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November 18, 2010

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November 18, 2010
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. ”

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy
In this issue…
  • Book Signing and Reception Rescheduled for Jan. 27
  • CaseCheck+ and Casemaker Digest are Now Available
  • Solo and Small Firm Section Networking/Holiday Party
  • Awards Committee Seeks New Members
  • CBA-CLE: Legal Ethics: Hypotheticals for the Real World
  • CBA-CLE: Advanced Elder Law Institute 2010
  • Save the Date for the Annual Sean May Memorial Run
  • Free Career Assistance and Job Search Support Group
  • Legal Community Credit Union of Colorado: Auto Loans as Low as 3.25 Percent APR
  • What will you be doing when you are no longer practicing law?
  • New Edition of Colorado Arbitration Law and Practice
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Book Signing and Reception rescheduled for Jan. 27
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The CBA and Colorado Wome's Bar Association's reception for Jacqueline St. Joan's book, “My Sisters Made of Light,” has been rescheduled to Jan. 27 at 5 p.m. at the CBA offices. There will be a reading, slideshow, and discussion with Jacqueline St. Joan and Prof. Tahira Khan. To RSVP for this event, click here.
Solo and Small Firm Section Networking/Holiday Party, Dec. 13

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, Denver. Free parking is available in the building. As in years past, wonderful door-prizes will be given 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 or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.

Awards Committee Seeks New Members

Want a fun and easy way to get involved with the CBA? The Awards Committee is looking for new members and volunteers to help research and write profiles for "Six of the Greatest: Outstanding Attorneys in Colorado History." Contact for more information.

CBA-CLE:  Legal Ethics: Hypotheticals for the Real World, Dec. 9

This popular CLE program is back! Faculty members will present and discuss hypothetical fact patterns that represent legal ethics situations that Colorado attorneys face frequently in their practices.  The hypotheticals will address ethics challenges faced by both litigators and non-litigators, giving you the critical guidance you need to make the right choice. For each hypothetical, you will be given multiple-choice answers, from which to choose the “best” or “safest” course of action an attorney can take.  The program's written materials will include a copy of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as case decisions, legal ethics opinions, and other documents used by faculty in the discussion of each hypothetical situation. This program is offered for four CLE Ethics Credits.
Save the Date: Annual Sean May Memorial Run, May 14
The 2011 run, sponsored by the Adams–Broomfield Bar Association and the CBA, in memory of Assistant District Attorney Sean May who was killed in 2008, will be held again at Barr Lake, on May 14. Details to come later, but it's not too early to begin those training runs!
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 easy 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).
CaseCheck+ and Casemaker Digest are Now Available!

CaseCheck+ automatically tells you if your case has been overruled, reversed, or treated in a way that determines whether and how you will use it to make your argument.  The thumbs-up will appear for good cases in states that have CC+.  If a state does not yet have CC+, then there will be no icons at all. States are currently being completed by the Pacific Reporter.  The Pacific Reporter will cover the years 1885 to 2003.  Colorado is completely current and the rest of the Pacific Reporter will be current to at least 2003. 

Casemaker Digest is a service that summarizes cases from state appellate courts, state supreme courts, and federal circuit courts.  Cases can be selected by practice area, courts, judges, or relevant concepts and allow you to filter reported cases to suit your own practice.  You can receive notice on your mobile device of new cases, based on your search parameters/filters via RSS feeds.  Don’t know what an RSS feed is?  No worries, click here for a document that walks you through the steps.  We also have a video that will walk you through signing up for an RSS feed;  The CBA has arranged to make it free for the first year.

CBA-CLE: Advanced Elder Law Institute 2010, Dec. 2–3

This two-day institute will review advanced issues in elder law, a practice that blends aspects of family law, estate and trust planning, mental health, public benefits, and probate practice. Explore the development and ramifications of new rules and regulations, and how they will impact your clients for years to come. Topics include: Protecting Your Clients' Rights and Financial Interests: Science & Ethics in Capacity and Competency; Common Ethical Issues in Elder Law; and View from the Bench: How to Stay Out of Trouble in Probate Court, Get Paid and Avoid the Dreaded Order to “Show Cause” presented by Hon. James Hartmann, Magistrate Barbara Hughes, Hon. John Leopold, Hon. Stephen Munsinger, and Hon. C. Jean Stewart. In addition, there will be a legislative and case law update, a review of new health care reforms, and more!

Free Career Assistance and Job Search Support Group, Dec. 14
Attend this brown-bag group session to participate in a safe, confidential forum and share your experiences, network, and gather practical information to enhance your job search or career transition efforts. The group will meet from 12-1 p.m. at the CBA-CLE offices at 1900 Grant St., 3rd Floor, Denver. RSVP to or 303-860-1115, ext. 727.
The Colorado Lawyer's Question of the Month: What will you be doing when you’re no longer practicing law?
Imagine a time after the law - if you can. Do you see yourself traveling the world or embarking on a new career path; or will you keep flexing your legal muscles? Send your response to, using the subject line “Q of the Month.” All CBA members can respond to these questions related to lawyers, the law, and the legal profession. Questions and responses also can be found on The Learned Lawyer.


CBA-CLE Book: New Edition of Colorado Arbitration Law and Practice – Just Released!:

This second edition has new and expanded discussions, case laws and/or subsections in all chapters, updated statutes and rules in the appendices, and a new chapter on procedures for filing/prosecuting and defending an arbitration, which practitioners will find to be an invaluable resource for navigating both administered and non-administered arbitrations. In addition, there is a discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decisions in Hall Street Associates, L.L.C. v. Mattel, Inc. and Vaden v. Discover Bank.  Find out more information here.



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