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June 10, 2010

 

June 10, 2010  Colorado Bar Association weekly e-newsletter

IN THIS ISSUE:  

- First to pay their CBA dues 

- Update your Legal Directory Listing  

- Legal Research tools 

- Work-life Balance program 

- CLE: Health Care Reform

- Diversity award nominations needed

- CLE: Trial Management for Litigation Team

- Question of the Month

- New Code of Judicial Conduct

- Office Max Coupons

- Tip of the Week

 

 

"There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart."
— Celia Thaxter

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*** Who are these people? First to pay 2010-11 dues
The following members were the first to submit their 2010–11 dues by check, credit card or fax — several even before June 1! The CBA staff sincerely appreciates every member’s efforts to get dues paid by July 1. We will do everything we can to ensure that each of our member's payments are processed as efficiently and accurately as possible, and used wisely. Congrats to the following members, who will receive a small gift from their CBA. Called in: Mary L. Richardson — Golden; Earl Wylder —Glendale; and Alla Meyer — Centennial. Faxed in: Katie Wiktor — Greeley; Kent Levine — Englewood; and Pete Ramirez — Wheat Ridge. Mailed with credit card: Dennis Yoder — Colorado Springs; Stacy Aurzada — Greeley; and J. David Arkell — Denver. Mailed with check: Phillip Malouff — La Junta; Kenneth Keene — Denver; and Danita Alderton — Pueblo.

*** Update Your Listing for the 2010 Legal Directory by Tuesday, June 15
For your free listing in the 2011 edition of the Directory, return the form you should have already received in the mail, even if the information shown on your notice is correct. If no response is received by Tuesday, June 15, listings will show the address that is on file with the Colorado Supreme Court. Attorneys practicing out of state and inactive attorneys will be listed by request only. The 2011 directory will be released in November. Questions? Contact Lara Moore at (303) 584-6729 or lara_moore@mcgraw-hill.com.

*** Use Those Legal Research Muscles: Casemaker, Lexis, Westlaw & More!
Learn search strategy in Casemaker, get tips for using Lexis and Westlaw and discover free or inexpensive legal research sites at this CBA Paralegal Committee 2-hour CLE program on Tuesday, June 22, 5:30–7:30 p.m., at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant St., ninth floor. Cost for the program and dinner is $15 for CBA members and $20 for nonmembers. Two general CLE credits available. RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727. Questions? Contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342 or mgersic@cobar.org.

*** Is Work-Life Balance Achievable? Find out on Thursday, June 24
Are you burned out? Looking for a change? Wondering how to make it all work? The Colorado Women’s Bar Association and the Colorado Bar Association’s “2020 Law Firm Initiative” Committee invite you to an in-the-trenches program, “Balanced Hours Programs: Is Work-Life Balance Achievable?”, with partners, associates, in-house and government lawyers who practice on a reduced schedule. The program is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gibson Dunn, 1801 California St., Suite 4200 in Denver. Cost is $10 for CWBA members and $15 for nonmembers (includes lunch). CLE credit has been applied for. Register by noon on Monday, June 21 to execdir@cwba.org.

*** CLE Program: Health Care Reform — As the Dust Settles, Thursday, June 17
The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is here. Now what? Find out the latest from D.C. and hear what Colorado physicians, hospitals and employers really expect from the new regulations.

*** Nominations needed for attorneys helping to advance diversity
The Diversity In the Legal Profession Committee seeks nominations for the 2010 Qwest Diversity Awards. The Qwest Diversity Trailblazer award honors a Colorado attorney who has made meaningful and significant efforts to advance diversity within his or her organization and/or the legal profession. Past recipients include Judge Christine Arguello, Dean Heizer and Judge Wiley Daniel. The Qwest Diversity Leadership Award recognizes the Colorado law firm or corporate legal department that is a leader in diversity having measurable results in attracting, welcoming, retaining and promoting diverse attorneys. Past recipients include Davis Graham & Stubbs, Qwest and the Denver City Attorney’s Office. Send all nominations to Cindy Hyman at chyman@du.edu no later than June 30.

*** CLE Program: Trial Management and Technology for the Litigation Team, Wednesday, June 30
Don’t miss this program for attorneys and paralegals where you’ll learn the two most critical elements of a successful litigation team — The Crucial Elements of Creating a Trial Notebook and How to Master Trial Management Technology.

*** Question of the Month: What would you say to someone who is thinking about becoming a lawyer?
Send your response to leonamartinez@cobar.org, using the subject line “Q of the Month.” 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. Questions and responses also can be found on “The Learned Lawyer."

*** News from the Courts: Code of Judicial Conduct
Check out the new Code of Judicial Conduct, effective July 1.

*** Optimize your CBA Membership: Office Max Coupons
As a CBA member, take advantage of discounts on ecofriendly office products and receive $30 off an order of $200 or more until June 30. Click here for more information.

*** Tip of the Week: Finding an Expert Witness
The Colorado Lawyer publishes an Expert Witness Guide in each issue. You'll always find this guide right after the CLE planning guide and books pages and is only available in the printed version. Another CBA resource is the Colorado Bar Association Family Law Section Directory of Experts 2009. Additionally, there are some resources on the CBA website. The CBA does not endorse any of the expert witness referral sources on the webpage. 

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