Colorado Legal Directory Verifications Will Close at 5 p.m. Today
We would like to remind you that you have until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, to go online and verify your listing for the 2012 Colorado Legal Directory. This also is the deadline for optional purchasing of any upgrades to your listing, such as bolding and listings in Fields of Practice. We appreciate all who already have verified their listings. You may also go online and check your listing again for accuracy. Click here to get started. Click here for FAQs. Other questions? Call 303-860-1115.
Real Estate Fall Update, Friday, Oct. 14
Get in-depth interpretations of the latest cases and get answers to difficult questions about recent legislation related to real estate law, including transfer fees, public records vs. personal privacy, and mechanics' liens. Don't miss the point/counterpoint debate on mortgage modifications: what should be a simple modification can involve a dizzying number of federal and state issues and regulations that continues to be in flux. Also get a look ahead at the new and improved Colorado Real Estate Commission forms. Find out more.
Being Prepared: How Lawyers Can Lay the Groundwork for Their Own Financial Future, Thursday, Oct. 6
This morning program will provide a framework to help you anticipate the critical financial life planning decisions essential to living the life you choose. Be proactive, not reactive, by implementing smart strategies for your unique retirement. Pat Funk will lead the program from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Cost to attend is $45 for members, $60 for nonmembers, and includes a copy of the speaker's book, "Lawyers at Midlife," and continental breakfast. Three general CLE credits available. You may attend in person or via webcast. Click here to RSVP.
Blogs and Beers, Wednesday, Sept. 28
SOLO in COLO, the CBA blog for solo and small firm practitioners, will host a happy hour for those interested in or already blogging. The meetup will be held at Blake Street Tavern at 5:30 p.m. Blogger and Leadership for Lawyers president Mark Beese will speak on blogging and marketing. Light appetizers will be provided. RSVP to Sara Crocker at email@example.com or click here for more information.
Workaholics Anonymous is a fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from workaholism. There are two meetings in Colorado: at the Mapleton Rehab Center Building, 311 Mapleton, Boulder, on Wednesdays from 6 to 7 p.m., and at the Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church, 1100 Fillmore St., Denver, on Tuesdays from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. There are “pending” meetings in Fort Collins and Teller County. For more information, click here. For further information about confidential assistance for lawyers, click here.
Speaking of Veterans: Veterans Legal Services of Denver—New Website
Veterans Legal Services of Denver was founded by combat veterans and University of Denver Sturm College of Law students Dustin Charapata and Sean Marsh. The mission of the website is to connect veterans with the people who want to help them resolve their legal issues.
ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 Hearing, Friday, Oct. 14
The ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20 will hold a public hearing, from 9 a.m. to noon, regarding any of the Issues Papers or Initial Proposals released to date. The Commission welcomes testimony from the profession and the public. For more information, click here.
From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
Using Credit Cards at Your Solo or Small Firm
Setting up and managing a credit card system at your firm is not as simple as it sounds. This week, Brian Popp presented a one-hour program at CBA CLE about everything you need to know, from setting up the machine, managing acceptance of your clients’ cards, and getting paid, to myriad ethical implications involved when you accept credit cards in your practice. Click here to read more about the presentation and to view and download the credit card transaction sheets Popp uses for his practice.
Revised Form to File a Case Without Payment of Filing Fee
The Colorado State Judicial Branch has issued a revised form to file a case without paying the filing fee or to waive other costs owed to the state. The motion must be accompanied by the attached supporting financial affidavit. Practitioners should begin using the new form immediately. Click here to read more and to download the new form.
Family Law Fall Update, Friday, Oct. 28
At this year's Fall Update, don't miss a fascinating discussion of the Hague Convention and international child abduction, or Court of Appeals Judge Roy's talk about the most recent family law cases before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. A judges' panel will provide information on evidentiary issues unique to family law cases, including the ever-challenging child hearsay question. Register now!
Working with Passion: Find Your Fire and Fuel It
Job Transitions and Career Support Group, Tuesday, Oct. 11
Just starting your lawyering career? Disillusioned? Been displaced in a bad economy? Ready for a mid-career course adjustment? Thinking about using your legal training in a non-legal setting, or getting out of the law entirely? If so, then this workshop is a timely opportunity to discover (or rekindle) your passion for the kind of work you really want to do, identify what's interfering with doing it, and learn concrete first steps to take to make it happen. Presented by Kevin Rhodes, this is a fast-paced one-and-a-half hour interactive workshop. Click here for more information or to RSVP.
Veterans’ Legal Clinics to Kick Off Friday, Nov. 11
The CBA is beginning a statewide effort to establish free legal clinics for veterans. The first clinics will be held in Denver and Colorado Springs on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11, and Fort Collins on Nov. 10. Lawyers who are interested in volunteering to staff the “legal advice” clinics are needed for those locations, as well as others to be established in the future. Additionally, lawyers will be needed to assist in taking on pro bono cases for those veterans needing representation. If you are interested in helping, please contact Heather Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org.