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February 18, 2010

February 18, 2010 Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- Contest Winner

- CLE: Ethics for Employment Lawyers 

- Be a voice in Bench–Bar dialogue 

- CLE: Understanding and Using Trusts

- Learn about protection orders 

- Job search sessions

- The Colorado Lawyer Special Issue

- CLE: Anytime, Anywhere, Any Format

- 10th Circut Conference

- Book: Water Law Benchbook 

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"How we remember, what we remember and why we remember form the most personal map of our individuality."
— Christina Baldwin

*** Contest winner
Congratulations to Nancy Lake of Weston, Colo. for winning the contest asking members to submit stories on their favorite CBA benefits. Here is her story: “I recently required a set of jury instructions post-haste. I sent an e-mail to the CBA requesting overnight delivery of a book. An out-of-state friend said he lives a mere 45 miles from his state bar and would never receive a book that fast. I live in a very rural mountain location. I bet him I would have it by 2 p.m. the next day. Lo and behold: at 2 p.m. the next day the UPS man pulled up. I don’t know how you could be more supportive of a rural office! Thank you.”

*** CLE: Ethics for Employment Lawyers, Feb. 26
Recognize and avoid common factual and legal situations that could lead you, as an employment law attorney, into a disciplinary situation. Veteran plaintiff and defense employment law attorneys and a speaker from the Supreme Court's Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel will explore these ethical problems and provide suggestions for solving them. Find out more here

*** Deadline March 1: Safe forum for a Bench–Bar dialogue throughout Colorado
CBA President Dave Johnson has begun a healthy dialogue on Bench–Bar relations. His December column, titled “Bench and Bar Relations: A Necessary Dialogue” is on page 5 in The Colorado Lawyer. A follow-up article will publish soon. Send your comments by Monday, March 1 (anonymous, if you must) to, or to Johnson & Cord, P.C., 24 S. Weber, #300, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80903.

*** CLE: Understanding and Using Trusts: An Eight-Program Series
Although you may have missed the first three programs, you can still attend the other five. This informative, practical series on effective trusts practice is brought to you by CBA CLE and the CBA Trust & Estate Section. Register for one or all programs.

*** Learn about protection orders
This day-long training program will cover what you need to know about the protection orders process. Sign up to take two pro bono cases and the cost is $35; otherwise cost is $75. Costs include lunch. Presented by Denver Access to Justice Committee, Colorado Women’s Bar Association, CBA Family Violence Program, Project Safeguard, and Holland & Hart, on Friday, April 16, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., 555 17th St., 32nd floor. Applied for seven general and two ethics credits. Register here by April 9.

*** Every second Tuesday, we offer job-search sessions
Participate in a safe, confidential forum where you can get practical information for your job search or career transition. Attend one or all of the brown-bag group sessions from noon to 1:30 p.m. on March 9, April 13, May 11 and June 8. To register, e-mail or call (303) 860-1115 (mention the date you’ll be attending). The programs are sponsored by the CBA Economic Task Force. For more information, e-mail Heather Clark at

*** The Colorado Lawyer is Seeking Proposals for October 2011 Special Issue
Is your CBA section or committee or Colorado legal organization interested in creating a special issue? The Colorado Lawyer will devote one issue in 2011 to a single law-related topic and is seeking requests for your special issue proposal. The special issue comprises eight to nine substantive law articles, one of which should be ethics-related. Emphasis is on the practical and procedural, rather than the theoretical or philosophical. Articles are not editorials and do not advocate an opinion or position. To request information about submitting a special issue proposal, write to using the subject line “Special Issue Proposals.”

*** CLE: Anytime...Anywhere...Any Format!
The majority of CBA CLE programs are available as CD audio, MP3 audio download or video on-demand. Choose the format that works best for your lifestyle and your schedule and earn CLE credit, too. Click here for more information.

*** Save the Date: 10th Circuit Conference
The biennial Bench & Bar Conference for the 10th Circuit is Aug. 25–28 at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Click here for details.

*** Book: Colorado Water Law Benchbook (2009 Supp.)
The 2009 supplement of the "Colorado Water Law Benchbook" has new chapters. Most are updated by the authors to note recent appellate court decisions or statutory changes by the General Assembly.


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