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October 2, 2008

Oct. 2, 2008 

Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- David L. Erickson Book Signing 

- Economic Survey results  

- Eleanor P. Williams Arthritis Award 

- Get a financial road map at the Transitions Committee 

- CBA Young Lawyers Annual Charity Fundraiser

-Lively panel lineup Oct. 22: “Voting Rights”

- Second Annual Statewide ADR Conference

- CLE Save the date: National CLE Conference in 2009

- Book: A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting

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Ketiva ve-chatima tovah — one greeting shared on Rosh Hashanah this week. The translation? "May You Be Written and Sealed for a Good Year."

*** TOMORROW! Oct. 3! Tattered Cover Debut! Nothing warms the lawyer’s heart like Turn-of-the-20th-Century photos of early Denver lawyers
Come celebrate CBA Historian David L. Erickson’s new book, “Early Justice and the Formation of the Colorado Bar.” Tattered Cover in Historic LoDo will host us at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 3, at 1628 16th St. This book is bound to adorn many a prestigious lobby for years to come. Hear from the author about his adventures and follies discovering the history of our organization. “You’ll find colorful characters, miscreants, heroes, and yes, fairly strange happenings in our history,” says CBA Executive Director Chuck Turner.

*** Economic Survey results
The CBA will release economic survey results for the bar’s first comprehensive update in eight years on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at A big thanks to all 2,500 respondents who made this the best survey return rate ever. The winner of the participation prize drawing was Terri Morrison, First Assistant Legal Counsel at the Colorado Judicial Department. She chose the iPod!

*** Be inspired: The Eleanor P. Williams Arthritis Award winner is…
Join us to salute Ralph Torres, the 2008 recipient of the 17th Annual Eleanor P. Williams Arthritis Award, Thursday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. at the Phipps Mansion, 3300 Belcaro Dr. This award recognizes a respected Colorado or Wyoming attorney whose career has been distinguished by the highest caliber of legal service and by a broad humanitarian contribution to his or her community. Check out the inspiring profile of Torres, a one-of-a-kind civil rights lawyer and DU Law Star, in The Colorado Lawyer, Feb. 2002. For more information about the event, contact Laura Rosseisen at (303) 756-8622 or    

*** Get a financial road map at the Transitions Committee 
A financial planner with the ABACUS group, Sybil Praski, will present the program “Values Based Financial Planning” at noon, Wednesday Oct. 15. She uses the format of a financial road map to connect one’s life values to one’s financial goals and then map routes from where individuals are today. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Lunch is included in the $15 cost. Note: Location is at Holland & Hart, 555 17th St., Suite 3200, Denver, CO 80202.

*** CBA Young Lawyers Annual Charity Fundraiser
Join us for Colorado microbrew beer-tasting, local wine samples and silent auction to help raise money for Family Tree. The fun starts at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 17, in the Lichtenstein & Warhol Conference rooms on the fifth floor at Moye White, 1400 16th St. Since 1976, Family Tree provides a broad range of services and shelter to families and youth of metro Denver to overcome child abuse, domestic violence and homelessness. Cost is $10 per person or $15 for two. To purchase tickets, send a check to the CBA, Attn: Dana Collier Smith, 1900 Grant St, Suite 900, Denver, CO 80203.

*** Lively panel lineup Oct. 22: “Voting Rights”
The CBA Civil Rights Committee presents, “Voting Rights,” on Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon–1:30 p.m., at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., 3rd floor. A lively discussion regarding voting rights in the upcoming election. Speakers include: Jenny Flanagan, Common Cause; Martha M. Tierney, Kelly Garnsey Hubbell & Lass; and John Zakhem, Zakhem Atherton. One CLE credit requested. Cost is $15 and includes lunch. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** CLE: Second Annual Statewide ADR Conference
This conference is aimed at building a cohesive, strong voice for dispute resolution in Colorado. The CBA-CLE program, Oct. 24, 8:30 a.m.–4:45 p.m., offers opportunities to learn, to network, to challenge and to inspire. Register by Friday, Oct. 3 and save! Register online: 2nd Annual Statewide ADR Conference.

*** CLE Save the date: National CLE Conference in 2009
Attend the 26th Annual National CLE Conference Jan. 3-7 in Vail and get a free lift ticket if you refer another attendee who has never been to the conference. Commended by several ABA Sections, sessions are planned for multiple areas of law including Labor & Employment, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Tax Law, Health, Business Valuation, Employee Benefits, Civil Litigation, Family Law and Bankruptcy. 16-22 CLE credits. Special resort discounts available. Details and registration are online at

*** Book: A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting
For those who draft, review, negotiate or interpret contracts, this manual is a resource without equal. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit

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