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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
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CBA and CLE Office Holiday Closures

The Colorado Bar Association and Colorado Bar Association CLE offices will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 and 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday. The CBA will be closing at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 25 and CLE offices will close at 2 p.m. We wish you and your family a very happy and safe holiday!


Complimentary Casemaker Training on Monday, Dec. 7

Join us for our upcoming complimentary Casemaker training on Monday, Dec. 7, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. To register, please RSVP to and confirm whether you plan to attend in person or via webcast. The seminar will be held at the CLE small classroom at 1900 Grant Street, 3rd floor. There is no charge for the Casemaker trainings and CLE credit is available. Click here to learn more about Casemaker, the CBA’s free legal research benefit.

Medical Marijuana Impairment Legal Issues: In Criminal Law, Civil Regulations, and Forensic Science— Friday, Dec. 4

The legalization of both medical and later recreational possession of marijuana in Colorado has brought an abundance of new legal issues in criminal, civil and regulatory law. With a focus on the new book Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana (Lawyers and Judges Publishing, 2015), the faculty explores both the forensic and legal issues of running a dispensary, drug testing for confirmation in narcotics cases and THC levels for DUI-D cases. Save your seat now!

How to Become Your Own Cybersleuth:Conducting Effective Internet Investigative & Background Research—Tuesday, Dec. 8

In this fast-paced investigative research seminar, you will learn to create more effective Internet searches to locate information crucial to your matters, which you might otherwise miss. We will reveal hidden Google search features and shortcuts to speed up your research. You will also learn to use free public record sites and sites with free "publicly available" information (including social media sites), for discovery, trial preparation, background checks, and for locating missing persons. Discover the advantages (and limitations) of data broker databases. Register now!

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at COLAP we are grateful for many things, especially the overwhelming support from the legal community. Over this holiday, we too look forward to spending time with family and friends. What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving? Take time to focus on the people and circumstances that you appreciate in your life. People who acknowledge what they are grateful for experience many health benefits, including an improved mood; but more on that next month. For now, enjoy the food, friends, and family!

From the Legal Connection and Solo in Colo

Medicolegal Aspects of Marijuana: Issues Facing Colorado Practitioners

Colorado voters approved Amendment 20 in 2000, making Colorado the only state at the time to legalize medical marijuana in its own constitution. Twelve years later, in 2012, Colorado citizens passed Amendment 64 with 55 percent of the vote, making Colorado the first state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Criminal, civil, and regulatory law has since been rapidly developing and changing in this area. Click here to read more.

Handling the Challenges of a Solo Law Practice

Wouldn’t it be nice if owning and operating a solo law practice was easy? As a solo attorney, you are not necessarily faced with the same exact hurdles that you might have while working for a large law firm. However, as the owner of a small law firm, you must constantly face and overcome specific obstacles as part of your professional routine. Click here to read more.

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Lending Library Book of the Week: Connecting With Your Client

With greater communication afforded by the Internet, excellent service no longer just means winning your client’s case. It now includes how legal expertise is actually delivered to the client. If you do not present the right attitude and keep the client properly informed, it could reflect negatively on you and your practice. Connecting With Your Client gives you the persuasive tools for achieving greater client satisfaction through improved communication. For more information about this title and many others in the CBA’s Law Practice Management Library, visit the Lending Library page or contact Sue Bertram at 303-824-5372.

Tip of the Week From the LPM Department

Holiday Gifts for the Lawyer in Your Life

My good friend, Reid Trautz, is my counterpart at the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He just posted his annual lawyer gift-giving picks on his blog titled Reid My Blog. He has some great suggestions! Be sure to check out his ten previous editions of his Holiday Gift Guide for Lawyers, in case there’s an “oldie but goodie” that strikes your fancy!

Additionally, the ABA just posted their 2015 Holiday Gift Guide. Check out their list of books by and for lawyers.

Contact Reba Nance at if you have questions.

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