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JULY 10 1998 MEETING AND CURRENT ACTIVITIES

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR CBA CONVENTION TABLE

We have received a letter from CBA offering us a table at Bar Mart at the Convention. This is an opportunity to recruit new members and to publicize our activities. We need volunteers to man the table on Sept. 11 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM at the Keystone Convention Center. Please call Steve Mains (444-6559) to volunteer

BUSINESS MEETINGS SCHEDULED

Business meetings will continue to be held at the CBA offices, generally on the first Friday of the month from noon to 1:30. All members and other interested individuals are encouraged to attend. Bring your own lunch.

Mark your calendars for the following business meeting dates:

August 7, 1998, October 9, 1998, November 6, 1998, December 4, 1998, January 8, 1999, February 5, 1999, March 5, 1999, April 2, 1999, May 7, 1999, & June 4, 1999.

Please note that the September 11, 1998, meeting has been cancelled since it conflicts with the Colorado Bar Association Convention.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CONFERENCE AT KEYSTONE SEPT. 8-10

The Colorado Organization for Victim Assistance is presenting a three-day seminar, ARecreating Justice in the Community,@ at the Keystone Conference Center, Sept. 8, 9, & 10. For more information or a brochure, contact COVA at (303) 861-1160 or (800) 861-1265.

DEPT OF JUSTICE ADR TAPE AVAILABLE

Cindy Savage noted at the last business meeting that there is a videotape available, which has a 10-minute presentation of Janet Reno promoting ADR. It can be obtained from the Senior Counsel for ADR at the Dept. of Justice (202-616-9473). Our Forum Committee has obtained a copy of the tape for use by our members. It can be obtained from Steve Mains, 444-6559.

COLORADO LAWYER ARTICLES REQUESTED

Lillian Lehrburger could use new articles for the Colorado Lawyer column. She can be contacted at 837-1001, Fax 839-1031.

MINUTES: JULY 10th BUSINESS MEETING

The July 10, 1998, Business Meeting was attended by Steve Mains, Lillian Lehrburger, Cindy Savage, and Stan Lipkin. Sheila Somberg attempted to attend by phone, but a phone was not available in the meeting room.

On behalf of the Ad Hoc Transactional Law/ADR Group, Sally Ortner had reported to Steve that progress on the Convention program was progressing appropriately Lillian reported, on behalf of the Residential Real Estate Industry Focus Committee, that a revised ADR clause is now in the standard contract.

Sheila Somberg, for the Education/Topical Lunch Committee, had reported to Steve that the June 2nd luncheon presentation on ADR in employment disputes was a great success with an excellent presentation, attended by approximately 70 people.

Cindy drew attention to the seminar on Restorative and Community Justice to be held at Keystone Sept. 8, 9, & 10.

Since the September 11, 1998 meeting conflicts with the Bar Association Convention, it was voted to cancel this meeting. There will be no September business meeting.

NEXT BUSINESS MEETING B AUG 7th

The next CBA ADR Forum Committee business meeting will be held on August 7th at noon in the CBA offices. Please mark your calendars.

At the next business meeting, there will be a discussion of the proposed Standard of Conduct for Mediators. All interested persons are urged to attend.

Please note that all sub-committee chairs are requested to attend the Business Meetings in order to provide a report of activities. If the chairs can not attend, then another member of the subcommittee should attend the Business Meeting to make an in person report. In the event that no one can attend, then a written report should be submitted to our Chair, Steve Mains, prior to the Business Meeting. Thanks.

SUB-COMMITTEES REPORT KEY ACTIVITIES

COLORADO LAWYER

Articles are needed for the January, March and June, 1999 columns. Please contact Lili Lehrbuger 837-1001 for details regarding future articles. We need more articles, particularly regarding ADR in select substantive areas.

COLORADO PLEDGE SUB-COMMITTEE

Beginning on August 7, this sub-committee will meet at 11 a.m. on the first Friday of the month immediately before the ADR Forum Committee business meeting.

CONVENTION

Our Committee's convention program will take place on the afternoon of September 11th in Keystone. The topic is ATools for Integrating Conflict Management Into Your Deal B Counseling, Drafting and Implementing ADR@. This 2.5 hour presentation will be conducted in cooperation with the Ad-Hoc Transactional Law/ADR Group.

Merrill Sheilds, Ed Dauer and Bill Baum will conduct a discussion on ADR opportunities and limitations in various deals. Corporate/Partnership deals will be presented by Jim Walker. Real estate will be presented by Cindy Shearer. Intra-Family, such as trusts, pre-nuptial agreements and family business issues will be presented by Jim Hunnicut and Trusts and Estates will be presented by John Carraher.

Thanks to the convention committee for arranging such a great program. Please mark your calendars.

EDUCATION

The Education Subcommittee coordinated the June 2d topical luncheon on ADR in Employment. There were over 70 attendees to this excellent program.

LEGISLATIVE

House Bill 1183, Colorado's New Custody Legislation, has been signed by the Governor and will apply to all causes of action and motions filed on or after February 1, 1999.

INDUSTRY FOCUS

REAL ESTATE

A revised ADR clause is now in the standard contract

ACTIVITES TO JOIN

The following activities and programs are available for you to join. Please contact the indicated chairs if you would like to participate.

Bar Convention - William J. Baum, 575-7548, Fax 825-8400

Colorado Lawyer Column - Lillian Lehrburger, 837-1001, Fax 839-1031

Education/Topical Lunch - Co-Chair Susan Demidovich 696-0822, Co-Chair Sheila Somberg 744-3533, Fax 744-1880, E-Mail sheila@mediation-usa.com

Industry Focus Employment - Co-Chair Fritz Ihrig, 771-3690, Fax 771-1016, E-Mail fgihrig@aol.com and Co-Chair Van Elmore 659-7342, Fax 659-1051, E-Mail vel@rmi.net

Industry Focus Health Care - Health Care B Ed Dauer, 871-6278, Fax 871-6001, E-Mail edauer@du.edu

Industry Focus Residential Real Estate - Lili Lehrburger, Lehrburger

Legislative - Angela Arkin, 224-9100, Fax 224-9099 E-mail ararkin@aol.com

Membership - Robin Amadei, 604-1960, Fax 604-6278

The Colorado Pledge - Merrill Shields, 866-3557, Fax 866-3955

Government ADR Task Force - Co-Chair Richard Busch III, 628-3338, Fax 628-3368 and Co-Chair Merrill Shields, 866-3557, Fax 866-3955

Long Range Planning - Steve Mains, 444-6559, Fax 444-3997

Ad Hoc Transactional Law/ADR Group - Sally Ortner, 777-8005, Fax 778-7416

MEMBERS OF THE CBA ADR FORUM COMMITTEE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL

Chair - Steve Mains 444-6559, Fax 444-3997
Chair-Elect - Van Elmore 659-7342, Fax 659-1051, E-Mail vel@rmi.net
Past Chair - Sally Ortner 777-8005, Fax 778-7416
Secretary - Stan Lipkin 446-8300, Fax 572-7804, E-Mail lipkinlaw@aol.com.
Members at Large - Cynthia Savage 837-3667, Fax 837-2340 and Bruce Campbell 825-8400