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May 6, 2010


May 6, 2010   Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter


- AG Debate at DU 

- CLE: IP Fundamentals 

- Support our military, take a pro bono case 

- Telephone Peer Support Group

- Upcoming CLE luncheons 

- Stay connected to legal news

- Code of Regulations link on Casemaker 

- Question of the Month

- New member benefit

- Book: Colorado Estate Planning Forms



"Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible."
— Marion C. Garretty

*** Let the Attorney General battle begin
Don’t miss the first debate between the candidates for Colorado Attorney General — Incumbent Republican Colorado Attorney General John Suthers and Democratic challenger, 20th Judicial District D.A. Stan Garnett at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, June 2 at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. The debate will be moderated by Aaron Harber, host of “Colorado Election 2010.” Space is very limited. This event is being recorded for statewide television broadcast on “Colorado Election 2010.” Click here for important RSVP information.

*** CLE: Intellectual Property Fundamentals Program, May 20
Get up to speed on IP fundamentals in time to join your colleagues for the IP & Technology Institute, June 3-4.

*** Give back to our military — help with civil issues
The ABA Military Pro Bono Project needs CBA members to lend a hand to our military personnel and their families in recognition of the sacrifices they make for this country. Visit to learn more about the project and to see a list of cases currently in need of pro bono assistance. Also, sign up to be on the volunteer roster to get notices of when service members in your geographic and substantive practice areas need assistance. Signing up does not obligate you to take any particular case.

*** CLHL Launches Confidential Statewide Telephone Peer Support Group
In addition to the peer support groups offered in the Denver metropolitan area, Colorado Lawyers Helping Lawyers now provides a confidential, professionally facilitated telephone peer support group that can be accessed from anywhere in the state. A Peer Support Group is designed to offer participants an opportunity to share personal and professional issues tied to the practice of law. The conference calls take place the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month. Contact Caitlin Kozicki at PAS at All calls will be handled in the strictest confidence.

*** Upcoming CLE Luncheons

— “Bankruptcy for Construction Lawyers” is at noon on Monday, May 10. One general CLE approved. Cost is $15 for Construction Law members and $20 for nonmembers.

— “Rainmaking” with speakers Julie Herzog of Schuchat, Herzog & Brenman and Caren Ulrich of Lawyer Development Strategies is at noon on Tuesday, May 11. One general CLE credit applied for. Cost is $15 for Business Law members and $20 for nonmembers.

RSVP for these programs to or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Call-in option available for $5. 

*** How connected are you? Legal Connection & Learned Lawyer
The CBA and CBA CLE, Inc. keep you in-the-know with Legal Connection and The Learned Lawyer. Get up-to-date legal news and participate in conversations on important issues.

*** New Link to Code of Regulations now in Casemaker
A link to the Secretary of State’s Code of Colorado Regulations database is now in the Casemaker Library to make it easier for our members to access the database.  The Secretary of State’s database is fully searchable and includes the Colorado Register. Questions about Casemaker? Call the Casemaker Hotline at (303) 860-1115 or email

*** The Colorado Lawyer Question of the Month
What makes you a good attorney? Your responses will print in the June issue of The Colorado Lawyer. All CBA members are invited to 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 today to, using the subject line “Q of the Month.”

*** New CBA Member Benefit!
Use the new CBA Member Mark for Colorado Bar Association Members to show your commitment to the profession, and let everyone know you are an active member of the CBA.  Use the logo on your business cards, stationery, print and electronic advertising, web pages and more. Click here for information and a license application.

*** Book: Colorado Estate Planning Forms with CD-ROM — New Edition!
Commonly known as “The Orange Book Forms,” this is a remarkable compilation of estate planning forms covering powers of attorney, appointment of guardian, client letters and questionnaire, and various types of wills and trusts.