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October 14, 2010

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Oct. 14, 2010
“The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale. ”
~ Arthur C. Clarke
In this issue…
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
  • CBA President a guest on Blind Justice radio show
  • Movie Night CLE, Oct. 21
  • CLE: The New ICE Age,” Nov. 2
  • The Colorado Lawyer Expands Specialties
  • Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Oct. 24–30
  • CLE: Annual Trust and Estate Law Update, Nov. 5
  • Tis’ the season for High School Mock Trials!
  • CLE: What NASCAR™, Jay-Z & the Jersey Shore™ Teach About Attorney Ethics and 2011: A MySpace Odyssey, Nov. 3
  • CLE: Annual Trust and Estate Law Update, Nov. 5
  • Tip of the Week by Reba Nance
Annual CLE Conferences
The Learned Lawyer

Attend a CLE this Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month
The ABA's Commission on Domestic Violence has a list of resources for attorneys working on Domestic Violence cases. For more information click here. Also, check out The Docket's recent article “Working To Prevent Family Violence: 10 Questions for Kathleen Schoen.”


Topic: Expert Witnessing: Ben Railsback of Knott Laboratory, LLC provides his expertise in expert witness testimony from an expert’s prospective. Also, see My Cousin Vinny. Where else can you get great networking, one full hour of CLE credit, pizza and a great movie for free!
When: Thursday, Oct. 21, 6:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Where: University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Who: Students and lawyers
RSVP: or (303) 860-1115 ext. 727
Mr. Ben T. Railsback, M.S., P.E. is a manager of mechanical engineering at Knott Laboratory, LLC and works primarily in the field of forensic engineering and animation. Simply put, he takes logged data from commercial carrier black box devices and reconstructs accidents where personal injury and property damage require such an investigation.

The Colorado Lawyer Expands Specialties to Include Articles on Immigration Law and Medical Marijuana Law
The Colorado Lawyer has added immigration law and medical marijuana law to its regularly scheduled substantive legal articles. If you are interested in writing an article in either area of law, please contact one of the Coordinating Editors listed below:
Immigration Law
Lisa Battan: (303) 444-8668, David Kolko: (303) 371-1822, Medical Marijuana Law
Gregory B. Cairns: (303) 623-1131, Leonard I. Frieling: (303) 666-4064,
CLE: Annual Trust and Estate Law Update, Nov. 5
Get concise, useful summaries of the new legislation and new case decisions affecting Colorado trust and estate law, plus a great session on advance directives. Judge C. Jean Stewart of the Denver Probate Court will also give her top tips and insights on the issues she thinks most important in estate planning and estate administration. This program is being offered for 7 general CLE credits including 1.5 ethics.

CLE: What NASCAR™, Jay-Z & the Jersey Shore™ Teach About Attorney Ethics and 2011: A MySpace Odyssey, Nov. 3

The seemingly unrelated topics of art, sports and modern culture can carry valuable messages for attorneys. In this one-of-a-kind seminar, national educator Stuart Teicher explains how various elements of popular culture provide poignant lessons that help us understand and appreciate the rules of professional conduct. Whether it's being aware of misconduct (Rule 8.4), maintaining competence (Rule 1.1) or matters of confidentiality (Rule 1.6), Teicher delivers an innovative, captivating seminar that teaches valuable lessons about attorney ethics.
CBA President a guest on Blind Justice radio show
CBA President Paul Chan and Legislative Relations Director Michael Valdez will join attorney and radio host Jo Rupprecht on her show, Blind Justice. They will discuss Amendments 60 and 61, Proposition 101, and judicial retention. The show will air live on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 11 a.m. To listen in, visit and click “Listen Live.”
CLE: The New ICE Age, Nov. 2
Join us for this one hour CLE program, “The New ICE Age: A Panel Discussion on the Expanding Use of Immigration Detainers by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.” A distinguished panel will cover a number of topics of importance to criminal, civil rights, and immigration attorneys including: what an immigration detainer is, who can issue a detainer, the legal authority for the detainer regime, what you can do when your client is held on an immigration detainer, the latest legal challenges to the detainer system including an update on Quezada v. Mink, and the legal implications and real-life consequences of the federal government’s new “Secure Communities” program. The cost of the luncheon is $15 for CBA Civil Rights, Criminal, and Immigration Law Section or Committee members, $20 for all others. Call-in option will be $5. To RSVP, call (303) 860-1115, ext. 727 or e-mail Please register by Noon on Monday, Nov. 1.
Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Oct. 24–30
The National Pro Bono Celebration, sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, is a coordinated effort to showcase the work and impact of pro bono lawyers across the country. The week is also dedicated to encouraging pro bono service by lawyers to meet the increasing need for representation of low-income and vulnerable clients in civil legal matters. As part of the National Pro Bono Celebration, Faegre & Benson LLP is sponsoring a U-Visa training for Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network, for attorneys and paralegals interested in volunteering with the organization. The session will be held on from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 28, at 1700 Lincoln St., 3200 Wells Fargo Center in Denver. RSVP to Candace Whitaker at 303-607-3780 by Oct. 25. CLE credit is available. Please join us for this informative session!
Tis’ the season for High School Mock Trials!
Attorney coaches are needed for Fort Lupton High School, Mountain Vista High School, George Washington High School and Academy of Urban Learning. Commitment time ranges from a few hours or more, depending on your schedule. Mock trial season is from late October until February. If the team advances to the Colorado State tournament it ends in March. We hope to find several attorneys to help each school. Undoubtedly, attorney coaches are afforded the most rewarding and long-lasting relationships with high school students, who describe their participation in this program as life changing. For more information about coaching contact Meghan Bush at

CBA-CLE Book: The Role of the Child and Family Investigator and the Child’s Legal Representative in Colorado

With the 2010 supplement included, this publication includes the most critical issues in this area including: accepting an appointment as a CLR; investigation and case history; interviewing the child, family members, and collaterals; facilitating settlement, trying the case and the appeals process; testifying as an expert, and many more important topics.
Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Set Up Outlook to Automatically Spell Check All Outgoing E-Mails

Regardless of your spelling or typing abilities, there’s no reason for your e-mails to contain misspelled words. You can make Outlook 2003 and 2007 automatically spell check all outgoing e-mails before sending. The following option will force this to occur before you send out a message:

1. Click Tools
2. Select Options
3. Select the Spelling tab
4. Check Always check spelling before sending
5. Click OK

If you also want Outlook to check your grammar at the same time it checks your spelling:

1. Click Tools
2. Select Options
3. Select the Spelling tab
4. Check Always check spelling before sending
5. Click on Spelling and Auto Correction…
6. Under When correcting spelling in Outlook, check Check grammar with spelling
7. Click OK

It’s that simple! Feel free to email me at with questions.

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