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October 9, 2008

Oct. 9, 2008 

Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- Colorado Bar Examination results posted 

- An inspiration to us all: Ralph Torres 

- Member Benefit: Chase Preferred Mortgage Program

- The Colorado Lawyer Seeks Writers

- FREE! Motivating panel “Voting Rights”

- Nominating Commissioners for Supreme Court, Eleventh Judicial District

- CLE: 2008 Annual Fall Workers' Compensation Update

- Book: Discovery from Current and Former Employees


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"If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things."
- Rene Descartes (1596 - 1650)

*** Colorado Bar Examination results released
Access the results here from the July exam. A sizeable class of 720, compared to the usual 600 new attorneys, will be sworn-in on Monday, Oct. 27, at Boettcher Concert Hall, 950 13th St., Denver, CO 80204. The doors for attorneys and their guests will open at 2 p.m. and the ceremony will begin at 3:30 p.m.

*** An inspiration to us all: Ralph Torres
Join us in saluting 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. in Denver. This award recognizes a respected Colorado or Wyoming attorney whose career is 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. To RSVP, contact Laura Rosseisen (303) 756-8622 or

*** Member Benefit: Chase Preferred Mortgage Program
Chase invites Colorado Bar Association members to participate in a Preferred Mortgage Program offered by Chase Home Finance. All members are entitled to cost savings on mortgage financing not available to the general public. Click here for more information!

*** The Colorado Lawyer Seeks Member Input on Legal Writing
Is writing your strong suit? Can you convey plain English for lawyers in clear, concise and innovative ways? If you are interested in contributing topics for articles, answering reader questions in print, or drafting short essays about language and writing for a new department of articles on legal writing, contact The Colorado Lawyer Managing Editor Leona Martínez at Draft manuscripts are welcome for consideration.

*** FREE! Motivating 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. Join 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. RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** Nominating Commissioners saught for Supreme Court, Eleventh Judicial District
The deadline is Oct. 17 for attorney applicants to be considered for six-year terms on either the Supreme Court Nominating Commission or the Eleventh Judicial District Nominating Commission. For more information, click here or contact Cheryl Stevens at (303) 837-3771 or

*** CLE: 2008 Annual Fall Workers' Compensation Update
Find out about new legislation and new proposed rulemakings directly from the Colorado Division of Workers' Compensation. Attend this CBA-CLE program, Friday, Oct. 17, 9 a.m.–3:55 p.m., to prepare for the changes. Register online: 2008 Annual Fall Workers' Compensation Update.

*** Book: "Discovery from Current and Former Employees"
The book summarizes relevant legal authorities, including case law and ethics rules, which support various positions and perspectives on recurring issues related to discovery of current or former employees. Order online here. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit

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