing Professionalism with Being Human: Part II
What happens when the stress of our profession negatively impacts our personal lives or vice versa? Click here for simple tips on how to balance being a professional with being a thriving human being.
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