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June 5, 2008

June 5, 2008

Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- Tornado response line 

- Register: 10th Circuit Conference 

- New year, new committees 

- Editor sought 

- Career Transitions program

- CLE: Collecting Interest

- Book: Mental Health Experts

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"The secret of happiness is to make others believe they are the cause of it."

- Al Batt

*** Tornado response line
In conjunction with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Colorado Bar Association, a toll-free hotline, (877) 222-9324, is now offering legal help to tornado victims in northern Colorado. Our neighbors need volunteer attorneys a.s.a.p., contact Also, much needed cash/check donations can be sent to the Weld Food Bank, 1108 H Street, Greeley, Colo. 80631.

*** Tenth Circuit Bench and Bar Conference open
Registration is now open for the conference, Sept. 4-6, The Broadmoor Hotel, Colo. Springs. The Hon. Carlos F. Lucero of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit invites members to hear from Justice Stephen Breyer and other great speakers. Click here to register and see the program sessions, including electronic discovery, Islamic Law, bankruptcy, criminal procedure, developments in Constitutional law, filing requirements and more. Earn 14-16 CLE credits. Call (303) 844-2067 for more information.

*** New year, new committee signups
The CBA will begin a new fiscal year on July 1. This also will begin a new year for the CBA Committees. To find out more about the CBA committees or to sign up for any of them please go to the Committees page on our web site. Questions? Contact Melissa Nicoletti at

*** Editor sought for family/workplace violence articles
The CBA Department of Family Violence and Workplace Violence is looking for someone to serve, on a volunteer basis, as the coordinating editor of articles for publication in The Colorado Lawyer. The coordinating editor solicits and reviews articles of a practical nature on family violence and workplace violence issues to print four times per year. The coordinating editor will work closely with the director of the CBA Family Violence Department, and will report to the CBA’s Family Violence Steering Committee. Interested candidates should reply with letter of interest and qualifications to Kathleen Schoen at

*** Career Transitions program June 19
Local lawyer Ken Stern – who successfully "transitioned" careers – will speak on Thursday, June 19 about the process of transitioning from an active practice of law to, well, whatever stage awaits. The agenda includes: Defining a Transition, Creating a Vision, Practicalities and Getting Yourself Out of the Way. Those who are in a transition stage, or anyone simply curious about how others handle personal and professional transitions, are invited to this quarterly, collegial luncheon function. Cost is $10. To register, e-mail

*** Collecting Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest in Colorado
Time is money particularly when interest is accruing and interest can double or triple a damage award. This CBA-CLE program, Thursday, June 26, 9 a.m. – noon, will arm you with the knowledge you must have to best serve your clients in achieving the proper, final judgment outcome. Register online: Collecting Prejudgment and Postjudgment Interest in Colorado

*** Mental Health Experts: Roles and Qualifications
This comprehensive, well-organized resource tool gives quick access to the information needed to evaluate the "experts" - demystifying a profession that can easily be misunderstood.
Order online

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