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November 6, 2008

November 6, 2008 

Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- Transitions Program — Update on Medicare, Social Security

- CBA Members Benefit Highlight

- 9News/KOA/PBS Seek Encouraging Community Volunteers

- Test Your Networking Quotient

- Environmental Update & Hot Topics 2008

- When Good Real Estate Loans Go Bad

- CBA-CLE Books: “Early Justice and the Formation of the Colorado Bar” by Dave Erickson

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"It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated." – Alec Bourne

*** Transitions Program — Update on Medicare, Social Security
Back by popular demand, Chris Sargent will update us on recent changes to Medicare on Tuesday, Dec. 2, noon, at the bar, 1900 Grant St. He’ll discuss what to look for in supplemental medical policies and the latest in Social Security benefits timing. Given these uncertain financial times, the best advice about how to maximize all of one’s resources is doubly important. To attend the Transitions luncheon, for $15, RSVP to or (303) 860-1115, ext. 727.

*** CBA Members Benefit Highlight: Workers' Compensation Insurance with Pinnacol
Pinnacol Assurance, a Colorado leader in workers' compensation insurance, offers competitively priced coverage, immediate attention to claims, an accredited network of doctors, proactive loss prevention and return-to-work services. They help employers keep workers' compensation costs down through fraud detection and prevention, claims management, auditing, and legal counsel. Contact Chris Buckman ( for more information.

*** 9News/KOA/PBS Seek Encouraging Community Volunteers
Dozens of bar volunteers are needed to help 9NEWS, News Radio 850KOA and Rocky Mountain PBS, produce a special call-in and online program on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., titled “Your Money Marathon.” Volunteer attorneys are needed to answer basic questions about foreclosure and bankruptcy. With hopes of reaching 8,000 people, there also will be on-air interviews with volunteers throughout the day. Sign up for one or more shifts! Come prepared to offer some much needed professional advice, encouragement and hope to our community. Contact Carolyn Gravit at (303) 824-5323 or to sign-up. Provide your name, title, business, phone number, whether you are comfortable discussing specific topics on-the-air and whether you have any articles on bankruptcy or foreclosure that could be posted on

*** Test Your Networking Quotient
Networking isn’t just about business; nor is it about quickly exchanging business cards with 20 people at a big event. It’s a lifestyle. It’s about relationships. A professional network is a choice, according to Thom Singer, author of several books on networking. He spoke at the National Bar Association Communications conference last month. Check out his quiz online We’re positive you’ll learn something practical and helpful.
*** Environmental Update & Hot Topics 2008
Ozone, Oil & Gas, Emergency Response, Asbestos & Soil, Vapor Intrusion, Self Audits — we’ve got it all covered! Join us on Thursday, Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Register online: Environmental Update & Hot Topics 2008. For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit

*** When Good Real Estate Loans Go Bad
Timely tips and strategies for dealing with workouts, foreclosures, receivers and bankruptcy. Join us for this CBA-CLE program in Denver, or via Webcast on Friday, Nov. 14, 8:30 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Register online: CBA-CLE classroom in Denver or Webcast.

*** CBA-CLE Books: “Early Justice and the Formation of the Colorado Bar” by Dave Erickson
Do you have a copy yet? Take some down time and pay a casual visit to our professional antecedents who grace the pages of this most attractive book about the Bar’s past. Jump in anywhere, and you’ll find colorful characters, miscreants, heroes, and yes, fairly strange happenings, in our history. Order online here! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit

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