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April 1, 2010


April 1, 2010   Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- ATJ Conference 

- A Practical Look at Ethics 

- DU Law Review Alumni get-together 

- CLE: Family Law Update 

- Job Search Support Group

- Help veterans with legal issues

- Client Service Matters

- ADR Presentation Proposals

- The Colorado Lawyer Board Vacancies

- File & Serve Training in Durango

- The Colorado Lawyer’s Q of the Month

- OfficeMax discounts

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"You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time."
— Abraham Lincoln

*** Learn how to move equal justice forward — Access to Justice Conference 
Join Supreme Court Justices, law school professors and your colleagues at the 2010 Access to Justice Conference “Moving Forward for Equal Justice”, Friday and Saturday, April 23 and 24, at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. Discuss the Civil Gideon Argument, learn about ethics when taking a pro bono case, show your support at the Colorado Supreme Court Pro Bono Recognition Ceremony and much more. Cost is $100 for private-practice attorneys, and $50 for government and public service attorneys and judges. Accredited for 12 general credits, seven of which are ethics. Check out the agenda and register for the conference.

*** Truths and Untruths — An Encore: A Practical Look at Ethics — Live programs in Colorado Springs (April 6) and Fort Collins (April 8)  
Judge Kim Goldberger's highly interactive presentation is an entertaining mixture of topical and insightful looks into the issues of ethics. Learn the truth about ethics as demonstrated through video and audio clips, and be involved in a discussion about ethics in the practice of law.

*** DU Law Review Alumni get-together at the Wynkoop, Thursday, April 8
The University of Denver Law Review will host its annual alumni dinner on Thursday, April 8, at the Wynkoop Brewing Company. This is a great chance to meet the current editors, catch up with former classmates and enjoy dinner and drinks with friends. Cocktail hour starts at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. Dinner is $20, with a cash bar. Attire is business casual. RSVP to Michelle Brand at

*** CLE: Annual Spring Family Law Update 2010, Friday, April 9
Get updated on these family case law issues: medical marijuana and how it affects parental responsibility rights and obligations in Colorado; the impact of the economic downturn on family law litigation; how courts, attorneys and clients are adapting to the new economic realities; and more.

*** Free Job Search and Career Transition Support Group, Tuesday, April 13
Attend this brown-bag group session to participate in a safe, confidential forum and share your experiences, network and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. RSVP to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. This program is organized by CBA's Economic Task Force.

*** Help veterans with legal issues – Free trainings April 20 and 27
Legal issues and access to benefits should be among the last things that veterans, those in the military and their families should have to worry about. In response, Colorado Legal Services is recruiting, training and supporting pro bono attorneys to navigate such issues. Online trainings are scheduled Tuesday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 27 (attend both for six credits). Attendees will agree to provide information and/or brief legal services to individuals with a military connection. Contact Kathryn Dahlke at

*** Client Service Matters: understanding the value of client service and its role in effectively representing your clients
Your ability to provide good client service plays a significant role in your ability to be a good attorney. Jim Thomas, a partner with Minor & Brown, understands the value of client service and its role in effectively representing your clients. Join us at 8 a.m. on April 13 for this hour-long program.

*** Request for ADR Presentation Proposals, Friday, April 23
The planning committee for the Fourth Annual Colorado Statewide ADR Conference is calling for presentation proposals for the 2010 Conference, Nov. 4, at the Renaissance Hotel Denver. Click here for additional information on the request for proposals.  

*** The Colorado Lawyer Board Vacancies
If you are interested in being considered for a future seat on The Colorado Lawyer Board, please submit a letter of interest and current résumé to Managing Editor Leona Martínez at or c/o The Colorado Lawyer, 1900 Grant St., Ste. 900, Denver, CO 80203. Submissions must be received by noon on Friday, April 16. The Board functions in an advisory capacity and may meet as many as four times per year. For a description, write to

*** Free File & Serve training coming to Durango, Tuesday, April 27
A LexisNexis File & Serve law firm training specialist will conduct a free CLE-accredited File & Serve training in Durango for attorneys and their support staff on Tuesday, April 27. Click here for more information, including how to RSVP. LexisNexis will travel the state conduct training sessions in all judicial districts. To inquire about a session in your district, contact Michelle Gersic (303) 824-5342 or

*** The Colorado Lawyer’s Q of the Month
What makes you a good attorney? Your responses will print in the June issue of The Colorado Lawyer. All CBA members can respond to this and future questions related to lawyers, the law, and the legal profession. Names or identities of people responding will not appear in print. Send your responses to, using the subject line “Q of the Month.” April’s Qs and As appear on page 12 of the April issue.

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