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Announcing the 2017-18 CBA Leaders
The CBA is proud to announce our incoming bar leaders who will take office July 1.
  • President: Richard S. Gast
  • President-Elect: John M. Vaught
  • Immediate Past President: Patricia M. Jarzobski
  • Senior Vice President: Emma E. Garrison
  • Vice Presidents: Cobea E. Becker, Courtney A. Holm, Amy Goscha, Katherine E. Gregg, Todd A. Stahly and Lance Timbreza
Trust and Estate Spring Update — 25-Minute “T&E Talks” on the Answers You Need to Know Now —March 17
The leaders in T&E law offer rapid-fire, 25-minute, “TED-talk” style presentations. The talks are practical answers to the most pressing T&E issues important to attorneys today.
Regulating Arms under the Second Amendment and Colorado Constitution — March 21
Richard Collins from University of Colorado Law School and Joseph Greenlee, Co-author of “The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines,” will be discussing regulating arms under the Second Amendment and the Colorado Constitution.
Consumer Protection Committee Meeting — March 22
The Consumer Protection Committee is looking for new members. Please join them for their next meeting at the CBA on March 22 at noon. Lunch will be provided for those who attend in person. There is also a call-in option.
Learn how young lawyers, who are also parents, can achieve the optimal balance between a busy professional life and family life, as well as relevant Colorado ethical rules and potential pitfalls for the young lawyer-parent. There is also a call-in option.
Tech Tuesdays: The FormTool Intelligent Document Assembly — March 28
This free webinar will explore the differences between document automation, document assembly and intelligent forms. Which is right for you?
Family Law Spring Update: Addressing State-of-the-Art Issues — March 31
The program co-chairs Steve Epstein and Bill King have assembled an outstanding lineup of experienced speakers and topics. Get the latest cases and legislation plus much more.
Seeking Applications for the CBA Young Lawyers Division Council
Candidates should submit their résumé and a statement of interest outlining their relevant experience, and why they would be a valuable addition to the council. Materials should be submitted to Jake Eisenstein no later than April 14.
The Waterman Fund is Here to Help
The fund is a charitable trust that provides financial assistance to Colorado lawyers in good standing who have been practicing for at least 10 years. Administrators meet monthly to consider applications for assistance and distributions range from a one-time benefit to six-month awards which are renewable.
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From the Legal Connection and Solo in Colorado

Fare Thee Well: Gary Abrams Retires from CBA-CLE
On February 1, 1997, a fresh-faced young whippersnapper from the Badger State became the Executive Director of Colorado Bar Association CLE. Almost exactly 20 years later, Gary Abrams retired after a distinguished tenure.
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Modern Law Practice Initiative — A Win-Win for Lawyers and Clients
The CBA’s Modest Means Task Force has been renamed — the Modern Law Practice Initiative! “Why the new name?” you ask.
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From the Courts and the Legal Community

Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure Amended by Rule Change 2017(02)
On Wednesday, March 8, 2017, the Colorado State Judicial Branch announced Rule Change 2017(02), affecting the Colorado Rules of Criminal Procedure. The rule change amends Crim. P. 49.5 by changing the website for the court’s electronic filing system.
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Programming will address law practice and courtroom skills for young lawyers, bar service and leadership, the future of the legal profession in the Mountain West region, in-depth discussion of the Uniform Bar Exam and bar reciprocity.
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APABA’s Annual Banquet
Mark your calendars and reserve your spot for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado’s annual banquet, April 21 at King’s Land Restaurant.
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Optimize Your Membership

Guide to Professional Liability Insurance for Young Lawyers
Are you a young lawyer looking for liability insurance? ALPS is the CBA’s endorsed direct carrier for lawyers’ professional liability insurance. Check out their video to help answer any questions you may have.
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From The Lending Library
Protecting Against Cyber Threats, A Lawyer’s Guide to Choosing a Cyber-Liability Insurance Policy provides an overview of network security/cyber-liability insurance for law firms. It will familiarize you with the terminology and practices common in the specialized area and is a guide for making an informed decision about selecting network security/cyber-liability insurance.
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Tip of the Week — Let Word Put Lists in Alphabetical, Date or Number Order For You
Have you ever struggled with typing a list and attempting to put it in alphabetical order at the same time? Or, do you occasionally need to put an existing list in alpha, date or numeric order? Don’t waste time moving the list around manually — let Microsoft Word do it for you!
Feel free to contact Reba Nance with questions
COLAP’s Tip of the Week

Know a People Pleaser?
Do you have a hard time saying “no?” Do you neglect your self-care to take care of others? Do you ever resent people who make demands of your time and energy? If so, you might be a people pleaser. Find out more.
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