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Modern Law Practice Initiative Book Club — April 26 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
This month we will cover Chapter 4: Getting Competent and Practicing Law from the Successful Business Planning for the Modern Law Practice. Topics include getting familiar with procedural processes, honing your practice skills, and empathizing with clients. Meet with other lawyers to learn how modern representation can increase your knowledge within a particular area of law. We meet tonight, April 26, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the CBA offices (Terrace Room). Wine, beer, and light snacks provided for your enjoyment!

12th Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference — Call for Presentations
The 12th Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Conference Planning Committee seeks presentation proposals for the forthcoming conference on November 2, 2018, at the Renaissance Denver Stapleton Hotel. Upon review of comments and suggestions from prior years’ conferences, the Planning Committee requests presentation proposals that fit into one or more of the four categories: Resilience in a High Conflict World; The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution; The Business of Alternative Dispute Resolution; Communication Skills. Please review Proposal Guidelines and Considerations for additional information and proposal submission instructions. Submit all proposals to by Friday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Please do not submit your proposal as a scanned PDF.

Webinar: Managing and Mentoring a Team — May 1 from noon to 1 p.m.
Teams function best when they understand their purpose and mission, and are driven by an active and inspiring leader. Motivating, building trust, and recognizing achievements are the keys to team success. In this session, we’ll discuss options and methods for transforming your legal professionals into a productive, results-producing team. CLE credit pending. Free for CBA members. Questions? Contact Sue Bertram.
Panel Discussion: Redistrict or Gerrymander: How do we tell? — May 1 from noon to 1:30 p.m.
This bipartisan panel, all of whom were involved in drafting Initiatives 170 and 171, will discuss the redistricting and reapportionment processes in Colorado and the principles that guided the preparation of the Initiatives. The panel will also discuss the status of cases before the U.S. Supreme Court which may affect Congressional redistricting.
A Valuable Program and Resource for Attorneys Who Serve on Nonprofit Boards — May 3 from 8:55 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
Co-sponsored by the CBA Business and Taxation Law Sections, the Colorado Nonprofit Association, and the Colorado Society of Association Executives. Learn best practices and strategies concerning governance, compliance, operation, tax-exempt status, taxation of unrelated business income, and reporting requirements for nonprofit organizations. Attendees will receive the new 2nd Edition of A Guide for Colorado Nonprofit Organizations.
GDPR: What your clients should know about the new data protection rules when doing business in Europe — May 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new European regulation that goes into effect on May 25 and will change the way companies secure personal data. Penalties for non-compliance are substantial. Our speaker, Joerg Bielefeld, will talk about the GDPR and the steps U.S. companies need to take to comply.
Changes in Approach to Internal Investigations: United States and Abroad — May 8 from noon to 1 p.m.
Please join the NRELs section to learn about developments in Federal Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) compliance and enforcement affecting natural resources, energy, and environmental clients. John Walsh and Heidi Ruckriegle will present on legal developments including the Yates memo, settlement payments, and the changes in scope of the attorney-client privilege. The presentation will also cover FCPA enforcement under the Trump Administration and cautious predictions for 2018 and beyond.
An Annual Update on Pass-Through Taxation — May 9 from noon to 1 p.m.
This presentation focuses on the statutory, regulatory and case law developments from the last year that impact the taxation of partnerships and S corporations. Covered topics include statutory changes to Subchapter K and S implemented by the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, recent changes to partnership audit rules and administrative guidance from the last year.
Avoid Malpractice: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Legal Technology — May 15 from 12 to 1 p.m.
Legal Technology is a double-edged sword in that it can cause malpractice, or it can guard against it. Learn how to avoid common mistakes while using technology to your advantage by building malpractice avoidance procedures into your workflow. Approved for 1 CLE Credit. Free for CBA members. Questions? Contact Sue Bertram.
Evidence in Colorado — A Practical Guide, 1st Ed.
This new book is a practical guide to introducing evidence in Colorado. Chapters contain foundation requirements for each type of evidence, as well as sample examinations to illustrate how to get evidence admitted. Beyond a discussion of the rules of evidence, the book contains leading cases, as well as many practice pointers giving concrete advice. An appendix contains both the Colorado and Federal Rules of Evidence for the reader’s convenience.
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From the Legal Connection and Solo in Colorado

