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March 4, 2010

March 4, 2010  Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- Supreme Court Library moving details 

- DU needs your input

- Transitions: Estate Planning Issues 

- CLE: Juvenile Law Update 

- Questions of the Month 

- CLE: Criminal Law Update

- Legal Diversity Summit

- Join Membership Committee

- LexisNexis® business development

- ABA Books  

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

*** Additional details about Supreme Court Library move
We all know now that the Colorado Supreme Court Library is moving April 19 to the Denver Post building, 101 W. Colfax Avenue, Suite A, where it will remain for just three years until the new Ralph L. Carr Justice Complex is ready. Additionally, on March 15, movers will begin taking books off the shelves. The library will be closed April 5-16 during the move. Library staff (303-837-3720, library@judicial.state.co.us) will still provide reference information, as well as document delivery service.

*** Help DU Law implement strategic planning March 10 and 26
What are the best ways to help law students be practice-ready upon graduation? What are the best ways to teach international and comparative law, environmental and natural resources law, workplace law, business and commercial law, and constitutional rights and remedies? The University of Denver Sturm College of Law needs CBA members’ ideas of how to best implement its strategic plan. Attend all or part of either session on March 10 at Davis Graham & Stubbs, 1550 17th St., Ste. 500, or March 26 at the Sturm College of Law, Ricketson Law Building, 2255 E. Evans Ave., in the Moye Faculty Library, room 412. The schedules are here. In case you cannot attend, please still offer input. RSVP to Jessica Neumann (303) 871-6121 or jneumann@law.du.edu. Martin J. Katz, Dean and Associate Professor of Law, thanks the legal community for participating.

*** Transitions: Estate Planning Issues to Consider, March 9  
Congress did not renew the estate tax which expired beginning January of this year. However, there are rumblings that they will get around to doing "something" to reinstate a revised estate tax. Of course, no one can accurately predict when or if they will do anything, but, on Tuesday, March 9 at noon at the CBA offices, come hear Frank T. Hill comment on what people should keep in mind as we await action from Washington. Cost is $10 for members, $15 for nonmembers. Call-in option is $5. Instructions for the call-in will be sent out before the luncheon. One CLE credit applied for. To register, e-mail lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Indicate whether you are attending in person or calling in.

*** CLE: Juvenile Law Update, March 12
Attend this program and get the best summary of the most important new legislation and case law in the area of juvenile law, along with the latest trends and initiatives.

*** The Colorado Lawyer’s Questions of the Month — News Series
Did you enjoy law school? Why or why not? Do you enjoy practicing law? Why or why not? These are the Questions of the Month. Responses will print in the May issue of The Colorado Lawyer. All CBA members may respond to these and future questions related to the law and the legal profession. Names or identities of people responding will not appear in print. Write to leonamartinez@cobar.org, using the subject line “Q of the Month.” See the April issue for the first in this series.

*** CLE: Criminal Law Update 2010, March 18
Nationally known guest speaker Anjali Nandi will present about evidence-based sentencing. Additional topics include ethical issues for the criminal law practitioner and an update on criminal law and procedure.

*** Walk away with a free diversity training manual March 16
Reserve March 16 in your calendar to focus on diversity training, balanced hours and inclusiveness at the Rocky Mountain Legal Diversity Summit at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Speakers include Arin Reeves, Ph.D., from The Athens Group in Chicago and members from Catalyst in New York. Registration through March 15 is $199, $149 government, nonprofit or public interest and $49 for law students. Seven ethics and eight general CLE credits offered. For more information, free manual details and to register, go to www.colegaldiversity.org.

*** Join the CBA Membership Committee
What exactly will the Membership Committee do in 2010? Here are some ideas: create a membership survey, review membership benefits, create marketing campaigns, create member retention campaigns, look into creating networking events across the state, build law school relations, assist at spring and fall swearing in ceremonies and plan some fun social events for members. Interested? E-mail Heather Clark at hclark@cobar.org.

*** LexisNexis® has business development tools
In addition to legal research, LexisNexis® also offers business development tools such as practice management and client development tools, and law firm start-up discounts. Register here to receive details including Lawyers.comSM, PCLaw™, Time Matters®, Juris®, LexisNexis Total Practice Advantage™, CourtLink®, CaseMap® and TextMap®. 

*** CLE Books: ABA Publications and other books available Through CBA-CLE!
CBA-CLE carries more than 60 publications by the ABA and other publishers in stock including the popular A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting and The Attorney Toolkit: Standout Legal Writing Every Time

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