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August 21, 2008

August 21, 2008 

Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


IN THIS ISSUE:

- Thanks from Legal Aid

- Nominate the "Greatest" 

- Award of Merit nominations due 

- CLE: Best Business Law Institute ever! 

- Liability Insurance deskbook

- Tip of the Week

 
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"You get 15 Democrats in a room, and you get 20 opinions."
- Sen. Patrick Leahy

*** Attend a Supreme Court hearing on proposed mandatory disclosure of insurance
An important hearing is scheduled at the Colorado Supreme Court on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 1:30 p.m., regarding proposed mandatory disclosure of professional liability insurance for attorneys. For more info, click here.

** Point/Counterpoint articles sought
The Colorado Lawyer seeks prospective authors for 2009 “point/counterpoint” articles printed in February, May, August and November issues. Fred Burtzos, the coordinating editor of “Just Wondering” articles, welcomes volunteers to write on topics such as class actions, pro tem judges and court reform. Other topic suggestions are welcome. Write to fred.burtzos.gdz0@statefarm.com for guidelines and deadline information.

*** State courts revamp Web site
The Colorado court system redeveloped its Web site. The Web site address is still the same: www.courts.state.co.us. Dockets are now online, and are updated daily. All 22 judicial districts’ home pages are enhanced. Check it out. For more info, look here.

*** E-filing fees increase
On the heels of improvements by LexisNexis®, the state Judicial Department this week increased fees to $6 for e-filing and $7.50 for e-service transactions. E-file and serve allows people to electronically file documents with the court. Pro bono cases will not be charged to use the services. More enhancements will be rolled out in the next six months. For more info, click here.

*** CBA Exec Council supports Ref. O, and S.A.F.E.
CBA leaders voted to support Ref. O, which would tighten the ballot  proposal process for constitutional amendments, but would ease the voting process to amend state statutes. CBA leaders also voted to support the Savings Account for Education campaign, to continue support of responsible fiscal state policy and to ensure adequate funding for the judicial system. For more information about Ref. O, click here. For more information about S.A.F.E./Initiative No. 126, click here.

*** CLE: Colorado Real Estate Practice, by Willis Carpenter
This fundamental course in Colorado real estate is widely recognized as the best basic skills course in the Colorado real property law area. This CBA-CLE program meets every Wednesday, 5:30-7 p.m., Sept. 10 through Nov. 19. Sign up and receive "Colorado Real Estate Practice" (2008 Edition), "Colorado Title Insurance Practice" (fourth edition) and "The Land Measurement Manual." A $430 Value! Register online: Colorado Real Estate Practice

*** CLE: Advanced Elder Law Institute 2008
Get up-to-date on new JDF forms, the new jurisdiction act, POLST, MOST, capacity, V.A. benefits, fiduciary oversight, the future of Medicaid, fees in protective proceedings, undue influence, GALs, tax issues, annuities, long-term care insurance, diminished capacity ethics, a judicial discussion of state audit and more. The CBA-CLE program on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 4-5, is an Elder Law Institute you can’t afford to miss. Register online: Advanced Elder Law Institute 2008

*** CLE: Ninth Annual Business Law Institute
With timely, practical updates on the new developments in business law on state and national levels, this year's Institute will be the best one yet. During this CBA-CLE program, Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 18-20, network with colleagues and update your knowledge of business law. Plus, participants can take their families to a great mountain getaway. Register online: Ninth Annual Business Law Institute

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