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November 13, 2008

November 13, 2008  Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter



- Foreclosure workshop Nov. 19

- Transitions Program — Update on Medicare, Social Security

- Authors for Point/Counterpoint Articles sought 

- Support the DU student organization, Public Interest Law Group

- CLE: Rothrock on Ethics and Professionalism

- Colorado Ethics Handbook

- Tip of the Week: The Complete Lawyer 

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"We can have facts without thinking, but we cannot have thinking without facts." 
John Dewey (1859 - 1952)

*** Foreclosure workshop Nov. 19
What state and federal claims are available to a borrower in foreclosure? Learn how to help Colorado residents at an online-only training on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from noon to 2 p.m. Presented by Colorado Legal Services, “The Basics of Foreclosure Defense” is free to attorneys who agree to take a pro bono foreclosure case. Check out the brochure, and the registration form, which should be sent by Nov. 14, Attn: Cheryl Law,, fax (303) 894-0821. Questions? Call Cheryl Law (303) 824-5333.

*** Transitions Program — Update on Medicare, Social Security
Back by popular demand, Chris Sargent will update us on Tuesday, Dec. 2, noon, at the bar, 1900 Grant St. on recent changes to Medicare. She’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.

*** Authors for 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 coordinates “Just Wondering” articles. Contact him at for guidelines and deadline information. Topic suggestions are welcome.

*** Support the DU student organization, Public Interest Law Group
Get behind this great student cause and support meaningful summer nonprofit internships. The 14th Annual Public Interest Law Group Auction is Saturday, Feb. 21 at the University of Denver in the Driscoll Ballroom. Mark your calendar for a semi-formal evening of auctions, dinner, live music and dancing. To donate an auction item, contact Kristine Walentik at

*** CLE: Rothrock on Ethics and Professionalism
As a lawyer, you confront ethical decisions the moment you open your law practice. Attend this CBA-CLE program, Thursday, Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. to help resolve the ethical dilemmas that challenge you in your day-to-day practice. CBA member price is $169, plus, every attendee will receive the book, "Essays on Legal Ethics and Professional Conduct in Colorado" – A $185 value! Register online: Rothrock on Ethics and Professionalism.

*** Colorado Ethics Handbook
The new Colorado Ethics Rules of Professional Conduct effective Jan. 1, 2008, reflect many changes to the former rules. Find out how these new rules affect your practice. Order online! For information, call (303) 860-0608, toll-free (888) 860-2531 or visit

*** Tip of the Week
Check out these articles from The Complete Lawyer online resource magazine for lawyers: “Learn To Avoid Four Common Technology Traps”, “Test Yourself For Hidden Bias” and "Keeping Up With Legal Technology."

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