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July 1, 2010

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July 1, 2010 “Patriotism is as much a virtue as justice, and is as necessary for the support of societies as natural affection is for the support of families.”
~ Benjamin Rush, 1773
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Annual CLE Conferences
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The Learned Lawyer
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From the Courts
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As of today, state court filing fees and county clerk and recorder fees have increased.

Support Colorado’s senior community — volunteer at Senior Law Day, Aug. 14

This annual educational seminar, produced by CBA's Civic and Community Affairs subcommittee, presents programs designed specifically for seniors and their adult children in the Colorado community. The event is moving to the Colorado Convention Center and expects approximately 1,000 attendees. Volunteers are needed from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., even just for an hour or two. Assignments include helping with registration and directing attendees to workshops. In your response, indicate any time constraints and/or preferences, and note what size shirt you want. Contact Casey Lynne Williams at Casey@lawdolan.com or (303) 654-0100.

CLE: Hanging Your Shingle, A Step-by-Step Guide for Opening your own Law Firm, August 19-21

Our experienced faculty, including attorneys and professionals, will walk you through the entire process—From deciding to hang your shingle to actually doing it—with valuable ethics lessons and precautions all along the way.

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."
 
Free File & Serve Training, Monday, July 12

LexisNexis File & Serve conducts free CLE-accredited training for attorneys and support staff once a month at the CBA offices, 1900 Grant Street, ninth floor. The next class (basic or advanced) is Monday, July 12. Support staff is welcome, and you don’t have to be a member of the CBA to attend. For more information, including how to RSVP, click here. LexisNexis offers training outside the Denver metro area, too. Interested? Contact Michelle Gersic at (303) 824-5342, (800) 332-6736 or mgersic@cobar.org

CLE: 2010 Annual Family Law Institute, Aug. 6–8
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The Family Law Institute includes: intermediate and advanced family law tracks, a mental health track, judge/attorney panels, and the popular lightning-round during the Friday afternoon session. This program is presented by highly regarded legal, financial, and mental health professionals.
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Book: 2009 Annual Survey of Colorado Law

The Annual Survey of Law provides Colorado practitioners with comprehensive updates on new case law, as well as legislative, administrative and regulatory developments from 2009. Written by top lawyers in their fields, and covering 25 areas of law, the Annual Survey is a convenient way to stay current with legal trends. Also, check out the “Books in Action” program — a series of CLE programs based on chapters and books from the CBA-CLE library.

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