Prison for Breach of Duties of Candor?!
The legal world is complicated. Our law practices vary greatly, as do our personalities and political interests. But many lawyers can agree on one goal — avoid prison.
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Office 365: Understanding the Benefits and Busting the Myths
It is a pretty universal need — Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, even Power Point. Learn about the benefits (and bust the myths) of Office 365.
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From the Courts and Legal Community

Colorado Judicial Institute Judicial Excellence Awards
Nominations for the 2018 CJI Judicial Excellence Awards are now open. Please join CJI in celebrating Colorado’s outstanding jurists both by nominating a judge or magistrate and by helping spread the word about the Judicial Excellence Awards.
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Optimize Your Membership

MGMT HQ to the Rescue!
The CBA is pleased to introduce our new Law Practice Management webpages: MGMT HQ. In partnership with Affinity Consulting Group LLC, MGMT HQ offers CBA members the resources and expertise to optimize your legal practice. Affinity Consulting Group is an established leader in strategic technology and management solutions for law firms and legal departments of all sizes. MGMT HQ provides a number of resources to assist members in managing and developing their practices, and understanding and utilizing appropriate technologies. Free webinars are offered from noon to 1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The webinars cover a variety of legal tech topics with some qualifying for CLE credit. All webinars are recorded and can be found on the LPM Archived Webinars page. Also included with this partnership is members-only unlimited access to Affinity University, an online, on-demand training resource for the programs that you use every day. Visit and create your FREE account to access over 150 training videos. Use code CoBarMember for your free membership. Supplementary, targeted programs are available at an additional cost. Questions? Contact Sue Bertram.

Take Your Practice to the Next Level
We are offering a very limited number of individuals a chance to receive a free 30-minute consultation with national practice management expert Barron Henley or Paul Unger on May 2.
Recipients will meet with Barron or Paul, in person, to address office, software/hardware, security and other practice management issues. Barron or Paul will answer your questions during the consultation and follow up with recommendations to improve your business. (Email and phone consultations are not available at this time.)
For your chance to receive this offer, email or call Heather Folker at 303-824-5350 by 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, to let her know you want to meet with an expert.

Ikon Pass: 1 Pass. 26 Ski Resorts.
CBA members can receive an exclusive discount at 26 ski resorts. This secret sale expires on May 1, so purchase yours today.
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Casemaker New Feature — Cited Cases
Cited Cases allows you to see the cases that were cited within a case. To use this feature, simply pull up a case by searching or browsing. While reading the case, you can click on the tab at the top of the case labeled Cited Cases. This will pull up a list of cases which were cited in that case.

From The Lending Library: How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay
Since the publication of the second edition of How to Draft Bills Clients Rush to Pay, new technologies have emerged in timekeeping and billing to help you more easily prepare bills that are clear and informative to your client. This new edition and expanded edition of a practice-proven guide updates and expands on the tactics covered in previous editions to help you draft and format easy-to-understand invoices for your client, making them more likely to pay—on time and without complaint. Along with samples of effective bills, this book provides guidance on how to build the lawyer-client relationship, establish fees and budgets using billing technology, utilize timekeeping technology to keep good records, put the commandments on drafting bills into action, and much more.
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Quick De-Stress
Feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Stop. Sit down. Feel your feet on the floor and your “seat” in the seat. Breathe deeply and slowly, three times. Close your eyes. Say the mantra “let it go.” Smile. And get back to your day with fresh eyes. For more information or for confidential assistance, please contact COLAP at 303-986-3345 or visit our website at
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