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November 11, 2010

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November 11, 2010
“In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row… ”
~ Lt. Col John McCrae, WWI Veteran
For the full text, go to: http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/flanders.htm
In Honor of Veteran's Day, Nov. 11, 2010
In this issue…
  • Justice Michael L. Bender Named Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court
  • Veterans Day Gathering Tonight
  • The 18th JD’s Child and Family Investigator List
  • Wildlife Mitigation Plans Under the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Rules
  • Sign up for e-Slips: Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Opinions
  • Business Divorce: When Partnerships Fail
  • Need Ethics Credits?
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Networking/Holiday Party
  • Point/Counterpoint Authors Wanted
  • Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado: Auto loans as low as 3.25 Percent APR
  • Optimize your CBA Membership with Ruby Receptionists
  • Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
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Justice Michael L. Bender Named Chief Justice of the Colorado Supreme Court
Justice Michael L. Bender today became the 44th member of the Colorado Supreme Court to be named Chief Justice since Colorado’s statehood in 1876. The decision, which was made by his fellow justices, is effective Dec. 1, and follows the news of Chief Justice Mullarkey’s retirement earlier this year. Read more on The Learned Lawyer.
The 18th JD’s Child and Family Investigator List

The 18th Judicial District has a CFI list posted on its website. The CFIs listed are the only ones eligible to be appointed in cases in this District. This was a decision made by the 18th JD Administration, to ensure our compliance with CJD 04-08. The listed CFIs met the minimum qualifications listed on the application. If parties request the appointment of a CFI who is not on the list, even by stipulation, that CFI will not be appointed. This restriction does not apply to Evaluations under C.R.S. § 14-10-127.

Sign up for e-Slips: Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Opinions

e-Slips e-mails the case captions and summaries of the Colorado Supreme Court decisions and the case captions of the Court of Appeals decisions within hours of their release directly to your inbox. Case summaries are e-mailed as soon as they are available. The case numbers in the e-mailed notices are hyper-links so that you can easily click on a link in the message and go directly to the full text of the case you select. Subscribe to e-Slips today(please note that you must be signed into the CBA website). If you need assistance, please e-mail membership@cobar.org or call 303-860-1115.

Need Ethics Credits?

If you need Ethics credits before the end of the year, CBA–CLE has terrific programming that you can attend either in the classroom or by live webcast, all offering Ethics credits! From targeted practice area live events and webcasts to quality homestudies, CLE has a number of programs available that provide from one to seven Ethics credits. With homestudy on-demand programs, you can learn from the convenience of your home or office—any time, day or night! Get the best Colorado-specific programming available.
Point/Counterpoint Authors Wanted
The Colorado Lawyer is seeking authors for 2011 “point/counterpoint” articles. Contact Coordinating Editor Fred Burtzos for a list of topics. Policy information about opinion articles can be found here. Writing guidelines are available by clicking here.
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The CBA Graciously Strives to Honor and Recognize all Veterans on this Day

All military veterans are invited to a get-together at the Breckenridge Blake Street Pub, 2220 Blake St., at 5:30 p.m. today. The CBA is springing for snacks, but it will be a cash bar. Expect Happy Hour prices. Hope to see as many of you there as possible—all branches, all ranks, all eras. Please RSVP to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727, so we can give the restaurant an idea of numbers. However, please come even if you don't get a chance to RSVP!

Click here for more information on events in honor of Veterans Day.

CLE: Wildlife Mitigation Plans Under the Oil and Gas Conservation Commission Rules, Nov. 12

Speakers for the program are Department of Natural Resources Deputy Director and State Government Affairs Representative Pam Roth of Williams Production RMT. This is a luncheon CLE program starting at noon at the Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place. Parking is available in the Club’s parking garage for $5. The cost of the luncheon is $25 for Section members (seniors over 62, $21; students and law clerks, $10) and $30 for non-Section members. Reservations must be received no later than Noon on Nov. 10. RSVP to 303-860-1115, ext. 727, or lunches@cobar.org.

Business Divorce: When Partnerships Fail, Dec. 8
Co-sponsored by the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants
This interactive day will focus on the numerous legal-and accounting-related issues when a business is split up or wound down. A fictional case study will be used to set the stage for a series of presentations by highly qualified attorneys and CPAs to explore the critical aspects that business owners and operators need to consider.  The premise will be a business in transition experiencing economic challenges, ownership with divergent objectives, questionable and inadequate accounting and legal records.
Solo and Small Firm Section Networking/Holiday Party
The Solo and Small Firm Section is pleased to host its annual Networking/Holiday Party on Dec. 13, beginning at 11:30 a.m., at the CBA-CLE offices, 1900 Grant St., Suite 300, in Denver. Free parking is available in the building. As in years past, wonderful door-prizes will be given away to attendees. Cost for Section members is $5 for a holiday buffet luncheon and $10 for non-Section members. If you are not a Section member, you can join at the door for $10 and then pay an additional $5 for the party. Please RSVP by Dec. 9 to lunches@cobar.org or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado: Auto loans as low as 3.25 Percent APR

This holiday season, let us help you “trim” your monthly auto loan payment with rates as low as 3.25 percentAPR. You even can postpone your first payment up to 45 days! It’s so simple to refinance with Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado. Call 303-860-1117 today to start your application (some restrictions may apply; see credit union for details).

Tip of the Week from Reba Nance
Really Cool Tool:  VuPoint Magic Wand Portable Scanner—Cheap, It Really Works

My counterpart in Oklahoma, Jim Calloway, recently reviewed the VuPoint Magic Wand Portable Scanner on his blog.  With the holidays coming up (and even if they weren’t), this gadget works, it’s easy to use, and it’s inexpensive at about $80–100. Check it out at  http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/2010/10/vupoint-magic-wand.html. There’s a link to the VuPoint website, a demonstration video, and a fact sheet with all the details.  Diane Ebersole, my counterpart in Michigan further posted this follow-up: “If you decide to buy one, find a 20% off coupon for Bed Bath and Beyond, available from most 11/07/10 Sunday papers or at a number of sites on the web, and buy the Wand at your nearest Bed Bath and Beyond store or from their website.  Reduce the price of the Wand from $100 to $80 using the coupon and then you have $20 to buy the memory card for the Wand. Bed Bath and Beyond also sells Micro SD cards.  The Wand can handle up to a 32 GB card.    Thanks to Laurie Axinn Gienapp, Esq. of Bradford MA for sharing her shopping acumen with the members of Solosez ( www.solosez.net) , the discussion list for solo & small firm lawyers sponsored by the ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division.”

Feel free to email me at reban@cobar.org with questions.

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