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May 22, 2008

May 22, 2008

Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter




- Economic survey

- Create a special issue of The Colorado Lawyer 

- Low-cost legal info for seniors

- Veterans and Military Law Committee invitation

- CLE: Employment Law

- Book: Buying and selling a practice

- Tip of the week

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In honor of Memorial Day:

"On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation!"
- Thomas William Parsons

*** Economic survey - a chance to win GPS, camera or iPod
The CBA has hired an outside firm to survey our members regarding the economics of practice. Please take 15 minutes to complete this confidential, 2008 CBA Economic Survey available here online.  Responders have a chance to win a GPS tracking device, a brand new digital camera or an iPod! Several members reported an unrelated Internet scam that targeted attorneys this week – we assure you this survey is not a scam. Questions? Contact Reba Nance at Results will be posted later this summer.

*** Create a special issue of TCL for your practice area
Leaders of CBA sections and committees are invited to create a special issue of The Colorado Lawyer. Special issues are designed for Colorado practitioners in a particular field and feature eight or nine articles focused on particular area of law. The emphasis is on practical and procedural topics, versus theoretical or philosophical. One article must be ethics-related. To receive a request for proposal for 2009, contact Managing Editor Leona Martinez at

*** Low-cost legal information for seniors
Colorado seniors and adult children are invited to the annual Senior Law Day educational event at DU’s Sturm College of Law on Saturday, May 31, 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. A $10 contribution is suggested. Participants will receive the updated Senior Law Handbook. This CLE event is sponsored by the CBA Elder Law Section and the Trust & Estate Section. For the agenda, go to Register online or call (303) 860-0608.

*** A get-together for all veterans and Military Law Committee members
A summer social is planned for all veterans and members of the Military Law Committee starting at 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 20 in the back “Speak Easy” room of the 471 Kalamath St. location of the Breckenridge Brewery (not the downtown Denver location). Join us!

*** Employment Law: Hot topics and core skills
Stay sharp with updates on some of the most important developments in employment law. During this CBA-CLE program, May 30, 9:25 a.m. – 4:25 p.m., you will receive expert guidance on core practice skills such as proving non-economic damages, handling depositions and much more. Register online: Employment Law: Hot Topics and Core Skills

*** The Lawyer's Guide to Buying, Selling, Merging and Closing a Law Practice
If you are considering buying, selling, closing or merging a law practice, this book is a valuable resource for information on things to consider before and during the process. Order online

*** Tip of the Week: Wouldn't It Be Great If You Could Be Prescreened at DIA to Avoid the Long Lines at Security? Now You Can (Almost)!
Although Denver was added months ago to the list of airports offering this service, we decided to run this tip again. According to its Web site: "Clear® is the fast pass for airport security. Clear members are prescreened and provided with a high-tech card which allows them to access designated airport security fast lanes nationwide. Clear members pass through airport security faster, with more predictability and less hassle." Check it out at To enroll, you must appear in person with the proper ID at one of two locations in Colorado (the Jeppesen Terminal at DIA or the Denver Hyatt Tech Center). Images of your irises and fingerprints will be captured, and your photograph will be taken. The cost is $99.95 for the first year.

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