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January 3, 2013 Minutes

Colorado Bar Association
Paralegal Committee
Thursday, January 3, 2012 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Offices of the Colorado Bar Association
1900 Grant Street, Denver, CO 9th Floor

 

Meeting Minutes can be found at http://www.cobar.org/index.cfm/ID/529/CLAS/Minutes-of-Committee-Meetings/ along with upcoming meeting dates.

 

CONFERENCE CALL PARTICIPATION IS AVAILABLE IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON.  PLEASE CONTACT REBA NANCE IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE ATTENDING BY CONFERENCE CALL.  INSTRUCTIONS ARE BELOW.

 

FREE PARKING IN THE BUILDING!  Just pull a ticket when you enter the garage and ask Reba prior to the meeting for your parking validation pass.

**THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO REGISTER for this event:

1.)    If you would like a boxed lunch during the presentation, we ask that you please RSVP to this event before 4 pm on Wednesday, January 2; follow the link to register: http://www.cobar.org/cle/item.cfm?eventid=PARA010313.

2.)    If you do not wish to have a meal, there is no cost to attend. However, in order to keep track of the number of attendees, we ask that you please let Co-Chairs Jody Hobbs and Debra Hindin-King know if you plan to attend either by phone OR in person by sending an email to jlhobbs@q.com.

AGENDA

1.       Introductions

2.       Calendar of Events for 2013

February  7, 2013 – 5:30 pm – Andrew Whitfeld (President, Colorado Notary Solutions) – New notary laws in 2012 and a primer on laws that took effect on August 2010 (CLE credit approved)

March 7, 2013 – 5:30 pm - Shari Bjorkquist-Rich (LSI) – Electronic discovery tips and tricks (CLE credit approved)

April 4, 2013 – 5:30 pm (Committee meeting)

May 2, 2013 – (Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year/Paralegal Day) – date/location not confirmed

June 6, 2013 – 5:30 pm – Cindy Baldwin (Paralegal, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office) – Paralegal’s organization of a homicide case (CLE credit approved)

July/August – Paralegal Committee takes a summer vacation

September 12, 2013 – 5:30 pm (Committee meeting)

October 3, 2013 – 5:30 pm Dianne Carns - Paralegal/Attorney from Tuthill Hughes – Primer on Probate and Estate Law and the utilization of paralegals assisting within the practice area (CLE                  credit pending)

November 7, 2013 – 5:30 pm Nancy L. Cohen, Esq. (MiletichCohen PC) – Legal ethics related to non-lawyers and UPL (CLE Ethic’s credit pending)

December 5, 2013 – 5:30 pm Reba Nance (Director, Law Practice and Risk Management – CBA) – Law firm and client document retention tips (CLE credit pending)

3.       Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year/Paralegal Day (update from Dianne Carns):

Date/location

Nominations

Judges

Sponsors

Guest Speaker

Invited Guests

4.       Student Reception – RMPA will host event in 2013 (update from Kim Majors/Dianne Carns)

5.       Demo updated Paralegal webpage

6.       Adjourn

 

Future Meetings/CLEs

February  7, 2013 – 5:30 pm – Andrew Whitfeld (President, Colorado Notary Solutions) – New notary laws in 2012 and a primer on laws that took effect on August 2010 (CLE approval pending)

 

March 7, 2013 – 5:30 pm - Shari Bjorkquist-Rich (LSI) – Electronic discovery tips and tricks (CLE approval pending)

 

April 4, 2013 – 5:30 pm (Committee meeting)

 

May 2, 2013 – (Pro Bono Paralegal of the Year/Paralegal Day) – date not confirmed

 

June 6, 2013 – 5:30 pm – Cindy Baldwin (Paralegal, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office) – Paralegal’s organization of a homicide case (CLE approval pending)

 

July/August – Paralegal Committee takes a summer vacation

 

 


This Committee meets the first Thursday of each month, except July and August. 


 

 

Here are the instructions for participation in the conference call:

1.           Dial 1-866-200-5786.

2.           Enter in the conference ID:  3038245320 followed by the # sign.  There is no need to enter as the moderator.  As soon as the CBA is online, you will automatically be placed into conference.

3.           To disconnect from the call, simply hang up.

4.           If you need to leave the call and return later, or you are accidentally disconnected, simply repeat the call-in instructions to reconnect to the call.

5.           Press *6 to mute your phone so that you do not transmit background noise.  Paper shuffling, a copier operating in the background, eating, etc., disrupts the other participants’ ability to hear the speaker(s).  Press *6 to unmute your line and participate in the discussion. 

 

Let me know if you need anything further.