December 1, 2011
“Nature is full of genius, full of the divinity; so that not a snowflake escapes its fashioning hand.”
~ Henry David Thoreau
Show your pride by using the CBA Member Mark
Show your commitment to the profession, and let everyone know you are an active member of the CBA by signing up to use the CBA Member Mark. Use the logo on your business cards, stationery, print and electronic advertising, Web pages and more. Click here for information and a license application.
Job Search and Career Transition Three Hour Workshop: Work with Passion—Find Your Fire and Fuel It! Tuesday, Jan. 10
Just starting your lawyering career? Disillusioned? Displaced in a bad economy? Ready for a mid-career course adjustment? Thinking about using your legal training in a non-law firm setting, or getting out of the law entirely? If so, then this workshop is a timely chance to discover (or rekindle) your passion for the kind of work you really want to do, identify what's in the way of doing it, and begin to take concrete steps toward making it happen. Working with Passion is a fast-paced three hour interactive workshop lead by Kevin Rhodes. Come prepared to reflect, write, and engage with other attendees. Click here for more information.
From the CBA CLE Legal Connection
2012 Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure and Tenth Circuit Local Rules Published
On Dec. 1, changes to Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure 4(a)(1) and 40(a)(1) will take effect. In addition, effective Jan. 1, new local rules for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit will take effect. All changes are outlined here. Litigants and counsel are encouraged to call the clerk’s office with any questions. Click here for more information.
Finalists Selected to Fill Judgeship on Sedgwick County Court
The Thirteenth Judicial District Nominating Commission has nominated three candidates for a Sedgwick County Court judgeship created by the retirement of the Honorable Max E. Carlson, effective Feb. 3. The nominees for the bench are Lori Hulbert of Sterling, and Dana LaBarr and James Wittler, both of Julesburg. Click here for more information.
Corporate Practice Update Series, Dec. 6–13
Seven half-day programs are available to take as a series or individually; programs include a review of the new Civil Access Pilot Project Rules, Business Entities, Privately Held Businesses, Securities, Franchises, Ethics, and M&A. The series is available for a total of 21 CLE credits including three ethics. Review the complete agenda and the faculty for each program.
Legal Connection Programs: Short, Hot-Topic CLE Programs to Fit Your Busy Schedule!
On Dec. 12, Christopher P. Koupal, with Chalat Hatten & Koupal, will speak on “Recent Changes in Colorado Law Regarding Subrogation Claims in Personal Injury Cases: A Review and Analysis of CRS § 10-1-135.” This relatively new statute has many procedural requirements and deadlines. Koupal will discuss practical problems to watch out for, as well as issues that are not addressed by the statute. Register now!
Optimize Your Membership
Maximize your holiday dollars this season by signing up for a free Brooks Brothers Corporate Membership card—and receive 15% off regular priced items. Click here for more information.
Kara Veitch Named Colorado Bar Outstanding Young Lawyer
Recognizing leadership and service in the legal community and the community at large, Kara Veitch has been named the Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division’s Gary L. McPherson Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year. Veitch, 37, is assistant director at Colorado Forum, a member organization that advances public policy issues in Colorado. She will be honored at the CBA YLD holiday party on Dec. 14 at Vita, and at the Colorado Bar Foundation Annual Bar Fellows Dinner on Jan. 6 at the Hyatt Regency Denver. Read more here.
Our Courts Speaker Training Saturday, Jan. 28 from 8:30–11:30 a.m.
Become a volunteer speaker for the popular Our Courts program. The webcast will include a demonstration of the state court presentation, basic orientation for all other presentations and other important aspects to having a successful presentation. Speakers (attorneys and judges) are needed to give the bankruptcy and domestic law presentations. There will be two breakout sessions (not webcast) with complete demonstrations of the newest presentations, “Anatomy of a Domestic Case” and “An Economic Fresh Start—Bankruptcy Basics”. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Practicing Before the Veterans' Administration: Helping our Veterans in Need. Special Price for Taking a Veteran’s Pro Bono Case!
Attorneys who want to assist with claims for the Department of Veterans’ Affairs benefits before the Board of Veteran’s Appeals or VA Regional Offices must be accredited by the VA. On Thursday, Jan. 26, CBA/CLE will be holding a half-day required CLE program for all wishing to practice before the Veterans’ Administration. However, to get credit for the accreditation training, one must register with the VA prior to the CLE program. For information about registering, visit the VA site: http://www.va.gov/ogc/accreditation.asp. Special pricing, $39, is available for lawyers willing to take a veteran’s pro bono case. For more information or to register online, Click here.
Hot Wine/Cool Books Reception & Book Signing, Dec. 13, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
You are cordially invited to a book signing reception, hosted by CBA CLE, featuring prominent members of the Colorado legal community who also are accomplished authors. Come meet the authors and purchase a personal, signed copy of their book. Authors include: Rebecca Love Kourlis, former Colorado Supreme Court Justice; R.J. Jagger, attorney and fiction author; Greg Hobbs, Colorado Supreme Court Justice; Harry MacLean, attorney and true crime author; Jacqueline St. Joan, attorney and professor; and Frank Gibbard, attorney with the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. RSVP to Melissa Lucas at (303) 824.5387.