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CBA YLD Articles Welcomed

Are you a young attorney who is interested in writing for The Colorado Lawyer but not sure where to begin? The Young Lawyers Department of The Colorado Lawyer is here for you! The YLD Department publishes substantive articles and essays of interest to novice attorneys, and authoring an article is a great way to build on your experience. We are looking for writers to submit suggestions for article topics or final draft manuscripts. Please contact Coordinating Editor Sumi Lee at 303-202-5327 or sumi.lee@bankofthewest.com for more information.

Your 2016 Colorado Legal Directory Listing

Verification for the 2016 Colorado Legal Directory is open until Thursday, Oct. 1. Don’t miss a referral because of a wrong number! Ensure that your directory listing is correct by verifying your listing online at cobar.org/legaldirectory. Upgrade your listing in the Directory and make a significant marketing impact at a minimal cost. CBA members receive great pricing discounts in the Colorado Legal Directory:

  • Stand out by adding bold font to your listing for just $25.
  • Emphasize your specialty practice areas. Field of practice listings start at $35.
  • Why not list your practice? Firm listings are only $19!

Questions? Email legaldirectory@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115.

The Incomparable Willis Carpenter’s Real Estate Practice Course—Thursday, Sept. 10

This is recognized as the best basic skills course in the Colorado real property law area. If you are a recent bar admittee, an experienced practitioner desiring a comprehensive refresher, a real estate professional, or a legal assistant working in real estate, you don’t want to miss this 10-week course. The CBA-CLE publications Colorado Real Estate Practice and Title Insurance Practice are the course books for this class. Check out the details and registerschedule for the course here.

Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) Law Institute:
Dignity to All Persons—Thursday, Sept. 24
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

This topical program will address key issues that attorneys, the public, and the courts are dealing with. Key topics includeing: Views from the Bench; Legislative Journey for Rights in Colorado; Colorado’s Litigation Path to Same-Sex Marriage; Religious Freedoms in Connection with LGBT Issues; Legal Issues Regarding Transgender, Sex Change, Name Change, Social Security and Identity; GLBTQ Employment Law Issues, FMLA, Sensitivity Training and Discrimination; Changes in Government Programs Since Windsor (SSA, VA, IRS, Medicare); LGBT Immigration Issues; a review of Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al.; and Polyamory: Multiple Loving Relationships with Full Knowledge and Consent. Find out more!

Stop by the Colorado Legal & Technology Expo—Friday, Aug. 21
Co-sponsored by the CBA Litigation Section

It’s free to attend and everyone at the firm is invited! There will be drawings, giveaways, free lunch, new tech tips and tools for your firm! Plus, help us celebrate our recent acquisition of the Bradford legal publishing division, with special Tech Expo offers! Click here for more information.

From the Courts

Don’t Get Your Pleading Rejected Because of an Out-of-date Civil Rules Cover Sheet

Effective July 1, 2015, for all District courts in Colorado, there is an updated Civil Rules Cover Sheet. Click here to download the new form.

COLAP’s Tip of the Week

COLAP’s Tip of the Week: Back to School

Research shows that whether or not you are caught up in back-to-school season, it is not unusual for us to experience an increase in anxiety and its companion, depression, this time of year. Click here to learn why this is true and to discover fun and easy ways to change it.

Volunteer Opportunities

Encourage Future Legal Minds: Coach for Mock Trial

You, too, can help students gain the valuable life skills of teamwork, collaboration, goal-setting and the art of productive arguments! The DBA is looking for attorney coaches to help mock trial teams at Rock Canyon High School in Douglas County and Grandview High School in Aurora. For more information, visit the program’s website. If you are interested in participating, please email Meghan Bush at mbush@cobar.org.

From the Legal Community

CWBA Foundation Raises the Bar With Dinner

The CWBA Foundation’s Annual “Raising the Bar” Dinner will be held at the Brown Palace Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 5:30 p.m. This year, the Foundation celebrates its 10th anniversary by honoring “Five Female Attorneys Who Will Make An Impact Over the Next 10 Years.” The honorees are: The Honorable Cynthia Coffman, Colorado Attorney General; Janet Stansberry Drake, Special Prosecutions Unit, Colorado Attorney General’s Office; Cristal Torres DeHerrera, Deputy City Attorney, City and County of Denver; Carolyn F. Fairless, Managing Partner, Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell LLP; and Patricia M. Jarzobski, The Law Office of Patricia Jarzobski. Proceeds from the dinner help the CWBA Foundation fund scholarships for both Colorado law schools; the money also provides funding for CWBA educational and mentoring programs. For more information,click here.

Arapahoe County Bar Association Professionalism Dinner

The Arapahoe County Bar Association is hosting a dinner event, titled “In Search of a Representative Bench: Courageous Conversations with the Judiciary,” at the Sheraton Denver Tech Center on Thursday, Oct. 29. The event starts at 5 p.m. and will feature opening remarks from Chief Justice Nance Rice and CBA President Loren Brown. An interactive panel discussion will follow. Registration opens in October; the cost is $65 per person.

Justice Rising 2015

Join the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center in celebrating five years of monumental accomplishments pertaining to youth justice, from promoting advocacy for youths and building the juvenile defense bar to achieving excellence in juvenile defense.

Thursday, Sept. 10
5:30–9:30 p.m.
City Hall, 1144 Broadway, Denver, CO 80203

For tickets, sponsorship and advertising information click here.If you have any additional questions, please call Christie Earixson, 303-825-0194, admin@cjdc.org.

From the CBA-CLE Legal Connection

5 Components of a Great Business Plan

Have you ever wanted to start your own law firm? It can be a great way to practice in the areas you’re particularly interested in while controlling your time and caseload. However, many lawyers are uncertain about the business side of running a law business. From accounting and personnel issues to technology, there is a lot more to think about than your preferred practice area. Click here to read more.

Running Past Our Limits 2015: Cause and Effect Can’t Do The Impossible

This is the fourth year this blog has taken a summer break from our normal topics. The focus has been on the life lessons learned from how I’m dealing with primary progressive MS through aggressive physical conditioning. The idea isn’t just to tell my story: The aim is to find things that all of us can use to bring up our inner game. Click here to read more..

Optimize Your Membership

From the Lending Library—Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct

The seventh edition (2011) of the Annotated Model Rules of Professional Conduct presents an authoritative and practical analysis of the lawyer ethics rules and the cases, ethics opinions and other legal authorities essential to understanding them. For more information about this and/or other titles 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

Happy Googling!

Did you know that there are lots of ways to get information from Google beyond just a typical broad-based search? Some of our favorites are: using Google as a calculator; using Google as a dictionary; using Google to do currency conversions; using Google to look up information on products by UPC (bar code) number; using Google to track packages sent by FedEx, UPS and USPS; using Google to do a “local” search within just one city or zip code. Click here for more information on all of the nifty things you can do with Google that you may not know about.

Feel free to contact Reba Nance at reban@cobar.org with questions.

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